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]

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 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.

Larry Black

Larry Black, Licensed Funeral Director

Larry Black, licensed funeral director, joined McHenry in 2019 after a career with the Oregon Department of Forestry where he served as the Business Manager for the West Oregon District for 15 years. Originally from Texas, Larry has lived in Oregon for the past 30 years and enjoys gardening, writing, music, and all things Hawaii as well as spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. "When I thought about continuing my employment after retiring from ODF, the most important part of finding a new job was one thing: I wanted it to matter. I find that assisting families with funeral arrangements for their loved ones is particularly meaningful and my desire is always to find a way to help each family have the memorial services that will add richness to the legacy of a life well loved." Larry is always available to assist you and your family with honoring your loved one. He can be reached at (541) 757-8141 or at [email protected]

Josh Payton

Josh Payton, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer

Josh Payton has been a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in the Willamette Valley for 9 years. Originally from Iowa, Josh moved out to Oregon in 2003 after graduating high school. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Sociology and worked as a social worker. He then decided to pursue a career in funeral service and earned a degree in mortuary science from DMACC. "Being able to make lasting connections while taking what might be the most difficult situation a family has had to deal with and making it a little bit easier is why I love doing what I do." He and his wife Rachel spent the last 15 years making their home in Oregon. Josh enjoys travelling, going to the coast, watching movies and spending time with his wife and young children. Josh is always available to discuss ways to celebrate a life well lived and can be reached at 541-757-8141 or by emailing [email protected]

Ryan Fiero

Ryan Fiero, Funeral Assistat Director