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Gretchen L. Kell

Gretchen L. Kell

Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer

Gretchen was raised in Wilmington, Ohio and at a young age wanted to be a Funeral Director. Gretchen graduated in 2003 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a bachelor's degree in mortuary science and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer of the State of Ohio.

After serving her apprentice under Jeff Powers, she worked for Powers Funeral Home for 11 years. For the last 6 years she has served as a "trade embalmer" for her own firm Kell Mortuary Service as well as continuing to work at Powers.

She has embalmed for many, many funeral homes with-in the state of Ohio and many other adjoining states. She is known for her close attention of details and outstanding achievements of the practice of embalming.



Edward J. Reis Jr.

Edward J. Reis Jr.

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Ed is no stranger to the funeral business. He is willing to help us when needed. He shows compassion and dignity.

He and his wife reside in Centerville, Ohio and is owner of Reis Legacy Center in Dayton, Ohio. 


Carol Sue Knox

Carol Sue Knox

Office Manager

Carol Sue comes to us after retiring from the Greene County Health Department with 27 years in office management, fund raising and serving the needs of others.  She and her husband Dale reside at Lake Shawnee.  They have one daughter Debra, two granddaughters Lauren and Brooke. 



Duane Harper

Duane Harper

Removal Technician / Funeral Attendant

Duane comes to us with many years of experience in the Funeral Business. He has worked for Gerstner-Kinzer Funeral Home  and Summers Funeral Home both in Washington Court House, Ohio. He resides in Jeffersonville, Ohio with his wife Tina and granddaughter Riley. The Harper's attend Heritage Memorial Church in Washington Court House. Duane's kindness and knowledge is a great asset to our firm.


Logan Graham

Logan Graham

Funeral Attendant / Removal Technician

Logan comes to us from Bloomingburg, Ohio. He has graduated from Miami Trace High School and is going to attend Union Bible College in Westfield, IN this fall studying for the Ministry. Logan attends the Christ Victory Church in Bloomingburg, Ohio.


Becky Patrick

Becky Patrick

Funeral Attendant

Jamestown, Ohio is the hometown of Becky (Roush) Patrick. She has lived here her whole life. She married the love of her life, Dan Patrick, and has been married since 1973. Becky retired from AT&T and The Security National Bank of Jamestown. We are happy to have Becky assisting us here at Powers-Kell Funeral Home.


Herbert D (Herb) Crosswhite

Herbert D (Herb) Crosswhite

Funeral Attendant

Herbert Crosswhite was born in Washington C.H., Ohio and graduated from Washington High School. After his graduation, his dream was to be a Funeral Director; however, he was drafted into the United States Army, and served three years in the Korea Conflict. After serving in the Army, he assisted with a Funeral Home in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1954, he married Anita L Taylor Crosswhite and they have three children, three grand children, and three great grand children. Herb retired from the United States Postal Service with 30 years of service. In 1999, he retired from the Jamestown Police Department with 29 years of service. He presently is serving on Jamestown Village Counsel. We are very happy to have Herb here at Powers-Kell Funeral Home. 


Brooke Hentrich

Brooke Hentrich

Funeral Attendant / DVD Producer

Brooke attends the Greene County Career Center, an honor roll student in the Applied Health Science class.  She is involved in many activities and club as well as a varsity cheerleading for Greeneview School both football and basketball.  Brooke has received numerous awards for her outstanding community involvement.  Brooke is the producer of the DVD for families, door greeter and office assistance.



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