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Marian and Paul R. Young, Sr.

Marian and Paul R. Young, Sr.


Paul Sr. (1921-2013) and his wife Marian (Mack) Young founded the Paul R. Young Funeral Home in 1947 in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. Paul Sr. and Marian both grew up in Dunlap, Ohio, and graduated from Colerain High School. Paul Sr. graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1942 and studied wax sculpture under Bernard Tussaud in London, England, after serving as a medic in WWII. He later taught Restorative Art at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Paul Sr. and Marian have two children, Paul R. Young Jr. and Beverly J. Young.

"We're committed to providing the same quality service to our community that my husband and I provided when we first opened up our doors over sixty-five years ago." ~Marian Young

Beverly Young

Senior Administrator

Beverly grew up in Mt. Healthy, graduated from Mt. Healthy High School and attended Ozark Christian College. She is pleased to carry out the vision of her mother, Marian Young, and serve families in the greater Cincinnati area the way that her father, Paul R. Young Sr., would have wanted. Beverly has a history of volunteer work with seniors and nursing homes and has served on the Board of the Directors at Mt. Healthy Christian Village.

"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure." ~Philippians 2:13

Jacob Young

Chief Operating Officer

Jacob grew up in the Ross area, graduated from Cincinnati Christian School in Fairfield, and attended Miami University. He enjoys working with and proudly promoting the Colerain Cardinals Football team, the alma mater and team of his grandfather. He is honored to serve in the business that his grandparents started seventy years ago.

"I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care." ~Lou Holtz

Sarah Young

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah grew up in the Greater Cincinnati area, attended high school in Colorado, and later graduated from Taylor University in Indiana. She loves to see the positive influence that a small family business can have within a community.

”The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Harry Ogle

Managing Director, Oxford

Harry Ogle, a long-time resident of Darrtown, is originally from the town of North Manchester, Indiana. Harry was a member of the United States Air Force and he attended Wittenberg University. He worked in the Oxford banking industry for many years before becoming a funeral director and owner in 1983 at what is now Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home in Oxford. Harry was named the Oxford Citizen of the Year, is a member of the Darrtown United Methodist Church, and is a member of the Darrtown Stock Protection.

"I like to help my neighbors out in a time of need." ~Harry Ogle

Juan Vasquez

Managing Director, Mt. Healthy / Hamilton

Juan has served the Greater Cincinnati area as a funeral professional for twenty years. He grew up in North College Hill and was a member of St. Margaret Mary parish, where he also attended primary school. He then transferred to and graduated from St. Xavier High School. Juan relocated to Northern Kentucky to pursue his studies at Thomas More College before completing his degree at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He and his wife currently reside in Erlanger.

“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” ~Hank Aaron

Courtney Colla

Funeral Director / Embalmer

Courtney and her husband are new residents to the Queen City and come to us all the way from Youngstown. Along with their Golden Retriever, Duke, they are discovering all that Cincinnati has to offer. Courtney is a dedicated funeral director committed to providing families with a lasting memorial that honors their loved one.

"Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share." ~Ginni Rometty

Robert Burke

Funeral Director / Embalmer

Robert is originally from the east side of Cincinnati, graduating from Anderson High School in 1983. He attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating with a Bachelors in Mortuary Science in 2010. Robert relocated to Oxford in December 2017. He's quickly embraced his new community as home and has enjoyed getting to know his new neighbors. His servant's heart led him to serve in the United States Military, and now he serves families in need as a Funeral Director.

"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."

~Walt Disney

Denise Melvin Hammelrath

Funeral Director / Embalmer

Denise is a native of Fairfield and graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She later went on to become an instructor at her alma mater and has been in the funeral industry for many years. 

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,  but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

Terry Roberts

Office Manager

Terry is a native of Cincinnati and now lives in Oxford. She graduated from Seton High School and she attended Northern Kentucky University. She's been in the funeral industry for over twenty years and joined the Oxford funeral home in 2010. She enjoys managing the details of the office and working with the families. 

"During this time in their lives, they need to be able to work with compassionate, caring people - and that matters to me." ~Terry Roberts

Helen Rohrer

Bookkeeper / Funeral Director

Helen is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati. Growing up in the Bridgetwon area, she graduated from Mother of Mercy High School and attended the College of Mt. St. Joseph, where she earned an Associate’s degree in Business Management. Helen is a Licensed Ohio Funeral Director who has been in the funeral business since 1981. Being a stickler for detail, the majority of her time is spent taking care of the paperwork involved with funerals. Helen has three step-children and is the very proud grandmother of seven. She and her husband, Jerry, live in Ross Township and are active members of Venice Presbyterian Church.

“In nearly forty years of funeral service, the most heart warming feeling is being able to assist families through very difficult times.” ~Helen Rohrer

Deb Myrick

Office Manager

Deb grew up outside Boston but now calls Mason her home. She graduated from MBCC with an Associate's Degree in business and Wilmington College Blue Ash with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts. She has three grown children, a grandson and a rescue dog named Emmie. Deb works behind the scenes serving our families.

"So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good." ~Helen Keller

Steve Menke

Funeral Attendant

Steve grew up in Darrtown, graduated from Talawanda High School, and attended Miami University. Steve has been with the business for over thirty years. He loves working with his fellow employees, with families, and with the members of the community. Steve is a member of the Darrtown Stock Protection.

"I like meeting the needs of people and helping the families." ~Steve Menke

Melissa Beers

Outreach Coordinator

Melissa grew up in Ross and graduated from Ross High School. She attended college at Wright State University for Music Performance and Education. Melissa still resides in Ross township with her husband of 13 years and two children. She is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and you can hear her singing live on 1450 WMOH during Sunday broadcasting. Melissa is a Select Soccer Coach for Kolping Soccer Club and has enjoyed coaching her daughter for 16 seasons.

"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it" ~Suzanne Woods Fisher

Lisa Bayer


Lisa and her family reside in Mason and are very active in their local parish and school, St. Susanna. She attended Archbishop Alter High School in Dayton and later graduated from Miami University in accounting.

“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day.”  ~St. Gianna Molla

Gy Kern


Gy Kern is a twenty-year veteran of the funeral industry with an additional background in music and technology.  He's an Indiana native who lives near Batesville, Ohio, with his wife and son. 

"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." ~GK Chesterton

Ann Kiefer

Funeral Attendant / Office Specialist

Ann grew up in the Morgan Township area and is closely connected with the Oxford community. She also has ties with many families in the Mt. Healthy and Hamilton communities. She works at all three locations and is skilled in many areas of funeral service. 

"Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will." ~Steven Rogers

Terry Hartley

Funeral Attendant

Jerry Federle


Jerry is a long-time community member and businessman as well as a loyal friend of Marian Young and her family. 

"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when Forget-Me-Nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. ~Charles Spurgeon

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