The Page-Theus Difference
Since 1924, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Lake County community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
We have served the Leesburg community with compassion and care since 1924. Our founders, Lonnie Page and his son-in-law Cecil Theus devoted themselves to the community and defined service with their actions. Our funeral professionals continue this tradition and strive to help each family honor their loved one in a personalized and unique manner.
Dedication, compassion & experience
We have built a reputation for excellence and are committed to creating a unique personalized experience for every individual. We know the importance of small details and assist in creating an experience that is just right for your needs and preferences. Whether it is a simple service or an elaborate one, we work diligently to ensure that it is a memorable experience.
Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services partners with Hillcrest Memorial Gardens; allowing us to provide funeral, cremation and cemetery arrangements.
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Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Jim is a native Floridian, who was born and raised in the Daytona Beach area. For over 12 years, he and his wife, Bev, have resided in Leesburg, Florida with their 2 sons, Hunter and Carter. His children attend Lake Sumter State College and Adventure Christian Academy in Tavares, where Jim’s wife serves the school as Librarian, and personal assistant to the Principal.
He and his family are members of Lake Eustis Christian Church. Jim is an avid fisherman and has traveled from Alaska to Maine and all points in between in order to wet a line.
He is a graduate of Mainland Senior High School and he attended Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Florida. Jim went on to graduate from Gupton Jones College in Atlanta, Georgia with a degree in Mortuary Science. In 1991, Jim became the third generation of his family to hold funeral director and embalmer licenses in the state of Florida.
He has a long history of community involvement through his church affiliations and he has been a member of Rotary International for over 20 years. Jim has held many board positions in his Rotary Clubs and served as secretary and president over the years. He has the distinction of being a multiple “Paul Harris Fellow.” Additionally, Jim’s service to the Lake County community has allowed him to serve on the boards of the United Way and the Salvation Army.
Professionally, Jim was a founding member of the Florida Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association. He has served as a member of the board, secretary, treasurer, vice president and two terms as president of the association. The association represents Florida funeral professionals’ legislatively and coordinates continuing education venues, regional meetings and conventions each year. Most importantly, the association fosters broad cooperation between death care professionals around the state and around the country. Jim currently serves as a Board Member of the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association.
Managing Partner, Operations
William C. Ward, III was born in Rochester, New York and is married to his wife Dr. Marnie L. Ward. They have three children, Diana M. Ward, William C. Ward, IV and Grace L. Ward.
Bill has been in the funeral industry since 1991 and when asked why he is in this industry Bill states “Since I was a young man I have always had a calling to help those who were truly in need of help. The funeral service has truly offered me the opportunity to help families who are truly in need of help.” When asked what Bill likes about his job he stated “Helping families through the difficult process of the funeral arrangement, funeral service and committal service. Thereby allowing them the opportunity to have a service that meets and exceeds their request.”
When Bill is not working, his favorite things to do are helping his children with school work, 4H projects and working on his Lionel Train layout.
When asked what the best advice was that he had ever received Bill said, “Always treat a client family as though they were your own family and you will never be wrong! Given by the late Orlando J. Fero, Jr. who was the owner of Fero Funeral Homes of Beverly Hills and Dunnellon, Florida.”
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
So very happy with the service and all the help Lily Gallo did for me in the loss of my husband. I went back and set up arrangements for my self. If I ever need service I will 100% go back there.Author: Penny Wilson rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Excellent service at a difficult timeAuthor: Bette Mitchell rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
They took very good care of us during our time of need. We lost our baby girl after 47 mins of life. Page Theus were very caring and organized in how they handled her affairs.Author: Michael Knorr rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Most professional ! They were very helpful in all aspects of the process. I would recommend Page Theaus to anyone . Thank you so much. If I lived here you'd be the first place I'd go for your expertise. Thank you so much again. I really enjoyed Jacob.Author: Sharon Englerth rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The process was flawless despite the circumstances. Lily was extremely patient and helpful with us!Author: Kelli Kennedy rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Those that work at Page Theus demonstrate so much kindness and make a difficult situation time more easier to cope with. Again, our sincere thanks.Author: Linda Guttman rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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