Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 614-837-7126 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Managing Partner Emeritus
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Funeral Director/Embalmer Pre-Need Funeral Planning
Melissa Siefker joined the staff of Dwayne R. Spence Funeral
Home in October 2016, where she works as an Administrative Assistant. She and
her husband, Chris Siefker, reside in Pickerington with their four children.
Melissa enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends. She
is a graduate of Columbus State Community College and is a member of St.
Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church where she is involved with Vacation Bible
School and is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.
Funeral Director's Assistant
Jim joined the Spence Funeral Home staff in December, 2010. He is a retired ordained clergyman where he served churches throughout western Ohio and northern Kentucky for over 35 years. Jim has completed a doctoral study in Thanatology and has presented his studies on grief/death with clergy groups, churches, Boards of Education, hospital staffs, service clubs and various support groups. He has conducted specialized seminars for the Ohio Funeral Directors Association as well as lead workshops for the National Funeral Directors Association.
Jim is a certified grief educator and facilitator through New Leaf Rescources, Louisville, KY, and also through the American Academy of Bereavement, Tucson, AZ, and was trained by the Center for Loss and Life Transition under the direction of Dr. Alan Wolfelt in Ft. Collins, CO. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Speech/Communications from Rio Grande University, and received both his Master's degree in Theology and his Doctor's degree in Thanatology from United Theological Seminary in Dayton.
Crematory Operator and Funeral Director's Assistant
Conner is a native of Pickerington and joined our staff in January, 2014. He is a 2014 graduate of Pickerington North High School and currently studies history at Ohio University and plans to graduate in 2019. Conner enjoys soccer, reading and traveling.
Lynn Boetcher joined the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home staff in April,
2015, after retiring from the Columbus City Schools as a teacher, principal, and
hearing officer for 55 years. Lynn and his wife, Carolyn have lived in
Pickerington since 1983 and have two children and two grandchildren. Lynn
and Carolyn are active members of Peace United Methodist Church. Lynn is
a Mason and a member of Aladdin Shrine, and sings with the Aladdin Shrine
Chanters.. They are active US travelers, antique shoppers, and gardeners.
Funeral Director's Assistant & Crematory Operator
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