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The staff was amazing. My husband passed away at a local hospital and we lived 2 hours away in a different state. Christy went above and beyond to answer any questions and make sure the process was as easy as possible under the circumstances.

Tiffany Hunt

April 11, 2024

We had a very unfortunate experience at the time of my son's death. We were confused as to how to proceed and were referred to Ohio Cremations. Their show of compassion and concern were comforting at a sad time. They went beyond helpful and brought the ashes and documents to their Ontario facility to save us travel to Columbus. They have been in regular contact to follow up if they can be of further assistance. This is a very caring group.

Sylvia Wolff

April 10, 2024

My father passed away in February so I contacted Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society to make arrangements for him. The staff there are amazingly helpful and supportive! The prices vary, depending on what you’re looking for, but we were very pleased with the price we paid for the services we received! My father is a Veteran, so they arranged a Military Honors Ceremony for him as well. When The Chaplain wasn’t able to make the ceremony, due to illness, one of the staff was more than happy to read the prayer service and my Father’s Obituary. I would definitely recommend Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society to anyone looking for Cremation and Memorial Services for their loved ones.

Karen Reischman

April 10, 2024

December 2023 my husband and I scheduled an appointment to make prearrangements for both of us. We sat with Samantha and she helped us with our decisions. There was never any pressure or attempts to upsell as we had already decided to have the basic/least expensive plans. She even helped us to have a living will for my husband notarized at no additional expense. Little did we know that we would need their assistance so soon, on February 16, 2024 Jim passed away. I called to let them know of his passing and spoke with Christy. She was so kind and comforting and listened to my rambling as I am sure my thoughts were very scattered that day. She walked me through the steps. Upon learning that he was an organ donor she advised how this may affect the timing of our private viewing. Since he passed on a Friday, she gave me Thalia’s name and number to reach her over the weekend if I had any questions or concerns. I called at least twice over the weekend and Thalia was also so very kind and patient with me. On the day of Jim’s visitation Christy made sure I had plenty of time to spend with Jim and had things set up so nicely. When it came time to bring Jim home, I once again sat with Christy and she took her time talking to me. It was as if I was talking to a very close and dear friend. A couple of weeks after his passing they reached out again to see if I was doing alright. I have never had a traditional funeral home do that. My experience with The Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society and these ladies has shown me that we made the very best decision when we walked in those doors that December day. It has also given me peace of mind knowing that when my time comes, my children, grandchildren and siblings will have the experience I want them to have. No worries in making arrangements, no pressure to make things bigger and better but more importantly surrounded by ladies that make you feel like part of their family. Thank you ladies for all that you have done for me and Jim and in the future when you help my family with my passing.

Paula Halk

April 10, 2024

The communication from the staff is excellent. Christy made the process as comfortable as possible while we made arrangements. My siblings and I can’t say thank you enough to the staff at Ohio cremation and memorial services.

Mya Hodge

April 10, 2024

These ladies at Ohio Cremation and memorial society were top notch! From the first moment I entered the building, greeted at the front door by Samantha, the time she took with me on what I wanted for my husband. They even helped with writing and proofing my obituary. I never felt rushed and the care and respect they had with handling my husband's remains was so wonderful! They even checked up on me a couple weeks later to make sure I was doing OK and offered referrals for counseling services if I needed them. Hopefully I don't need them anytime soon, but when I do I will definitely be using them again. I have told everyone I know if they are interested in this for their loved ones to definitely use Ohio Cremation.


March 15, 2024

Thanks for your support in planning the service for my spouse. I had a very good experience working with all of the staff at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society.

Travis Goodman

March 15, 2024

Christy welcomed us and was truly genuine. She walked us through the process and explained/answered all of our questions. They loved hearing our story/memories and even checked up to see how I was doing a few weeks later.

Jennie Everhart

March 15, 2024

The wonderful folks here made the process simple and understandable. They explained everything and allowed me more time to focus on Dad's well being. The Chapel is roomy enough for medium sized gatherings. Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society can handle larger requirements as well as smaller, personal needs. Let them handle the details so you can focus on your family.

Anthony Burlingame

March 15, 2024

The people at Ohio cremation were nothing short of ANGLES! They helped me through a difficult time and make thing very easy.I highly appreciate them😘🙏

John ( scot) Wendling

February 13, 2024

I am so glad I found this place! When my father died I called a more traditional funeral home and was appalled at the cost. Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society not only had reasonable prices, but they took their time with me and handled everything. They even made sure I could have easier access to my father's belongings at the hospital. Christy answered all my questions in a very timely manner. They put me at ease and made the difficult process so much easier. They even checked in on me at the 1 month anniversay of his death. I will forever reccommend them to anyone seeking simple cremation for their loved one.

Jennifer Gabrenya

January 31, 2024

I called 4 places before deciding to use Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society. The level of compassion was most important. The compassion was there 100% and the ease of working with them through such a difficult time made things a lot easier on us as a family. I would highly recommend their services.

Vicki Hafer

January 12, 2024

Under the worst circumstances we were fortunate to find Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society . Hailing from Virginia sight unseen and wound up be thoroughly satisfied. Great staff and a pristine funeral home. Thank you all for going above and beyond to take care of our loved one.

Lynne Kelly

January 12, 2024

Very compassionate and professional. I felt my loved one was handled with care and respect. They called me about a week or so later to see how I was doing. Again, very compassionate. I'm so glad I chose Ohio Cremation.

Susan Dobson

January 12, 2024

I really appreciate the service & support of the ladies at Ohio Cremation & memorial Society. They take the time to go over every detail & make sure you get exactly what you want & what the cost are. They have many types of urns & other memorial keepsake options. Everyone there was very personable & sincere in what they do. I highly recommend them in your time of need. Thanks for your support during this difficult time & for continuing to check on me .

Karla Ratliff

January 12, 2024

When my husband passed away in October, I had no idea how to go about honoring his wish for cremation. Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society was recommended to me through the clergy at his Hospice provider for which I will be forever grateful. I contacted and met with another local funeral home in Columbus but when I met with Christy I felt an instant connection. She treated me like I was part of her family. She listened to my questions, handled all the details, walked me through each process and offered options to help me create a unique and beautiful memorial service that celebrated my husband's life. I highly recommend working with Christy and her team!

Jacqueline Herring

December 06, 2023

Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society was recommended to me by my Mom's Hospice provider at the time of her death. In a fragile state when I called, I was treated with compassion and received immediate assistance, as well as detailed price information. In addition to reasonable flexibility regarding the cremation timeline, they handled all the paperwork for the death certificate and notice to Social Security. These services, as well as online publication of the obituary (which they offered to assist in writing), were all-inclusive in the price. (A well-respected cremation provider I'd initially contacted quoted a considerably higher base price and added charges for these necessary services.) Ohio Cremation & Memorial also carries a lovely selection of reasonably priced urns, scattering boxes, and mementos, though there was no pressure on me to make a purchase. In conclusion, I couldn't have asked for a better or more comforting experience during an incredibly difficult time. I have already recommended Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society to others and I'm designating them in my final directives.

Susan Sheaffer

November 10, 2023

After the sudden death of my son, who lived in another city, I reached out to Ohio cremation and Memorial Society after searching online in Columbus Ohio. They treated me with such kindness and thoughtfulness. They helped me through each step of the Cremation plan and gave me so much more information then I would have even thought to ask. Samantha was wonderful and I firmly recommend this Society. As well, Elizabeth has also been a great comfort to me. Your loved one will be treated with dignity and kindness. With all sincerity, Carrie Izer

Carrie Izer

October 30, 2023

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost courtesy.

Lowell Altizer

October 30, 2023

Samantha so incredibly caring and easy to work with. Every question was answered very quickly and with compassion, making this sad and unfamiliar process easier for me. I highly recommend Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society.

Amy Joyce

October 19, 2023

Samantha and her team were extremely supportive, patient and knowledgeable in helping me navigate my dad’s cremation from hospice communication and transport to administrative paperwork and urn selection. I am appreciative of everything they did to ease my stress during this process. I highly recommend their services to any family considering cremation.

Aimee Simonetti

October 19, 2023

After my fathers passing they helped us through the process. We didn’t know what we were doing but they were very patient and informative. A couple weeks after my fathers passing they reached out to check on us. They treated us like we were old friends. I highly recommend Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society.

Dana Klingler

September 21, 2023

After my fathers recent passing, we wanted to honor his wishes with cremation. My mother and I met with Christy, who was so kind and compassionate and understanding in this stressful time for us. My father was 83 and had been ill for the past year, and my mother, being 80, was already a little stressed out and his passing only added to it. But Christy was so kind and explained the process, our options, and helped us through the paperwork in such a manner that we were both put totally at ease. Ohio Cremation handled all of the paperwork for the death certificate, helped us put together a very nice obituary for my father and did everything with the highest level of professionalism, as well as compassion and care. We are so grateful for their excellent service in our time if need. Thank you.

Michael Brown

September 14, 2023

Christy and her team provided exceptional service as our family planned for my mother’s memorial service. Christy was very professional and compassionate as she guided us through the myriad of cost effective services the company offers. The facility offered a beautiful exterior with a traditional area for families and guests. The service provided far exceeded my expectations during this time of grief. Christy and her team provided the services outlined in our agreement, making this process more bearable. We are eternally grateful for our mother who will always be cherished, and for the Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society for guiding us through one of life’s most challenging experiences.

Tamiko Carter

September 14, 2023

The staff was amazing and so compassionate while taking care of the cremation of my mother . I would recommend them to any family who is dealing with the death of their loved one

Bridget Huston

September 14, 2023

I recently had a very positive experience with the Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society and the way in which they handled cremation services for my mom. I worked primarily with Samantha who was very caring, sympathetic, prompt and professional. She walked me through the process and communicated with me efficiently every step of the way. I would highly recommend OCMS to friends and family if they are looking for cremation services.

Mike McCabe

September 14, 2023

Ohio Cremation & Memorial was very helpful to me as I went through the death of my mother. I appreciate their support very much

Connie Johnson

August 14, 2023

My experience with Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society was very good under the circumstances (the unexpected death of my son). Christy was professional but showed genuine sympathy and interest in our family’s circumstances. She took time to explain everything about the services offered with no pressure to make decisions until we were ready. Everything was then done in a very caring manner that made a painful situation a little more comforting. I feel my son was treated with the respect he deserved at an affordable cost.

Pam Norman

August 02, 2023

So kind and caring. Very compassionate and professional. Wouldn't go anywhere else! So thankful for they're help

Rosemary Jennings

August 02, 2023

We chose a prepaid plan for my mother. It is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. When the time comes you will consider it a blessing. The process was simple and the people there were sympathetic and understanding. They eased the burden I was under. I would use their services again and I recommend OC&MS to friends.

Joanna Atwood

July 21, 2023

I highly recommend Ohio Crematorium- my experience with them has been very positive. Samantha was wonderful- very caring, empathetic and supportive, and highly efficient in completing necessary paperwork and obtaining death certificates. This was very important to me, as I was living out of state from my family member at time of their passing.

Karen Burhans

July 21, 2023

Shawn Frilot is my fiance; I suppose I should say that he was my fiance. He passed away at the end of February, the 23rd to be exact. Shawn had cancer. It wasn't entirely unexpected, but he lived like he loved life and defied death. He didn't talk much about his funeral plans, didn't care for any funeral service. He wanted to be cremated. When Shawn's illness became aggressive, I investigated a few services and immediately gravitated toward OCMS because of the great reviews and the aura. They seemed to have a compassionate, honest, genuine attitude. I was definitely pleased to find out that they were completely knowledgeable, which was very reassuring in this situation. Christy was fantastic when we met her to go over the details of the cremation. It was peaceful, and even humorous at the right time. She was so caring. Since our interaction that day, Christy and Elizabeth have kept in touch with me to make sure that I am well. I appreciate them and OCMS so much. So glad I have had them to help us through this...

Porscha Krieg

July 21, 2023

The ladies that worked with me after my Son passed were excellent. I had to make the arrangements from out of town. They were kind knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend their services. The prices were reasonable also.

Cindy Slayton

July 21, 2023

Christy was so helpful throughout the process of getting my husband’s obituary posted and even picking up his ashes, she was so caring. I am so glad my husband and I took care of planning this inevitable part of life in advance with Ohio Cremation

Janet Lehr

July 21, 2023

Wonderful people! When I was in crisis due to a sudden death and didn’t know what to do, Samantha was incredibly helpful, answered all my questions, and put together a wonderful service. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Andrew Mao

July 21, 2023

Richard and Elizabeth took great care of my family and I after my father passed. They made the entire process extremely easy and as painless as possible. Thank you for everything

Olivia Hughes

July 21, 2023

We arranged two cremations here in two months. The majority of our contact was with Samantha but every staff member we encountered was courteous, sympathetic and professional. The pricing was straightforward and at no time did they try to up-sell any additional services to try to take advantage of our grief which is very much appreciated. Highly recommend.

Diane Mullen

July 21, 2023

The courteous and helpful staff were very patient and assisted me in all aspects of a trying time in the recent and untimely passing of my wife. From selecting the urn, doing the paperwork and developing the obituary, they knew it all! Thank you so much for your outstanding service!

W Robb

July 21, 2023

Peggy Cofer I’m sure my story mirrors a lot of others: I needed to make arrangements for my loved one quickly and under much emotional stress. The folks at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society were wonderful. All it took was one phone call and they did the rest. Their expert advice helped me through the most difficult time of my life. And they personally checked on me throughout. Genuinely caring and compassionate to go with their professionalism and reasonable costs.

Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society

January 31, 2023

We met with Mike Lancaster recently and we are very pleased with the knowledge and expertise that he showed us. There was no rush to make a decision, which we appreciate. The next week we returned with a clear conscience on a plan that met our needs. We highly recommend Mike and Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society in Mansfield.

Richard & Debbi Pacelli

October 21, 2022

Mike was so helpful. Being an only child when my mother died and having everything falling on my shoulders he made things simple and was very helpfull. I would call and he got back with me. Even said he would help with insurance papers. Mike is not only a professional but one of you when it comes to your loss. Very understanding. Cant think him enough

Aaron Bostic

June 22, 2022

I would highly recommend Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society. I recently lost my mother only 6 months after losing my grandmother & Mike was so much help. He is very professional, and understanding of your feelings during one of the worst times of your life. I hope we don't have to meet under these circumstances again, but I will always call Mike if I need him again!

Brittany Hall

August 02, 2021

Absolutely wonderful to work with these people. Everyone was so kind and helpful. They called several times during and even after the process to keep me updated and to check on me personally. Every call and inquiry was answered quickly. They even called on what would have been my mother's birthday expressing their concern over my well-being. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Sue Sunderhaus

July 02, 2021

I’m so happy that someone at the hospital recommended Ohio Cremation & Memorial to take care of my Dad. The service and kindness that we received was incredible. A death of a loved one is so incredibly difficult and they led me through all of the necessary steps to take care of my Dad. I was especially impressed that weeks after they took care of my Dad, they reached out to ensure we were ok and let us know they were there for us. Excellent customer service. Thank you. ❤️

Michelle Palmquist

June 30, 2021

My father had purchased a cremation package in 2000… he had given me a card and said if and when you need just give them a call.. Beth and the team at Ohio Cremation & Memorial were so understanding and helpful.. from the gentleman who arrived to transport, Beth handling special requests and the gentle manner she has was very comforting.. Elizabeth did follow ups to check on how I was doing and offer any kind of help that was needed.. this team is professional and still personable.. I highly recommend their services..

Kathy Webb

June 25, 2021

Our family wouldn’t have been able to survive this process without Mike. Losing both parents within a month of each other really took a toll on our minds. Mike was there to help us in any way we needed, every step of the way. There’s no doubt that we made the best decision choosing Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society to handle our parents services and cremations. From deep within our hearts, our family thanks you!!

Brenda Fredericks

May 28, 2021

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Phone: (614) 840-0900
5464 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

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9 Chambers Rd., Ontario, OH 44906

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