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.

Rosemary Rumble (Wilson)

December 16, 2014

Rosemary Rumble 83 of Oakland City entered into rest on Saturday December 13, 2014 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born on Jan. 21, 1931 in Knox County, IN to Victor & Gladys (Henson) Wilson. She was a member of Oakland City Chur...

Ada Helen Trusty Ferguson (Nixon)

December 11, 2014

Helen Trusty Ferguson, 96, died Sunday, 7 December 2014, at the Protestant Home in Evansville, Indiana.  She was born on 26 August 1918 in Spurgeon, Indiana, to John Ajax Nixon and Artie Mecie (Barrett) Nixon, who preceded her in death as did both o...

Patrick Allen Carlisle

December 2, 2014

Patrick Allen Carlisle 75 of Francisco, IN entered rest on Thursday November 27, 2014 at his home. He was born on March 14, 1939 in Francisco, IN to Harley & Della (Russell) Patrick was a member of SAL at Oakland City American Legion ...

Sharon F. Norrington (Grissom)

November 29, 2014

Sharon F. Norrington 48 of Dale, IN entered rest on Saturday Nov. 22, 2014 At Memorial Hospital and Healthcare in Jasper, IN She was born on August 8, 1966 in Princeton, IN to John & Marcella Grissom. Sharon was preceded in death by her ...

Harriett Sue O'Ryan (Sparks)

November 22, 2014

Harriett Sue O’Ryan 77 of Oakland, IN entered rest on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was born on April 15, 1937 in Lundy, Ohio to Arthur & FLorry (Rigsby) Sparks. Also she was preceded in death by paren...