History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In April 2012 John and Mary Ralston purchased the Mater Funeral Home from William E. Mater, who owned the funeral home for 18 years but served the community for over 40 years with his late father John H. Mater before retiring.
John brings over 20 years of funeral experience to the Marcellus community and intends on continuing the great service the Mater's started and serve the community the best we can.


Our Valued Staff

John & Mary Ralston

John & Mary Ralston


Kathy R. Folk

Kathy R. Folk, Office Support/Pre-Need Licensed Agent


Joseph R. Mater

Joseph R. Mater


Christian Messner

Christian Messner, Staff