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Meet the Staff
|Michael Chace, Partner / Funeral Director|
Mike has worked at Strode since 1996 when he started as an apprentice. In 2010 Mike and his wife Shannon purchased Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, and in 2011 they built Chace Family Crematory which is located on the cemetery grounds.
Mike graduated from Cherokee High School in 1980, and went on to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology / Sociology. He later graduated from Phillips Graduate Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. Mike served as a Methodist Minister for 10 years but he always wanted to be a Funeral Director. In 1996, Mike left the ministry and returned to school at the University of Central Oklahoma. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science upon his graduation in 1999.
Mike and his wife Shannon have five children, and eight grandchildren. Mike loves his family very much, and enjoys any time they can share together. He also enjoys working outside either in his yard or at the cemetery, and when he has the time he likes to fish and play the occasional game of golf. Mike and Shannon have a pet Yorkie named Aggie as well as two large grand-dogs named Izzy and Roxy who come to visit as often as the children.