Roberts Funeral Home – Sherwood Chapel, Wooster is located on the grounds of Sherwood Memorial Gardens on State Route 3, just 2 miles north of Wooster. It was the first funeral home/cemetery combination in the State of Ohio. We incorporated the beautiful gardens surrounding the funeral home into the funeral home design. As you enter, a peaceful display of seasonal flowers and Ivy welcomes you. The Atrium Room has two beautiful windows with a mixture of tropical and seasonal plants. The Chapel boasts a vaulted ceiling and accommodates as many as 100 guests for a service. Comforting colors are used throughout to provide a peaceful environment.
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.
Jeffrey 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 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 Governor 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.
Jarad P. 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 daughters Jocelyn and Josie. 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 daughters golfing.
Ashley C. Buckingham
Licensed 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 and spending time with her family.
Taylor L. Casini
Apprentice Funeral Director
Taylor was born in Las Vegas and was raised in New Philadelphia. She graduated from Indian Valley High School and attended Kent State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She then earned an Associates Degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She is currently working towards achieving her goal of being a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Taylor currently lives in Wooster and enjoys spending time gardening, cooking, and watching football.
Jennifer R. Burke
Apprentice Funeral Director
Jennifer was born in Sandusky, Ohio and raised in Castalia.
She graduated from Margaretta High School and attended Bowling Green State
University where she earned an Associate’s degree in Applied Science. She then
attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where she earned a Bachelor’s
in Mortuary Science. She is currently working towards being a licensed funeral
director and embalmer.
She currently lives in Wooster. Jennifer enjoys hiking,
playing board games and watching Netflix.