Service…Our Family Heritage

Since the early 1920s, the funeral home on Jonestown Road in Grantville has been helping area families with compassionate, personal service in their times of need. Our family purchased the location in 1980, and we continue to carry on the chapel’s heritage of compassionate, caring service.

Over the years, we have expanded our locations to bring our services to more families in our growing communities. Our Palmyra funeral home opened in 1988, with our Hummelstown location following a year later. In 2002, we established our own on-premise crematory in Grantville.

For over 35 years, the Buse family has become known in the community largely through personal recommendation for serving the families who trust us in a humble, compassionate, sincere, and professional manner. We are also proud of our reputation for providing dignified, personal funeral services at the fairest, most reasonable prices.

We believe in helping families find comfort in each other, as they celebrate the life of their loved one. Please contact us to learn more about the many ways we can assist you with traditional services, cremation, or emotional support after a funeral.


My Father, Paul G. Janssen died in 2013 and my Mother Jean Janssen died this year (2018.) 6 years before my Father passed, on the recommendation of a friend, they met with the folks of Buse funeral home in Palmyra to prepay and make all the arrangements for their funerals. At the time, my parents simply told me their general desire and gave me an updated copy of their wills.

When the time came for me to call Buse for my Father, I had no idea what to expect. People run businesses and in some of them they are trained to appear sympathetic and compassionate and I am sure some are better than others but I surely did not expect what I experienced with Buse.

They are a family run business and they know how to treat people- people that are under various degrees of stress dealing with a very difficult time. Beyond compassionate, they are very professional in both asking and answering questions and then providing actions to take care of the smallest details.

My parents were both buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC. There is a considerable amount of paperwork and required communication with them to arrange funerals and Buse took care of everything and took away so much of what would have been stress on myself.

A special thanks to Nathan Buse, who personally advocated for my parents with Arlington, kept me informed of all requirements and actions, and provided a personal attention I would have never expected. He is a genuine person and professional, whose actions allow me to endorse Buse Funeral Home for any services they provide.

Best Regards
David G. Janssen

David Janssen

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