This firm has been committed to serving Columbus since 1905, making Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service Columbus’ oldest African-American mortuary, serving all people, regardless of race or ethnicity. Within our community, the respect that is shown each family we serve has allowed us to establish a reputation of dignity and trust..

A History of Commitment.

In 1905, Mrs. Dollie Whittaker established the Whittaker Funeral Home, which later became known as “Mrs. D.A. Whittaker & Sons”. Located at the corner of East Long Street and Hamilton Avenue, the funeral home became an important business and social institution in the community. It was operated for three generations by the Whittaker family until 1969, when it was purchased by the Diehl family, who had owned and operated a funeral home in Youngstown, Ohio.

The firm was owned and managed by Richard J. Diehl, who in 1977 built the new facility on the site of the original Whittaker establishment; it was at this time that the firm’s name was changed to “Diehl-Whittaker”.

As funeral service professionals, we are caregivers – providing care to those who have passed on, while caring for those family members who remain. As we continue the tradition of caring service that has been maintained for more than one hundred years, we rededicate ourselves to helping you celebrate the lives of those family and friends that were such an important part of your lives.

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1370 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43205

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