At Matthews Funeral Home, the trust you place in us is of the utmost importance and we regard this trust with great respect.
Matthews Funeral Home opened in the spring of 2000. We started our business after it became apparent that Edmond, Oklahoma needed to have a locally owned and operated funeral home. A funeral home with interests rooted in our community. We are the only locally owned and operated funeral home in Edmond and you will find and a deeper, more personal commitment to you and your family in a locally owned funeral home.
The only goal at Matthews Funeral Home is to serve each family with the utmost care. That starts from the very first phone call you make to us. We personally handle everything. When selecting a funeral home, you should at all times feel comfortable and also have a deep feeling that the funeral home cares about your family. You will find this in Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
If you have any questions about anything after reviewing the information on our website, please call us. We will answer your questions and give you options and directions without any obligation or pressure. ~Sincerely, Randy Matthews
has more experience serving the families of Edmond than any other funeral home staff. We are dedicated to the community and it is evident by our community involvement. We volunteer and are members of a variety of charitable, community and civic groups. We believe that we have an obligation, not only financially, but personally, to give back to our community.
How We Meet Your Needs
Our staff is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We don’t use an answering service. When you call Matthews Funeral Home you will be talking to a staff member. We believe that when a family calls upon us, we will personally respond to your call. We are the only funeral home in Edmond that does our own embalming. Other funeral homes choose to use an outside embalming service.
Randy has been serving families here in Edmond since 1987. Randy, Barbara and their family all live in Edmond. We feel it’s important to live in the community we serve. All of our funeral directors are active in the community. See below for each funeral director’s Edmond community focus.
This photo is of downtown Edmond, at the intersection of Broadway and First Street.
Founder & Owner
Randy graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science degree. He and his wife Barbara married in 1981 and they have two sons Kyle and his wife Maddie and Kris and his wife Chelsey along with 4 grandchildren. Randy is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Randy worked as a Funeral Director in Oklahoma City before taking a management position in Frederick, Oklahoma. In 1987 he moved back to Edmond where he began his service to the Edmond community. Randy is a member of the Noon Kiwanis Club, The National Exchange Club, Edmond Historical Society a volunteer at Breakfast on Boulevard he is also active as an Edmond Chamber of Commerce Board Member. Randy and his family are Members of the Edmond Church of Christ.
Barbara is Yukon native moving to Edmond, OK in 1981. She attended the University of Central Oklahoma completing her studies in Funeral Service. She is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and co-owner of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Edmond, OK.
She was employed with the Oklahoma State Medical Association for 16 years, most recently as the Program Director for the Oklahoma Health Professionals Program (OHPP), an outreach program designed to support and monitor medical and allied health professionals throughout Oklahoma who are experiencing difficulty with substance abuse, as well as disruptive and boundary issues.
As a strong supporter of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Funeral Service Department, she began a scholarship campaign to provide funding toward the UCO Funeral Service Endowment fund that will allow scholarships for students who have committed to completing and working in the Funeral Service Profession. The Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association has been matching the funds collected up to $15,000. She also established a clothing closet at the school to help students build a professional wardrobe who are graduating, entering their practicum or starting an apprenticeship.
Barbara is involved in the Edmond Community with Edmond Rotary, Edmond Senior Community Foundation (recently serving as President), Edmond Women’s Club, Ida Freeman Rotary Reader, Edmond Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Edmond Church of Christ.
She is a member of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Most importantly she and Randy are proud parents of two sons who currently work in the family business, Kyle (Maddie) and Kris (Chelsey) along with four grandchildren. .
Randy and Barb are celebrating 16 years as Edmond’s only locally owned and operated Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Kris Matthews is a newly licensed funeral director (2017), and embalmer with Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service. He received his first Bachelors degree from Oklahoma State University in 2011 and completed his Bachelors of Funeral Science degree in 2017. Kris worked in the oil and gas industry before returning to school for his Funeral Service degree and license. He is currently involved with Edmond’s Best.
Kris is the youngest son of Randy and Barbara and is married to Chelsey (Moffatt) Matthews, an accountant at The Hays Group in Edmond.
Kris and Chelsey live in Edmond with their two sons, Colton and Cannon, and three dogs. During his spare time, Kris enjoys the lake, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Harley is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer with Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2009. Harley is an army veteran, having served nine years with two tours in Iraq, and is a member of the VFW and American Legion. He is an officer with the OKC chapter of the MES game club, a member of Mensa, and an Eagle Scout. He grew up in southwest Oklahoma City and graduated as a Valedictorian from Westmoore High School. Harley resides in Edmond, with his wife Heather and their two boys, Liam and Aidan.
Brandon is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Brandon moved to Edmond from the Panhandle of Oklahoma in 1997 after graduating from high school to attend the University of Central Oklahoma where he studied Funeral Service but graduated with Bachelors in Education in 2002. Ten years later, he returned to UCO to follow his true calling and complete the Bachelors of Funeral Science program.
During the 10 years away from funeral care Brandon worked for Southwest Transplant Alliance and the Oklahoma Blood Institute, both nonprofit organizations working to save and improve lives through donation.
Brandon is still very involved with the University of Central Oklahoma, serving on the Alumni Board of Directors and is in the process of completing a Master’s degree in Gerontology. He is also an active member of Temple B’nai Israel in Oklahoma City.
Brandon and his family live in Edmond with their four Great Danes, Vegas, Cooper, Turkish and Charlie.
Preethi is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer with Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and received her funeral service training from the McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City, where she was the recipient of the George (Buddy) Wolfe Award for proficiency in clinical embalming.
Preethi was previously appointed by the mayor to the City Board for the White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, she is a patron of the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, and she volunteers at various cat rescues. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her three cats: Sammy, Wendy, and Tina.
Casey graduated from Spiro High School in Spiro, OK and attended college at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Rose State College. She is an avid OU football fan and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Casey resides in Guthrie, OK with her daughter, Grace.