Robert Gilham
B: 1948-07-29
D: 2019-02-12
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James Nutter
B: 1945-08-10
D: 2019-02-11
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Robert Henderson
B: 1937-06-25
D: 2019-02-09
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Hazel Carpenter
B: 1938-11-08
D: 2019-02-07
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Jean Shank
B: 1936-04-28
D: 2019-02-04
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Nathan Anderson
B: 1978-08-22
D: 2019-02-03
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Billy Smith
B: 1937-09-13
D: 2019-02-03
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Neva Rees
B: 1921-11-02
D: 2019-02-03
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Sandra Ruble
B: 1954-05-16
D: 2019-01-30
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B: 1946-12-20
D: 2019-01-27
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Reta Roff
B: 1928-08-01
D: 2019-01-22
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Kathy Anderson
B: 1960-11-11
D: 2019-01-15
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Diana Lang
B: 1948-02-28
D: 2019-01-15
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William Seyler
B: 1950-11-09
D: 2019-01-14
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Edward Dimmerling
B: 1938-01-13
D: 2019-01-13
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D: 2019-01-08
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D: 2019-01-07
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Jeremy Ward
B: 1971-07-07
D: 2019-01-01
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Sally Voll
B: 1938-09-14
D: 2018-12-30
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Richard Sabol
B: 1925-01-13
D: 2018-12-26
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B: 1928-08-07
D: 2018-12-23
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Joanne Ollom, Associate
Office Phone: 740.678.2277
Fax: 740.678.8593

Joanne is a life long resident of the Barlow community. She started working for the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples in January of 2009. She is a member in local organizations and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. She resides in Vincent with her husband, Ralph. The Ollom's have two children and four grandchildren.

Rick Morgenstern, Associate
Office Phone: 740.373.1111
Fax: 740.373.1112

Rick works part time as an assistant at our chapels in Marietta, Lowell and Barlow. He also helps with deliveries at Sincerely Yours and Two Peas in a Pod.  He and his wife, Sandra, reside in Vincent. He retired in August of 2008 from Boilermakers Local #667. Rick and Sandra are the parents of three children, Brandy Circle (and husband, Grant), Nicholas (and wife, Lindsey) Morgenstern, and Jeremy (and wife, Jody) Warner, and grandparents of many! Their immediate family are all members of The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Marietta. Rick enjoys golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Cathy First, Manager
Office Phone: 740.373.9999
Fax: 740.373.1112

Cathy started with us in January, 2013. She manages our gift shop, Sincerely Yours. As a hobby, Cathy has always enjoyed designing and making flower arrangements, and working with arts and crafts. She creates many of the items in our shop.
Cathy and her husband Robert live in the Oak Grove Community, and are the parents of two sons, Matthew and Andrew. They are members of Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta.

Polly Campbell, Associate
Office Phone: 740.678.2277
Fax: 740.678.8593

Polly began working for us in October of 2013, as an associate of our Barlow Chapel. She is the daughter of Ralph and Frances Witten of Lowell. Polly graduated from Fort Frye High School in Beverly. She presently lives in the Barlow area with her husband, Larry. They are a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Vincent and are very active in hiking, biking and golfing.

Robert First, Associate
Office Phone: 740.373.1111
Fax: 740.373.1112

Robert started with us in October, 2013. He works part-time as an associate at all three of our chapels and also assists in giving tours at Peoples Mortuary Museum.  He retired in 2011 after working for over 37 years with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in southeast Ohio, working as a project coordinator related to conservation, rural community development and environmental improvement.  Robert and his wife Cathy live in the Oak Grove Community, and are parents of two sons, Matthew and his wife Kristin, and Andrew.  They are members of Christ United Methodist Church.

Gary PItt, Associate
Office Phone: 740.373.1111
Fax: 740.373.1112

Gary, of Lowell, joined us as an associate in the summer of 2015. He retired from Dominion in 2014 following 40 years of service. Gary is a member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, the Marietta Knights of Columbus, and plays in the Handbell Choir at the church. He is also a volunteer with Franciscan Meals. Gary is currently serving on the Lowell Village Council. His duties with us are all inclusive from working funerals and visitations to delivering flowers and running errands.

Rhonda Huck, Associate
Office Phone: 740.373.1111
Fax: 740.373.1112

Rhonda began working as an associate in June of 2015.  She helps out mainly in Lowell and Marietta, but, is always on call for Barlow as well.  She and her husband, Robert, live in the Lowell area.  They are members of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Lowell.  Bob and Rhonda have two children and two grandchildren.  They enjoy their time with family and watching their grandchildren play sports.

Christy Combs, Associate
Office Phone: 740-373-1111
Fax: 740-373-1112

Christy resides in Beverly, Ohio and joined our team in April of 2016.She is currently available to assist our families in the evenings and on weekends. Christy helps out at all three of our chapels. She enjoys photography, reading, quilting, and spending time with her family and her dog. Her main attraction, and a definite asset, to our firm is that she likes being good to people on purpose!

Margy Perdew, Retired
Office Phone: 740.373.1111
Fax: 740.373.1112

Margy Perdew resides in Lowell with her husband, Dennis. Both graduates of Fort Frye High School. The Perdews enjoy attending car shows with their fully restored 1965 Ford F100. Margy had been associated with the funeral home since 1985. With her background and her dedication to the funeral profession, she and her husband had  joined forces with the Peoples to form Peoples/Perdew, Inc., owners of our Barlow Chapel. The Perdews have two daughters, Dennise and Haley, six grandchildren, Allex, Alleyna, Elijah, Eva, Delilah and Cecilia, and a great granddaughter, Finnley. She retired on March 13, 2017. She and her dedication to the funeral home and staff will be greatly missed.

Agnes Simmons, Retired
Office Phone: 740.373.1111
Fax: 740.373.1112

Agnes began working for us part time in 1995, and retired in 2013 after 18 years of helping the families we serve. Being kind and compassionate to others, she served as a great employee during visitations and services and was always willing to help out when needed. Agnes and her husband, Lewis, reside in the Reno area and attend Sand Hill United Methodist Church.

Beverly Strickler, Retired
Office Phone: 740.373.1111
Fax: 740.373.1112

Beverly began her career with us in 2006 and retired in December of 2015.. She had assisted at visitations and services, being adaptable to any situation. Beverly, with her creative talents, has also proven to be a great asset to our sister shops, Sincerely Yours and Two Peas in a Pod Florist. Beverly was raised in Lowell and currently resides in Marietta.

Bernadine Richardson, Retired
Office Phone: 740.678.2277
Fax: 740.678.8593

Bernadine retired on her 80th birthday in October of 2014. She had been with us since the opening of our funeral home in Barlow in 1997. She is involved with her church, The Lighthouse Baptist in Barlow. Bernadine is a well known face in our community, having worked in the Barlow area most of her life. She was a great asset to our firm.