“The Whinery Family opened the first funeral home on February 16, 1961 with the intent on taking care of local families with dignity and respect,” A.L. Whinery said. In 2014 the business was sold to Premier Funeral Management. “Our hope was that they would continue to keep the service we had worked so hard to establish in our four locations,” Whinery added. Chris Whinery stayed on with the company and continued to run the business. Last week, after 58 years, the tradition stopped when Chris’ job was terminated. The Whinery Family is no longer involved with the Sayre, Erick, Cheyenne…

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