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

Our History

Kreamer Funeral Home was originally established in 1915 by brothers William E. and Wilbur Kreamer in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. In 1927, the brothers moved the business to West Main Street in Annville and purchased a larger funeral home-furniture store business. In 1950, William purchased the current Kreamer Funeral Home location at 618 East Main Street. 

Eight years later, William's son Robert assumed control of the firm, and Robert operated the home until 1984, when his son Steven became owner and operator. In 1997, the Strauss Funeral Home in nearby Jonestown was purchased. Stephen Lum, who had been employed with Kreamer Funeral Home, became supervisor of the home. The name was changed to Strauss-Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home in 1998. In 2008, a new facility was opened at 5 Camp Meeting Road, Jonestown featuring an onsite crematory. The name was then changed to Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home and Crematory. 

For over 100 years, we at Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. and Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home and Crematory have served the families of Lebanon County with unmatched dedication. We value our relationships with the families we serve, and we are proud and honored to serve those in their time of need. Our tradition of personal and professional care remains as strong as ever, as generations of experience form the foundation of our service.

Our Valued Staff


    STEVEN R. KREAMER, Funeral Director

    A native of Annville, Steve is a 1976 graduate of Annville-Cleona High School and a 1980 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminology. Following his grandfather, great-uncle, and father in the funeral industry, Steve then graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1981 and has served as a Licensed Funeral Director for over 35 years. He became owner and operator of Kreamer Funeral Home in 1984.
    Steve is a member of Sertoma and the Lions' Club. He also serves on the Board of the Annville Economic Development Authority as well as the Dutchmen Education Foundation for the Annville-Cleona School District . Steve is a life-long member of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Annville. In addition, he is a member of the Pennsylvania and National Funeral Directors Association. He also volunteered as a member of the Fatality Team with the National Funeral Directors Association in New York City for 9-11.
    In recognition of his commitment to the community he serves, the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce named Steve Lebanon Valley Small Business Person of the Year in 1999.
    In his spare time, Steve enjoys golfing, attending Hershey CrossFit, and spending time with family. He and his wife Brenda reside in South Annville Township with their two children, Christian and Kennedy, and two dogs Riley and Indie.


    STEPHEN P. LUM, Funeral Director

    A native of upstate New York, Stephen moved to the Lebanon Valley in January of 1989 and joined the Kreamer Funeral Home team a couple weeks after. He is a 1982 graduate of Middleburgh Central High School, Middleburgh, NY, and a 1988 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he obtained his Bachelor’s. He has served as a funeral director for over 28 years and has supervised the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home in Jonestown for the past 20 years.
    Stephen is a charter member of the Northern Lebanon Rotary Club, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and has served on the Northern Lebanon School Board of Directors for sixteen years. He volunteered as a member of the Fatality Team through NFDA in April 2002 to assist in the World Trade Center recovery/relief effort. Since that experience, he became a member of the Region III Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT III). He was deployed to LA following Hurricane Katrina/Rita and to Buffalo following the crash of Flight 3407. He and his family attend the Lebanon Area Evangelical Free Church, Jonestown.
    As a father of five sons, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Vickie live in Jonestown with their children, Stephen II, Jonathan, Ethan, Philip, and Nathaniel. In his spare time, he likes to read, remodel, hike, bike, camp, and attend auctions.


    GREGORY S. BUCK, Funeral Director

    Greg is a 1992 graduate of Warrior Run High School, Turbotville, Pennsylvania, a 1994 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College, where he obtained his Associates Degree in Landscape/Nursery Management, and a 1998 graduate from the Northampton Area Community College where he received his Associates Degree in Funeral Service. Greg joined Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. in October of 1998.

    Greg is a deputy coroner for Lebanon County, a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and Past President of the Lebanon-Schuylkill Funeral Directors Association. Greg and his wife Megan reside in Palmyra and enjoy spending time with friends and family and vacationing in Disney World and Bar Harbor, Maine.


    DANIEL S. BUBB, Funeral Director

    Dan is a native of New York. He and his wife Vicki have three children Lucas, Caleb and Danielle. They reside in Jonestown. Dan has been employed by Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory since 2001. He enjoys hiking and spending time with his children. He and his family attend the Lebanon God's Missionary Church.


    HEATHER C. YEAGER, Funeral Director

    Heather is a 2006 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg and a 2010 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations. She is also a 2011 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Heather joined Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in February of 2013.

    Heather was the first in her family to attend and graduate college. During college she experienced the death of her grandfather and chose to pursue a career in funeral service. At that point she knew she wanted to become a funeral director and help others in their time of need.

    While Heather resides in Lebanon, she loves traveling home to Western PA and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys shopping with her best friends, reading a good book in the sun, and crocheting. Heather is a member of the Ono United Methodist Church, and the Hershey-Palmyra Sertoma Club.


    KATHLEEN L. SHIRLEY, Funeral Director

    Kathleen is a 2011 graduate of Downingtown High School West and received her Associates Degree in Psychology from Delaware County Community College in 2013. In September of 2014, Kathleen graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She joined the team at Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in October of 2014 as a resident intern. Kathleen is now a licensed Funeral Director as of January 2016.

    Growing up, Kathleen loved coming to Annville to visit her grandparents, Phyllis and Bob, and her extended family. Observing her grandfather and Uncle Steve’s passion for funeral service, she decided to pursue a career as a funeral director. Kathleen currently resides in Annville, and she is a member of Saint Paul the Apostle Church, and volunteers her time with the Dutchmen Education Foundation and Jubilee Ministries. She loves to spend time with her family, enjoys playing softball in co-ed leagues and taking her rescue dog Max for walks.


    ADAM F. KRAUT, Funeral Director/Pre-Need Specialist

    Adam is a 1992 graduate of Central York High School, a 1996 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, and a 1997 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Adam joined Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. in August of 2011.

    Adam helps families in the community to plan their funeral arrangements in advance. He has been a licensed funeral director in Pennsylvania since 1998. In 1999, he obtained an additional license in Insurance, with lines of authority in Life and Fixed Annuities. He spends most days speaking to families about their funeral wishes and the benefits of pre-planning.


    AUDREY K. YIENGST, Administrative Assistant

    Audrey joined the Kreamer Funeral Home staff as Administrative Assistant in March 2015. She is a lifelong native of Lebanon, and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1978. She is married to Scott and they are the parents of three grown children. She is a member of Avon Zion United Methodist Church.

    In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoys vacationing in the mountains and at the beach, cooking and working on craft projects with her daughter’s and grandchildren and cheering on the Patriots with her son. Together, Audrey and her husband enjoy volunteering in the community.


    JIM E. SHERMAN, Funeral Assistant

    Jim Sherman is an ordained minister with a genuine compassion for others. He has served churches in NY and NC. He moved to Lebanon in 2003 in order to be closer to his grandchildren. He joined the Kreamer team in 2010. Jim is trained to answer questions and offer assistance in dealing with not only the emotional challenges of a loss, but the many practical matters that must be addressed following a death. He is active in the Lebanon Gospel Center. Jim lives in Lebanon, with his wife, Lorana and together they have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.