Our History


Situated in the quiet village of Little Hale, Lincolnshire just under two miles from Heckington, J.E. Severs Funeral Service Ltd

was originally a wheelwright and joinery business started around 1912 by James Wetherell (great uncle of the current owner).


At that time, when a death occurred in the village the local joiner would make the coffin and carry out the funeral.

John Eric Severs, nephew of James Wetherell, came to Little Hale as a fourteen year old apprentice in 1935.


After the death of his uncle, Eric continued the business concentrating more on the funeral side of the business due to an increase in the number of services  he was asked to undertake. Eric's son, John, joined the business in 1983, taking over the running of it in 1986.

He is one of  only a few traditional funeral directors locally who are skilled at making a coffin from scratch.


John married Emma in 1988 and they have successfully run the business together ever since.

A new modern office and Chapel of Rest were built in recent years to ensure the future of the business for many years to come.


J.E. Severs Funeral Service Ltd prides itself on looking after families and doing all they can to help ease the stress

for them at the most difficult time in their lives. 

As one of their customers commented,  'We felt like we were the only people in the world who mattered, nothing was too much trouble'.


Members of The National Association of Funeral Directors




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