Mr. Howard Dysart graduated Worsham College of Mortuary Science and opened the Dysart Chapel in 1919. He opened the chapel located at 208 S. McCoy Street in January, 1935. In June, 1935 Robert L. Cofoid (Bob) began working for him. Bob graduated from Hennepin High School and also graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, class of 1935.
Since that time, the facilities have expanded to incorporate the buildings on either side of the original 208 location. In 1952, Bob purchased the facility from Mr. Dysart and lived in the apartment upstairs. Mr. Dysart continued funeral directing until his death.
Bob married Doris Ballerine and became the proud parents of two children, Mimi and Bobby. Bobby graduated from Putnam County High School and also graduated from Worsham, class of 1986. He worked closely with his father from his apprenticeship until the time of his death in 2001. He continues to carry on the tradition to this day.