Each of the staff members at Harmer Funeral Home, Inc. is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal end-of-life care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one passes, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.

 

 

The Family Other Family's Rely On 

 

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Jay D. Harmer Licensee-In-Charge and Funeral Director

Jay D. Harmer, the fifth generation of Harmers to serve the Shinnston area, is a 1976 graduate of Shinnston High School, and received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fairmont State College. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1986. In addition to his work with the funeral home, Jay is a member of the Shinnston Volunteer Fire Department, where he has held the office of Assistant Chief. Jay is also the president of Shinnston Park Board. He is Treasurer of the Lowe Public Library Board of Directors. He is married to Pamela Heldreth Harmer, and the couple have three children, Miranda, Jeremy, and Jacob; and two grandchildren, Kohen, Prea, Cooper, and Jackson.

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Jacob Harmer Funeral Director

Jacob A. Harmer, the Sixth generation of Harmers to serve the Shinnston area, graduated from the Lincoln High School, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Psychology, Athletic Coaching, and Physical Education from West Virginia University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2017. Jacob has been married since June 2017 to Chelsy N. Nazelrodt and has two sons Cooper and Jackson.

Jay D. Harmer

Licensee-In-Charge and Funeral Director
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Jay D. Harmer, the fifth generation of Harmers to serve the Shinnston area, is a 1976 graduate of Shinnston High School, and received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fairmont State College. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1986. In addition to his work with the funeral home, Jay is a member of the Shinnston Volunteer Fire Department, where he has held the office of Assistant Chief. Jay is also the president of Shinnston Park Board. He is Treasurer of the Lowe Public Library Board of Directors. He is married to Pamela Heldreth Harmer, and the couple have three children, Miranda, Jeremy, and Jacob; and two grandchildren, Kohen, Prea, Cooper, and Jackson.

Jacob Harmer

Funeral Director
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Jacob A. Harmer, the Sixth generation of Harmers to serve the Shinnston area, graduated from the Lincoln High School, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Psychology, Athletic Coaching, and Physical Education from West Virginia University. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2017. Jacob has been married since June 2017 to Chelsy N. Nazelrodt and has two sons Cooper and Jackson.