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 Brethren 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, and the Wooster Noon Lions 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 with their daughter Jenna in Wooster. He is a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Wooster where he serves on the high school youth staff and is an usher. Jeff also serves the community in the Kiwanis Club, where he is past president. He has served on several boards including The Red Cross, Grace Brethren Church, the International Cemetery and Funeral Association (ICFA), and United Way. He is a past president of the Ohio Association of Cemeteries (OAC). Jeff enjoys tennis, pickle-ball, and playing with his grandchildren Cohen and Cayda.

  

Kirk RobertsKirk D. Roberts
Family Services Director                                                        Licensed Funeral Director

Kirk was born in Wooster, Ohio and graduated from Wooster High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Miami University. After serving his apprenticeship under his brother Alex, Kirk earned his funeral director license in 2000.

Kirk and his two children live in Wooster. He is a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Wooster. Kirk has served on boards including the Ohio Association of Cemeteries, and the Wooster Christian School Board, where he served as President of both organizations. Kirk enjoys spending time with his family, travel, and cooking on the grill.

  

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. He is the son of Jeff and Michelle Roberts. He attends Grace Brethren Church in Wooster, and a member of the Wooster Kiwanis Club. He enjoys golfing, going to Indians games, and spending time with his family and friends.

 


Funeral Directors

Ashley BuckinghamAshley Buckingham

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 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

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 lives in Medina with his wife Melody and their 7 year old daughter, Hailey. He spends much of his time going on adventures with the "two most beautiful girls in the world." He is also blessed to live close to his parents, whom are both very active in their lives.

  

Matthew CarterMatthew Carter

Matthew was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Hamilton. He graduated from Badin High School. Matt attended Miami University in Hamilton and in 2014 he graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with a Bachelor Degree in Mortuary Science. He is currently serving his embalmer and funeral director apprenticeship under Alex Roberts.

Matthew lives in Wooster and is the son of Clyde and Jean Carter. He is a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Matt loves watching movies, reading and spending time with his family and friends.

  


Administrators

Lynn Bednar
Administrator

Lynn was born in Lodi and graduated from Northwestern High School. She joined Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel in May 2006. Lynn and her husband Geoff have been married for 23 years. After living in Rockford, Michigan for 20 years, they now live in Wooster. Their sons Shane and Garrett attend Smithville schools. Lynn enjoys spending time at her sons' sporting events. 

 

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 spending time with her family and visiting her son Dyrek who is currently serving 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. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI, and went 
on to earn her Master of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. Prior to working at Roberts 
Funeral Home, she spent many years teaching English classes at various schools while her husband, David, was in the Army. 

Currently, she and her husband reside in Medina with their two cats, Dora and Macy. Lisa enjoys reading mysteries and volunteering 
with Red Cross, Senior Net, and Leadership Medina County.

    


 

 

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