About Us

Our arrangement rooms are individualized and aid our staff to assure personal service with the utmost professional care, advice and arranging of every detail.
Our stately facilities at 2309 Broad Avenue
This grand foyer welcomes families and friends to pay respects to the deceased and family.
Children are welcome to use the toys, games, books and other children's materials. It is a safe environment for children to get respite from the visitation room.
Second visitation room or lounge for family members and friends.
Our lounge offers a comfortable less formal area for family and friends to gather.
Our lounge offers a comfortable less formal area for family and friends to gather.
Our Main visitation room is a large and comfortable space for family and friends to offer their condolences.
Our Main visitation room is a large and comfortable space for family and friends to offer their condolences.

The E. Merrill Smith Funeral home has served the Altoona area for well over 100 years. It was originally founded as the Lafferty and Tobias Funeral Home and later become the Lafferty Funeral Home and even later became the E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home. Today it is owned and managed by the Stevens family. Joseph J. Stevens III is the supervisor and oversees the operation of this fine funeral home on Broad Avenue. We are designed to be proactive in meeting the needs of the families we serve. The E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home is a result of the loyalty, honesty, integrity and character of our predecessors. Since our inception our firm has recognized the need for commitment not only to the families we serve but also to the communities we serve. It is with these values that the Stevens Family has been able to endure and grow its funeral business for over 130 years. It is with these values that we continue to serve the people of the greater Altoona area. Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to continue to peruse it or contact us for any question you might have.

 

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