Roberts Funeral Home

Our Staff

Once you request the services of Roberts Funeral Home, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

The Roberts Family

JP RobertsJP Roberts
Founder
1929 - 2011

J.P. was born in Sneedville, Tennessee, where he graduated from Sneedville High School in 1947. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from East Tennessee State University in 1951. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Following the war, he and his brother Chester founded many cemeteries in Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia including Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Wadsworth, and Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Brunswick. With his sons, he was the founder of Roberts Funeral Home in Wooster, the first Cemetery / Funeral Home Combination in Ohio.

He was very active in the cemetery industry in Ohio and nationally, serving as president of the Ohio Association of Cemeteries and on the board of the American Cemetery Association. He earned the Outstanding Cemeterian Award in 1988, only the second time it had been presented.

He was a member of Grace Brethren Church and past president of the Madisonburg Lions Club. He served the Wooster community in many ways: raising money and donating thousands of hours to better the community. He enjoyed golf, fishing, travel, and spending time with his ten grandchildren.

  

Alex RobertsAlex P. Roberts
President, Roberts Funeral Home
Licensed Funeral Director

Alex was born in Wooster, Ohio, where he graduated from Wooster High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Miami University. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and was president of his fraternity. After serving an apprenticeship under his brother Jeff Roberts he was licensed as a funeral director in 1994. Alex and his wife Pam live with their two sons in Wooster. He is a member of the Grace Church in Wooster. Alex also serves the community in the Wooster Noon Lions Club, where he is past president. Alex is also a member of the Ebenezer Lodge #33 F&AM, and Wooster Chapter #27. He has served on several boards including Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, Wayne County Children Services Board, the Wooster Noon Lions Club, and the Wooster Country Club. Alex enjoys spending time with his family, golf, travel, and playing the drums.

  

Jeff RobertsJeffrey P. Roberts
Chief Financial Officer
Licensed Funeral Director

Jeff was born in Kentucky, and graduated from Wooster High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Miami University. Jeff earned his funeral director license in 1988. Jeff and his wife Michelle live in Wooster. They have three children. He is a member of the Grace Church in Wooster where he serves as a Pastoral Care member and is an usher. Jeff also serves the community in the Kiwanis Club, where he is both past president and treasurer. He has served on several boards including The Red Cross, Grace Church, the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA), and United Way. He is a past president of the Ohio Cemetery Association (OCA). Jeff enjoys tennis, pickleball, and spending time with his grandchildren.

  

Kirk RobertsKirk D. Roberts
Family Services Director                                                        Licensed Funeral Director

Kirk was born in Wooster, OH and graduated from Wooster High School in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Miami University and earned his funeral director license in 2000.

Kirk lives with his wife Jelayne and has 2 adult children, 2 adult step children and 3 grandchildren. He is a member of Grace Church in Wooster. Kirk has served on several boards including the Salvation Army, and is past president of the Ohio Cemetery Association and the Wooster Christian School Board and was recently appointed by the Govenor of Ohio to the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission. Kirk is also a member of the Toppers organization, a private group of cemetery and funeral professionals. Kirk enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and cooking.

  

Gregory RobertsGregory W. Roberts
1957 - 2013

Greg was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from Wooster High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from Ashland University.

Greg and his wife Mindy lived in Wooster. He was a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Wooster. Greg was also a 25-year member of the Wooster Rotary Club where he had been an active member of the annual Antique Auction committee. Greg was a past president of the Ohio Association of Cemeteries, and past board member of the International Cemetery and Funeral Association. Greg enjoyed spending time with his family, travel, and golf.

  

Jarad RobertsJarad Roberts
Licensed Funeral Director

Jarad was born in Wooster, Ohio and graduated from Wooster High School. He earned an Associates of Business Management from Akron University. He then went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. After serving his apprenticeship under Alex Roberts, he became licensed in 2011.

Jarad lives in Wooster with his wife Jean, and daughter Jocelyn. He is the son of Jeff and Michelle Roberts. Jarad is a member of Grace Church in Wooster, and of the Wooster Kiwanis Club. He enjoys watching the Cleveland Indians and taking his daughter golfing.

 


Funeral Directors

Ashley BuckinghamAshley Buckingham
Funeral Director

Ashley was born in Ashland, Ohio, where she graduated from Ashland High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from The Ohio State University. She graduated with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She served her funeral director and embalmer apprenticeship under Alex Roberts, obtaining her license in 2014

Ashley lives in Wooster and is the daughter of Teresa Schneider and Mike Buckingham. She also serves the community in the Wooster Noon Lions Club. Ashley is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ashland. She enjoys attending OSU football games, spending time with her family and her cat Weasel.

  

Matt MiliaMatt Milia
Funeral Director

Matt was born in Cleveland, raised in Strongsville and graduated from Strongsville High School. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2005 and received his license in 2007.

Matt moved down to the Marietta area in 2015 to work for the funeral home. He and his wife Melody recently bought a home in Vienna where they live with their 9 year old daughter Hailey. He spends much of his time going on adventures with the "two most beautiful girls in the world.

  

  

Christie StephensChristie Stephens
Apprentice Funeral Director

Christie was born in Lima, Ohio and graduated from Allen East High School. She graduadted from Rhodes State College with an Associates degree in Science and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with a Bachelors Degree in mortuary Science. She is currently serving her Funeral Director Apprenticeship under Alex Roberts.

Christie has two Sons Benny and George. She enjoys camping, spending time outdoors and antiques.

  


Administrators

Lynn Bednar
Administrator

Lynn was born in Lodi and raised in West Salem. She graduated from Northwestern High School and joined Roberts Funeral Home - Sherwood Chapel in May 2006. Lynn and her husband Geof have been married for 32 years and have two sons. After living in Michigan for 20 years, they now live in Smithville. She attends Grace Church in Wooster and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and taking trips up north to their cabin in Wisconsin.

 

Amanda Bittinger
Administrator

Amanda was born and raised in Ashland. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1993, and North Central State College in 1999. She is a member of the Mifflin Lions Club, an EMT with the Mifflin Community Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Ladies Auxillary. She lives with her husband JJ and two children, Hunter and Hayley. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children's scouting and sporting events, scrap booking, cooking, gardening, and playing with her dogs.

    

Amy Casto
Administrator

Amy was born and raised in Friendly, WV and graduated Sistersville High School in 1988. She also attended the PRT Vocational Technical Center obtaining her Certificate in Business Administration her senior year. She joined East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in 2004 and the newest Roberts Funeral Home, East Lawn Chapel, Marietta in 2014. Amy and her husband Doug live in Reno, Ohio. She enjoys scrap booking, genealogy, spending time with her family and visiting her son Dyrek who currently resides in Columbus, Ohio after serving 6 years in the US Air Force.

    

Tami Sheppard
Administrator

Tami was born and raised in Ashland. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1983. She also attended Ashland County West Holmes Career Center where she studied graphic communications. She joined Roberts Funeral Home Ashland Co. Memorial Park in 2013. She served on the board of directors for the Ashland County Humane Society and is an avid animal lover. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, sports, attending concerts and traveling.

    

Lisa Rivedal
Administrator

Lisa was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1994, she earned her Master of Arts degree in English Language and Literature and began teaching at various colleges while traveling the United States as her husband, David, served in the Army. Lisa joined the Roberts Family in August 2014. She enjoys reading, good wine, and great conversations. Currently, she resides in Medina with her two cats, Dora and Macy.

    


 

 

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