About Us

    About G E Hartley & Son

    The business of G.E. Hartley & Son was established in 1808 in the village of Thorner, Leeds. Then under the name of A&B Harrison it was listed as cabinet and chair makers, but soon started to carry out funerals as people came to them for coffin making.

    The Hartley family had always worked for the Harrisons prior to taking the business over some four generations ago.

    The old established and much respected business of A.E. Welburn was purchased in 1994 following the death of the last member of that family. They were based in Oakwood.

    We opened our Garforth office and chapel of rest in 1995, followed by our Wetherby office and chapel of rest in 2008, both of which have greatly extended our geographic area.

    In addition to the members of the Hartley family working in the business today, other funeral directors are employed. All of which have a wealth of experience within the industry and proudly uphold the high standard of service long associated with the business.

    George Hartley, 1934

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends. We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01937 588 888 visit branch or arrange a home visit