Chester’s son, Charles Robert “Bob” Bramley, later joined his dad at the funeral home and eventually took over the business, where his dad continued working until his 80s. Bob ran the funeral home with the help of his wife, Carolyn, and his children. Along with operating the funeral home, Bob also ran an ambulance service in Divernon.
Bob’s son, Tim, graduated from SIUC in 1979 with an associate’s degree in Mortuary Science. While working for Bisch and Sons Funeral Home in Springfield, Tim helped his father at the funeral home whenever it was needed. In 1991, Tim joined the family business and Bramley Funeral Home expanded, opening a new location in Auburn. Bob and Carolyn continued to help in the business until their passing in 2007 and 2009. Tim’s children, Sarah and Tyler, have joined Bramley Funeral Home as the 4th generation to work in the family business. Both graduated from Carl Sandburg with associate degrees in Mortuary Science. Sarah has worked at the funeral homes since 2004 and Tyler since 2006.