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Messenger Acquires Bass-Mollett Publishers

by Tess Pyard | Feb 09, 2022

AUBURN, IN – The Messenger Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bass-Mollett Publishers. The acquisition brings together the funeral industry’s two leading stationery providers, whose combined product line, personalization options and technology solutions will create the broadest product platforms available for funeral homes.

Bass-Mollett, a family-owned business, has served its funeral home clientele with outstanding products and exceptional service since 1951. John Flowers, President and CEO of Bass-Mollett Publishers says, “Today we celebrate the coming together of two well established family companies with more than one hundred eighty years of combined and dedicated service to the funeral industry. Both companies put their funeral home clients at the forefront of what they do and the synergies of products, staff and operations will significantly enhance our opportunities to serve customers with comprehensive solutions.” 

Kevin Tkacz, President at Messenger commented, “Bass-Mollett is very well respected within the industry and our common focus on excellent customer service and product solutions make this a natural addition to the Messenger “family.”

Heather Garman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Messenger, will lead the worldwide efforts of both sales and service teams to ensure customer satisfaction continues to be the highest priority. Heather commented, “It’s exciting to be part of this historic event where two long-established brands come together for the common good of serving our funeral home clients.”  

All sales and customer service inquires will be handled by the respective companies at this time. To reach Messenger, please continue to call 1.800.827.5151 or email To reach Bass-Mollett, please call 1.800.851.4046.


The Messenger Co., LLC, headquartered in Auburn, Indiana, was founded in 1913 by Frank Messenger, who started in the religious calendar business. Messenger has since become the leading provider of stationery, funeral service items and personalization services. In 2019, Messenger acquired Express Funeral Funding, the largest privately-held insurance assignment funding company and later added We Fund Funerals to the family. Focused on being a trusted partner to funeral professionals, Messenger delivers time saving solutions to increase customer satisfaction and add value. Messenger provides quality product and services with quick lead times and exemplary customer service, exclusive partnerships and one of the most experienced and extensive sales teams in the funeral industry. For more information about Messenger, visit or call 1.800.827.5151.

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