The history of Davidson Funeral Home
began in 1919 as Peebler Funeral Home and was located
at the same address as it is today.
In 1936, Clayton Eslinger purchased
the funeral home, and the name was changed to Eslinger
In 1954, Marvin Davidson and Frank Duff
purchased it, and changed the name to Davidson-Eslinger-Duff
Funeral Home. The Eslinger name was dropped in 1970, and
Marvin Davidson and his wife Doris dropped the Duff name
in 1982. The Davidson's operated the funeral home together
until Marvin's death in October of 1993.
Doris Davidson continued to operate Davidson
Funeral Home until she sold it to the Popkess family in
August of 1997.
At Davidson Funeral Home, we are proud
of having served Topeka area families for over 80 years.
Our reputation for honesty, fairness and a true concern
for the families we serve have been the hallmark of our
funeral home. We look forward to the future, responding
to the changing needs of our families, and providing the
quality of service they deserve. At Davidson Funeral Home,
your family is our top priority.
Popkess Family: Left to right:
Eslinger Funeral Home 1952
Eslingler Funeral Home 1952
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