Our Story

Proudly Serving Central Indiana Since 1941

75 years of caring for families started in 1941 when Robert and John Stirling opened up their undertaking establishment on Prospect Street in the now historic Fountain Square area with intention of serving our local community. They built this business by putting families first before profit. Stirling Funeral Home continued to operate the under the same name until 1988 when Rex Cowart purchased the business and changed the name to Fountain Square Mortuary. Rex operated Fountain Square Mortuary until his passing in late 2011.

In 2012 Christopher Cox purchased the Fountain Square Mortuary and continued to run it under the same name until February 2016 when he realized that the needs of the community had changed and the name needed to reflect those changes. In February of 2016 our name was officially changed to Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services. 

With the retirement of our long time manager in 2016 the Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services was excited to on board Judith Lipps as the new managing Funeral Director. 

Judy and Chris have a passion for serving families and being a part of the community.  Chris resides on site at the Funeral Home and Judy has enjoyed getting familiar with the Fountain Square Community.  Jim Dillman also joined our family in 2016.  He is a longtime student of the Bible and has since become our in-house Chaplain.  In 2018 local Sherry Jett was hired and has been able to bring a new level of personalization to our services. Then, in 2022 Abby Mullins joined our team.  She's currently enrolled in Mortuary School and her compassion and drive gives us hope for the future of Funeral Care.

Christopher, Judith, and the rest of the staff are excited to continue to bring a new level of service to the local community as well providing the best value at the best price.

In 1941 the Stirling Funeral Home lived by the motto “Personal Service at Reasonable Prices”, 75 years later Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services belief is “Family Focused…Budget Friendly”.  Our team works each day to serve the Indianapolis community with this in mind.

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Our Mission

"Providing you with a meaningful service to commemorate your loved one at a fair price"

When meeting with us, you will always get honest answers regarding prices and options. At Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services you will be guided in an honest way with no pressure to buy what you can’t afford. 
From our cremation services to our full burial packages you can be assured that we will make the experience easy, affordable, and reflective of the unique life it’s meant to celebrate and honor.

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Service, Not Profit

We at Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services keep our expenses as low as possible, and that’s how we are able to extend our very reasonable prices. Like any business we need revenue to survive, but the profit we make is a reasonable profit. 

How do we do it?

We don’t have a multi-million dollar facility.

We don’t purchase new vehicles.

We do most of the work without the cost of outsourcing.

We mow our own grass.

We are part of the local community.

We will work hard to gain your trust and save you money.

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