Our History

Lamb - Basham Memorial Chapel was founded on May 7, 1891 by P. H. Lamb and George Watt. The two men opened the funeral home in a building that stood across the street from the present location. The men also operated a livery stable located on a lot adjacent to the present funeral home.
P. H. Lamb bought the interest of Mr. Watt. The business became...


"No one is excluded from receiving the respect they ultimately deserve."

Lamb Basham Memorial Chapel

We have been a family owned and operated establishment since 1891.

Our dedication to serving families of all faiths has been a keystone to our business’ foundation. We are committed to providing each family with personal and dignified service regardless of background or financial status.

As a full service funeral home, we go to great lengths to account for the detail and care of your loss. We offer non-traditional and customizable services, which cater to all faiths and practices. No one is excluded from receiving the respect they ultimately deserve.

We want you to feel confident in knowing that you are offered dignified, respectful service when you come to us in your time of need. Being a family owned business, we pay personal attention to individual needs and wishes that often get lost in the shuffle of a larger operation.

Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel invites you to view our beautiful facilities and utilize the professional service that is available to you. We proudly service Gibson and Pike Counties in Indiana, and are located in Oakland city.

Donna J. Kell (Skelton)

November 2, 2014

  Donna J. Skelton Kell 72 of Oakland City entered rest on Wednesday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN She was born on March 6, 1942 in Oakland City, IN to William Royce and Alice Evangeline (Hopkins) Skelton. Donna at...

Alma Mason Hunley

November 1, 2014

Alma Mason Hunley died peacefully in her home in Loveland, Colorado, on October 26, 2014, at the age of 101. Alma was born on October 22, 1913, in Spurgeon, Indiana, to Shelby and Mary (Doerner) Mason. She graduated from Oakland City High School i...

Frieda Mae Coburn (Rhoderick)

October 11, 2014

Frieda M. Coburn 81 of Francisco, IN entered rest on Monday October 6, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN She was born on May 23, 1933 in Princeton, IN to Cecil & Eva Ruth Rhoderick. Frieda was preceded in death by parents and ...

Phyllis J. Kohlmeier (Burkhart)

September 13, 2014

  Phyllis J. Kohlmeier 80 of Oakland City, IN entered rest on Wednesday at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 23, 1934 in to Edward L & Ollene (Tisdale) Burkhart. Phyllis was preceded in death by par...

Donna Kay Bruce (Corn)

September 1, 2014

  Donna K. Bruce 68 of Oakland City, IN joined her heavenly father on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at home with husband by her side. She was born on June 24, 1946 in to Homer & Mildred (Street) Corn. Donna worked at Wirth Hospital f...