Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Robert L. Smith Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Scott W. Spidell Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Lee R. Varns Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Cindy K. Varns Funeral Director
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John L. Feucht Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Matthew W. Fickle Funeral Director/Embalmer/Advance Funeral Planner
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Jeffrey C. Smith Apprentice Funeral Director/Livery Manager
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Deloris Borter Hospitality Manager/Funeral Associate
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Walter Wilson Funeral Associate
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Richard Elliott Funeral Associate
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Rev. Andrew McClung Funeral Associate
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Tom Lupi Funeral Associate
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Terry Miller Funeral Associate
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Rick Campbell Funeral Associate

Robert L. Smith

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Bob is a 1969 graduate of Dover High School and a 1974 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is the secretary-treasurer of the Tri County Funeral Director’s Association and a member of the Ohio and National Funeral Directors Association.

Scott W. Spidell

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Scott graduated from Waynedale High School, attended The University of Akron and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1991 with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree. He and his wife, Jill, have two sons and reside in Mount Eaton.

Lee R. Varns

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Lee is a 1973 graduate of Fairless High School and a 1976 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is also a member of the Tri County Funeral Directors Association, the Garaway Lions Club and the Sugarcreek Business Association. He attends the Sugarcreek United Methodist Church and is a retired member of the Sugarcreek Volunteer Fire Department.

Cindy K. Varns

Funeral Director
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Cindy is a 1975 graduate of Fairless High School and attended the Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University. She is a licensed Funeral Director, member of the Tri County Funeral Directors Association, Sugarcreek Lioness Club, Sugarcreek Business Association and attends the Sugarcreek United Methodist Church.

John L. Feucht

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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John graduated from Fairless High School, attended Kent State University and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a life long Navarre area resident and worked for many years at the Atkinson-Feucht Funeral Homes in Navarre and Massillon. He and his wife, Beverly, have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Matthew W. Fickle

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Advance Funeral Planner
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Matt is a 2005 graduate of Marion Harding High School, and received his Bachelors of Science degree from Wilmington College in 2009 and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2013. He and his wife, Shelby, have a daughter, Emersyn, along with two dogs, Milo and Hazel.

Jeffrey C. Smith

Apprentice Funeral Director/Livery Manager
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Jeff is the Livery Manager for Smith Ambulance Service, Inc. and a Funeral Associate with Smith Funerals Homes, Inc.

A 1979 graduate of Dover High School, Jeff received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science from Stark Technical College in 1985. Since 1985, he has worked in the environmental laboratory industry primarily in project management and quality assurance fields. Jeff began working part-time for the livery service in June of 2006. In March of 2013, Jeff assumed the full-time position of managing the Livery division of Smith Ambulance while also in a support role of Smith Funeral Homes in Sugarcreek and Bolivar.
Jeff is married to the former Mary Ann Berndt, they are members of the First United Methodist Church of Dover. They have two children Brandon, wife Tessa, of Columbus and Matt of Dover.

Deloris Borter

Hospitality Manager/Funeral Associate
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Deloris helps manage our family center and assists with funeral services such as helping family members during visitation.

Walter Wilson

Funeral Associate
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Richard Elliott

Funeral Associate
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Rev. Andrew McClung

Funeral Associate
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Tom Lupi

Funeral Associate
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Terry Miller

Funeral Associate
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Rick Campbell

Funeral Associate
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