Our Staff


Staff members of Mason Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Ross Giesler

Ross Giesler

Funeral Director/Owner

Ross and Karen have lived in Metamora for over 25 years when he started working for Bob and Dick Mason.Ross is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a degree in mortuary science and business. He and Karen have two children, Gretchen and Alex, both graduates of Metamora Township High School.Ross loves attending sporting events, especially rooting on the Redbirds, Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. The Gieslers love to travel and have enjoyed such destinations as Cabo San Lucas and Punta Cana.

Telephone: 1-309-367-2100

Email: ross@mtco.com


Tim Whiteside

Tim Whiteside

Funeral Director/Owner

Being raised in Murphysboro, Illinois I learned at an early age an appreciation for a smaller community and interest and care in its people.  I attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and graduated in 1986 with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Mortuary Science & Funeral Service, then moving to the Peoria area in May of 1986. 

As a funeral director, I strive to provide the best possible service through remembrance and tribute to lives well lived. Being able to achieve a meaningful funeral experience for each family requires careful listening and attention to detail, as well as an understanding of each family's needs. I am honored to serve the families of Central Illinois through funeral service, death care education and other community activities. 

Married to the former Jan Hansen, together we have four children; Abbie, Austin, Caleb and Katie. I have many enjoyments in life, which include reading, photography, and collecting antiques. I am also an Illinois Certified Firefighter and serve as Assistant Chief for the Metamora Fire Department.  

Telephone: 1-309-688-5000

Email: preplan@mtco.com


Mike Malott

Former Owner

Mike has been in the funeral business for more than 35 years. Originally from Indiana, Mike graduated from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1973 after attending Purdue University. Mike and his wife, Linda, live in Washington. Linda is a former vice president for Heartland Bank and Trust in the bank's support services area in Bloomington. You will also find Linda at times helping around the Washington funeral home when not at the bank. Mike and Linda have four children: Bill, Trisha, Kayla and Kyle. Mike and Linda attend St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where they serve as ushers. When they have the opportunity, The Malott's enjoy time at home with family, and entertaining. Vacations are cherished time away with each other, and favorite destinations are Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.


Kim Sheets

Administrative Assistant


Telephone: 1-309-367-2100

Email: masons@mtco.com


Robert Finley

Robert Finley

Family Services Representative

Robert Finley is our Family Services representative. Robert has helped hundreds of families pre-plan their own funeral and/or a funeral for a family member. There is never a charge to meet with Robert to learn more about something that is often difficult to talk about--Funerals. In the pre-planning meeting, he is able to learn more about the person, their life, their interests, their hobbies, their passions, etc to make sure that the end of life celebration is a true reflection of that person. The following link shares more information about funeral planning: 

http://www.mytributeplanner.com/profile/011146/FH00003476.

Telephone: 1-309-453-5142

Email: Rfinley@mytributeplanner.com


Jess Huffines

Funeral Director Embalmer Apprentice



Lawson Reynolds

Funeral Director & Embalmer Apprentice


Email: lawsonljr123@gmail.com


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Mason Funeral Home - Metamora Chapel
|
219 E. Partridge St.
| Metamora, IL 61548
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Tel: 1-309-367-2100
| Fax: 309-367-2101
Mason-White Funeral Home
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20 Valley Forge Road
| Washington, IL 61571
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Tel: 1-309-444-2634
| Fax: 1-309-444-3325
Mason Funeral Home - Germantown Hills Chapel
|
375 Old Germantown Rd.
| Germantown Hills, IL 61548
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Tel: 1-309-367-2100
| Fax: 309-367-2101
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