Our Staff

Eric A. Barkdull

Eric A. Barkdull

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Eric is a lifelong Shelby resident and a 1972 graduate of Shelby Senior High School. He attended Ohio State University and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 1976. He is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and is past president of OFDA District #2. Eric is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Shelby Rotary Club, Shelby Ad Club, Shelby Masonic Lodge #350 F&AM, and R.A.M. #178. Eric and his wife, Sharon, have two children. Eric enjoys music performance, skiing and tinkering with cars.


Michael (Mike) Lancaster

Michael (Mike) Lancaster

Embalmer/Funeral Director

Michael S. Lancaster attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1994. Mike lives in Shelby with his wife, Amy and two step-daughters, Emme & Elle and enjoys bow hunting and spending time with his family..


Carli Fichter

Carli Fichter

Embalmer/Funeral Director

Carli is the daughter of Lesli Barkdull Neal and Russ Fichter and is the sixth generation of the Barkdull family to serve the Shelby Community at the funeral home. A 2013 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Carli has been a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since November 2014. She graduated from Shelby Senior High School in 2009.


Victor Blankenship II

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Certified Crematory Operator

Victor Blankenship II earned his Funeral Director and Embalming licence October 19, 2015. He is a graduate of Minford High School, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and Ohio University. Victor and his family relocated to Shelby from Minford, Ohio in September 2016. He loves serving his community. A veteran of the United States Army. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and thrill seeker.


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