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

McHenry Funeral Home has been providing funeral services to area residents for more than 60 years. This tradition began in 1945 at what was 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 boasts nearly 6,000 square feet of space dedicated to providing the highest-quality funeral services to area families. 

Building a Tradition of Service 

Our Founder 

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. 

Our Valued Staff

Kevin  Precht

Kevin Precht, 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.

Drew Lundgreen

Drew Lundgreen, 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]

Brit LeMay

Brit LeMay, Funeral Director, Embalmer

Brit LeMay grew up in Colorado and Wyoming originally, moving to Oregon in 2004. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and has served families in funeral service for over 25 years. He is very dedicated to his profession and recognizes the true gift in helping families to honor a life well lived. Brit considers himself very fortunate to work with such dedicated people who share the same vision; to provide impeccable personal care and respect to each family that selects McHenry Funeral Home. During his free time he enjoys traveling, being in the outdoors; hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and exploring new places. He is also active in the community and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Margie Davenport

Margie Davenport, Pre-Need Consultant

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]

Mary Conner

Mary Conner, Administrative Office Assistant

Mary has lived in the Corvallis area her whole life. She has worked in the customer service industry for over 35 years. She loves that she lives in the Northwest so that she can spend time outdoors camping and going on walks; she also likes to work in her garden and cook. When Mary isn't outside she enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and grandson.

Larry Black

Larry Black, Funeral Director