While some funeral homes simply promote the owners and the fact that they are locally owned, we acknowledge that the level of service that is provided by our funeral home could not be achieved if it were not for the efforts of our dedicated staff.
James W. Weldy – Owner & Funeral Director
Jim is a 1978 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, IL. While serving families in funeral service for the past 40 years, Jim continues to serve on a Federal Mortuary Disaster Team through the Department of Health and Human Services. He has responded to many mass fatalities, such as 9/11, Hurricane Rita and Katrina, and the earthquake in Haiti.
He and his wife have two children, Brian (Beth) Weldy of Urbana, IL, and Jamie (Ryan) Beckwith of Plymouth, IN. Brian and Beth have blessed them with two grandsons, Ethan and Oliver. Jim and Terri purchased the funeral home in 2017. Members of First United Methodist Church, Plymouth; Jim is also a member of the American Legion, Post #27, and the Plymouth Lions Club.
Terri Weldy – Owner
Terri has served families in the financial and insurance market since the late 1970s. Most recently, she managed two bank branches in Central Illinois, prior to moving to Plymouth. She is a native of Havana, IL, and graduated from Havana High School and Spoon River College. Terri spends most of her time at The Remembrance Centre helping families create a monument that is the perfect tribute to themselves and their loved ones.
Terri and Jim are members of First United Methodist Church. She is also the Treasurer of the Plymouth Lions Club. Jim and Terri have two Boxer dogs, Tito and Gracie.
Jamie Weldy-Beckwith – Strategic Planning Manager & Funeral Director Intern
Jamie has an extensive history in retail management and customer service. In 2015, Jamie graduated from the University of Illinois in Springfield with a Bachelor’s in Accountancy and a double minor in Business Administration and Management. Jamie prides herself on providing excellent service through the customer experience and continues the standard that Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home has established over the years.
Jamie graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in September of 2022 and is thrilled to have great mentors at Johnson-Danielson to help guide her. She is also on the Board of Directors at Dustin’s Place, a free grief support center for children and families in Plymouth as well as a member of the Plymouth Lions Club. Jamie moved to Plymouth in 2020 with her husband, Ryan, and their kitties, Ali, Lucy, and Louie. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.
Caryn Durski – Junior Partner & Funeral Director
Caryn E. (Escher) Durski is a native of Mishawaka, Indiana, and a 2005 graduate of Mishawaka High School. After attending Indiana University – South Bend, she moved to Chicago. There she worked for Smith-Corcoran Funeral Homes while attending Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois. After graduating in September of 2011, Caryn moved to Yankton, South Dakota to serve her apprenticeship at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory.
Upon getting her license to practice funeral service in South Dakota, she got the opportunity to move back closer to family and friends and moved to Plymouth to join the staff of Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home in September 2012. She is a 2014 graduate of the Leadership of Marshall County Program and is on the Center for Hospice Care Ethics Committee. Caryn, her husband, Joe, and their children, Neala, Orrin, and Nolin, are members of St. Michael’s Church, Plymouth. They love attending Notre Dame Football games and tailgating.
Jordan Mayfield – Funeral Director
Jordan Mayfield is a native of Elkhart Indiana graduating from Concord High School in 2001. Upon graduating he proudly served his country in the Army and spent 30 months in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he received the Combat Action Badge for “Courage Under Fire.” After returning from his second deployment he spent his last five years of service providing full military honors for 3,000 fallen veterans earning the “Honor Guard Tab” from Arlington National Cemetery.
After retiring from the Army in 2015 as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, he attended Vincennes University graduating with distinction and obtaining his degree in Mortuary Science. Jordan joined the staff at Johnson-Danielson in August 2019 mid through his internship and became licensed in December 2019. He and his wife Amanda have two children, Gracie and Luke, and attend Christian Center Church in South Bend
Keith Ousley – Pre-Planning Advisor
Keith has worked in the funeral service for over 20 years, is a licensed Funeral Director, and holds his Insurance License. Along with his wife, Cristina, they owned and operated a monument company serving families in the Kosciusko County area for several years.
Keith joins the staff as our Pre-Planning Advisor and enjoys educating and helping families plan all aspects of their desired services before the need arises.
Keith is married to his wife, Cristina and together they have one daughter, Megan. He is a veteran of the Indiana Army National Guard and enjoys racing, camping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Patty Shorter Welch