Hugh and his wife Leslie are the owner/operators of the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home, having purchased it in March of 2013. Hugh was the manager of the funeral home for four years prior to that.
Hugh graduated from the School of Mortuary Science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1985. He worked for funeral homes in northern Illinois until returning to southern Illinois in 2002 to work for Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon and then Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia.
Hugh belongs to the Central City/Centralia Lions Club, where he serves as Secretary. He serves on the Centralia Halloween Parade Committee and the Elmwood Cemetery Preservation Committee.
Hugh and Leslie have resided in Centralia, with their three children, for the past nine years. The children attend Centralia City Schools. The family are parishioners of St. Mary Church.
David and his wife Bonnie have lived in Centralia for the last twelve years. David is originally from Batavia, Illinois, while Bonnie was raised in Centralia. They attend Zion Hill Baptist Church.
David is a graduate of the School of Mortuary Science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, class of 1978. He retired from Garnier Funeral Home in 2011 after ten years of service to the Garnier family.
Michael J. Young
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Illinois License # 034-012197
Dale Bassett (January 1, 1937 to February 25, 2014)
Dale and his wife Lorraine have lived in Centralia since 1962. They have two children and one granddaughter.
Dale spent the first seven years of his teaching career at Centralia High School. He then took a position at Kaskaskia College teaching business and continuing to become the Dean of Instruction. He retired in 1992.
Dale continues to stay active by volunteering at St. Mary Hospital, the American Red Cross and Kaskaskia College. He has been with the now Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home for ten years.
Dale and Lorraine are members of Centralia First United Methodist Church.
Debbie is a very familiar face at Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home. She has been assisting with funeral services here for over eleven years. She also works as Secretary and Service Writer for South Central Transit.
Debbie grew up in Hoyleton and has lived in Centralia for the last 30 years. Debbie and her husband Mike have one son. The family attends Orchardville Church.
Allen and his wife Michele are lifelong residents of Centralia. They have one son. Allen is a business owner as well as an instructor for Rend Lake College. The family attends Central City Baptist Church.
Allen has worked for funeral homes for over twelve years, having started at Irvin Funeral Home before coming to the current Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home four years ago.
LeRoy and his wife Bonnie were both born and raised in Centralia. With the exception of the time LeRoy spent serving his country in the Air Force, they have lived their lives and raised their family in Centralia. They belong to the First Apostolic Church.
After his time in the Air Force, LeRoy went to work for the United States Postal Service. He retired after 37 years of service, having spent most of those years working on the railroad mail car. Bonnie started her career while still in high school, working at the Morning Sentinel as Mr. Joy's secretary. She graduated to position of Lifestyle Editor, spending many years reporting the happenings in Centralia.
LeRoy has spent many of the years since his retirement assisting with funeral services.