History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

"Martinsville's newest funeral home, Neal & Summers Mortuary is now open for business.  Co-owners, Thomas E. Neal and James Summers, invite you to an open house on Sunday, April 29th.    Shown is the new colonial style building of red brick, with white columns.  The interior is richly carpeted, has central air conditioning and a basement lounge.  The largest chapel will accommodate about 200 people.  Decorated with green, gold and orange.  Other equipment includes 2 oxygen equipped ambulances to serve Morgan County...."

In 1988 Mr. Neal's daughter, Mia R. Neal,  joined her father in the funeral industry.  Mia is a 1983 graduate of Martinsville High School and a 1987 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service.  Two years later, Mr. Neal's youngest daughter, Nichelle Neal Dalton, joined the family business.  Nichelle is a 1987 graduate of Martinsville High School and a 1990 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service.  Built on a  foundation of trusted service, the tradition continues today with Mr. Neal’s daughters as 2nd generation owners and licensed funeral directors serving families with extraordinary service and compassionate care for over 40 years.

Our Valued Staff

  • Mia R. Neal

    Mia R. Neal, Funeral Director / Owner

    Mia R. Neal joined her father, Thomas Neal, at the family business in 1988 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Mia graduated from Martinsville High School in 1983. She then attended Vincennes University and Mid America College of Mortuary Science graduating in 1986 with her degree in Mortuary Science.

    Before joining her father at the funeral home, she worked at Harrison-Metzger Funeral Homes in Royal Center and Kiwanna, Indiana, and also at Marraco Funeral Home in Logansport, Indiana for two years after completing her studies at Mid America College..

    Mia previously served as a member of the Morgan County Business Women and as a member of the Fall Foliage Festival Board. She is a current member of the Kiwanis Club in Martinsville.

    Mia takes great pride in serving the families who place their trust in Neal & Summers with “extraordinary service and compassionate care.” When she is not busy serving families, Mia enjoys traveling with her family and friends.

  • Nichelle Neal Dalton

    Nichelle Neal Dalton, Funeral Director / Owner

  • Corben W. Kinder

    Corben W. Kinder, Funeral Director

    Corben W. Kinder joined the family at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center in the late summer of 2012. Corben, occasionally referred to as “The Baby” because he is the youngest member of the team, grew up in Martinsville, graduating from Martinsville High School in 2012. He went to mortuary school and graduated in May of 2015 with a degree in mortuary science.

    He takes great pride in his work at the funeral home and enjoys helping others and being able to do so in his own community. His enthusiasm to serve, coupled with his creative thinking and compassionate demeanor has proven to be a huge asset.

  • James P. Burleigh

    James P. Burleigh, Funeral Director

  • Bob Carter

    Bob Carter, Service Attendant

  • Kathy  Gilbreath

    Kathy Gilbreath, Visitation Attendant

  • Heather Dilley

    Heather Dilley, Visitation Attendant

  • Jamie Cook

    Jamie Cook, Cleaning Staff

  • Eric  Dalton

    Eric Dalton, Funeral Home Assistant