Oldest business in Leeper changes ownership

Borland Funeral Home current owners, Greg and Kim Borland (left) will be working with new owners Kylee and Chris Ensminger to make a smooth transition of ownership when the Borlands retire at the end of this year. (Submitted photo)
From staff reports

Greg Borland, current owner of Borland Funeral Home Inc. in Leeper, and Kylee Ensminger, a local licensed funeral director have announced a change in ownership of Borland Funeral Home Inc.

The change in ownership will take place in January and will become Borland-Ensminger Funeral Home Inc.

Borland and his wife, Kim, became partners in the business with Borland’s father, J. Kenneth Borland, after the untimely death of Greg’s uncle, Leo J. Moore in 1982. The couple became sole owners in January 1985, after the retirement of the elder Borland.

Ensminger is the daughter of John and Cindy Slagle of Shippenville. She is a graduate of Keystone High School, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with honors, and Point Park University in Pittsburgh, earning a bachelor’s degree in funeral services.

Along with being a licensed director in Pennsylvania, she also holds a dual license as a funeral director and embalmer in the state of Ohio.

She resides in Knox with her husband, Chris and their three sons, Kaden, Kolten and Camden.

Borland and Ensminger would like to make the transition easy for the community. “We care a lot about the community and the people in it. The Borland and Moore families have served the community and cared for families for four generations, since 1880. I want to continue this quality of care for years to come,” said Ensminger.

“Greg, Kim, Chris and I will be working closely together to make this transition a smooth and easy process. The families and community we serve are our top priority.”

The Borlands would like to thank the community for their loyalty and support over the years and will continue to be involved in the community after their retirement.