Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society was founded in 1995. We will always remember why Ohio’s first Cremation Society was created. We believe that the families we serve deserve a simple, stress-free and affordable option for cremation and memorial services. Today we are still committed to the families who tell us, “I just want something simple” or “I want a Celebration of Life service.”

We are fully licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and are ready and honored to make arrangements in your home, via phone, on our website or in our beautiful memorial center in Columbus.

 

In 2013, Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society recommitted to Central Ohio families with a beautiful remodel of our logo and our Columbus Memorial Center. Our dedicated staff are caring members of your community. We are proud to serve families from the Columbus, Upper Arlington, Whitehall and Lancaster communities.

 

In 2019, our newest memorial center opened in the Mansfield area across from Mansfield Memorial Park Cemetery in Ontario, Ohio. With a new design featuring a memorial chapel and catering space with countertops and full fridge for hosting a reception, the Mansfield Memorial Center is proud to serve families from the Mansfield, Ashland, Bucyrus, Shelby, Willard, Wynford, Tiffan, Norwalk, and Upper Sandusky commuities.

 

 

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Samantha Luna Hunnicut Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Celebrant samantha@ohiocremation.org

The funeral industry has always been a passion for Samantha. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Samantha has been a licensed funeral director, embalmer since 2010. She is also a certified celebrant which allows her to officiate non-religious or spiritual services that are highly personalized and meaningful.

Samantha lives in Mount Vernon, Ohio where she was born and raised. She is the proud mother of 3 children; Bronson, Cooper and Mila. Samantha attends the Church at Chapel Hill in Bangs, Ohio and enjoys spending time with her family and being involved with her children in community athletics. 

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Michael Lancaster Certified Crematory Operator, Funeral Director, & Embalmer mike@ohiocremation.org

Mike went to high school in Galion and earned his mortuary degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1994.

 

He guides families during their time of loss at our newest location in Mansfield. He is passionate about serving the communities throughout North Central Ohio. Mike lives in Shelby with his wife, Amy, and two step-daughters, Emme & Elle, and enjoys bow hunting and spending time with his family and their many dogs.

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Christy Linton Funeral Director and Embalmer christy@ohiocremation.org

Christy Linton was born and raised in Galion, Ohio, attended Heidelberg College, and is a 1999 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, and has served on the Parish Council.

Christy married Wesley in 2003 and they have a German Shepherd, Bulleit, and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Stella. Christy and Wes share a passion for deer hunting, bear hunting, fishing, and attending NASCAR races. They enjoy spending time at their cabin in Silver Cliff, Wisconsin.

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Rick Trejo Funeral Director rick@ohiocremation.org

Rick is a graduate of The Ohio State University and earned his mortuary science degree in 1977. With over 40 years of experience in the funeral industry, Rick has a heart for reaching out and connecting in the community by offering services to families and assisting them in their healing process as they continue their walk through the grief process.

Rick is active in high school athletics; a former Board of Directors, Treasurer for Camp Fire USA, Church board member, board member of Columbus Day USA, and a board member and past President of the Gahanna Rotary Club. He is also a member of The Son’s of the American Legion.

Samantha Luna Hunnicut

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Certified Celebrant
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The funeral industry has always been a passion for Samantha. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Samantha has been a licensed funeral director, embalmer since 2010. She is also a certified celebrant which allows her to officiate non-religious or spiritual services that are highly personalized and meaningful.

Samantha lives in Mount Vernon, Ohio where she was born and raised. She is the proud mother of 3 children; Bronson, Cooper and Mila. Samantha attends the Church at Chapel Hill in Bangs, Ohio and enjoys spending time with her family and being involved with her children in community athletics. 

Michael Lancaster

Certified Crematory Operator, Funeral Director, & Embalmer
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Mike went to high school in Galion and earned his mortuary degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1994.

 

He guides families during their time of loss at our newest location in Mansfield. He is passionate about serving the communities throughout North Central Ohio. Mike lives in Shelby with his wife, Amy, and two step-daughters, Emme & Elle, and enjoys bow hunting and spending time with his family and their many dogs.

Christy Linton

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Christy Linton was born and raised in Galion, Ohio, attended Heidelberg College, and is a 1999 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, and has served on the Parish Council.

Christy married Wesley in 2003 and they have a German Shepherd, Bulleit, and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Stella. Christy and Wes share a passion for deer hunting, bear hunting, fishing, and attending NASCAR races. They enjoy spending time at their cabin in Silver Cliff, Wisconsin.

Rick Trejo

Funeral Director
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Rick is a graduate of The Ohio State University and earned his mortuary science degree in 1977. With over 40 years of experience in the funeral industry, Rick has a heart for reaching out and connecting in the community by offering services to families and assisting them in their healing process as they continue their walk through the grief process.

Rick is active in high school athletics; a former Board of Directors, Treasurer for Camp Fire USA, Church board member, board member of Columbus Day USA, and a board member and past President of the Gahanna Rotary Club. He is also a member of The Son’s of the American Legion.