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Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Carli Bailey

Carli Bailey

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer/Certified Crematory Operator

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 Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory. A 2013 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Carli has been a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since November 2014. She was born and raised in Shelby where she graduated from Shelby Senior High School in 2009. Carli and her husband, Kyle Bailey, also from Shelby, welcomed their first son, Slayter, to the world in September of 2018, they then welcomed their second son, Roman in December of 2020 and daughter Stevi in 2023. Carli thoroughly enjoys spending her free time with her family and cats, relaxing watching television & movies, and a glass of wine. She is proud to serve the community of Shelby on the Shelby Foundations 100 Woman of Shelby Steering Committee. Carli is also a member of National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Ohio Funeral Directors Association (OFDA), OEA (Ohio Embalmers Association).

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Whitley Ramey

Whitley Ramey

Preneed Specialist / Administrative Assistant

Whitley is a lifelong Shelby resident. A graduate of Shelby Senior High School in 2009, and also studied at North Central State College.

She has served the Shelby community at various businesses in town. She began working with us in June of 2021.

She likes genealogy, music, art, plants, reading, photography, and essential oils. In her spare time, she loves hiking, going to Lake Erie, and anything involving being outdoors. 

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Russ Fichter

Russ Fichter

Certified Crematory Operator/ Funeral Assistant/ Maintenance



Brisa Glazier

Brisa Glazier

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer & Certified Crematory Operator

Brisa is a former resident of Barlow, Ohio who relocated to Shelby, Ohio in January of 2023.She graduated in 2020 from Warren High School in Barlow, Ohio. Brisa received her Bachelor of Science specializing in funeral service, health, and science along with a minor in psychology from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science at the same time to receive her Associates in Specialized Technology. She graduated college in January of 2023, two years early and Cum Laude from both institutions. She is a Certified Crematory Operator and a Certified Celebrant. In her spare time, Brisa enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friends and family and playing with her nephew Colter. 

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Eric A. Barkdull

Eric A. Barkdull

Retired Funeral Director/Embalmer/ Certified Crematory Operator

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. After over 40 years of serving the Shelby community, Eric entered retirement in December of 2021. 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.


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