About Us


The Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc was founded in August of 2001.  Raised in Tioga County, PA, Jackie possessed a strong desire as a funeral director to provide compassionate funeral services to area communities within her service region.  Her goal was to create an accessible funeral home instilled with warmth and consideration for all families as if they were her own.  This state-of-the-art facility offers a home-like atmosphere.  Our employees were carefully selected area residents who retired from other professions and share Jackie's philosophy when serving families in need.

The area's largest viewing facility with parking to accommodate over 100 vehicles. All cremations are done on-site, as well as refrigeration and embalming. Jacquelyn "Jackie" is a licensed funeral director in PA and NY and is a trained RTS bereavement counselor.

How much does direct cremation cost?

Direct cremation includes:  removal from place of death; arrangements; placing obituaries in newspapers (but not the newspaper charges (if any); container for deceased to be placed in for creamation; on-site refrigeration for up to 48 hours; cremation process, which is performed by Jackie on-site; obtaining necessary and required permits and authorizations required; an inexpensive urn (if another isn't desired); filing of insurance forms; applying for VA benefits; a private family identification viewing;  currently $2,295.00.  "If an individual qualifies for a Medicaid funeral, we are an authorized funeral provider."

Is your funeral home locally owned and operated?

The Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc is locally owned and operated by Jacquelyn A. "Jackie" Buckheit.  Jackie is a native of Tioga County and employs a number of associates to assist her in caring for families in need.  Current staff include:  Richard "Rich" Vacula, Keith Graver, William "Bill" Herbst, Margaret "Peg" Cleveland, Matthew James,  Marlene Herbst and Donald Noblit.