Steve Shivery, a life-long resident of Christiana, began working at the Brown Funeral Homes at the age of 12. Jewell (King) Shivery grew-up on a dairy farm in Cochranville. Steve and Jewell are 1984 Graduates of Octorara Area High School and 1987 Graduates of Northampton County Area Community College. Both Steve and Jewell hold a Funeral Director’s License in Pennsylvania. They have four children and will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary this year. Steve and Jewell are also active members of Calvary Monument Bible Church. They are involved with other area ministries and organizations as well including Christiana Lions Club, Paradise Rotary, Christiana Planning Commission and Steve is the Chairman of the Christiana Borough Authority. Steve enjoys woodworking and landscaping in his free time. Jewell loves to work on her children’s scrapbooks, sewing and quilting. She attends several area sewing circles. The Shiverys reside at the Christiana funeral home.
In the early 1890’2, William H. Brown & Anson B. Simmons became partners in the Brown & Simmons Undertaker Business. In 1897, the partnership ended and Brown continued the undertaking side of the business. In the early 1920’s, William’s 2 sons, Carl and Ira joined their father. Ira located in Paradise and Carl remained in Christiana. The third generation brought Carl, Jr and Lee Brown into the family business. Steve Shivery worked at both funeral homes for many years, buying the Christiana home in 1994 when Carl Brown retired and purchasing the Paradise location from Lee Brown in 2007 bringing the two locations together again.
Blake, (3rd Shivery child) has been working at the funeral home since he was 12 years old. He and Chelcie were married December 5, 2015. They met at Northampton Community College and are both licensed funeral directors. Blake and Chelcie are both actively involved with the business. They attend Freedom Life Christian Center. Chelcie also helps with childcare at the Worship Center. They live in Paradise with their two bulldogs, Bella and Beamer and are expecting Baby Shivery in April.
Grace (oldest Shivery child) and Jordan Frey have been married for 2 years. Grace is currently working at Longenecker Pharmacy as an accountant and pharmacutical tech, and is the Reservation Coordinator for Chantry Place. For more information on Chantry Place, click here. She is also actively involved with the Christiana Lions Club serving as treasurer. Jordan has been working at the funeral home for over 5 years. He graduated from Northampton Community College this past May and is currently serving his 1 year internship at the funeral home. The Freys live in Christiana adn Jordan is on the Borough Council. They attend the Worship Center where they volunteer with childcare. They welcomed Huxleigh Lou to their family in October.
Steve and Jewell Shivery,
Blake and Chelcie Shivery, Directors
Jordan and Grace Frey
Paige (2nd child) and Nate Taylor were married August 8, 2015. Nate is an auto mechanic at Apple Ford in Red Lion. They welcomed Oliver Joe into the world in May. A certified chef, she coordinates the funeral luncheons at Chantry Place. For more information on Chantry Place, click here. The Taylors live in Delta.
Luke Shivery, the youngest in the family, graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He is currently working for an armored truck company. He will be starting the Municipal Police Progam as DCCC in January. He is dating Jay Johnston
Nate and Paige Taylor,
1st Shivery grandchild,
Oliver Joe Taylor
Luke Shivery and Jay