“The care your family deserves, at a cost your family can afford.”
This firm has been committed to serving Columbus since 1905, making Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service Columbus oldest African-American family owned and operated 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. In 1905, Mrs. Dollie Whittaker established the Whittaker Funeral Home, which later became known as Mrs. D.A. Whittaker and 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.