Staff members of Edwards Funeral Service are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique in their personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of the utmost importance to our staff of Licensed Funeral Directors, as well as, our entire support team. Mr. Edwards believes that continued education is key to providing exceptional service to our families and the funeral home makes industry continuing education and certification programs available to all staff members at no cost.
Owner, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Jeff is a 2002 Graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Upon graduation, he began his journey into his second career and first love which is funeral service and helping people. Prior to beginning his career in funeral service, Jeff was an I.S. Operations Manager and presently is still a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
He is a pioneer in the funeral industry being the first Funeral Director in the United States to perform the disposition method of Alkaline Hydrolysis on a human being. Jeff is passionate about the Alkaline Hydrolysis disposition method and enjoys traveling and speaking nationwide to Funeral Directors on a professional level. He has also worked closely with numerous Funeral Directors throughout the United States in the installation and implementation of the alkaline hydrolysis technology. This method of disposition is also referred to as Aquamation.
Jeff was also the managing funeral director at the late Crosby Funeral Home from 2004-2006. He is a former Worthy Vice-President of the Southside Eagles Lodge #2244. Jeff spends much of his time educating families about Burial, Cremation and Alkaline Hydrolysis service choices, as well as, dedicating himself to providing extraordinary service at the most affordable prices in the State of Ohio. It is his passion to bring affordable funeral service options to all of central Ohio. He believes that at a funeral, you should pay your respects and not your life savings. Jeff is a Notary Public in the State of Ohio. Jeff is Certified by C.A.N.A. (Cremation Association of North America) as a Crematory Owner/Operator.
Kelly graduated Cum Laude in 2016 with a bachelors degree at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Upon graduation, she started serving her apprenticeship at Edwards Funeral Service under Mr. Edwards. Kelly has her Certified Crematory Operator Certificate from the National Funeral Directors Association and is a Certified Funeral Celebrant by the In-Sight Institute. She completed her apprenticeship and passed her exams on the first try in 2017 and is excited to continue her career as the funeral director/embalmer at our Marion Ohio location.
Travis graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2017 with a bachelors degree at
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Upon graduation, he started
serving his apprenticeship at Edwards Funeral Service under Mr. Edwards.
Travis has his Certified Crematory Operator Certificate from the
National Funeral Directors Association and is a Certified Funeral
Celebrant by the In-Sight Institute.Travis is a Notary Public in the State of Ohio.
Lisa Coss (Edwards) came to Edwards Funeral Service in 2008 where she has been serving as a Concierge. She is the “behind-the-scenes” expert on what paperwork I’s must be dotted and when the T’s should be crossed. She enjoys building the Video Tributes for the loved one’s life we are celebrating. Lisa is a Licensed Notary Public in the State of Ohio.
Lisa was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Jeff and Treasa Edwards. She is enjoying her life as a loving and caring wife, mother and a devoted family member to her family business. She is a 2010 Alumnus of Hamilton Township High School and Eastland Career Center where she studied Legal/Medical Office Administration.
Louis joined Edwards Funeral Service in early 2007 and has served in numerous
roles. Louis is a native of the South Side of Columbus having attended
South High. Louis is Certified by C.A.N.A. (Cremation Association of
North America) as a Crematory Operator and licensed by the State of Ohio as a Crematory Operator.