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Our Staff


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.

Stuart Snow

Stuart Snow

Managing Funeral Director - Columbus

Stuart is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He comes to us from a successful Funeral Home and Preneed Sales Management career. Prior to his current role, he served as an Area Sales Manager, Regional Sales Director and as a Vice President of Preneed Marketing for a funeral service organization where he also served as a Managing Director; with both sales and operational responsibilities. He served several years in the management of funeral homes in Indiana and Ohio.

Stuart graduated from Andersonville Theological Seminary with a Masters’s in Religious Educationand a Doctorate in Theology and Grief Counseling. He also earned aBachelors degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Sciencein 2008. Stuart serves a church as a bi-vocational pastor. He resides with his wife Leigh Anne and family. 

Stuart is a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. Stuart holds the (CFSP) Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practicethe (CPC) Certified Preplanning Counselor designation through NFDA and also has the  Certified Crematory Operator Certification through ICCFA. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Telephone: 1-614-444-3200

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Kelly Hoening

Kelly Hoening

Managing Funeral Director - Marion

Kelly is the Managing Funeral Director of the Marion Chapel. She 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.

Telephone: 1-740-387-1188

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Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards

Founder, Emeritus, 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.

Telephone: 1-614-444-3200

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David Haines

David Haines

Funeral Director & Embalmer

David has 29 years of experience in all aspects of Funeral Service and manages the Crematory Care Facility for Edwards Funeral Service in addition to meeting families at both our Columbus and Marion, Ohio locations.


Louis Giamarco

Louis Giamarco

Facilities Maintenance

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 School. 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.

Telephone: 1-614-444-3200


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