Bruce Funeral Home
There are not many businesses that get to claim their 125th anniversary. Bruce Funeral Home has been serving Gardner, Edgerton, Spring Hill, DeSoto, and other surrounding areas for over 50 years. The Bruce Funeral Home has been recognized as the oldest continuously owned business established in Johnson County.
The first undertaker in Spring Hill was W.H. Rutter, who in 1884 also had a furniture store. His son, W.H. Rutter continued in the business until he sold the furniture and undertaking business to Eli Davis and his son, Ralph. They later sold to Paul O. Coons, who served as the secretary of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association for many years. P.O. Coons then sold the business to Lloyd H. Wilcox who in turn sold it to Roy Bruce. The chapel in Spring Hill was remodeled in the mid-90's, both the exterior and interior areas. Property for a new location at Webster & 217th was purchased in 2002. The downtown chapel was sold in 2003 and the new chapel was opened in 2005.