Community Events


In the spring of each year, the O'Brien Cooperative Funeral Association Board of Directors will award four $2500 scholarships to students who 1) are actively pursuing a career in a health-related field OR an agricultural field, and 2) whose parents or grandparents have been members of our cooperative for at least two years prior to application. To be eligible students must reside within 30 miles of the Sanborn or Hartley Funeral Hones. For more criteria information and application form, please click on the following link: 

Scholarship Application 

In May of each year, as our nation prepares to honor veterans and other deceased loved ones, the Sanborn and Hartley Funeral Homes conduct a SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE. This is an opportunity for us to honor loved ones of the families we have had the privilege of serving during the past year. The service includes a video tribute and memorial service in our Sanborn chapel, followed by a balloon ascension just outside the funeral home. Each family is presented with a tree that may be planted to serve as a living memorial to their loved one. 
Through this SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE, we wish to convey to the families, our desire and commitment to continue to provide caring and personal service, even after the funeral service has been conducted. 
To view a video tribute from our SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE, click on the REMEMBRANCE SUITE tab (upper right), and select  "A Service of Remembrance" from the drop-down menu.