Staff

The Tufts Schildmeyer Family has gathered a highly trained staff of outstanding professional funeral directors, embalmers, and associate staff dedicated to providing exceptional service to each family. We thank you for your trust and confidence in our services.

 Tufts Schildmeyer Ownership

Lawrence Schildmeyer Sr.

Lawrence T. Schildmeyer, Sr.

Chief Financial Officer
Funeral Director/Embalmer

Larry Sr. has been a life long resident of Loveland. He graduated from Loveland High School and continued his education where he graduated from Xavier University with a BSBA degree. He furthered his education with post graduate degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is married to Carol Ann (nee Grainger) Schildmeyer and has a son Larry Schildmeyer, Jr. and his wife Kim (nee Crosno) Schildmeyer and granddaughter, Kailey. He is licensed by the State of Ohio as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He additionally is licensed by the Ohio Department of Insurance for writing for life insurance for those families who need to pay for their funerals in advance. He is a member of the Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery and is also involved with Emery Lodge #258 F & AM. He is involved with the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes and the National Funeral Directors Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Selected Trust. In the winter, you may see him sitting and watching high school basketball games on Tuesday or Friday nights where he helps Tim Partin and the Loveland High School basketball program in scouting their future opponents. He also assists, Phil Marchal as a freshmen basketball coach. Today he serves as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Homes

Terry Schildmeyer

Terry S. Schildmeyer

Chief Operating Officer
Funeral Director/Embalmer

Terry is fifth generation owner and funeral director of Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Center. Terry serves as President/Chief Operating Officer of Tufts Schildmeyer. Terry is a lifelong resident of Loveland and resides in Symmes Township with his wife Peggy Tainer, son Terrence and three dogs Molly (Black Cocker Spaniel), Leland (Red Golden Retriever), and Cedar (Blonde Golden Retriever). Terry's oldest child Maggie Schildmeyer Mischenko was married in May 2014 and resides in Loveland with her husband Stephen "Sam" Mischenko. Terry Graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School and went on to Xavier University where he earned a Bachelor Science Business Administration BSBA (Sum Cum Laude). After his graduation from Xavier University Terry went on to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he earned another Bachelor Degree in Mortuary Science, while at CCMS Terry Earned the Ohio Embalmer's Award for his skill. Today Terry continues to extend his knowledge by attending professional conferences where he is constantly making our family company better. Terry is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the State of Ohio and The Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Terry is an active member of the (OFDA) Ohio Funeral Director Association, (FDAK) Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, Ohio Embalmers Association, (NFDA) National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Directors, (CANA) Cremation Association of North America and (ICCFA) International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association. Terry and his family are members of St. Columban Catholic Church in Loveland and are active in St Xavier Catholic Church city missions (Cincinnati). Terry is very active in the community, He is a current standing Board member for Loveland Symmes Fire Department, City of Loveland Veteran's Park Committee, Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce events, Emery Lodge #258 F&AM, and Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati. Terry is also an active member of the Moeller High School Alumni Association, St. Xavier High School Music Boosters, and St. Xavier High School Marching Bombers Dad Club Volunteer. Terry has officially retired from coaching youth athletics in the Loveland area where he had coached at St. Columban School and Loveland Sports for nearly 20 years. Terry is huge fan of high school athletics in the Cincinnati area where he enjoys watching Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Terry's passion lives for Friday nights, where he is at a high school game anywhere in the city. Terry also has a deep passion for music where he is always in attendance at performances of his son Terrence Schildmeyer, whom is a very talented musician at St. Xavier High School.
Outside the office Terry very much enjoys playing golf, fishing, boating, exercising, biking, working outdoors gardening and wishing for the next Super Bowl for the Bengals, A World Series Title for the Reds, or an NCAA Final Four trip for his Xavier Musketeers. Family is the Most Important in Terry's life where he enjoys being with his wife, son, daughter, and son-in-law the most, these are the best of times.

Larry Schildmeyer Jr.

Vice President
Funeral Director


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Larry is sixth generation funeral director of Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Homes. Today, he currently serves as Vice President of Tufts Schildmeyer. Larry graduated from Loveland High School in 1999. Larry is a proud member of the Loveland Athletic Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 2010. In 2003, Larry received his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Marketing and Business from Miami University in Oxford. After college, Larry entered his family business in the spring of 2003 and has been a licensed funeral director with the State of Ohio since 2005. Larry is a Notary Public of the State of Ohio, Kentucky Colonel honoree, Licensed by the Department of Insurance of Ohio, active member with Selected Independent Funeral Homes, member of NFDA and OFDA. 
Larry currently resides in Maineville with his wife Kimberly where they enjoy traveling and being with family and having fun with their daughter, Kailey and their dog Chanel In his spare time, Larry enjoys working out, playing all sports and also is a Miami Redhawk sports enthusiast.

Robert P. Schildmeyer

With over half of a century of funeral service, Bob is a retired funeral director with State of Ohio. As fourth generation owner, Bob received his 50 year recognition from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association for his dedication and service to the community. Bob is an active member with the OFDA, NFDA and Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Bob is a graduate of St. Xavier High School, class of 1945 and a graduate of Xavier University, class of 1950.  Bob has been a resident of Loveland for nearly all of his life helping people in need. 
Bob served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and is a life member of the American Legion Post #0888. He is a member of the St. Columban Catholic Church in Loveland. Bob was a former vice mayor of the City of Loveland, former member of the Old Loveland Kiwanis Club and former board member of the Loveland Historical Society. Bob enjoys family, grandchildren, mowing grass, yard beautification and traveling.

Marilyn Tufts Schildmeyer

Daughter of the late Lawrence Tufts and Esther Driscoll Tufts (third generation owners) has been a lifelong resident of Loveland. Marilyn currently resides in Loveland and Ormond Beach, FL with her husband Robert "Bob" Schildmeyer (fourth generation owner). Marilyn is a graduate of St. Columban School, Loveland High School and the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She has a certified teaching degree in Piano and Organ. She is active with the St. Columban and St. Brendan's (Ormond Beach, FL) Catholic Churches and was Past President and current member of the Loveland Women's Club. She is also a member of the Loveland Historical Society.
Occasionally, you will find Marilyn playing the organ in the funeral home for funerals or the Memorial Day services at the Veterans Park in Loveland. She enjoys gardening and growing flowers, traveling, old pops music and attending music theater.

 Professional Staff

John W. Keller

General Manager

Funeral Director/Embalmer

After graduating from Middletown High School in 1972 and Miami University in 1976, John attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science. Upon his graduation, John began employment at Tufts Schildmeyer in 1979 as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with the State of Ohio. In his early years, John was manager of the Blanchester funeral home. John now is currently the manager of the Loveland funeral home.
John is a resident of the Hamilton area with his wife Kathy and two daughters Lindsey and Courtney. John is a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association, Fithian Lodge #373 I.O.O.F., Loyal Order of Moose #36, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie Lodge #407 and Loveland Emery Lodge #258 F & AM.

Jarrod L. Norman

Blanchester location manager

Funeral Director/Embalmer

A graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1995, Jarrod is a licensed embalmer and funeral director with the state of Ohio. Originally from the McConnelsville, Ohio area, Jarrod graduated from Morgan High School in 1991. He currently resides in Maineville, OH with his wife Michelle. Jarrod has been honored as a Kentucky Colonel and also is a member of the Loveland Emery Lodge #258 F & AM, Royal Arch Masons and is a Trustee with Blanchester Emergency Medical Services. In his spare time, Jarrod enjoys wood working and playing golf.

Julie Maag

Julie A. Maag

Loveland Location Manager

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Julie, a graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2006, is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with the State of Ohio. She is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and an honorable Kentucky Colonel. She is originally from Defiance, Ohio and graduated Valedictorian from Ayersville High School in 2003. Julie currently lives in Loveland and attends Good Shepherd Catholic Church, where she is a Religious Education Teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Notre Dame Football games and visiting with her family and friends.

Tim W. King

Goshen location manager

Funeral Director/Embalmer

After graduating from Moeller High School in 1981, Tim pursued a career in education at the University of Dayton. Upon his graduation in 1985, Tim attended the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama where he obtained his Master's Degree in Sports Science in 1987. After a successful teaching career in Ohio, Michigan and Florida and coaching career in football, Tim pursued his aspirations of becoming a funeral director. A graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1997, Tim is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with the State of Ohio.
Tim lives in Loveland (Goshen Township) and has been with Tufts Schildmeyer since 1996, and currently is the Goshen funeral home manager. Tim is married to Mira, who is also from Loveland. He has a step-daughter, Heather and a daughter, Kristin. Tim enjoys spending time with his family in his free time. Tim is a member of the Good Shepherd Parish in Montgomery. He is currently the Ohio Funeral Director's District 11 President, a board member at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and a trustee on the Goshen Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of OFDA and NFDA. Tim and family love to travel and are members of several vacation clubs; Disney Vacation Club, TAN Vacations and Holiday Inn Vacation Club. He is also a season member of the Cincinnati Zoo, King's Island Amusement Park, Museum Center and Newport Aquarium. Tim also loves the arts and is a season member of the LaComedia Dinner Theatre, Children's Theatre of Cincinnati and Broadway Across America in Cincinnati.

Mark C. Tipton

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mark, a 1985 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Ohio. He is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and Ohio Embalmers Association. Mark graduated from Amelia High School in 1971, served in the U.S. Army for two years, then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 1978. Mark currently lives in Loveland with his wife Theresa. He has two children, Mark Jr. and Meredith (Matt), and a granddaughter, Mayla. Mark is also a musician, currently playing drums with Shut Up and Drive, Bromwell-Diehl Band, and Suits That Rock.

Amber Shelton

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Amber is originally from Mansfield, Pennsylvania, where she graduated high school in 1997. She is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a 2002 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Currently, she and her husband Matt reside in Maineville with their three sons, Griffin, Grady and the late Christian and two boxers Colbie and Carlie. Amber attends Fellowship Baptist Church and is active with the March of Dimes.

Alison Thirey

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Alison is a 2012 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where she obtained her degree to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the State of Ohio. She is a long time resident of Martinsville, OH where she graduated from Wilmington High School in 2004. Alison is a member of the Fellowship of Praise in Clarksville, OH. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.

 Professional Support Staff

Linda Daugherty

Office Manager

Linda began employment at Tufts Schildmeyer in January of 2006. She is in charge of the daily office operations. Linda graduated from Loveland High School in 1977 and has been a dedicated Tiger fan for many years and is a resident of Loveland where she lives with her husband Gene. She has five children: Kendra (David) Morton, Bethany (Chris) Copley, Valerie (Fiance Brian Purcell) Daugherty, Chelsea Daugherty, and Ethan Daugherty. Linda has seven grandchildren: Harrison, Jerrah Lynn, Hayden, Hudson, MacKenzie, Silas, and Adalyn. Her favorite activities include playing cards, camping, hiking, cooking, quilting, crafting and reading. She enjoys the many cooking channels on TV in her spare time.

Peggy Schildmeyer

Peggy Schildmeyer

Media Tributes Director

Bio coming soon.

Theresa McClain

Theresa McClain

Office Assistant

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Theresa is currently attending the University of Cincinnati to receive her degree in Business Management. She was inducted into the National Honor Collegiate of Scholars in 2013. She is also serves as a Notary Public for the State of Ohio. Theresa is an advocate for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital and also supports Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse World Wide Outreach Organization.
In her spare time, Theresa enjoys swimming, camping out under the stars, and gardening in the summer. Theresa enjoys going to community festivals, Kings Island, and the Newport Aquarium.
Theresa and her family reside in Fayetteville and have been long standing members of their community.

Britni Purdon

Britni Purdon

Office Assistant

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As a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University in 2012, Britni recently joined our Administrative team. She grew up in the Milford area and graduated from Milford High School in 2002. Britni currently resides in the Eastgate area. She enjoys working with the youth group in her church, spending time with family and friends, working out, and cheering for her UK Wildcats basketball team.

Mary Huber

Mary Huber

Executive Assistant
Bio coming soon.

John D. Holland

Crematory Manager

Dee has been a lifelong resident of Goshen. Dee has been employed with Tufts Schildmeyer since 2000, where currently he is in charge of the daily Crematory operations. Dee served on the Goshen Fire Department as a volunteer for 13 years. Dee and his wife Judy like to spend time with their three children: Jesse, Jennifer and Joni and their 8 grandchildren. Dee enjoys attending Bluegrass music concerts and festivals and attending various flea markets.

Mark Anderkin

Mark Anderkin

Logistics Manager

Mark began employment at Tufts Schildmeyer in 2008 and is in charge of all maintenance for each funeral home location. Mark lives in Loveland with his wife Candice and has two children: Ian and Sarah. Mark is a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Loveland and is also involved in the Ohio Valley Military Society. In his free time Mark enjoys riding motorcycles, music and all history.

Bill Hounshell

Bill Hounshell

Assistant to the Funeral Director

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Bill graduated from Preble Shawnee High School in Camden Ohio in 1966. Shortly after graduation he enrolled in Career Academy School of Broadcasting where he graduated in 1969. He got a job as a disc jockey in Irvine, Kentucky where he met his wife Linda. They were married in 1970.

Bill was hired at WMOH radio, Hamilton Ohio in 1970 and later worked for the Governor’s office as a speech writer and did advance work for two governors. He gave his life to the ministry in 1976 and graduated from Boyce Bible School in 1980. He has pastored several churches in Ohio.

He moved to Loveland Ohio in 1994 where he started New Hope Baptist Church. He was senior pastor for over 20 years and retired in 2015. He is chaplain with the police and fire departments and very active in our community

Jack Farnsley

Director's Assistant/Support

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Jack started with Tufts Schildmeyer in 2013, where he takes care of maintenance for our Goshen and Blanchester location. Jack resides in Blanchester with his wife Jennifer. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, yard sales, and going to local flea markets.

Ian Anderkin

Ian Anderkin

director's assistant/support

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Bio coming soon.

Jessee Hagan

Jessee Hagan

Student

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Bio coming soon.

Jackie Brown

Staff Floral Designer

Jackie is currently serving as Tufts Schildmeyer's floral designer.  She has over 28 years experience in the floral business, beginning her career at HJ Benken, then owning her own business, Flowers of Landen for several years and also worked at Villiage Floral Design for 5 years.  Jackie takes great pride in making every floral arrangement unique and personal to the family's request.  Jackie is married to her husband Jack who live in Sharonville where they have have 6 children; 1 girl and 5 boys.  In her spare time, Jackie enjoys football, baseball and spending time with her grandson. 


Jim Krusling

Retired Funeral Director
Jim is a retired funeral director with the State of Ohio. He retired in 2010 and had been previously employed at Tufts Schildmeyer since 1998, where he served as the Blanchester location manager. Jim was a graduate of Purcell Marion High School and attended the Athenaeum of Ohio, Xavier University & Chatfield College. He obtained is Bachelors Degree in Theology from Athenaeum of Ohio. Jim was a priest for several years before pursuing a ministry in the funeral industry.
Jim currently lives in Lynchburg with his wife Cecilia where they have four adult sons and two grandsons. Jim enjoys spending time with his grandsons, traveling and camping with his family, woodworking and farming.

John Bamber

Retired Funeral Director/Embalmer

John is a retired funeral director and embalmer with the State of Ohio. Currently residing in Mason, John, retired in December of 2006 from Tufts Schildmeyer. Before his employment at Tufts Schildmeyer, John was second generation owner of Bamber Funeral Home in East Walnut Hills.

 

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