Our History

Our Beginnings

Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Homes were started by George W. Seederly. Mr. Seederly began his career with Wick Fry Funeral Home of Columbiana in 1926 where he worked until he joined the army in 1942, after his discharge he returned to Columbiana, and in 1948 he and his wife Avis Seederly opened Seederly Funeral Home. 

In 1952 James and Marilyn Beilhart of North Lima joined the business with the Seederly's to form Seederly-Beilhart Funeral Homes. 

In 1971 following the death of Mr. Beilhart his interest was puchased by James and Janet Mong. In 1973 Mr. Seederly retired. 

In 1983, Mark and Jill Beck became stockholders in the Funeral Home. In 1990, The Beck's purchased the Columbiana Funeral Home and became partners in the business which is now known as Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home. In 1998 the Becks purchased the North Lima location, Mr. and Mrs. Mong retired and the Beck's became sole owners and operators.

Our Founder

Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Homes were founded by George W. Seederly. Mr. Seederly was born in Donora, Pennsylvania. He moved to the Columbiana area when he was only an infant. He was a 1928 Graduate of Columbiana High School. He attended and graduated from Cincinnatti College of Embalming in 1930. 

He was a member and past president of the Columbiana Rotary Club, and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was a W.W. II Army Veteran of the 81st chemical Motar Battalion, 1st lieutenant. He was a member of the American Legion Post 290 of Columbiana, VFW post 5532 of Washingtonville, Allen Lodge 276 F & A.M. of Columbiana, and served as the Coordinator of Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Collections for many years in Columbiana. 

George Seederly married Avis Unger on October 4, 1936. Together they opened Seederly Funeral Home in 1948.

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