Our Staff

Jerry L. Field, Licensee in Charge / Funeral Director / Owner

​Jerry, a licensed funeral director, embalmer and pre-need counselor, is a Preston County native and 1986 graduate of West Preston High School. He is a graduate of Fairmont State College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences. He is very active in the community and is always willing to lend a helping hand to those who are in need. Jerry enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and working on old cars, especially Pontiac firebirds. He loves taking "road trips" all over country either in the firebirds or on his Harley. Jerry resides in Masontown with his wife Jennifer. They have two children, Ceara Peddicord and husband, Tyler of Kingwood and Joshua Field and wife, Ashley of New Bern,                                            NC.

Jennifer L. Field, Owner / Office Manager

Jennifer is a Clarksburg native and a 1989 graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson High School. She is co-owner of Field Funeral Home and Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home in Terra Alta with her husband, Jerry. With our memorial packages, she can add a personalized element to your service, to have the most memorable and meaningful service to honor your loved one. She is a certified optician with the American Board of Opticianry. She retired after twenty five years in the optical industry. Jennifer resides in Masontown with her husband Jerry. They have two children, Ceara Peddicord and husband, Tyler of Kingwood and Joshua Field and wife, Ashley of New Bern, NC.

Ceara D. Peddicord 

Ceara Peddicord is the daughter of Jerry & Jennifer. She is a 2009 graduate of Preston High School. When she is not helping at the funeral home, she is employed at the Walgreens Pharmacy in Kingwood,  as a certified pharmacy tech. She and her husband, Tyler reside in Kingwood. She loves spending time with her family and two pooches, Cooper and Maggie.

SSgt Joshua L. Field (USMC)

Joshua Field is the son of Jerry and Jennifer. He and his wife, Ashley reside in New Bern, NC. Josh helped his dad at the funeral home while he attended Preston High School where he was student body president and battalion commander of the JROTC. He completed USMC recruit training September 4, 2015 and is currently stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC with the 2D Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion Bravo Battery. We wish him well as he continues on with his military career.

Sam Moon, Funeral Director

Sam has over a decade of experience in the funeral service industry. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University in elementary education and an Associate’s degree from Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science in Funeral Service. He has worked in a number of funeral homes in Maryland and West Virginia. Prior to that, Sam worked 15 years as a health educator in Garrett County and 2 years as EMS operations director in Grant County. Sam is currently the pastor of Fairview Church in Oakland, MD and a member of Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad and Bayard Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife, Julie, live in Bayard, WV. They have 6 grown children and four                                                            grandchildren.

Denise Howdershelt, Receptionist/ Funeral Assistant/ Licensed Apprentice Funeral Director

Denise is a lifetime resident of Reedsville. She is a daughter of Helen (Garner) Born and the late Jacob Born. Denise is the mother of one son, Tanner Howdershelt. She is a 2002 graduate of Preston High School, 2004 graduate of West Virginia Junior College with an Associate Degree in Information Technology and currently attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to obtain her degree in funeral service education. She is a member of the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. In her spare time she enjoys camping, cooking and baking with her son and being with her family.

Harleigh Wildesen, Funeral Assistant - CCSP/ Monument Designer

Harleigh is a resident of Oakland, MD. She is a 2020 graduate of Southern Garrett High School, 2021 graduate of Garrett College with an associate degree in Business Administration and a Certified Cremation Service Provider. Harleigh is currently attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to obtain her degree in funeral service education.  In her free time, Harleigh enjoys playing slow pitch softball and spending time with family and friends.

Joseph E. Field, Jr., Funeral Assistant

Joe, a lifelong resident of Preston County, retired from Monongahela Power Company's Albright Power Station on December 1, 1993, after 39 years of service. He began his career with Monongahela in 1954. He was lead stock keeper until 1984 when he was named coal operator, where in 1986 he reached the top of that job classification. He graduated from Kingwood High School in 1952. Joe and his wife, Shirley, live in Masontown.

Shirley G. Field, Office Associate

Shirley is a lifelong resident of Preston County. She is a graduate of Masontown High School in 1954 and Morgantown Business College in 1955 as a medical secretary. She worked at the Mile Ground Medical Center while attending business college. She also worked several years as bookkeeper for Mutual Mining Co. She volunteers in her church and served several years as a church clerk. Shirley and her husband, Joe, reside in Masontown.

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