Meet Our Staff

C. Clay Snyder

A Mount Gilead native, Clay is a graduate of Marion Harding High School, The Ohio State University, and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is a third generation licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance Agent in the State of Ohio. Clay co-managed the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Gilead from 1985 until moving to Delaware in 1993 when the DeVore Funeral Homes of Delaware County were purchased by the Snyder Family. Clay currently oversees the operation of the Snyder Funeral Home Chapels in Delaware, Sunbury, Ashley and Marengo.

Clayserves on the Board of Directors for the William Street United Methodist Church Foundation, the Delaware Arts Castle, and the Council for Older Adults of Delaware County. He is a member of the Delaware Rotary Club, Past President of the Mount Gilead Lions Club, and former Chairman of the United Way of Delaware County and Morrow County. Clay and his wife Jackie are members of the William Street United Methodist Church. They have one son, Ridge, and one daughter, Sophie.

Chad J. Snyder

A native of Mount Gilead, Chad is a graduate of the Mount Gilead High School Class of 1997. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio, where he served as a crisis line counselor for over two years. Next, Chad graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he received the Homer D. Leffler Award for funeral directing and counseling. Chad holds licenses as a Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Insurance Agent in the State of Ohio. He is the second member of the fourth generation of the Snyder Family to be active in funeral service.

Chad became manager of the Craven & Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Gilead following his father Trent's retirement in 2006, after previously working for almost 4 years with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Homes in Delaware County. In March of 2006, he also became manager of the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home in Marion. He formerly served as the chairman of the Board of Directors for HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties and is a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Gilead.

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Dan Snyder

Dan has resided in Knox County for most of his life. He is a graduate of Fredericktown High School, attended The Ohio State University, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Dan managed the Fredericktown Chapel from 1976 until his retirement in 2005. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Ohio.

Dan serves on the Board of Directors of First Knox National Bank in Mount Vernon, and is a member of the Thrall Masonic Lodge #140 in Fredericktown. Dan and his wife Susan are members of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

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Dennis L. Snyder

Dennis has resided in Knox County for most of his life. A graduate of Fredericktown High School, he attended The Ohio State University, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1970. Dennis became the first member of the third generation of the Snyder Family in funeral service when he became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Ohio. He managed the Bellville-Butler Chapel for 11 years, moving to Mount Vernon in 1981 when the Flowers Funeral Home joined the Snyder Family of funeral homes.

Dennis is a member of the Bellville Masonic Lodge #291 and the Mount Vernon County Club. He is a Past President of the Mansfield Sertoma Club. Dennis and his wife Diana are members of the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. Dennis is the father of Weston Snyder and has three grandchildren, Braxton, Jaxon and Maddox.

Gideon P. Snyder

The son of two funeral directors, Gideon P. Snyder grew up in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home and will be the 5th member of the fourth-generation to enter the family business. He was graduated from: Lexington High School (class of 2009), Malone University (B.S. in Business Administration), and is currently attending the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He plans to return to Snyder Funeral Home in Richland and Crawford Counties and serve his apprenticeship under his father, J. Todd Snyder.

Gideon is a member of Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield and is active with their men’s softball league. He enjoys playing and watching all types of sports, especially Ohio State Football and Cleveland Indians Baseball! His wife Janet is a Registered Nurse and they currently live in Cincinnati.

Hannah E. Snyder

The daughter of two funeral directors, Hannah E. Snyder grew up in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home and is the 4th member of the fourth-generation to enter the family business. She was graduated with honors from: Lexington High School (Class of 2007), Ashland University (B.S. in Business Management), and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Hannah holds licenses in the state of Ohio as Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Insurance Agent and is conversationally fluent in Spanish. She served her apprenticeship under her father, J. Todd Snyder, and continues to work in the Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville/Butler, and Galion Snyder locations.

Hannah is a member of Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield. She enjoys getting lost in a book, playing the piano, adding to her makeup collection, and relaxing with friends & family.

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J. Paul Snyder

A Bellville native, Paul is a graduate of Bellville High School, attended Mansfield Business School and The Ohio State University. A second generation licensed Funeral Director, Paul married Shontell Wolford in 1953. They lived in and were active in the Fredericktown, Lexington and Bellville communities and churches, having served as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher.

Paul is a member of the Palmyra Church of Christ in Bellville. He is a Past Master of Thrall Masonic Lodge #170, Past President of the Fredericktown Lions Club and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Past Secretary of the Bellville Lions Club, and member of Ann Hill Chapter #81 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Shontell preceded Paul in death in June of 2011. He has three sons, attorney Bradley L. Snyder, J.D., Randy S. Snyder MBA, J. Todd Snyder, and has 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

J. Todd Snyder

Lexington area native, J. Todd Snyder is a graduate of Lexington High School, The Ohio State University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Todd holds licenses in the state of Ohio as Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance Agent. He has managed the Lexington Avenue Chapel since 1985, and began overseeing the operations of the Bellville-Butler Chapel following his father Paul's retirement in 1997, and the Marion Avenue Chapel in Mansfield when it was acquired in 2008. Because of his expertise in the area of funeral pre-planning and pre-funding, he served on the Funeral Advisory Board for the CNA Insurance Companies.

Past President of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District #2, Todd serves as a member of the Advisory Board for MedCentral Health System Home Health Care and Hospice. Todd and his wife Linda are members of Berean Baptist Church. Linda Snyder is also a licensed funeral director and they have two children Hannah Snyder and Gideon Snyder.

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Richard A. Snyder : May 13, 1920 ‒ May 14, 2007

Dick was born in Morrow County, graduating from Johnsville High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe with Patton's Third Army during World War II. Following the war he graduated from the Cleveland College of Embalming and became the first member of the second generation of the Snyder Family to enter funeral service.

Dick was a Past Master of Bellville Masonic Lodge #291, Past President of the Fredericktown Lions Club, and served as Grand Marshall of the Fredericktown Tomato Show. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. Dick and his wife Helen Wirick Snyder are the parents of Dan Snyder, Dennis Snyder, and Joe Snyder.

Sean Snyder

A Bellville native, Sean is a graduate of Clear Fork High School, class of 2002. After receiving his degree in Business Administration, Sean graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2006, where he received the Homer D. Leffler Award for funeral directing and counseling as well as the Ohio Embalmers Association Award. He began serving families in the Snyder Family's Richland county locations immediately after graduation.

Sean is the third member of the fourth generation of the Snyder Family to be active in funeral service. He holds licenses in Ohio as both Embalmer and Funeral Director. He and his wife Amanda and their two daughters Adelyn and Amelia live in Bellville.

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Trent A. Snyder

Trent resided in Mount Gilead for most of his life. He graduated from Mount Gilead High School, Capital University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Trent is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance Agent in the State of Ohio. He managed the funeral homes in Mount Gilead from 1975 until 2006.

Trent is a distinguished Past President of the Mount Gilead Kiwanis Club and served as Board Chairman of the Morrow County Board of MR/DD from 1984-89. He also served on the Mount Gilead Chapter of the American Red Cross Board and the Health Opportunity Search Team for Morrow County. He is the father of two sons, Ryan and Chad Snyder. Trent and his wife Reina make their home in Boulder, Colorado.

Weston T. Snyder

Weston is a native of Mount Vernon, residing there for most of his life. He is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and Malone College in Canton where he was a member of the golf team. Following graduation from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1996, Weston became the first member of the fourth generation of the Snyder Family active in funeral service. He is licensed in the State of Ohio as a Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Life Insurance Agent.

Wes is a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Country Club. He and his wife Stacy have three sons, Braxton, Jaxon and Maddox.

Jeffrey W. Briggs

Jeff Briggs was raised in Monroe County, Ohio and graduated from Woodsfield High School in the Class of 1991. He attended Ohio University and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1998 with his Bachelor's Degree in Mortuary Science. He started in funeral service in 1989 at a funeral home in Woodsfield, and in 2002 left to go to work for Rock of Ages Memorials. In August of 2005, Jeff joined the Snyder Funeral Homes of Knox County. He holds licenses in the State of Ohio as a funeral director and embalmer.

Jeff and his wife Jenny, have two children, Greg and Kaitlynn. They are members of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon,where they both serve as Extra Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Jeff is also a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #847 in Mount Vernon where he is currently serving as Grand Knight, and a 4th degree member of the Father John Lamey Assembly 2970 in Danville/Mount Vernon.

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R. Gene Burchill

Gene has resided in the Mansfield area since 1969. He is a graduate of Glendale High School, Coalport, PA, and attended Penn State University. He is a licensed insurance agent in the State of Ohio. Gene began his career in funeral service in 1993 and joined the Snyder Family in 1994. He currently serves as Family Services Manager at the Lexington Avenue, Marion Avenue-Finefrock and Bellville-Butler Chapels.

Gene and his wife Mary are members of Grace Evangelical Free Church. They have three adult daughters Kim, Sheri, and Jeni, and six grandsons.

Ryan M. Collins

A native of Lexington, Ryan graduated from Lexington High School in the Class of 1998. He received his Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Kent State University in 2003. Next, Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2005. In February of 2007, he joined Snyder Funeral Homes and assists in the operations of the two Mount Gilead Chapels and the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home in Marion. He holds licenses in the State of Ohio as a funeral director and embalmer.

Ryan and his wife Angela, a Registered Nurse at Marion General Hospital, reside in Mount Gilead. Together they attend the North Woodbury Alliance Church. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys cooking, reading, music, following the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, and spending time with his wife and little boy, Bentley.

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G. Richard DeVore

Richard is a Galena native, residing in Sunbury since 1959. He is a graduate of Galena High School and the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science Class of 1956. Richard is an Ohio State Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director. Beginning in 1935 three generations of the DeVore family operated the DeVore Funeral Homes. He merged the three DeVore locations with the Snyder family in 1993 and assists with the operation of the DeVore-Snyder Chapel locations in Delaware, Sunbury, and Marengo.

Richard is a 32 degree mason, member of Sparrow Lodge #400 F & AM, Delaware County Shrine Club, Columbia Chapter #33 OES, B.P.O. Elks #76 Delaware, and Sunbury United Methodist Church. He and his wife Phyllis have 3 children.

Susan A. Dill

Susan was born and raised in Marion, where she graduated from Pleasant High School in 1996. She received her Bachelor's degree in Communications and Public Relations from Heidelberg College. Upon graduating with honors from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2001, she was awarded the Lab Assistant Award and Delanie L. Beaver Award for restorative art. Susan holds licenses in Ohio as both a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Joining the Snyder Family after mortuary school, she served her apprenticeship in Delaware County under her father Tom Miller, and serves as a director for Snyder Funeral Homes in Richland and Crawford Counties.

She attends St. Paul Lutheran Church and serves on the board of Third Street Family Health Services. Susan and her husband Lance have two children: Gunnar and Emmary.

Trevis F. Faulkner

Trevis was raised in Jefferson County, Ohio and graduated from Buckeye North High School. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Malone College, where he was a member of the golf team. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science prior to joining the Snyder Family of Funeral Homes in 1997.

Trev is a member of the Mount Zion Lodge #9 F & AM in Mount Vernon and also the Mount Vernon Kiwanis. He holds licenses in the State of Ohio as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is also an avid golfer.

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J.B. Love

A native of Maysville, KY, J.B. attended Western Kentucky State University and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1965. He holds licenses in the State of Ohio as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is a U.S. Army veteran of the Defense Intelligence Agency serving in the Pentagon, and a member of American Legion Post #16. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church where he is chairman of the ushers and has served the congregation as an elder and deacon. He is a member of the Mansfield Rotary Club.

J.B. has resided in Mansfield since 1974, first as an associate of J.H. Finefrock & Sons Funeral Home, a firm he served for 22 years. He joined the Snyder Family in 1996 as senior director and serves families from the firmÕs three Richland County locations. When Snyder Funeral Homes acquired the former Finefrock Funeral Home building late in 2007, J.B. was named General Manager of this location, restoring him to this grand and historic home, under local and family ownership. He and his wife Susan have two sons Jay and Darrin and twin daughters Amanda and Kara.

Thomas E. Miller

Originally from Marion County, Tom is a graduate of Elgin High School, attended The Ohio State University, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Sparrow Lodge #400 Free & Accepted Masons, and Columbia Chapter #33 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Sunbury.

Tom and his wife Pat, have two daughters Heather (Fred) Kantzer and Susan (Lance) Dill, two grandchildren, Gunnar and Emmary Dill and reside in Sunbury. Tom began his career in funeral service in 1975, and has been part of the Snyder Funeral Home Family since 1995.

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Frederick W. Schenk

Fred is a lifelong Ohioan, residing in north central Ohio since 1994. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University before becoming an Ohio Licensed Funeral Director and Life/Health Insurance Agent. Fred has been involved in funeral service for twenty years, licensed for fifteen, and focused on serving families by specializing in Advance Funeral Planning since 1995. He has since been accredited with the title "Certified Preplanning Consultant" by the National Funeral Director's Association. He continues his calling and dedication to Advance Funeral Planning by serving Snyder families in Delaware, Morrow, and Marion counties.

Fred, his wife, Karen, and their two daughters, Anneliese and Clair are active members of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware. They reside on a small farm in rural Delaware County and enjoy raising beef cattle and goats.

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Donald W. Smith

Don has been a resident of the Centerburg area since 1969. He is a Veteran of the United States Army. Don worked in funeral service within the Centerburg and Westerville areas for 15 years before joining the Snyder Family in 2004. He serves as a non-licensed associate for the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Homes in Sunbury, Marengo, and Delaware.

Don and his wife Joyce are members of the Johnstown Christian Church. They have four children; Angie, Bethany, Chantel, and Donald II, and seven grandchildren.

Julia Vanderhoff

Julia was born and raised in Marion, Ohio. She Graduated from Ohio University in 1981 with a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre. She is currently the Office Manager at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home.

Cassie Hurt

A native of Mason County, West Virginia, Cassie has a B.S. in Biology from West Virginia Institute of Technology, where she played basketball, softball, and graduated with honors in 2005. She then moved to Ohio in order to pursue a career in funeral care. She attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Sciences while working and serving her apprenticeship at Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, earning her Funeral Director license in 2008. Cassie joined the Snyder Family in 2012 when the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home became the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center.

Cassie and her husband Steve have four sons, Nicholas, Dominic, Cameron, and Vance. Cassie is very involved in their sons’ school and sporting events.

Michael T. Smith, CFSP

Michael T. Smith is honored to be able to help families celebrate the lives of their loved one. Michael grew up in the funeral profession, so he understands the care and commitment it takes to serve families who are going through one of the toughest times of their life.

Michael is a native of Sanborn, Iowa where he graduated from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (HMS) High School. He continued his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association (OFDA), National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Chairman of the OFDA Education Committee and member the OFDA Legislative Committee. In his spare time Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, riding his Harley Davidson, playing disc golf and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Jamie L. Brucker

Jamie is a native of Mount Gilead, and graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 2007. He received his Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance, in 2011 from Bowling Green State University. After college he completed a two year apprenticeship with Snyder Funeral Homes and received his funeral director's license in May of 2014. As a director, he assists in the operations of the two Mount Gilead Chapels and the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home in Marion.

Currently Jamie is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he serves as the Financial Secretary. He serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Morrow County as the Treasurer. Jamie is also a member of the Mount Gilead Masonic Lodge #206. In his free time he enjoys woodworking and remodeling for family and friends.

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Michael P. Neeper

A native of Lima, Ohio, Mike graduated from Lima Central Catholic High School in 1987, attended The Ohio State University and later received his B.S. in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1990. He is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and insurance agent in the State of Ohio and also assists families in designing and selecting a permanent memorial/monument for their loved one. In 1993, he moved to Delaware, Ohio to continue his career in funeral service as a funeral director with the Bennett Brown Funeral Home and later the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home. Mike joined the Snyder Family in 2012 when the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home became the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center. Mike's wife Lora, serves as the in-house floral designer and specializes in designing floral sprays and tributes for each individual family.

Mike and Lora have 3 sons Jordan, Christian and Quinn. Mike and his wife are active members of St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware where he is a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1056 and a 4th degree member of Delaware Assembly #844 and Lora volunteers in the commons during lunch periods and recess when needed. In her spare time, Lora enjoys scrapbooking, reading and spending time with their boys, family and friends. Mike enjoys golfing, family vacations, coaching their sons in sports activities and cheering on his beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Sean M. Sauer, CFSP

Sean M. Sauer, CFSP, joined Snyder Funeral Homes in 2012 as a funeral director and embalmer, primarily assisting with the Sunbury and Delaware operation. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1996, practicing in Florida, Virginia and Ohio. Born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Pickerington, Sean was a 1990 graduate of Pickerington High School. He graduated with honors from the W. L. Philbrick School of Mortuary Science at Miami Dade College. He completed his formal education in Ohio, graduating Cum Laude from Ohio University.

Sean’s professional memberships include the National Funeral Directors Association; Ohio Funeral Directors Association, where he serves on both the Education committee and the Constitution and Bylaws committee; Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice; American Society of Embalmers and the Ohio Embalmers Association. He is also a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Delaware and Knights of Columbus Council 14457 and Assembly 3262.

Sean has earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, Inc. This is noted by the CFSP acronym, and this licensed funeral director must meet or exceed defined criteria annually to continue use of this designation.

Sean resides in Sunbury and enjoys antiques, historic buildings & architecture, visiting historic cemeteries and spending time his family. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Heather, and is the proud father of triplets, Hadley, Holden and Hudson.

Ken Davis

Ken Davis has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1976. He attended Youngstown State University and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1975. He joined the funeral home in Galion – then known as Volk-Richardson – in 1978 and became a funeral director and embalmer with Snyder Funeral Homes late in 2013. He is a licensed life insurance agent which allows him to facilitate pre-arranging and pre-funding funerals for families.

Ken has been active in many community organizations during his tenure in Galion. He is a member of the board of directors and current president of the Galion Community Center-YMCA. He serves on the board of directors of the Avita Health Foundation of Galion and Bucyrus Community Hospitals and is a member of the Galion Area Chamber of Commerce. Professionally, he is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association and National Funeral Directors Association. Ken is also a health and fitness enthusiast and enjoys weight lifting, running, bicycling and scuba diving. Aviation is a favorite pastime. An instrument-rated private pilot, Ken is active with Galion Air, Inc. and a member of the Flying Funeral Directors of America. Ken and his wife, Rhonda, have two daughters, Kaylee and Audrey.

Chuck Jackson

Chuck Jackson, a Galion native, joined Snyder Funeral Homes late in 2013 as the principal director for the staff of the Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion. His professional career with the former Richardson-Davis Funeral Home began in 1989 when he started as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Chuck graduated in 1981 from Colonel Crawford High School and began working part time at the funeral home while attending college. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1987 and from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1989.

Chuck has served on the board of directors of the Galion chapter of the American Red Cross, where he served three terms as Chapter Chairman and is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Crawford County Community Concert Association. He is a member of Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association and National Funeral Directors Association. Chuck is also the owner and operator of Linden Monuments and assists families in selecting and designing a lasting memorial tribute to their loved ones.

Chuck is an excellent craftsman and enjoys woodworking. In 1986 Chuck married his high school sweetheart, Kristi, who is a fifth grade teacher at Galion Intermediate School. Both enjoy traveling in their motor home and are avid Ohio State Buckeye fans.

Eric Sparks

A native of Crawford County, Eric Sparks started with Snyder Funeral Homes early in 2014 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a 1988 graduate of Colonel Crawford High School and earned his bachelors degree in mortuary science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1991.

Eric is a past president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District #2 and Bucyrus Kiwanis Club. He was active with the former Bucyrus Area United Way, Epworth United Methodist Church and YMCA in Bucyrus. Eric is a second generation funeral director and enjoys exercising and traveling with his wife Jayme.

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Pat LaForest

Pat is a Galion native and a Galion High School graduate. He is a United States Army veteran and served with the 11th Airborne Division in Germany. Pat retired from the Galion Fire Department in 1985 after 26 years. He also worked at St. Joseph Parish School for 29 years where he enjoyed being a custodian and watching many students grow and mature.

Pat joined the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home staff in 1993 and Snyder Funeral Homes in 2013. He is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 and V.F.W. Post 4329 in Galion. He has a son, Steve (Mandy) LaForest, a daughter, Renee and two grandchildren, Austin and Machela.

Sue Miller

Sue Miller

Sue was raised in Galion and graduated from Galion High School in 1979. She joined Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in 1988 and Snyder Funeral Homes in 2013 and has the gift of being helpful to others.

She is married to Ric and has one daughter, Niki, a granddaughter Laynee; two step- daughters, Brooke and Jessica and five step-grandchildren. She enjoys being with people, decorating, sewing, baking, collecting antiques and spending time with her family and friends.

Terry Roston

Terry Roston

Terry is a Galion native and Galion High School graduate. He joined the staff of Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel after retiring from wholesale food sales where he was frequently named “Salesman of the Year”. He and his wife, Rita have one daughter and son-in-law and four grandchildren. He is one of seven Roston siblings.

He is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion and Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Council 1234 where he serves as a volunteer for various activities. Terry enjoys boating, fishing, working in his yard, traveling and watching Galion High School and Ohio State University ball teams.

Ken Klingelhafer

Ken Klingelhafer

Ken was born and raised in Galion graduating from Galion High School in 1971. He worked at the Kroger Company retiring in 2008 after a 39 year career. He returned to Galion from Rittman in 2003 later joining the staff at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel.

Ken enjoys walking, NASCAR, model railroading and collecting vintage Christmas items. He was married to the late Dianna (Fraizer) Klingelhafer and has two children, Anthony (Vita) Cardenas and Michelle (Mark) Wengerd and four grandchildren, Oscar, Cayton, Lillie and Emmalai.

Marilyn Stepro

Marilyn Stepro

Marilyn joined Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel as organist in 1986. She is a native of Marion and graduated from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She came to Galion in 1967 and taught English at Galion Middle School where she met her husband, Bill, a long time Galion High School history teacher who together raised their two sons, Mark (Nicki) and Kevin.

Marilyn is active in the community as a board member of the Galion chapter of the American Red Cross, plays piano for many Galion Community Theatre productions, is the organist at Peace Lutheran Church and volunteers for the Crawford County Council on Aging delivering Meals on Wheels.

Dick Stowe

Dick Stowe

Dick is a life-long resident of Galion. After graduation from Galion High School, he served four years with the United States Coast Guard. He was raised in the family business of selling new automobiles with his father, uncles and brother. He owned and operated Stowe Motor Sales in Galion, specializing in the sale of pre-owned vehicles and auto detailing from 1985 until his retirement in 2007.

Dick and his wife Kay have three daughters and one son along with six grandchildren. His hobbies include touring in his antique cars, traveling and following his grandchildren in their activities. He is a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America having served as Treasurer in the local club for many years. He attends St. Paul United Methodist Church in Galion. He has been associated with Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel since 1999.