Local Impact of Family Ownership

When a family decides to open their own business – be it a restaurant, a bookstore, or a funeral home – they put their hearts and souls into their work. They rely on positive word of mouth to expand and find new customers. Neighbors telling neighbors about a positive experience. Locals who recommend products or services to their friends, family, and coworkers.

That was certainly the case for Walton Funeral Service, which opened back in 1915 when Harry Welch came to Linton from the Prairie Creek area to purchase an undertaking firm. He worked hard to build a business he could be proud of, instilling in his children a strong sense of values and a passion for giving back to our communities of Greene and Owen County.

Since then, it has remained family-owned and has continued to serve our Linton, Spencer, and Worthington neighbors with that same commitment to quality personal attention. Funeral home owners Todd and Cindy Walton are diligent about carrying on the legacy of ownership that came before them.

For the Walton’s and our entire care team, it’s about excelling in our service to families, our service to the community, providing helpful resources, and continuing the support after the funeral – and you’d be surprised how significantly this affects our community.

When you come to Walton Funeral Service, you can expect a personal touch. Families who need assistance planning a funeral, burial, and cremation deserve the help of professionals who understand their culture, lifestyle, and values. Because of our local roots, that’s the kind of care we provide. We are passionate about helping those who come to us because they are our friends, our neighbors, a part of our community. We pay attention to details, and even have two grief therapy dogs on our team to offer extra comfort to hurting families.

The families we serve mean everything to us. It goes without saying that a corporate-owned funeral home cannot possibly invest in families the same way as a family-owned funeral home. After all, our hands-on approach at Walton Funeral Service is all about you – not meeting quotas or increasing merchandise sales. We know our success depends on how we treat each family we serve. We are connected to the day-to-day happenings and truly care about each person who picks up the phone to contact us or walks through our doors.

We put thought into everything we do. When our funeral home opened over a century ago, it was built from the ground up. The time, care, and dedication this took reflected personal investment along with passion for helping families in our community. We know how much the details matter when planning a final farewell, and the examples of hard work and thoughtfulness were passed down to us.

We are active members of our community. Owner Todd Walton is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Linton F. & A.M. Lodge #560, B.P.O. Elks #866, Civitan (past president), Chamber of Commerce, all of Linton, and was a member of the Linton Rotary Club (past president). Helping others means everything to us, and we are privileged that we can do so both within our community and here at the funeral home during some of life’s most difficult moments.

The difference between us and other funeral homes is trust. Keeping your confidence is our deepest commitment. We are caring, experienced professionals dedicated to handling every detail with precision.

At Walton Funeral Service, we are proud of our story, our history of service, and carrying on the legacy of care and compassion. If you need our assistance now or are considering putting your own funeral plans in place ahead of time, we are here to help. Assisting our neighbors in our community isn’t a job to us – it is our calling. We consider it an honor to be there for families like yours.