In 1950, Edward E. Bateman opened the Bateman Funeral Home at the intersection of Edgmont Avenue & Roland Road in Parkside, Pennsylvania to serve the needs of the residents in the surrounding community. In 1960, Edward, more commonly known as Ned, saw a need to expand his base of operations and moved his business to its present location in Brookhaven. In 1975, Ned’s son, Lee, became a licensed funeral director and joined the family business as an associate. In 1982, Lee became the owner and supervisor of the funeral home.
Continuing the Bateman family legacy, Lee’s daughter, Eve, joined her father to work in the funeral home in 2005 and became a licensed funeral director in 2011. Through three generations of Batemans— Ned, Lee, and Eve Bateman have guided residents of Brookhaven and the surrounding communities in honoring the lives of their loved ones. They have proven to treat the families in their care with honesty, dignity, and compassion.
In 2020, the Bateman family was pleased to welcome Charles S. Allen into their family business. Charles has been a licensed funeral director since 2010 and was born and raised in the Penn-Delco community. He and Eve will now be operating the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, keeping the Bateman family tradition alive as an independently operated and family owned funeral establishment.
Under their leadership, you can expect the same exceptional service with dignity and compassion that you have received from the Bateman Family for the past 7 decades with an even stronger presence in the community. Charles and Eve take pride in their local ownership and are committed to being family-focused and community-driven. They strongly believe in being an active member of their community through participation at local events and charitable donations.
It is the goal of Bateman-Allen Funeral Home to help people complete the relationship with the one who has died and to provide an atmosphere that encourages each person to give and receive emotional support. During the funeral service, family and friends have the opportunity to relate to each other at the deepest levels and find mutual strength as they honor the life of their friend or family member. There is no single proper funeral service. Bateman-Allen Funeral Home makes sure you and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. We will guide you as you participate in the planning of the funeral service and help you create an experience that is meaningful to you and those who attend.
I cannot thank you enough for all you did for me and my family to ensure that Charles' burial was such a wonderful experience. The arrangements that you and the funeral home here in Florida worked on to ensure my husband's casket was shipped to Philadelphia was outstanding. From transporting his body from the airport, calling me when you picked him up, arranging the Navy Honor Guard for him, to the day he was buried at Gate of Heaven on the VA Lawn in Berlin, New Jersey, you and your staff ensured that every detail was perfect. My family has had prior experience with Bateman Funeral Home in the past years and the same attention to detail was always the same. You and your staff are attentive and caring and I highly recommend your funeral home. Thank you Charles and Staff for all you do to ease the sadness.
My father passed away in June and it was devastating. Not only did we need to try to process our loss but we also needed to make funeral arrangements, which is overwhelming in a time that is already difficult. We reached out to Bateman-Allen Funeral Home and Charles were amazing. He was kind and supportive and guided us through every detail. Charles went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and answered every question. There are so many things that you don't think about and having a caring, compassionate person to guide you through meant everything to me and my family. Thank you Bateman-Allen Funeral Home and thank you, Charles.
Our family recently lost my brother-in-law. Charles made a very hard time much easier for our family. He was compassionate and patient yet very professional. He went above and beyond accommodating our every need. Words cannot express how grateful we are. We highly recommend Bateman-Allen Funeral Home to everyone.
We can’t thank you enough for all you did for us during the difficult time due to the loss of our family member. You were available to see us with an hour of our loss. We are thankful that you did everything you could to bring her close to us where we knew she was cared for with respect by you. You were available to us every time we needed something – day or night and nothing was a problem for you in anything we asked. In our eyes, you went over and above of what we expected in every aspect of taking care of our loved one.
Deborah H. and Diane W.
I have no words how wonderful Bateman-Allen Funeral Home treated our family with compassion and respect when our Father past. I have known Charles since he was a child and I couldn't think of anyone better to take of our Dad.
They were wonderful. From helping my brother pick my Dad up off of the floor so I wouldn't see him like that when I arrived. To allowing us to keep him at home until family that lived in the area was able to say their goodbyes at home. They were there every step of the way to guide and answer questions. Bateman Funeral Home has been part of Brookhaven for many years and know they have grown their family by the addition of Charles Allen.
Again, I have no words to express our gratitude. All I can say is your family will be in great hands at Bateman-Allen Funeral Home.
Staff members of Bateman-Allen Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.
Eve S. Bateman PeuraRead More
Eve joined the staff of her father's funeral home in 2005 with hopes to pursue a career in mortuary science.…...
Lee E. BatemanRead More
Dr. Lee E. Bateman was born and raised in Delaware County. In 1982, he succeeded his father, Ned, as owner/supervisor…...
Charles S. AllenRead More
Charles is a lifelong resident of Delaware County. He grew up in the Penn-Delco community and graduated from Sun Valley…...