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Kyle L. Rans

Kyle L. Rans

Owner/Funeral Director

Kyle and his wife, Stacy and their sons, Eli and Micah reside in Cass County.

Kyle attended Kewanna Elementary school until the 3rd grade. He is a 1993 Logansport High School graduate and he attended Indiana State University. Kyle is a graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in Funeral Service and received his Indiana Funeral Director's License in 1997.

He is a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Royal Center Lions Club and serves on the board of Trustees at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He also serves on the board of the Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna and the Royal Center Cemetery Association.

Kyle and his family attend Royal Center United Methodist Church.

Louis R Marocco

Louis R Marocco

Funeral Director

Mr. Marocco continues to be an important asset to our funeral home, and is still actively serving families as he has for the last 50 years. Louis was a former Cass County Coroner for 23 years, and in 2018 earned his 60 year Funeral Director Pin from the Indiana Funeral Director Association.

Gordon Newlin

Gordon Newlin


Gordon received a BS degree from Butler University and MS degrees from Indiana State University and Ball State University.

Gordon and his wife, Andie, moved to Logansport in 1989 to join the staff of Logansport Community Schools. Gordon retired from Logansport High School in 2001 and later became the CEO of the Cass County YMCA for five years. He joined the staff at Rans Funeral Homes in 2008.

Gordon and Andie have five children, and seven grandchildren.

Mary Chew

Mary Chew

Office Administrator

Mary is the secretary of our Royal Center and Kewanna Chapels.  She is responsible for many office duties as well as website administration.  Mary has been with us since 2004.

She is a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church.  She is also a member of Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery Association where she serves as secretary. 

Mary attended Kewanna Union-Township School until its close and is a 1989 Rochester High School graduate. She and her husband Danny reside in Kewanna. They have two children, Jeanann Hewitt-Dean and Darin Chew and a granddaughter, Primm Dean.

Nita Ayala

Office Administrator/ Interpreter

Nita is the secretary of Marocco - Rans Funeral Chapel and is responsible for many office duties as well as website administration. She joined our staff in 2018.

She is a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo.  She is a 2011 Lewis Cass High School graduate, and later graduated from Ivy Tech of Muncie with an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Administration. She currently resides in Walton. She has two children, Mia and Daniel Herrera.

Nita is happy to assist our Latino Families with any questions, concerns or needs regarding funeral and cremation arrangements.

Nita se ha unido al personal de la funeraria Morocco-Rans para ayudar a las familias Latinas con cualquier pregunta, preocupación, asunto, o necesidad.

Ella es un miembro de la Iglesia de San Patricio en Kokomo. En el 2011, se graduó de la Secundaria de Lewis Cass, y después se graduó de Ivy Tech en Muncie con un titulo en Administración de Hospitalidad. Ella es un residente de Walton. Ella tiene dos hijos, Mia y Daniel Herrera.

Megan Kennell


Megan joined our team in 2017 after a career in the dental field. With a passion for serving others, she performs many office duties as well as provides assistance to the families we serve. 

Megan and her husband, Kyle reside in Cass County and share four children, Aiden, Addi, Liz & Ava. They attend Faith Community church in Logansport. 

She is a 1997 graduate of Pioneer Jr-Sr High School & attended Ivy Tech where she graduated in 2000 with a degree in Dental Assisting.

She enjoys spending time with family & loved ones & helping to make a positive difference in the hearts of others.

Matt Merrick


Garrett Schroder


Kathie Brown


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