The Snyder Family

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C. Clay Snyder Owner • Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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J. Todd Snyder Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Weston Snyder Owner • Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Sean W. Snyder Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Chad J. Snyder Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Ridge Snyder Funeral Director
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Trent Snyder Retired Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Gideon P. Snyder Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Hannah Snyder Wernecke Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Linda Snyder Funeral Director
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J. Paul Snyder Retired Owner • Funeral Director
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Braxton Snyder Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer and Certified Crematory Operator
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Dennis Snyder Retired Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer

Delaware County

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Michael Neeper Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, & Monument Specialist
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Katie Dauber Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Lee Smith Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Ken Chambers Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Thomas Miller 1953 - 2022
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Joe Gustin Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Diana Carpenter Office Administrator

Marion, Morrow, & Wyandot Counties

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Zach Wheeler Office Administrator
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Brad Batton Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Ryan Collins Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Larry Hall Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Lyle E. “Gene” Farison Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Domenick Marocco Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Michael T. Smith, CFSP Marion Chapels Manager • Funeral Director & Embalmer

Knox & Ashland Counties

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Gloria Lasater Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Kris Buirley Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Dusty Frazier Funeral Director
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Jeff Briggs Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator & Monument Specialist
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Joel Laslo Embalmer & Certified Crematory Operator
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Ashley Buirley Loudonville Chapel Manager • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Trevis Faulkner Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Brent Lasater Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Jason Frazer Funeral Director & Certified Crematory Operator

Richland & Crawford Counties

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Eric Young Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Susan Dill Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Liz Nester Funeral Director & Embalmer
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JB Love Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Chuck Jackson Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Eric Sparks Funeral Director & Embalmer

All Locations

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Jalane Miller Community Relations Director
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Gary Crawford Pre-Planning Specialist
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Erin Coss Pre-Planning Specialist
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Allyson Miller Pre-Planning Specialist

Eric Young

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Zach Wheeler

Office Administrator
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Email address: zach@snyderfuneralhomes.com

A native of Marion, Zach graduated from Ridgedale High School in the Class of 2006. He furthered his education at The Ohio State University, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in English. Zach has been a lifelong member of Family Life Church, where he plays the guitar on their worship team and volunteers on their media team. He is married to Stephanie Wheeler, and they are blessed to have three children: Landyn, Nora, and Asher. He is a dedicated member of the team for Snyder Funeral Homes in Marion and Mount Gilead, helping run the office and specializing in graphic design. He is truly honored to help families celebrate the unique life of their loved ones.

C. Clay Snyder

Owner • Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: clay@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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 and Sunbury.

Clay previously served 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 was a former 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 Jacqui are members of the William Street United Methodist Church. They have one son, Ridge who is a graduate of Otterbein University and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, currently serving his funeral directors apprenticeship under his father, and one daughter, Sophi.

Brad Batton

Funeral Director & Embalmer

J. Todd Snyder

Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: todd@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Lexington area native, J. Todd Snyder is a graduate of Lexington High School (class of 1981), 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 and is a Past President of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District #2.

Todd and his wife Linda are members of Berean Baptist Church and enjoy traveling together. Linda Snyder is also a licensed funeral director and they have two children (both also funeral directors) Hannah Snyder Wernecke & Gideon Snyder and three adorable grandsons Judah, Benjamin, & Shepherd Snyder.

Weston Snyder

Owner • Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: wes@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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 has three sons, Braxton, Jaxon and Maddox. Braxton plans to follow his father's footsteps and is currently enrolled in mortuary school.

Ryan Collins

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: ryan@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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 Snyder Funeral Home Craven Chapel in Mount Gilead 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 Family Nurse Practitioner in Westerville, reside in Olive Green. 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, his son, Bentley, and his daughter, Finnley.

Larry Hall

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Larry A. Hall is a life long resident of Marion, Ohio having graduated from Marion Harding High School, attended Marion Technical College, the Ohio State University and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is member of St. Mary Catholic Church and is or has been a member of nearly every social, fraternal and professional organization in Marion and has served on most of their boards or as an officer, as he continues to be supportive of the Marion community. He has faithfully served the funeral and burial needs of the Marion area for over 50 years, including as an owner of Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors for 35 years. He and his wife Linda have a blended family of 5 children and 10 grandchildren. Larry and Linda enjoy watching their grandchildren's activities, travel, outdoor and water related activities.

Sean W. Snyder

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: sean@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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.

He holds licenses in Ohio as both Embalmer and Funeral Director. He and his wife Amanda and their three daughters Adelyn, Amelia, and Annabelle live in Bellville.

Chad J. Snyder

Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: chad@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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 and Embalmer, 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 Snyder Funeral Homes locations in Mount Gilead following his father Trent's retirement in 2006, after previously working for 3 years with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Homes in Delaware County. In March of 2006, he became the manager of the Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, in Marion. In December of 2014, he was again honored to partner with and manage the Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall  Chapel, in Marion. In April of 2021, the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey joined the Snyder Funeral Homes family under his leadership.  He also was a member and Past President of the Board of Directors for the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, and he was formerly on the Boards of Hospice of Morrow County, Morrow County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties.  Growing up, he attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Gilead and more recently attended the Marion Salem United Methodist Church in Marion. He cherishes every moment spent with family and friends, especially his wife, Rachel, and their two children: Charlie Quinn and Garrix Xavier Snyder. He also enjoys fanatically rooting on his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes, playing basketball (even though he's getting too old for it), and he truly considers it an honor to carry on his family's legacy of funeral service.

Ridge Snyder

Funeral Director
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Email address: ridge@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Ridge is a 4th generation funeral director who was born and raised in Delaware, Ohio. He is a 2018 graduate of Otterbein University and a 2020 graudate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He served his apprenticeship under his father, Clay, and became a licensed funeral director on November 17, 2021. He is honored to serve friends and neighbors in the Delaware community.

Gloria Lasater

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: gloria@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Gloria Dickerson Lasater, a native of Gambier. She is a 1994 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Gloria began her employment with Dilley Funeral Service in 1995, while attending college. In 1997, she graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Gloria is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She is a member and club officer of the Soroptimist International of Mount Vernon and Knox County. Gloria has three children: Carter and twins Avery and Ashton who attend Mount Vernon City Schools. She is the daughter of Leonard and Dottie Dickerson of Gambier.

Trent Snyder

Retired Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Trent resided in Mount Gilead for most of his life, graduating from Mount Gilead High School. He attended The Ohio State University and received his B.A. in Business Administration from Capital University. Trent graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1975, and was selected as a Mu Sigma Alpha Award recipient. He is a member of Pi Sigma Eta, a mortician's fraternity and is a Certified Funeral Celebrant.

After graduation from mortuary school, Trent returned to Mount Gilead to manage the Snyder Funeral Home branch there, as well as the Craven Funeral Home of Mount Gilead after it joined the Snyder Family of Funeral Homes in 1985. Trent is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance Agent in the State of Ohio.

He is a Past President of the Mount Gilead Kiwanis Club and served as the Board Chairman of the Morrow County Board of MR/DD from 1984-89. Trent also served on the Mount Gilead Chapter of the American Red Cross Board, the Health Opportunity Search Team for Morrow County and the Morrow County Chapter of the American Heart Association Board.

Trent is married to Reina Enloe Snyder and resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is the father of two sons Chad (Rachel Clinger) Snyder, a fourth generation member of the Snyder Funeral Homes Family and Ryan (Dhara Patel) Snyder.

Kris Buirley

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: kris@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Kris Buirley graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1997. After high school Kris attended Marietta College and received a bachelor's degree in Advertising/Public Relations in the spring of 2001. During his time at Marietta, Kris was a captain on the Baseball team and led the Pioneers to two World Series appearances. Following his college career, Kris Played three years of Professional Baseball. In 2009 Kris graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 2010.
Kris is a member of the Loudonville Lions Club. In his spare time Kris likes to hunt, fish, play guitar, pistol shooting and watch Ohio State Football games. He is married to Ashley Buirley, who is also a Funeral Director with Snyder Funeral Homes in Loudonville. They live in Loudonville and have three beautiful girls, Grayson, Spencer, and Landry.

Dusty Frazier

Funeral Director

Susan Dill

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: susan@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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.

Gideon P. Snyder

Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: gideon@snyderfuneralhomes.com

The son of two funeral directors, Gideon Paul Snyder grew up in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home and is 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, Class of 2013), and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (Class of 2014). He served his apprenticeship under his father, J. Todd Snyder.

Gideon and his wife Janet are members of Heartland Church in Lexington where Gideon serves as an elder and as a guitarist on the worship team. He is active with their men’s softball league and enjoys playing and watching all types of sports, especially Ohio State Football, Cleveland Indians Baseball, and Columbus Crew SC Soccer! His hobbies include collecting sports cards and playing board games with friends and family. Janet is a Registered Nurse and they live in Mansfield with their three sons Judah, Benjamin, & Shepherd and goldendoodle Ivy.

Hannah Snyder Wernecke

Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: hannah@snyderfuneralhomes.com

The daughter of two funeral directors, Hannah Snyder Wernecke 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, Class of 2011), and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (Class of 2012). Hannah holds licenses in the state of Ohio as Funeral Director, Embalmer, Insurance Agent, Notary, and is conversationally fluent in Spanish. Hannah served her apprenticeship under her father, J. Todd Snyder, and works in the Mansfield, Lexington, and Bellville/Butler chapels as an at-need director while managing the social media accounts for Snyder Funeral Homes.

Hannah is a member of Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield and enjoys playing the piano. She and her husband, Dantan Wernecke, like to get lost in a good book, enjoy a delicious cup of black coffee, listen to mid-century jazz, and travel to a new place every year. Dantan is a history professor at Ashland University. Their cockapoo pup, Jasper, loves to dig in the dirt and cuddle on the couch.

Linda Snyder

Funeral Director
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Born and raised in the Cincinnati area, Linda moved to Mansfield and became a funeral director after marrying J. Todd Snyder. She was graduated from Madeira High School in Cincinnati and has a bachelor's from Milligan College in Tennessee. She raised two children, Hannah Snyder Wernecke and Gideon Snyder, who both joined the funeral business. Linda can be heard answering the phone and seen helping out around the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.

She and Todd are members of Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield and she enjoys spending time with her grandsons Judah, Benjamin, & Shepherd Snyder and traveling with friends and family.

J. Paul Snyder

Retired Owner • Funeral Director
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Email address: paul@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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 currently serves as Chairman of the Trustees for the Bellville-Jefferson Twp. Historical Society.

He has three sons, attorney Bradley L. Snyder, J.D., Randy S. Snyder MBA, J. Todd Snyder, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Jeff Briggs

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator & Monument Specialist
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Email address: jeff@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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, Ohio, 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. Jenny is the Pre-K Teacher for Danville Local Schools. Greg graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in the spring of 2020 and Kaitlynn is a Sophomore at the University of Findlay studying Early Childhood Education and she is a catcher for the University's Softball team. They are members of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. Jeff is a 3rd degree member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #847 in Mount Vernon and a 4th degree member of the Father John Lamey Assembly 2970 in Danville/Mount Vernon. He is also a member of Knox Hand Gunners Club.

Joel Laslo

Embalmer & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: joel@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Joel is a lifelong native of Mount Vernon. He is a 1996 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, a 2001 graduate of The Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a 2006 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He and his wife Lesly have two children: Ethan who plays football and baseball at MVHS and Makena who runs cross country for MVMS. Joel and his family are members of the YMCA and in his spare time, he coaches the MVHS baseball team.

Ashley Buirley

Loudonville Chapel Manager • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: ashley@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Ashley Buirley was born and raised in Grinnell, Iowa and graduated from Grinnell High School in 2005. After high school, Ashley attended the University of Iowa for two years and then transferred to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in the fall of 2007. Ashley graduated from Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science in 2009. She has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 2010. Ashley enjoys being around her family, live music, and reading. She is a retired member of the Roller Derby team in Mount Vernon, Central Ohio Roller Derby, and a member of the Loudonville Lions Club. Ashley is married to Kris Buirley who is a Funeral Director with Snyder Funeral Homes. They live in Loudonville and have three beautiful daughters, Grayson, Spencer, and Landry.

Trevis Faulkner

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: trevis@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Trev was raised in Jefferson County, Ohio and graduated from Buckeye North High School. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Malone University in Canton, where he was a member of the golf team. He is a member of the Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge #9 F&AM and Kiwanis in Mount Vernon. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science prior to joining the Snyder Family of Funeral Homes in 1997. He holds licenses in the State of Ohio as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He continues to be an avid golfer.

Lyle E. “Gene” Farison

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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A native of Forest, Ohio, Gene is a graduate of Riverdale High School, Bowling Green State University, and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and the Ohio National Guard. Gene became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1970. For the first five years of Gene’s career, he managed the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home in Perrsyburg.

In 1975, Gene and Jack Hottinger moved to Marion, Ohio, to partner in owning and operating the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home. After nearly 40 years of service to the Marion Community, Gene still helps with arrangements, visiting hours and funerals for his many dear friends. He also continues to be involved with the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, as a member of their finance and legislative committees.

During his time in Marion, Gene has served as President and a member of the board of numerous Marion civic organizations. Some of his highlights include his involvement with the Marion Chamber of Commerce where he served as chairman, founding board member of Marion CAN DO, United Way where he served as chair of the Allocations Committee for many years, and ADAMH boards, and being named as a “Distinguished Citizen of Marion in 1987.” Gene also served many years as a director of Bank One Marion which later became Chase Bank, he served on the Palace Theater board and also served on the Foundation Board of Bowling Green State University. He and his wife, Jan, continue to be active members of the Epworth United Methodist Church where Gene served as chairman of the Administrative Board, Trustee and the Pastoral Parrish Committee. They have two children: Corrie (Chris) Viola, and Scott (Celeste) Farison; and four grandchildren: Connor and Cecilia “CeCe” Viola, and Nathan and Benjamin Farison. Some of their favorite pastimes are boating up on Lake Erie, fishing, traveling, watching Robert Morris University football, where his son is the assistant head coach, and chasing their four precious grandchildren.

Liz Nester

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: liz@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Liz joined the Snyder team in 2021. Born and raised in Mansfield, Liz is a graduate of Mansfield Christian School and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

Brent Lasater

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: brent@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Brent Lasater was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio; moved to Mount Vernon after graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1996. Brent is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance agent. He is a member of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club, The Old Homestead Club, Mt. Zion Lodge # 9 F.& A.M., Elks Lodge, the Heritage Center Association, and the Knox and County Chamber of Commerce. Brent has three children: Carter and twins Avery and Ashton.

Jason Frazer

Funeral Director & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: jason@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Jason is a Licensed Funeral Director. He is a 1996 graduate of Cazenovia College with a Bachelor of Science degree. Jason serves as the District Disaster Response Coordinator for the Three Rivers District and is a 4-H Adviser. Jason is a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church. Jason is originally from New Hampshire and now lives with his wife Taffy in Mount Vernon. They have two children, Patrick and Joslin.

Braxton Snyder

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer and Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: braxton@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Braxton is the first member of the 5th generation of the Snyder family to join the business. He was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Ohio and was graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is currently serving his apprentiship under his father, Wes Snyder at our Knox County locations.

JB Love

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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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.

Dennis Snyder

Retired Owner • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: dennis@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Dennis was born in Mansfield, the son of Richard and Helen Snyder and has resided in Knox County most of his life.

A graduate of Fredericktown High School, he attended The Ohio State University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, and first in his class, from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1970, where he was recognized as the Nunamaker Scholar and selected by the National Association of Mortuary Colleges as a Mu Sigma Alpha Award recipient. Dennis is a member of Pi Sigma Eta, a national mortician's fraternity and is a graduate of the International Cemetery, Crematory and Funeral Association University. He is also a Certified Funeral Celebrant. Following his apprenticeship, he was licensed as an embalmer and funeral director in the state of Ohio in the spring of 1971. Dennis became the first of the third generation of the Snyder family in funeral service. 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 served as the president of Snyder Funeral Homes, Inc., following his father Richard's retirement in 1982 until January of 2011 when Dennis retired from the company Board of Directors.

Dennis served in the United States Army Reserves for six years, he is a life member of Bellville Masonic Lodge, a member of the Valley of Columbus Consistory 32 degree, former member of Al Koran Shrine in Cleveland, past president of the Mansfield Sertoma Club, former member of the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club, a member of the Mount Vernon Country Club, attends the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. He was a member and past president of the Knox County Public Defenders Board, served 10 years as a member of the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, is a member and past board member of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, member and past president of the Old Homestead Club in Mount Vernon.

Dennis is married to Diana (Brust) Snyder who graduated from Marion Harding High School, in Marion and had been employed at the College of Wooster. Dennis is the father of Weston T. (Stacy) Snyder, the first of the fourth generation of the Snyder family in funeral service. Dennis also has two stepsons Douglas (Dr. Josette) Grice and Ryan (Cori) Grice, and seven grandchildren Braxton Snyder, Jaxon Snyder, and Maddox Snyder, Brandon Grice, Brittany Grice, and twins Trey and Alaina Grice.

Domenick Marocco

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: domenick@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Domenick J. Marocco III is a native of Marion, Ohio. He is a 2005 graduate of Marion Harding High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Economics from The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. In 2011, Domenick graduated with honors from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and served his apprenticeship at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, now Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home where he continues to be of service to his community.

 

Locally, Domenick is a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church, on the Board of Directors of the Marion Family YMCA, and was appointed by The Marion City Council to the Marion Board of Commissions. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to foreign countries, anything outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.

Michael T. Smith, CFSP

Marion Chapels Manager • Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: michael@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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.
President, and is a member of: the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), and numerous OFDA committees. In his spare time Michael enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, riding his Harley Davidson, playing golf and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Chuck Jackson

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: galion@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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 a formery 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 teacher at Galion Intermediate School. Both enjoy traveling in their motor home and are avid Ohio State Buckeye fans.

Eric Sparks

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: eric@snyderfuneralhomes.com

A native of Bucyrus, 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 Bachelor's Degree in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1991.

Eric is a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association, Crawford County Community Concert Association and a past president of District #2 of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. He is a past-president and member of the Galion Kiwanis Club, currently serves on the Board of the Galion Community Center YMCA and attends, with his wife Jayme, Grace Point in Galion. Eric is a second generation funeral director and enjoys exercising and traveling.

Michael Neeper

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, & Monument Specialist
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Email address: mike@snyderfuneralhomes.com

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, certified crematory operator 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 (Kaiti), Christian and Quinn and welcomed their first grandchild Oliver Michael Neeper to the family on June 28, 2019. 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.

Katie Dauber

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: katie@snyderfuneralhomes.com

A native of Logan County, Ohio, Katie graduated from Indian Lake High School in 2009, attended The Ohio State University, and later received her B.S. in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She became a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and cremation specialist in 2014. Katie joined Snyder Funeral Homes in fall of 2016, and primarily works at the Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware. In her free time Katie volunteers as a crisis counselor for Crisis Text Line, and is a member of Kiwanis. You can find her every Saturday cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes Football, or spending her free time helping her sister in the journey to becoming a funeral director as well.

Lee Smith

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator
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Email address: lee@snyderfuneralhomes.com

A native of Huron County, Lee is a 1975 Graduate of the Culver Military Academy, a Graduate of Bowling Green State University (Firelands Campus), and a 1980 Graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is dual licensed Ohio Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Lee married Amy Dawson in 1981, and together they have two children. Both his children are grown, married and thriving in their own lives. They each have one son, born within a week of each other in 2014, and are growing up so fast.
In his spare time, Lee enjoys spending time with his family, and especially the two grandsons. He also enjoys riding and working on his old motorcycle.
Lee joined the Snyder Funeral Homes in February 2015, and primarily serves families in Delaware County.

Ken Chambers

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Email address: kenchambers@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Ken is a native Buckeye, born and raised on the east side of Columbus. A graduate of Eastmoor High School attended The Ohio State University and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science. He began his career in funeral service in Rockville, Maryland followed by Louisville, Kentucky before returning home to central Ohio. Throughout the course of his career, Ken has been active in a number of organizations, primarily Rotary Club and Chambers of Commerce. He sincerely enjoys serving families in their time of need and uses his experience to help them confront the death of their loved one and assist them in taking the first few steps without them.
Ken is the youngest of his 5 brothers and enjoys sharing his love of the Buckeyes, Blue Jackets and Chicago Cubs with them. He is the father of his two sons, Tyler and Arek. He enjoys woodworking and home improvement projects. He and his wife of 22 years spend their time exploring the city with friends and family. As they make Sunbury their home, they look forward to joining and becoming involved in the community and Delaware County.

Thomas Miller

1953 - 2022
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Email address: tom@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Originally from Marion County, Tom was a graduate of Elgin High School, attended The Ohio State University, graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was 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, three grandchildren, Gunnar and Emmary Dill and Wyatt Kantzer. Tom began his career in funeral service in 1975, and has been part of the Snyder Funeral Home Family since 1995.

Tom passed away unexpecedly in January of 2022 and we are saddened by the loss of such a wonderful and dedicated man. Click here to read Tom's obituary.

Joe Gustin

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Crematory Operator

Diana Carpenter

Office Administrator
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Email address: diana@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Diana was born and raised in Delaware, OH, and graduated with the class of 1980 from Rutherford B. Hayes High School. Prior to beginning her employment with Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, she spent 26 years with the Ohio Funeral Directors Association as the Education & Events Coordinator.

Diana enjoys spending time outdoors riding bike trails, walking her rescue dog Gracie, traveling, spending a rainy day reading a good book, and watching the Browns and Packers on Sundays.

She is honored to be a part of the Snyder Funeral Home assisting families in her hometown.

Jalane Miller

Community Relations Director
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Email address: jalane@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Although born in Mansfield, Ohio, Jalane has experienced living in many parts of the United States including the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. She graduated with honors from California Lutheran University with a B.A. in Communications. Her professional career includes working for President Reagan at his library in Simi Valley, California, Director of Public Relations and Investor Relations for Salem Communications, the largest Christian broadcasting company in the United States, Community Relations Coordinator for MedCentral Hospice and Case Manager for the Area Agency on Aging. Jalane is the Public Relations Director for all four divisions of Snyder Funeral Homes.

Jalane enjoys organic gardening and cooking, reading and exercise. She and her husband Bob are charter members of Heartland Church in Lexington. They live in a country setting where they prefer spending as much time outdoors as possible. Jalane hopes above all to represent God’s amazing love in her role as wife, mother, daughter and sister.

Gary Crawford

Pre-Planning Specialist
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Email address: gary@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Gary Crawford is an Advanced Planning Specialist for Snyder Funeral Homes in Richland and Crawford Counties and is a Licensed Life Insurance Agent with 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. He lives in Lexington with his wife Pam and has 4 kids and 7 grandkids. He is a member of Crossroads Community Church in Mansfield and enjoys cooking, traveling (especially to escape Ohio's cold weather!), and spending time with his family. He is honored to help area families address their pre-planning funeral needs.

Erin Coss

Pre-Planning Specialist
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Email address: erin@snyderfuneralhomes.com

Erin Coss is an Advanced Planning Specialist for Snyder Funeral Homes in Delaware, Marion and Morrow counties and is a Licensed Life Insurance Agent. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY Erin now calls Delaware, Ohio home. She married her high school sweetheart Eric and they have 5 children together. Erin is an Ordained Pastor with Harvest Network International and is a member of Vessel Community Church in Mount Gilead. Erin enjoys Bible studies, video games, and helping people. Erin is honored to help area families address their pre-planning funeral needs.

Allyson Miller

Pre-Planning Specialist