Fred & Genoa Filbeck
 
Otto & Lillian Cann
 
Becky, Abby and Tim King
 
When Fred Filbeck took a clerk’s job at J.D. Peterson and Company in 1924, he had no idea how much his life would change.

The company owned a general merchandise store, which also sold caskets. After a year on the job, Filbeck bought an interest in the casket division, went to school in Nashville, earned his professional license, and opened his first funeral service business.

Fred’s wife, Genoa, also became a licensed funeral director (the third woman in Kentucky to do so), and the couple served the community together. Soon, the Filbecks became known for their compassionate, personal service to families in need, which allowed Fred to build the structure that stands on the corner of the Court Square in Benton. This landmark building has housed the funeral home since 1936.

Otto Cann, who was married to Lillian Morgan, worked for Morgan and Heath General Merchandise and Caskets in 1927, which would eventually come to be known as Morgan & Cann Funeral Directors. In 1939, Otto purchased his father-in-law's part of the firm, and it became known as Cann Funeral Home.

Shortly thereafter, Fred Filbeck and Otto Cann formed a partnership, and the business became Filbeck & Cann Funeral Home. Filbeck & Cann operated under their direction from 1939 until 1952, when Mr. Filbeck died. Otto Cann and Genoa Filbeck then became partners.

Today, under the local ownership of Tim and Becky King, both licensed funeral directors, Filbeck-Cann & King still carries on the tradition of service that Fred and Genoa started so long ago.

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The Filbeck-Cann & King Staff
Meet the people who care.

Tim & Becky King, current owners, have gathered around them a staff of caring, compassionate funeral professionals, dedicated to serving local families in their time of need.

"We are proud to be part of the legacy of Filbeck & Cann Funeral Home, and feel as though we have been entrusted with the great responsibility to keep it family-owned," says Tim.

Contact any one of our staff, anytime, for more information.

Tim King
Funeral Director/Embalmer/Owner

Tim is one of the owners of Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home & Crematory. Tim is a native of Marshall County and graduated from Marshall County High School. Tim began working at Filbeck & Cann Funeral Home in October of 1992 for Jerry Bennett, and later became the manager. He attended Union University and graduated from John A. Gupton Mortuary College. He is a member of T.L. Jefferson Masonic Lodge #622 in Benton, and Hardin Baptist Church. He served as the Deputy Coroner for the past two Marshall County coroners. Tim is an active member of the West Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, where he is past President. He is also a member of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Becky King
Funeral Director/Embalmer/Owner

Becky, Tim’s wife and co-owner of Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home & Crematory, is from Benton, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University and graduated from Rend Lake College and Mid-America College of Mortuary Science. She began working at Filbeck & Cann Funeral Home in November 1997. Her parents, Bob and Betsy Varis, own Stone Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Illinois. Becky and Tim have one daughter, Abby, who was born October 19, 2003. Becky is an active member of the West Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, and the National Funeral Directors Association, and attends Hardin Baptist Church.

Abby King
Non-Licensed

Abby was born October 19, 2003, and is the only child of Tim and Becky King. She attends First Baptist Church Preschool and Hardin Baptist Church. Most of the time you can find Abby at the funeral home with her mommy and daddy. She loves to swim and “go to work.” Abby’s personality and presence truly creates a family atmosphere at Filbeck-Cann & King.

Michael Green
Funeral Director/Embalmer

Michael is a 2003 graduate of Marshall County High School. He began working at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home when he was 16 years old. He is currently serving his apprenticeship, and attending John A. Gupton Mortuary College. Michael is a certified crematory retort operator, and manages the operations of Heartland Cremation Services, LLC. His parents are Richard and Marsha (Midyett) Green. He has one sister, Miranda Wood, and one nephew, Ethan. He is a member of the Oak Level Church of Christ. He is also completing a degree in Business Administration from West Kentucky Community & Technical College.

William Roberts
Funeral Director

William is a native of Marshall County, and began his career at Filbeck-Cann Funeral Home in January of 1967, working for Genoa Filbeck and Otto Cann. He worked there until 1997, when he and his wife Cindy (McAnally) moved to Lexington and he worked at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Later, when they moved back to Benton he worked at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. In June of 2006 William rejoined the firm where his career in funeral service started. He is a licensed funeral director, and formerly served as a deputy coroner for Jerry Bennett. He is a member of the Benton Golf and Country Club. Cindy and William have four children, Bill Presson, Mike Presson, Corey Roberts and Mary Nell Roberts, and six grandchildren.

Ryan Graham
Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice

Ryan is a 2003 graduate of Marshall County High School. He started his career at Filbeck-Cann & King in 2006. His parents are Wayne and Karen Graham of Benton, KY. He has two sisters, Jennifer Mohaupt of Pecatonica, IL and Kimberly Miller of Knoxville, TN. He is married to Tera (Metzger) of Sharpe. Ryan is currently pursuing an Associates in Business Administration from West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

David Hendrickson
Funeral Assistant

David is a native of Marshall County, and is the minister at the Oak Valley Church of Christ. He assists during funerals and visitations. David and his wife Sheila (Lyles) have two children, Heather and Matthew.

Carolyn Miller
Secretary/Bookkeeper

Carolyn is the bookkeeper for Filbeck-Cann & King. She is married to Darrin Miller, pastor of Riverwoods Church in Benton. They have three children; Logan, 22, Lakin, 19 and Lauren, 16. She is the daughter of Joel & Sue Allen who live in Benton. She is a lifelong resident of Marshall county and is an active member of Riverwoods Church in Benton.

 

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Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home & Crematory
Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home & Crematory
1117 Poplar Street, PO Box 434 • Benton, KY 42025
(270) 527-3281 • Fax (270) 527-8547

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