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Our Staff

Compassionate Service Begins with Compassionate People.

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

Click on each photo to learn more about each of our staff.

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Tonya R. Parker Owner/President
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Mark D. Maltempie Licensed Funeral Director/Managing Director
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Scott E. Rogers Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Chester A. Broyles, III Funeral Attendant
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John R. “Rusty” Casto Office Manager/Family Assistance
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Bonnie L. Legg Receptionist
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Leonard Boggess Funeral Assistant
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Gaynell Boggess Staff Beautician
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Vaughn F. Shafer Funeral Assistant
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Janet Ellen Clendenin Staff Pianist
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J. Evan Parker
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Donnie Rucker Funeral Assistant
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Tonya R. Parker

Owner/President

Tonya R. Parker was born and raised in Charleston, WV and has been involved with funeral service all her life. Her father was J.E. Johnson, a licensed funeral director and owner of J.E. Johnson funeral home in Charleston, WV.

Tonya graduated from Charleston High School in 1973 and from Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) in 1976 with an Associate degree in nursing. In 1974, she married R. Brent Parker, a licensed funeral director. Tonya worked as registered nurse at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Memorial Division from 1976 - 1980. Tonya and Brent have two sons, Eliot Parker, who is a professor at Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV and Evan, an employee of the funeral home.

Tonya has had family members in the funeral business in Charleston and the Kanawha Valley since 1929. She has been at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home since 1979, the original funeral home established by her grandfather.

After Brent's death in July of 2008, she became the Owner/President of Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home and continues to hold her license as a registered nurse.

Tonya is active within the profession and community. She is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Board Member of Preferred Funeral Directors International, the Cremation Association of North America, the West Virginia Nurses Association, President of the Board of Hygeia Foundation which operates health care clinics in rural West Virginia, the West Side Neighborhood Association and Secretary/Treasurer of West Side Main Street Association and member of the Rotary Club of Charleston. She is also a member and past-president of Edgewod Garden Club, member of West Virginia Garden Clubs and Edgewood Country Club.

Tonya has attended Charleston Mountain Mission Church since 1979 and is a member of Morris Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Mark D. Maltempie

Licensed Funeral Director/Managing Director

Mark D. Maltempie was born and raised in Beckley, WV. He is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and Beckley College. Mark completed his professional training at Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GA.

Mark has worked in funeral service since the age of 16 and began his career at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home in August of 1983. He is the managing director of the funeral home and also holds his West Virginia Life Insurance License.

He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, the American Society of Embalmers and the West Virginia Disaster Response Team. He was called to duty after the Sago Mine Disaster of January 2-4, 2006.

Mark also holds memberships in the Charleston Masonic Lodge #153, the Charleston Scottish Rite, the National Rifle Association and the North America Hunting Club.

Mark lives in Cross Lanes, WV and is married to Kelly Maltempie, a special education teacher at Point Harmony Elementary School. They have four dogs and two cats. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and pets.

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Scott E. Rogers

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Scott E. Rogers joined Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home in July 2012 with over twenty years’ experience in providing funeral service care to families in the Kanawha Valley. During this time, he has had the privilege of serving as a funeral home director and as a funeral home manager for various firms. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from West Virginia State University, Institute, WV; completed his funeral service professional education at Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana; and holds his professional license with the West Virginia Board of Funeral Service Examiners. He is a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, The West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, The National Funeral Directors Association and is a member of Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity.

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Chester A. Broyles, III

Funeral Attendant

Chester A. Broyles, III is a life-long resident of the Charleston and Sissonville areas. He is a 1981 graduate of Sissonville High School and has been with Cunningham-Parker-Johnson since July of 1982.

He attends Charleston Mountain Mission Church and is a member of the Masonic Lodge Kanawha 20.

He currently resides in the West Side of Charleston with his wife, Patty. He has three children, Malena, Kelly and Jessica, and three grandchildren.

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John R. “Rusty” Casto

Office Manager/Family Assistance

Rusty was born and raised on the west Side of Charleston. He is a 1977 graduate of Sissonville High School. He has a strong background in Business Administration and has completed two and a half years at Marshall University in Paralegal Studies.

Rusty has been with Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home since July of 1985. Prior to his employment at the funeral home he was a representitive for Paul Casket Company.

He is a member of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association and Sugar Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

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Bonnie L. Legg

Receptionist

Bonnie L. Legg was born and raised in Elkview. She is a 1961 graduate of Elkview High School.

Bonnie has been with Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home 11 years and has 20 years of combined experience in the funeral profession.

She is a member of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association and Cross Roads Community Church.

Bonnie currently resides in North Charleston. She has a daughter and two grandchildren, all of whom live in Charlotte, NC.

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Leonard Boggess

Funeral Assistant

Leonard Boggess is a life-long resident of the Charleston area currently living in Sissonville. He is a 1963 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. Leonard is also an Army veteran serving from 1965 - 1967. During his service, he served one year in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart.

He is married to Gaynell Burdette Boggess, a beautician who is also associated with Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home. They have one son, Brandon Patrick Boggess, who is a cook for Kanawha County Schools.

Leonard has been with Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home over 25 years. He has also been employed by True Temper for 15 years and Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital.

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Gaynell Boggess

Staff Beautician

Gaynell (Burdette) Boggess is a life-long resident of the Charleston area currently living in Sissonville. She attended Sissonville High School and graduated from Capital City Beauty College in 1970.

She has worked most of her life in Sissonville and has been with Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home for over ten years.

In 1969, she married Leonard Boggess, who also works at the funeral home. They have one son, Brandon.

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Vaughn F. Shafer

Funeral Assistant

Vaughn F. Shafer was born in Dunbar and raised in Roane County and Charleston. He is a 1956 graduate of Charleston High School. He has been with Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home five years.

Vaughn is a member of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association. He is Past Master of Kanawha Lodge #20, A.F. & A.M., Past High Priest of Tyrian Chapter #13, R.A.M., Past Commander of Kanawha Commandery #4, K.T., Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of West Virginia, K.T., and Department Commander, Mid-Atlantic Department, Grand Encampment Knights Templar of U.S.A. He is also a member and usher at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Charleston.

Vaughn is married to Sylvia (Pringle) Shafer. They have two daughters and two granddaughters.

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Janet Ellen Clendenin

Staff Pianist

Janet Ellen Clendenin was born and raised in Charleston. She has been the pianist at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home for nine years.

Janet retired from Kanawha County Schools as a Kindergarten Aide with 20 years of service. She is a former piano teacher with Cline Music Company and the organist/pianist at Charleston Mountain Mission Church, of which she is also a member.

She is widowed and has one son, Richard Clendenin.

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J. Evan Parker

J. Evan Parker is the son of the late R. Brent Parker and Tonya Parker. He is a 2004 graduate of Capital High School and attended Marshall University and the Golf Academy of Myrtle Beach, SC. Evan currently resides on the West Side of Charleston with his three dogs and attends the Charleston Mountain Mission Church. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association.

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Donnie Rucker

Funeral Assistant

Donnie R. Rucker, was born at Elkview W.V. and a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. He now resides in the Charleston area with his wife, Janette.

They have one son J.R. who is married to Amber, the proud parents of their two granddaughters Emma Rose and Kenzie Rae.

Donnie is retired after 37 years in sales and is now enjoying his position as a part time Funeral Assistant with Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home since April of 2009.

He and Janette are members of Maranatha Baptist Church in Sissonville.