Our Family


Bryan E. Chandler

Bryan E. Chandler

Owner / Funeral Director & Embalmer

Bryan is a lifelong resident of Caldwell. He is a 1996 graduate of Caldwell High School; a 1998 graduate of Washington State Community College in Marietta; a 1999 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science; a 2000 graduate of Point Park College in Pittsburgh. Bryan is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Life Insurance agent (to assist families with Pre-Planned Funerals). He lives in Caldwell with his wife Kimberly Chandler and children Preston Jay & Ella Jean Chandler. He attends the Caldwell United Methodist Church, is a member of Sharon Lodge # 136 of F & AM, Hospice of Guernsey Inc. Board, former Secretary of the Ohio Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors, and is the President of the Noble County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  Bryan also teaches several Distance Education Courses for the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at home with his family. It has long been Bryan's goal to offer the community dignified, meaningful and affordable options to remember their loved ones.

Telephone: 1-740-732-1311

Email: Bryan@ChandlerFuneralHome.net


Preston Jay Chandler

Preston Jay Chandler

Future Employee

Preston is currently 10 years old and attends Caldwell Elementary School in Caldwell, Ohio. He loves his teacher and playing with all of his friends. In his time at home, he enjoys playing with his guns, building things with his tools and occasionally picking on his sister. He loves to be outside and riding his 4-wheeler, and dirt bike. Preston loves helping at the funeral home by sweeping, doing computer work, washing the cars and sometimes answering the phone. He also assists his Pap Bill Chandler installing monument foundations.


Ella Jean Chandler

Ella Jean Chandler

Future Employee

Ella is currently 8 years old and attends Caldwell Elementary School in Caldwell, Ohio. She is a true girl at heart and loves playing with all of her baby dolls. She enjoys taking several different dance classes and showing off her skills. Ella  loves drawing, singing and dancing. She can occasionally be found in the children’s room of the funeral home where she tests all of the toys to ensure all of other children will enjoy the toys just much as she does.


Sharon Forshey Craft

Sharon Forshey Craft

Office Manager

Sharon is a lifelong resident of Noble County, daughter of the late Sam and Ivy Forshey. She is a graduate of Shenandoah High School,and was married for 32 years to the late Tom Craft. She has two daughters Angela (Slade) Hankinson and Theresa (Jason) Farley along with 4 grandchildren, Cole, Stuart, Halie and Hanna. Sharon is a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caldwell. Sharon is a cancer survivor and is active in the Noble County Relay For Life serving as Luminary Chair, and previously served as Co-Chair of the event. She is very familiar with monument design and sales, after formerly being employed with Cambridge Monuments several years back. Sharon is also very fluent in insurance claims, processing, etc.

Telephone: 1-740-732-1311

Email: Sharon@ChandlerFuneralHome.net


Larry Morris

Larry Morris

Funeral Assistant

Larry Morris has become a valuable part of the Chandler Funeral Home family over the last several years. He was born on Whiskey Run Road and raised around the Batesville area. His parents were Ernest and Nellie Layman Morris. Larry is a graduate of Shenandoah High School and spent over 40 years working for the U.S. Postal Service. Locations he has served include Jerusalem, Barnesville, Stone Creek, Beallsville, Kimbolton and he retired from Old Washington Post Office as the postmaster. He is married to Henrietta Doudna Morris and they attend New Life Church in Caldwell. Larry’s services with our family are endless. He loves helping and serving the public, and would do anything for anyone. He can be found most mornings having coffee at the Funeral Home with Richard “Dick” Davis and whomever else is around.

Telephone: 1-740-732-1311


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