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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.



Ed & Darinda Reis

Ed & Darinda Reis

Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmer

Ed and Darinda Reis are licensed funeral directors. Ed is also a licensed embalmer. They reside in Centerville, Ohio. We are glad to have them on our staff as a service to you.


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.


Brenda Perkins

Brenda Perkins

Housekeeper / Funeral Attendant

Our Funeral Home Housekeeper / Attendant  Brenda Perkins.


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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