Our History

Our History,  a legacy to be proud of..........

Stevens Mortuary is a family owned and operated funeral home that has served the Indianapolis community and surrounding areas for the past 89 years. We offer a wide variety of services and merchandise to fit any budget, which include traditional services, memorial services, cremations and life celebrations.

Stevens Mortuary has been serving the west side of Indianapolis since 1923. Mr.and Mrs. Charles V. Stevens both, licensed funeral directors, founded the mortuary and opened the first facility at 2831 W. 10th Street. 

In 1948, Stevens Mortuary moved to its second location at 3136 W. 16th Street. The new  facility  was opened and operated by Joseph F. Stevens, Sr. In 1974, his  son; Joseph F. Stevens, Jr. became a licensed funeral director and embalmer and joined his father in the family business as the third generation. Stevens Mortuary relocated to 5520 W. 10th Street in September of 1975 and continues to serve the west side of Indianapolis there today.     

In 1998, Joseph F. Stevens, Jr. purchased the business from his father and under his directorship, had continued the tradition of a family owned and operated funeral business. Joseph and Deborah Stevens has paid tribute to the  time-honored traditions and diverse history of Indianapolis families. Their goal was successful and it has continued to this day with the same tradition of dedication and family ownership that was started during the 1920's. "We offer our services in order to honor a life that has been lived, and to help comfort those who grieve."

The Stevens family has been devoted to the Indianapolis area and has contributed to its well-being and growth. Community involvement has been and continues to be a focus of our loyalty and continued service to the community where we live.

Joseph & Deborah StevensIn 2012 Joseph and Deborah Stevens had sold the business to Wayne and Brenda Tago. The facilities of Stevens Mortuary have progressed over time to meet the needs of the community and today the funeral home is now respectfully managed by both Wayne Tago and Joseph F. Stevens, Jr.

Wayne and Brenda’s compassion, professionalism and caring qualities understand that each family is distinctive and has personal wishes and traditions. These wishes and traditions are of the utmost importance to the staff of Stevens Mortuary.  

Wayne has continually dedicated himself to his profession and to the families he is privilege to serve.  Wayne has been delivering first-class personalized service as a funeral professional for over 23 years, a licensed funeral director and graduate of American Academy – McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. His compassion, expertise, knowledge, and a willingness to meet and exceed the wishes of the community are paramount to his ethical promise.

Once you request the services of Stevens Mortuary we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

Stevens Mortuary celebrates lives while respecting values and honoring traditions. We can accommodate all families with diverse backgrounds, including religious faiths and customs while offering a wide variety of services and merchandise.