Our Staff

Staff members of Pyatt 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 the utmost importance to our licensed funeral directors and staff and are the foundation of the service that we have offered for 80 years.

Our Team

Kevin Pyatt

Kevin Pyatt

Owner-Funeral Director

Email: [email protected]

Kevin is a third generation funeral director and owner of Pyatt Funeral Homes. He is the son of Richard "Dick" Pyatt who previously owned the funeral homes, and the grandson of Maurice Pyatt who founded Pyatt Funeral Home in 1935. He and his wife, Beth (Sims), originally of DuQuoin, live south of Pinckneyville on the Pyatt Blacktop. Kevin and Beth have four adult children, Julie Crockett and her husband, Thomas of Washington, D.C., James Pyatt of Austin, TX, Dylan Shook of Brooksville, FL; and Bailey Shook of Seattle, WA.

Beth (Sims) Pyatt

Beth (Sims) Pyatt

Office Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Beth is the wife of Kevin Pyatt and was born and raised in DuQuoin, IL, the daughter of Pat Sims and the late George Sims. She worked for Dr. Richard Weinberg for 33 years until his retirement in 2014. Kevin and Beth live south of Pinckneyville and have four adult children, Dylan Shook of Brooksville, FL; Bailey Shook of Seattle, WA, Julie Crockett and her husband, Thomas of Washington, D.C. and James Pyatt of Austin, TX.

Richard Pyatt (1931-2017)

Richard Pyatt (1931-2017)

Funeral Director

Email: [email protected]

Dick was the son of Maurice Pyatt who was the founder of Pyatt Funeral Home. Dick passed away on September 11, 2017. It was an honor for all of us who had the chance to work with Dick. He was always teaching so that his and his father's legacy could be carried on even after they were gone. He will be forever in our hearts and is dearly missed by many.

Cheri (Pabst) Queen

Cheri (Pabst) Queen

Office Manager

Email: [email protected]

Cheri is orignially from Pinckneyville, and is the daughter of Fred and Barb (Sroka) Pabst. She began working for the funeral home in 2004. She assists family members with filing insurance claims and other paperwork, as well as, assisting with management and administration of the funeral home. She and her husband, Mike live in the Coulterville/Oakdale area and have one son, Lee.

Larry Cole

Larry Cole

Funeral Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 618-357-2136

Larry graduated from O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon, IL in 1997. He then attended Mid- America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN earning a degree in Mortuary Science in 1999. After working in O’Fallon, IL for 6 years, he now resides in DuQuoin with his wife, Jennifer and sons, Jaxson and Austin. He is the son of Larry and Barb (Watts) Cole of Pinckneyville, IL.

David Moore

David Moore

Funeral Director

Email: [email protected]

David is from Carbondale, IL and graduated from SIU-C School of Mortuary Science, Carbondale, IL. He and his wife, Diane, live in Pinckneyville, IL. They have five sons and ten grandchildren.

Abel Salazar

Funeral Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 618-357-2136

Abel grew up in the North West suburbs of Chicago, IL and graduated from Rolling Meadows High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. After leaving the Marines he attended Northern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University Carbondale earning, among other degrees, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mortuary Science and eventually a Master’s of Science in Education. Abel worked for and managed Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, IL and taught Mortuary Science and Funeral Service at SIU-C. He met his wife Becky while attending Northern Illinois University and has a daughter named Isabella. He is looking forward to serving and becoming part of our community.

Kalie Scalf

Kalie Scalf

Office Assistant

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 618-357-2136

Kalie Scalf is the office assistant and insurance specialist. She is from Pinckneyville and started working at the funeral home in August 2018. She assists our funeral directors with preparations for the services and assists family members with filing insurance claims and other paperwork. She is the daughter of Melvin and Lisa (Houghland) Bathon and is married to Nathan Scalf.  

Cathy (Pabst) Foutch

Cathy (Pabst) Foutch

Preneed Funeral & Monument Sales

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 618-357-2136

Cathy is the daughter of the late Fred "Hun" and Ruth Pabst. She began working for the funeral home in August 2009 and assists at visitations and funerals, as well as serving as a preneed counselor. She is also an area sales representative for Nashville Memorial Company taking care of all of your cemetery marker, monument and mausoleum needs. Cathy and her husband, Keith, live in Pinckneyville.

Fred Pabst

Fred Pabst

Office Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Fred has worked as a funeral assistant at visitations and funerals for many years. He and his wife Barb live in Pinckneyville. They have four children, Troy Pabst, Cheri Queen, Cynthia Happold and Christy Asbury, six grandchildren and two great-grandsons.



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