Meet Our Staff

Ewing Funeral Home is a family owned and community minded funeral home, with five locations serving Britt, Kanawha, Clarion, Belmond, Dows, and the surrounding communities.

   Michael Ewing, CFSP

   Licensed Funeral Director / Owner

Michael, along with his wife Brianne, own and operate Ewing Funeral Home and Monument Company. He is a Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Preneed Insurance Agent, assists families with cemetery monuments, and earned the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation in 2018.

Michael grew up around the funeral homes, and has worked for the family business on and off his entire life, whether it was mowing, scooping snow, painting, or helping at services. He was born and raised in Britt, where he graduated from West Hancock High School in 1998. He lived in Mason City for about a decade, where he attended North Iowa Area Community College and Buena Vista. In 2008, when he resumed his funeral service education at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, he began helping at the funeral homes on a more regular basis. He joined the family business full-time in 2009, when he and Brianne made their home in Clarion.

Michael loves serving the families the funeral homes are privileged to care for, in whatever capacity he can.

   Brianne Ewing, Business Manager / Owner

Brianne fills many roles at the funeral home, primarily managing business operations and office duties. She is from Mason City, graduating from Mason City High School in 1997. She attended North Iowa Area Community College and the University of Northern Iowa, where she graduated in 2001 with a degree in Education. Brianne joined the family business full time in February of 2014.

Brianne feels humbled to provide service to families in their time of loss, and feels very fortunate that her family and the funeral home staff have been called to this profession. It is also very rewarding for her to work along side her husband in meeting the needs of their communities.

   Roger Ewing, Licensed Funeral Director

Roger grew up in Duncombe and graduated from Webster City High School.  He is a veteran of the United States Army, serving our country in Vietnam.  He attended both Iowa Central Community College and Milwaukee Institute of Mortuary Science, where he obtained his mortuary degree.  He worked for Powers Funeral Homes in Pocahontas and Rolfe before he and his wife, Rickee, relocated to Britt.  He is a member of Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He has had the honor to have served families in Hancock and Wright Counties as a funeral director for almost 40 years.

Abby Goodenow, CFSP

Licensed Funeral Director

Abby joined the staff at Ewing Funeral Home in 2014.  She is from Lake View, and graduated from East Sac County High School in 2009. She spent 2 years at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, graduating with an Associate in Arts degree before obtaining her Mortuary Science Degree from Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.  Along with being a Licensed Funeral Director, she is also a Licensed Preneed Insurance Agent.  Abby earned the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation in 2019.

Abby feels it’s an honor to help and serve families in their time of need.

   Natalie Erickson, Licensed Funeral Director

Natalie grew up in Coulter and graduated from CAL High School with the class of 2012.  She enrolled in the Des Moines Area Community College Mortuary Science Program and graduated in October of 2015.  She joined the Ewing Funeral Home staff as a licensed funeral director in January of 2017.

Natalie feels honored to help families in their time of need and have an opportunity to serve families in North Central Iowa.

Kathryn Anderson, Licensed Funeral Director

Kathryn grew up in Casey, Iowa, and graduated from Adair-Casey High School in 1978.  She attended Des Moines Area Community College, receiving an AAS in Retail, and then focused on Communications at Grandview College.  Returning back to school, Kathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in 1996.  Kathryn is licensed in Iowa, Minnesota, and California, and also took the opportunity to work in Osaka, Japan for several months.  She came back to Iowa and joined the Ewing Funeral Home staff in November of 2019.

She is truly honored to work in this profession and to help others in need.

Hannah Spear, Licensed Funeral Director

Hannah was born and raised in Crystal Lake, and graduated from Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka High School. She went on to play softball for Waldorf College in Forest City. Her journey then took her to Iowa State University, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in Kinesiology and Health in 2014. She graduated the Mortuary Science Program at Des Moines Area Community College in March of 2016.  She is also a Licensed Preneed Insurance Agent.

Hannah joined the staff of Ewing Funeral Home in November of 2013.  She enjoys engaging with families who share the memories of northern Iowa, and feels honored to assist families during a time of need.

   Barbara Eekhoff, Office Manager

Barb began working for Ewing Funeral Home in 1998, and is currently the office manager, assists at services, and also assists families with cemetery monuments. She is from Gilmore City, and earned her Medical Assistant Degree from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.

Barb enjoys interacting with people and helping them design their cemetery memorials. She loves what she does because of the wonderful people the funeral homes have the honor to serve.

Betty Anderson, Support Staff

Betty has worked for Ewing Funeral Home since 1984, where she works visitation services, cleans, and does laminating. She was born on a farm 7 miles from Britt, and has lived in Britt her entire life. She attended Liberty No. 4, a one room school house. Betty loves working with people, and finds it such a joy to see different people at each visitation. She also helped care for Michael when he was young, and thinks of the Ewing family as her own.

   Kim Ott, Support Staff

Kim has been with Ewing Funeral Home since 2003, where she helps in working visitation and funeral services. She was born and raised in Clarion, and she enjoys working with people helping families in the area during a tough time in their life.

   Dona Dockwell, Support Staff

Dona has been with the Funeral Home in Belmond for over ten years working visitations & funerals.  She was a Registered Nurse at the Belmond Hospital for many years. She loves being able to be with families in their time of sorrow and sadness.




Sharon Menke, Mortuary Student

Sharon grew up in Bancroft and graduated from North Union High School with the class of 2015. She enrolled in Iowa Lakes Community College to become a surgical technician, and she worked for Mayo Clinic Health System of Fairmont for two years before deciding she wanted to pursue funeral service. She is currently enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at Mid-American College of Funeral Service, and has been with Ewing Funeral Home since 2019.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.