Experience the difference.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services, to the amenities we to offer. We are a close knit community dedicated to providing respectful, dignified service, creative personalization, staff assistance, and after death care in a caring environment.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and connection.
McHenry Funeral Home has been providing funeral services to area residents for more than 60 years. This tradition of service to enhance the well being of families in our community began in 1945, then, known as Keeney Funeral Home, which operated in an old converted house on the corner of 5th and Jackson Streets in downtown Corvallis. In 1959, the existing building was constructed. Through several additions, the current facility is nearly 6,000 square feet dedicated to providing the highest-quality funeral services to our community.
Building a Tradition of Service
Joe B. McHenry was born in Corvallis on August 17, 1924 to Fred and Georgia Blevens McHenry. Joe attended Roosevelt Elementary and Corvallis Junior High School before graduating from Corvallis High in 1942. After graduation, Joe entered the U. S. Army Air Corps and flew in B-24s in the Fifteenth Air Force out of Italy. When he returned to Corvallis at the end of the war, he went to work at Keeney Funeral Home, which began the McHenry family's long tradition of providing funeral service to mid-valley residents.
Joe and partner Frank Warner opted to buy the business, a decision that sent Joe to the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in March of 1946. He completed his certification in December, having been a co-owner of the new Warner McHenry Funeral Home while in school. Joe became the sole owner of the business in 1953, and soon renamed the establishment McHenry Funeral Home.
McHenry Funeral Home continued operation under Joe's leadership until 1986, when he retired and his son, Jay M. McHenry purchased the firm. Jay carried on the family tradition for more than 25 years before retiring in turn in 2012.
Continuing the Tradition
Now, after more than 60 years of family ownership, McHenry Funeral Home continues under the leadership of owner Kevin Precht, who adds his own family's multi-generational history in funeral service to that same tradition of compassionate and dignified care you've come to expect from the McHenry family.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Owner ~ Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer
Kevin Precht is the owner of McHenry Funeral Home. Kevin is a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer of more than 15 years. Kevin is originally from Wenatchee, Wash. He and his wife, Julianne, have two children: daughter, Brielle and son, Conner. He enjoys outdoor activities like camping and hiking. One of Kevin’s greatest joys in life is spending time playing with his kids. “I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to families in one of the most difficult times in their lives.” Kevin looks forward to helping families plan a funeral service for loved ones that meets their individual needs.
Funeral Home Manager ~ Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer
Drew Lundgreen, funeral home manager, grew up in Medford where he discovered funeral service. He has worked in funeral service for 25 years and as a licensed funeral director in Corvallis since 1996. He is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Boy Scout Program and enjoys camping, hiking, riding mountain bikes with his teen age children, and all Oregon State Beaver sports. "I enjoy putting together a meaningful memorial service that will be memorable for family and friends for years to come." Drew is always available to serve and discuss your memorial ideas and can be reached at 541-757-8141 or by e-mailing [email protected]
Margie Davenport is a licensed Pre-need Consultant and has lived in the Benton County area for over 15 years. She and her husband Mike have three daughters, Mona, Kaitlin and Mitra. In their spare time, you’ll find them hiking a mountain or watching their daughters play indoor or outdoor volleyball. Margie also speaks Spanish and understands that each family is unique and brings with them their own personal requests and traditions. “I enjoy the relationship that is built with each family and helping them learn the many benefits that come with completing their pre-arrangements.” You may reach Margie at 541-971-8505 or by email at [email protected]
Administrative Office Assistant
Mary has lived in the Corvallis area most of her life. She has worked in the customer service industry for over 35 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband Bob, there children, and grandchildren. She also enjoys spending time outdoors camping and going on walks. You might also find her in her garden or if not out outside you can find her at her sewing machine or reading.
Explore Our Locations
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McHenry Funeral Home & Cremation Services
206 NW 5th St.
Corvallis, OR 97330
Oak Lawn Cemetery
2245 SW Whiteside Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333