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.
Robert E. Gompf
Robert E. Gompf has been a licensed funeral director since July 1949. During that time he has been associated with Curl Funeral Home in Cardington and Gompf Funeral Service. Bob served his two year funeral director’s apprenticeship under Shaw Davis Funeral Home in Columbus and Curl Funeral Home in Cardington. He completed his schooling for embalmer’s licensing at Cleveland College of Mortuary Science in 1949. He was associated with the Curl Funeral Home in Cardington until 1981. When a tornado destroyed the funeral home Bob took ownership and the funeral home was moved to the current location.
Bob has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is active in the Cardington First United Methodist Church, the Jenkins-Vaughan American Legion Post # 97 and the Cardington Rotary Club. In 1999 Bob was honored by the Ohio Funeral Directors for 50 years of service. Even though Bob’s son, Gene purchased the business in 1993 Bob continues to serve the needs of families on a regular basis.
Gene L. Gompf, C.F.S.P
Gene L. Gompf completed his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1985. After serving his apprenticeship under his father, Robert Gompf, he received his license as both a funeral director and embalmer in May 1986. In January 2013, Gene was awarded the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (C.F.S.P), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
Gene is active in the community. He is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a Lions Club member, serves on the Hospice of Morrow County Board of Directors, Morrow County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Morrow County Hospital Ethics Committee to name a few. All of these activities are in addition to being the dedicated father of five children and four grandchildren.
LeAnne S. Gompf
LeAnne S. Gompf received her Funeral Director’s license in November 1990. She served her two year apprenticeship under her father-in-law, Robert Gompf and her husband, Gene. LeAnne describes her duties as Public Relations. She is involved in many community activities including Kiwanis and serves as Key Club advisor to the Mt. Gilead High School. She was the chairperson and director of the Morrow County Junior Miss Scholarship program for over 20 years. She is active in Trinity United Methodist Church, and served as chairman for the Gilead Christian School fund raising auction for 12 years. She is the mother of 5 children and she is enjoying her role as Nana to 4 granchildren.
Michalene N. Gompf-Oates
Michalene Gompf-Oates is the first of the third generation to enter the funeral service arena. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in December 2002 from Bowling Green State University majoring in Journalism and Telecommunications with a minor in Psychology. Michalene served her Funeral Director’s Apprenticeship under her father, Gene. She received her Funeral Director’s license in September 2005. Michalene and her husband Craig are the proud parents of three very active children Makenna, Makenzie and Cade.
The oldest of the five Gompf children, Michalene has been active in community and church activities from her earliest recollections. Some of her activities included church choir and youth group, dance, high school sports, serving as a Big Sister with the Big Brother and Big Sister Organization and of course, hauling all those younger siblings everywhere.
Gregory J. Gompf
Gregory J. Gompf is the
second of the third generation to enter the family business. He received his
Bachelor of Arts Degree in May 2007 from The University of Toledo majoring in
Communication. While at Toledo Greg was a four-year varsity letterman on the
baseball team. Greg served his two-year apprenticeship and obtained his funeral
directors license in January 2012 under his father, Gene.
The middle of five Gompf
children, Greg has been active among the community and is involved with a
variety of groups helping when he can. Greg currently works as a NCAA Referee
in the North Coast Athletic Conference and is a class I Ohio High School
Football Official. He was also the head varsity baseball coach at Mount Gilead
High School from 2007-2018.
Greg married his wife
Morgan (Crooks) in 2016, and they live in Cardington with their 4 dogs: Oscar,
Bella, Olive & Finn.
Greg currently runs Gompf
Monuments where his goal is, “to provide lasting and affordable monuments for
Geoffrey H. Gompf
Gompf is the third of the third generation to enter the family business. He
received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University majoring in
History. In 2016 Geoffrey began a two year funeral directors apprenticeship
under his father, Gene. Simultaneously while working on his funeral directors
apprenticeship Geoffrey attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where
he graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science In June of 2018. Geoffrey is
currently a licensed Funeral Director, while he is working on his
apprenticeship for embalming.
The youngest of
five Gompf children, Geoffrey is active in Mount Gilead Lion’s Club and serves
on the Keep Morrow County Beautiful board. He also helps his brother Greg with
Gompf Monuments. In October of 2017 Geoffrey married his wife Whitney, with
whom he has two Labrador Retrievers; Wrangler and Willie. On Saturdays in the
fall, if he is not working you can find Geoffrey cheering on the
Kim Durbin is our Pre-planning Specialist. She received her Associate Degree in Office Administration from Central Ohio Technical College, her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University. Before moving into the funeral profession, Kim spent more than 25 years providing outstanding customer service in the retail and insurance industries. She has taken her customer service skills to the next level by providing compassionate and informative care to families who desire to plan ahead for end-of-life needs.
Kim enjoys helping families plan and prepare in advance for their funeral plans. Her wealth of experience as a funeral professional allows her to give the families she serves expert guidance and advice in all aspects of advance planning.
Kim loves her family and spends as much time with them as possible. Her hobbies include baking, enjoying the outdoors, and her animals. She also serves as the assistant treasurer at her church.
Nancy J. Grossman
Nancy Grossman is our office Administrator. She received her Associate Degree in Accounting from Tiffin University. Nancy had 14 years of experience in accounting before she decided to be a full time mom. After her 2 children graduated from High School, she returned into the workforce.
Nancy is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mother’s Forum and is the Treasurer of Morrow Little Theatre. She was a member and Treasurer of Mt. Gilead Summer Swim Team Commission for several years.
Dan is our general all around helper. He is always there to lend a hand in whatever way he can. He began working for Robert Gompf at Curl Funeral Home in 1965. After a business career that included being the owner of Green’s Lite Stop in Cardington and the Morrow County Treasurer, Dan has retired and is now working with us.
Dan is on staff as an all-around helper and does whatever he can to lend a helping hand. He is a 1972 graduate of Northmor High School and went on to graduate from Northcentral Technical College in 1973. Dan has worked at HPM, Mt. Gilead Lumber, and Levering Brothers. His most substantial employment was with Ohio Edison from 1978-1996 and then Consolidated Electric from 1996-2016 when he retired. Dan and his wife Cindy (Dix), married in 1974, have 2 children: Chad and Autumn and 2 grandchildren. They enjoyed raising their family in Mt. Gilead, where they still reside today. Dan has been a long-time member of the Mt. Gilead Lion’s Club and the Mt. Gilead Church of Christ. Dan enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid outdoorsman.