H.T. Minnis, III (Ted) (1951-active) son of Bud and Phyllis became the fourth generation of funeral service in the Minnis family after graduating from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1972. Ted and his wife Karen came to Bucklin in 1978 and he and Bud opened the Minneola branch in 1985. Ted and Karen still operate the Minnis Mortuary’s in Bucklin and Minneola, KS.
Mitch D. Minnis, (1961-active) son of Jim and Anna, entered his service as a fourth generation funeral director/embalmer in the summer of 1985 after graduating from Kansas City, Kansas School of Mortuary Science. In 1985, Jim and Anna purchased Breitenbach Mortuary in Macksville. Mitch and his wife Lisa managed the new Minnis Chapel in Macksville and lived there from 1985-1995 before moving to St. John after Jim’s retirement, becoming owner/operators of both the St. John and Macksville locations. Both businesses are still very active today.
Jay M. Minnis, (1964-active) son of Jim and Anna, also entered his service as a fourth generation funeral director/embalmer in 1989 after graduating from Kansas City, Kansas School of Mortuary Science. In 1989, Jim and Anna purchased Peacock-Milton Funeral Home in Stafford. Jay and his wife Adrienne moved to Stafford, in 1989 where they remain active in funeral service to this day.