Derfelt's Baxter Chapel
Back in the early 1950's J.O Derfelt and his son Roy L. Derfelt, purchased the Allison Funeral Home in Galena, KS. It wasn't until early 1970's that Roy's sons John and Jerry Derfelt, would join the family business. In 1976 the family chose to incorporate the business to Derfelt Funeral Homes, Inc. In 1977 Derfelt's purchased the Schurman Funeral Home in Baxter Springs, that is now the location of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel. John, Roy's oldest boy decided to move to Baxter and manage Derfelt's Baxter Chapel. February of 2007 marked the 30th year anniversary for Derfelt's in Baxter Springs.