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Michael A. Assalley

Michael A. Assalley

Owner | Licensed Funeral Director | Advanced Planning Consultant

Michael A. Assalley is the owner of Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, and Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Homes in Morrisonville, Panama, and Sorento.

Michael graduated from mortuary school at Carl Sandburg College in 2014, with honors.  He then worked for Butler Funeral Homes in Springfield as a school intern, licensed funeral director apprentice, and as a licensed funeral director until May 2017, when he acquired the four funeral homes from Perfetti Funeral Homes, Inc.

Michael is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, certified celebrant, and a licensed advanced planning consultant.  He is a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2120, The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, and Sigma Phi Sigma professional fraternity.

Michael has resided in Taylorville for the past six years, with his wife, Lauren, and daughter, Ila.

Telephone: 1-217-824-3311

Email: mike@assalleyfuneralhomes.com


Lauren Assalley

Administrative Assistant | Hospitality Associate



Bill Assalley

Funeral Service Associate | Advanced Planning Consultant



Charlie Ruyle

Funeral Service Associate



Debbie Perfetti

Hospitality Associate



Shaunee Johnson

Secretary & Administrative Assistant

Shaunee Johnson has been a secretary and administrative assistant for Assalley Funeral Homes since November of 2018.  She is the daughter of Korey and Candy (Miller) Baily of Stonington, IL. Shaunee is a 2018 graduate of Taylorville High School, where she was a member of National Honor Society, captain of the Taylorville Tornado Cheer Team, and a four-year honor roll student.  Currently she is studying criminal justice at Lincoln Land Community College, with the hopes of becoming an attorney.  


Dave Langen

Funeral Service Associate



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