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Our Staff

Kyle L. Rans

Kyle L. Rans

Owner/Funeral Director

Kyle and his wife, Stacy and their sons, Eli and Micah reside in Cass County.

Kyle attended Kewanna Elementary school until the 3rd grade. He is a 1993 Logansport High School graduate and he attended Indiana State University. Kyle is a graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in Funeral Service and received his Indiana Funeral Director's License in 1997.

He is a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Royal Center Lions Club and serves on the board of Trustees at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He also serves on the board of the Citizens IOOF Cemetery in Kewanna and the Royal Center Cemetery Association.

Kyle and his family attend Royal Center United Methodist Church.

Louis R Marocco

Louis R Marocco

Funeral Director

Mr. Marocco continues to be an important asset to our funeral home, and is still actively serving families as he has for the last 40 years. Louis was a former Cass County Coroner for 23 years, and in 2009 earned his 50 year Funeral Director Pin from the Indiana Funeral Director Association.

Gordon Newlin

Gordon Newlin


Gordon received a BS degree from Butler University and MS degrees from Indiana State University and Ball State University.

Gordon and his wife, Andie, moved to Logansport in 1989 to join the staff of Logansport Community Schools. Gordon retired from Logansport High School in 2001 and later became the CEO of the Cass County YMCA for five years. He joined the staff at Rans Funeral Homes in 2008.

Gordon and Andie have five children, and seven grandchildren.

Mary Chew

Mary Chew

Office Administrator

Mary is the secretary of our Royal Center and Kewanna Chapels.  She is responsible for many office duties as well as website administration.  Mary has been with us since 2004.

She is a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church where she is active in children's ministry.  She is also a member of Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery Association where she serves as secretary. 

Mary attended Kewanna Union-Township School until its close and is a 1989 Rochester High School graduate. She and her husband Danny reside in Kewanna. They have two children, Jeanann (Derek) Dean and Darin Chew as well as welcomed their first grandchild in 2016, a granddaughter, Primm Dean.

Jazmin Soriano

Jazmin Soriano


Jazmin is joining the staff of Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel to assist our Latino families with any questions, concerns or needs regarding funeral and cremation arrangements.

She is a native of Mexico and grew up in Oklahoma before moving to Logansport in 2003. She is a 2006 Logansport High School graduate, and later graduated from Ivy Tech of Kokomo with an Associates Degree in Graphic Design. She is currently working for Security Federal Savings Bank as a Customer Relations Manager. 


Jazmín se ha unido al personal de la Funeraria Rans para ayudar a las familias Latinas con cualquier pregunta, preocupacion, asunto, o necesidad. 

Ella nació en Mexico, y crecio en el estado de Oklahoma antes de mudarse a la ciudad de Logansport en el 2003. En el 2006, se graduo de la Secundaria de Logansport, y despues se graduo de Ivy Tech en Kokomo con un titulo en Diseño Grafico. Actualmente trabaja para el Banco Security Federal como una Representante/Gerente de Servicio al Cliente.  

Kathie Brown


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