Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Wanda Nevil & Dean Grogg

    The people were wonderful. They did everything to make us feel better and were very wonderful to us and our family. This is our 3rd funeral and every time the people that work there have been great. Thank you for all you do! Read more

  • Abby Holloway

    I’ve said it many times, but the whole experience was perfect! You all did an amazing job. We were blessed and my mom would have been proud/honored! Read more

  • The Ault Family

    Wonderful job of guiding us through this tragic time. Read more

  • The Dream Team & R. Bricker

    The Dream Team would like to thank you for the continuous support given to the concession stand and the Dream Team. It is greatly appreciated. Read more

  • The Family of Nina Sizemore

    We would like to extend our appreciation for everything you have done for our family in the loss of our wife and mother. You all did a wonderful job for her and so kind, all of you. Mother looked absolutely beautiful. Thank you for your kind words and your professional leadership. It made it easier to get through this sad time. Read more

  • Shaye Higgins

    Thank you for the support and care you took during Grandpa’s death. I could see the way you cared for Grandma and for us all during this difficult time. You made us feel as though we were your family. Everything you did for us is so appreciated. Read more

  • Always Attentive

    Thank you Jeff, Jamie and the rest of the staff. Always attentive to my needs! Friends for life! Read more

  • Dennis Bobay

    Couldn’t have been any nicer! Thanks to everyone! Read more

  • The Family of Melissa Collins

    Hard to put into words how much we appreciate all you guys did. Everything was perfect. You all did such an amazing job. Thank you all for everything! Read more

  • Cathy Halterman

    Everyone we had contact with during our loss was compassionate, caring and helpful! Very appreciated! Read more

  • The Merchant Family

    We want to thank you so much for compassionately and patiently and expertly helping us with mom’s funeral. It was a pleasure & blessing to work with you. We couldn’t have been happier. Read more

  • Roger

    Thanks so much for going to all the trouble of getting the Presidential Memorial Certificate in honor of Dad. The flowers were a nice thought, too! Thanks again for everything you have done, it has been above and beyond. I know Dad would have been really pleased. Read more

  • Matt & Jaime Halterman

    We wanted to thank you and your staff for taking great care of Bob and all of our needs during this difficult time. We were lucky to have all of you with us at the end of Bob’s journey. Special people like you are a blessing from above. Read more

  • Phyllis Rittenhouse

    Thank you so much for the framed memorial certificate and flowers. My kids and I really appreciated getting them. They came when I was really down and were of great comfort to me. Read more

  • Connie Andorfer

    Just wanted you to know how much I appreciated the flowers and the memorial certificate for Dad. I can’t tell you how much this means to me. Jeff and Jamie, you are the best at what you do. You will always have a place in my heart. Thanks again! Read more

  • Sharon Scheiber

    Thanks again for your excellent service to our family. Read more

  • Dave Merchant

    A friend especially liked the family following the casket out of the sanctuary – something not suggested or offered from her husband’s funeral. Read more

  • Nick, Angie & Cohen

    This has been such a challenging time for my family, but my heart is smiling through the tears because of the amazing job you did. You are truly a light during dark times and I want you to know how much I appreciated it. From the coffee to the warm hugs…Dad would have been so honored at the job well done! Read more

  • Sylvia's Family

    Never had a bad experience here – always made to feel like we are the most important part of their day. Could not have had a better service for Sylvia - wouldn’t change a thing. The entire staff is wonderful and caring! Read more

  • The Halterman Family

    We wanted to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We truly appreciate your caring and concern which made a very difficult time much easier. From our first meeting to the graveside, we knew we were in good hands and felt cared for every step of the way. You are a truly awesome group of people. Read more

  • Thank you!

    Jeff, thank you for being there for myself and my family. You were great help and helped me get what we wanted. Thank you! Read more

  • Bob & Judy & Sylvia's Family

    We can never thank you enough for the past few weeks. The pre-planning with Sylvia, making sure her insurance was taken care of, the funeral planning, taking care of Sylvia and making her look so beautiful, the entire service…making sure all our needs were met – all of you went above and beyond and for that we are so grateful. Your kind and gracious words, heartfelt smiles and comforting hugs when we were close to falling apart meant more than you can know. Thank you for all you do, not only for us, but for everyone who calls on you for help in their most desperate time. Read more

  • Family of Lora Burke

    I would like to thank you again. Your funeral home did a wonderful job. Read more

  • Above and Beyond

    They went above and beyond any needs our family had. Especially at the time of body removal and some family conflict. Thank you! Read more

  • Dave Lesh

    Everything was first class. Took care of everything. Very happy with the service. Read more

  • Norma Kaufman

    Words just can’t describe how grateful we are to all of you for the beautiful services for my late husband, George E. Kaufman, Jr. Everyone thought it was a very nice funeral service and that you all are to be commended for such a memorable service. Pastor Breeding did a marvelous job on speaking. All of the staff were very kind, helpful and considerate. I am so glad that I decided to have this service. Let me thank all of you again for the outstanding job you did for us. Thank you for all of your help in making this happen. Read more

  • Erma Eichhorn

    Thanks so much for everything you did to make Mother’s funeral arrangements and service as seamless as possible. The preplanning was very helpful, and we valued your expertise in following Mother’s wishes. Your facility is beautiful. I especially appreciated the Garden Room; it is a great place to catch a break. When Mother and I would visit, she would share all the local news including who had died. In her news she would tell me if she had gone to a wake or funeral at your facility. She always added, “I just love that Jeff Lemler”. Thus, I am assured Mother was most pleased with everything you did! Read more

  • Lauretta George

    As you know, my husband’s daughters were in charge of making arrangements by my request. They said you were great to work with. The girls were very thankful that we had everything done ahead of time. I’m sure my children will feel the same way when I pass. The picture of Ken and his Cubs is hanging where I see it every day. He loved his Cubs and I’m glad he lived to see them win the championship. Thank you so much for your help and concern. It was superior! Read more

  • Tom Stair

    The Stair family can’t thank you and your staff enough for the caring and professional assistance you provided at the time of our loss of Aunt Vida. The shock, grief, and sudden details of preparing for visiting family, etc. makes for a very confusing time, but all of you were so gracious and kind. Given we live a couple of hours away from Bluffton, it was so assuring to know that your staff would have our backs and make sure everything got done and was handled properly. You can’t know how much your assistance meant to the family, and me in particular, at this difficult time. The work you did on preparing Vida’s body was nothing short of amazing. I can only imagine the amount of work involved in making such a beautiful transition. So many people commented on what a fantastic job you did. This did so much to cheer our hearts in seeing our aunt looking more like her normal self again. I am still somewhat dazed and so not ready to let go of my dear aunt. She was such a stabilizing factor throughout my life and I will miss her very much. But you have touched my heart in the way you dealt with the family and I just had to let you know that it meant a great deal to me. We appreciate you and your staff so very much. Read more

  • Thankful Family

    Everyone was great and made the entire process easier. Thank you! Read more

  • The Family of Clifford Rush

    Thank you. The ease with which you took us through the planning of Cliff’s arrangements eliminated so much stress. We so appreciated the help of the entire staff who were there to direct us each step of the way. Thank you also for the lovely Memory Portrait of Cliff. It is bringing great comfort to Mom. Read more

  • The Bill Rittenhouse Family

    Thank you for taking care of Bill’s funeral. He really looked good. We didn’t have to worry about anything you had everything covered. This was very difficult for our family, but you made it much easier on us. Read more

  • Loved

    You all always make us feel loved and important. The hugs you give are much needed and appreciated. Read more

  • Great Service

    Great service, Amazing Compassion! Journey has been difficult, but your help made the journey so much better. Keep bragging on how helpful you were. Thank you! Read more

  • Proud

    I know my Dad would have been proud of the way things were handled. Thank you so very much! Read more

  • Amazing

    Amazing, caring, compassionate service. Highly recommended. Read more

  • Carolyn Wimmer & Family

    A special thanks for the lovely flowers and the memorial certificate. A very nice surprise. I truly appreciate everything you people have done to make it all better. Read more

  • Linda Sue Kumfer

    Thank you so much for the beautiful plaque and flowers. We appreciate so much everything you did for us over the death of Larry. Read more

  • Lonna Perkins

    I think you did great with everything and everyone was great. You made my baby girl look so beautiful. She looked like an angel. Thank you so much. Read more

  • Debra Studebaker

    I was very happy with the services that were offered. Read more

  • Very Pleased

    The service was excellent and very personal. Very pleased with the service provided. Read more

  • Norma Kaufman

    Everyone and everything was excellent. We received many compliments on how nice the service was, and everyone who was responsible. Thank you!!! Read more

  • Sandy Smythe

    Thanks to Jeff and the entire staff for making this difficult time easier than I thought it would be. Your caring and thoughtfulness was much appreciated and will be remembered. Read more

  • Craig & Connie Mounsey

    Preplanning made our experience very helpful. Thank you, Jeff and Jamie for all your help. Read more

  • Complete Confidence

    We had complete confidence in any or all services. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful manner. Read more

  • Amazing

    We couldn’t have asked for anything to have been any better. You were all truly amazing. I have had many friends comment on the staff, the property and how beautiful everything was. Read more

  • The Family of Joan McDermit

    We can’t begin to thank you enough for all that you and your entire team did to help us find strength, support, love and smiles of fond memories. Mom always talked about working with you through her pre-planning with a sense of calm and pride. We can now see why. Thanks so very much. Read more

  • Janice Miller

    A special thanks to you all. You helped us through a difficult time. Read more

  • The Betty Surbaugh Family

    Thank you for everything that all of you did for our family during our difficult time. Read more

  • Great Service

    Great service in every way! Thank you! Read more

  • Scarlett Yaste

    You are professionals! Excellent, caring people. You nailed it! Read more

  • Terry Conner

    Jeff, you and your staff were great. You were so much help to me and my family. Read more

  • Janice Miller

    Howard Rich always made our family comfortable and helpful. You have upgraded everything beautifully and you are very compassionate. Thank you so much. Read more

  • Helped & Cared For

    Your staff could not have been more helpful and caring. My family has dealt with Thoma’s for many years and you have always done an outstanding job. Read more

  • A Comforted Family

    Thank you for making me comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Read more

  • Jim & Carol Myers

    I really appreciated the service award you sent for Dad, and was pleasantly surprised by the flowers. Thank you for all your continued thoughtfulness – we really appreciate it. Your caring is a blessing. Read more

  • The Dorothy Hunt Family

    Thank you for doing such an amazing job on Mom’s funeral. We could not have been more pleased. You did an amazing job making her look more like herself, the room was perfectly displayed, the facility was immaculate, and you make us all feel very comfortable in a difficult situation. Your hard work was really appreciated by the entire family. Keep up the wonderful job. Thank you for driving through Craigville and your attention to every detail. Read more

  • Mick & Connie

    Words can’t express our thankfulness of the books, cards and concern you’ve shown this year after Mom’s passing. Everything you did was perfect – you are a blessing and handled everything well. Read more

  • Virginia (Hunt) Graf

    I wanted to thank each of you for the manner in which you handled the viewing and funeral process for my mother, Dorothy F. Hunt. Things were set up beautifully and I appreciate the way the quilt, genealogy and pictures were displayed. Your facility helped us through a difficult parting. Everyone was kind and respectful. Read more

  • Dianna

    I think Jeff Lemler should be nominated for funeral director of the year, if there is such a thing. Jamie and all staff were so compassionate about any needs or questions that I had. I couldn’t imagine going somewhere else. Read more

  • Brady

    Dad’s viewing and funeral were the ideal tribute to a life well lived. Thanks for making it perfect. He loved you guys and always looked forward to spending time with you. Thanks again! Read more

  • Debi & Pennie

    My sister and I want to express our gratitude for your compassionate handling of our mother, Freida’s, exit into Heaven. You both are kind and loving and it shows in your wonderful care and concerns for those who place their trust in you as we did. Read more

  • John & Carol Schreiber

    Thank you, Jeff for all you did. Esther’s funeral had many good moments. Read more

  • Julie Reusser

    Very pleased with services provided. Read more

  • Part of the Family

    Jeff, you and your wife Jamie are very caring and patient individuals. You made all our friends and family feel like we were part of your family. God bless you! Read more

  • Debi

    Jeff & Jamie, Again, I thank you for taking such good care of mom and family. You both are so appreciated! Read more

  • Thankful Family

    I feel like I’m dealing with family. Jamie and Jeff are so personable. I mean who hugs the funeral guy when he arrives? Me, cause I knew Jeff had our best interests at heart. I knew he cared. Read more

  • Appreciative Family

    We appreciate the wonderful service which showed compassion, care and concern for our family. Thank you! Read more

  • Mitch & Deb Knowles

    We want to thank you all for taking care of Lena Knowles. She looked beautiful and the service and all was beautiful. Losing a loved one is hard, but the staff made it easy for us all. Thank you again! Read more

  • Rita Knowles & Children

    I want to thank all of you for your kindness at Lena’s calling and service. Read more

  • Robert Betts

    We really appreciate all of the extra care and patience you took with us. We were blessed for having your help. Read more

  • Vaughn

    Thank you for your loving kindness Jeff & Jamie, you treated us like family. Read more

  • David Betts, Lisa Penwell & Families

    Thank you for your help and kindness through the tough time of our loss. Read more

  • Lauretta George

    Thank you so much for the flowers and the Presidential Memorial Certificate. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. The books you sent me are wonderful. Read more

  • Thank You!

    It hurts to lose a loved one, and planning their funeral is never something you look forward to. Jeff and the entire staff were so wonderful to work with. Their kindness and compassion made all the difference. The portrait you created was absolutely perfect. We all love it so much! We appreciate how you all made everything as easy as possible for us. It meant a lot. Read more

  • Appreciative Family

    Couldn’t have asked for better care from staff during this difficult time. Much thanks for everything. Read more

  • Family of Roberta Lesh

    Jeff, Jamie and Staff, In one of the most traumatic times a human can experience, truly compassionate individuals step up and stand out. Your entire staff has made an extremely painful time bearable for our family. Thanks so much for all your kindness. Read more

  • The Marilyn Cobbum Family

    Thank you for making a difficult time a little easier. Read more

  • The David Redding Family

    Thank you for your kindness and care in helping us with the arrangements for my brother, David Redding. It was so kind of you to help. It was a beautiful day and our service was lovely, even the bells in the cemetery rang at the right time. Thank you for making this easier, our whole family thanks you! Read more

  • Jacque & Betty

    Jeff, you made the process easy and comforting! Read more

  • The Family of Joyce Hambrock

    We cannot express enough how much we appreciate you all! First with Bill, now with our mom. You guys are so empathetic, loving and caring of our needs in deep sorrow. Thank you for who you are and how you do business in a loving way! Read more

  • Janet Herring

    We were very pleased with the funeral home and all of your assistance!! Read more

  • Dan Dunwiddie

    Thank you so much. We were very pleased with everything. Read more

  • Gwen & Tricia

    Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for all of your help and services for our Dad’s funeral. You made everything so easy and smooth and we really appreciate you and your company. This experience was difficult and we couldn’t have done it without you. Read more

  • Nan & Ken Yake

    Your caring, patience, and professionalism was greatly appreciated. You gave comfort when it was needed. Read more

  • Kevin & Karen Reed

    Jeff, Jamie & Nancy! Thank you for all you’ve done to make my mother’s funeral a special and loving memory. You honored her with a beautiful place and service. Your team comforted and consoled us through it all. You will always hold a special place in all of us. Read more

  • Great Job

    You did a great job and I can’t thank you enough! Read more

  • The Family of Lavon Ivins

    Jeff, Jamie & staff, you all are very caring people. Thank you very much! Read more

  • Joyce Masterson

    Completely satisified with the service. Thank you for being there! Read more

  • Terry Sullivan, Athena Dedrick & Family

    The service was so wonderful. Thank you for being so helpful to our family. The arrangements were just what we wanted. Your caring and thoughtfulness was much appreciated. Read more

  • The Gartins

    You treated us with respect. Thank you for everything you did, you made us feel very comfortable. Read more

  • The Janet VanZant Family

    Thank you for everything you and your staff did for our family. Your kindness is amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better service to honor Janet. Read more

  • Sheila Herdman

    Thank you for the exceptional service and kindness from your staff and owners. Everything was done to high standards. Read more

  • Kristy Squires

    You guys did an amazing job…Thank you! Read more

  • Family of Kay Andrews

    The service you performed for Mom was wonderful. Thank you for your love, support and friendship. Read more

  • Joan

    You provided an absolutely perfect goodbye for Kay. She would have loved it, as we all did. You absolutely captured her essence –and we love you for it. Thank you! Read more

  • Sonja Buckler

    Thank you so much for your caring, professional attitude. Read more

  • Nancy Johnson

    Your entire staff made a pleasant experience out of a difficult time. Thanks! Read more

  • Tammy Mullen & Family

    You all did an amazing job. It was perfect. Thank you again! Read more

  • Mayor Ted Ellis

    On behalf of our entire community, we wish to extend our thanks for your generous contribution to maintaining the flags in the downtown area. It is good to know that people like you share in helping our community display “old glory” prominently. Read more

  • Nedra

    Thank you so much for all the care, concern, help and patience with Vivian’s funeral. Read more

  • Peg Paxson

    Your overall business, employees and you, Jeff are the BEST. Thanks so much! Read more

  • Biff, Mandi & Baby Anderson Haslett

    Thank you so much for taking care of our baby and having him cremated. It means so much to us. Read more

  • Jim & Carol

    We were very pleased with everything. Everyone was patient and kind. The military service was so impressive – Dad would have been very pleased and proud. Thank you so much for all you did. Read more

  • Carol Myers

    The staff was awesome and made a very difficult time in my life bearable, allowing us to bring my husband’s “Floppy Ears” pet to the viewing. This brought comfort to me, my children and my grandchildren. Thank you so much!!! Read more

  • Joel Howard

    The staff were so wonderful from the day my late wife was picked up from our home to the services. I will highly recommend their facility. Read more

  • Luanne Brown

    Dear Jeff, Jamie, et al., Thank you so much for all you did for us during the calling and funeral for Mom. Everyone was so kind and thoughtful, and everything was perfect! I would recommend you to anyone. Again, thanks so much for your kind, efficient services. Read more

  • Thankful Family

    Thank you for being so kind and helpful with the whole process and getting Grandpa to Kentucky safely. Read more

  • Very Glad Family

    Very glad with your services and so glad my mom choose you! Very caring and compassionate staff. Read more

  • Joyce Accavallo

    Jeff and Jamie, Thank you so much for the card I received today from you remembering the anniversary of my mom’s death. It really meant a lot to me. Thank you, also, for the booklets you have sent throughout the year. It is so kind that you are there beyond the funeral to help out on this journey of losing a loved one. I can not imagine having anyone but Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home take care of a funeral for our family. Everyone working there couldn’t have been kinder nor nicer. You are the best and your attention to all details is just amazing! Thank you for everything you did for us. I will always be grateful and you all have a special place in my heart!!! Read more

  • Outstanding

    It was an outstanding job that met our every need. Read more

  • Appreciative Family

    Howard & I deeply appreciated all of the kindness and caring you gave us. You have a true calling! Read more

  • Tom Edington

    Thank you. The viewing, funeral and other arrangements were fine! Read more

  • Pleased Family

    We were so pleased with the services offered. Outstanding services at a very difficult time. Thank you for all your help. Read more

  • Erin & Sarah

    Thank you so much for being a Gold Hole Sponsor for our 2017 Chamber Golf Outing! We had a very successful event with 35 teams; one of the largest events we’ve had. Thank you again so much for your support! Read more

  • Relieved Family

    All requests were met without hesitation. That was such a relief to our family. Read more

  • Joni Reinhard

    On behalf of myself and the Wimmer family, I want to thank you for all the things you did to help us get thru our time of sorrow. Your service to us was nothing less than superb. Read more

  • Mike Swinford

    Jeff and his staff did a great job of supporting and mentoring our family. Jeff made our brother’s death, Ron, manageable and memorable for our family and friends. Read more

  • Wonderful People

    Your people were wonderful, for our mother, but I find you are always wonderful each time I had to be there. Thank you so much! Read more

  • Kathleen & Mike Swinford

    Jeff and staff did an excellent job supporting our family in this difficult time! Many thanks for your help! Read more

  • A Comforted Family

    Jeff, Jamie & Nancy were all so caring and attentive to our every need from the beginning. The compassion that was provided by the staff truly was a comfort during a difficult time. The only advice I would like to offer is Do Not Change Anything. You are a blessing to the families that you serve. Read more

  • Cliff Bouchez

    I have never met more caring and compassionate people. I thank you as does Claudia and Family. Read more

  • Pat Mahnensmith

    Dear Jeff & Jamie, From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your guidance and love as you helped shepherd me through “the valley of the shadow of death” as my mother graduated to heaven. Your kindness and help carried me through a dark tunnel… Through it all you gave me hope… Read more

  • Very Pleased Family

    Keith and I were very pleased and impressed with everything. You and your wife and staff handled everything. Read more

  • Bryon & Angie Arnold

    We have so much love and appreciation for all that you have done for us in this time of sadness. Thank you seems so minor, but that’s all I have with a ton of humilality. So much love for you all. Read more

  • Debra & Belinda

    Jeff, Jamie & staff, Everyone was so nice and wonderful during this time. You made my father’s and mother’s passing so comfortable. I know they are very pleased also. Read more

  • The Calvin Towne Family

    Everything was excellent and very professional, but also very personal and caring with compassion. Impeccable attention to detail and very flexible. Thank you! Read more

  • Rose Dailey & Family

    Thank you very much for all you have done for us! Read more

  • Chip & Denise Ginn

    Thank you so much for all you did for the visitation and funeral for Wilma Ginn. Everything was done professionally and compassionately. We appreciated that you handled every detail for us. Your services and caring staff were very helpful during this difficult time. Pre-planned and pre-paid services removed a lot of stress and anxiety from the situation. Read more

  • Betty McAfee

    Jeff, we don’t know of anything you could have done better. Appreciate all you did so much. Read more

  • Pastor Dennis Zirkle

    Dear Jeff, Jamie, Nancy and other staff members, Greetings! Thanks so very much for all the help you gave to me this past Friday and Saturday enabling me to do my part in Ann’s visitation and funeral service. Each person that I interacted with was helpful, kind and easy to work with. You are a great staff! May God richly bless each of you. Read more

  • Pam Liddy

    Jeff you did wonderful! Thank you so much you are very kind. Read more

  • Excellent & Helpful

    Thanks Jeff for doing an excellent eulogy and your staff for being very helpful. Read more

  • The Terri Black Family

    Don’t change a thing! Very well ran business!!! Read more

  • The Newman Family

    God bless and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the kindest you have shown for making a bad time a good time. No one does it better. Read more

  • Casey Householder

    Jeff & Jamie, Thank you both so much for your help and compassion during this time. You’ve made this difficult and hurtful process much easier to bear. Read more

  • Kevin Ivins

    Jeff & Jamie, Thank you so much for taking care of Lavon’s arrangements. Our family appreciates everything you have done. Read more

  • Very Appreciative

    Care was excellent! So appreciated Jeff in every way and all the staff! Thank you! Read more

  • Joyce Masterson

    Your kindness is always a blessing when it comes to times like this. Your home has always been our home. Read more

  • Very Pleased Family

    Mom and Dad choose you because they thought highly of Jeff. I have to agree with their assessment. Very pleased & thank you for your service. Read more

  • Tony Garton

    You made a difficult time a wonderful experience. Read more

  • The Darwin McAfee Family

    I think our whole family has expressed our appreciation to you. We really couldn’t ask for a better experience during a very difficult time. Read more

  • Denise Ginn

    Jeff, Jamie & Nancy, Thank you once again for the exceptional service, compassion & care that you gave us for Ralph’s services. We appreciated your professionalism & attention to detail. Thank you for your extra efforts in arranging the military honors & for providing us with DVDs of not only Ralph’s service but of Wilma’s too. Read more

  • Jared & Casey Linn

    Jeff, Thanks so much for all of your help and energy regarding my Dad’s final preparations. You helped make everything extremely difficult incredibly easy and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you! Read more

  • Mark Neff

    Our family could not have asked for a better experience! Staff listened to us and answered our questions. Staff made this difficult experience much easier to bear. Thank you for everything!! Read more

  • Winnie & Kevin Markley

    Jeff and Jamie and all of the staff, Thank you so much for all of your kindness and hugs. Jeff and Jamie you made Christmas in August very special for Mike. I can’t believe Jamie, you found fake snow. All of it was beautiful. I can hear Mike saying Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Jeff, you have been wonderful to me, filling out the insurance papers and helping me in every way. You two are the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. Read more

  • Mick & Connie Cupp

    Thank you so much for a job well done. Everything was perfect: set up, helpfulness, dinner preparations, calmness, violin music and your awareness of family needs. We were so pleased and thankful. God bless you for everything. Read more

  • The Larry G. Kumfer Family

    This note is to thank all the people (and there were many) who came to remember our Husband, Dad, Granddad, Brother, and Uncle Larry G. Kumfer as he left this earth for his heavenly home. Thank you for the cards, flowers, food and kind words. Thank you to Pastor Bob Miller for the funeral service and to Thoma/Rich, and especially Jeff Lemler for all their help. Thank you also to American Legion Post 111 for the graveside service. Read more

  • Katherine Mahon

    Jeff was truly caring and thoughtful. He was so very helpful, considerate and knowledgeable in everything. His sincerity is indescribable. The staff is also great! Read more

  • Fantastic

    The entire staff was fantastic to work with and available to every need or question. Read more

  • Excellent facility & staff!

    Staff knew what we needed before we did! Your attention to detail made this experience calming. Excellent facility & staff!! Read more

  • So Caring

    Jeff and Jamie and the whole staff were wonderful and caring. You made everyone feel comfortable, you helped us thru our grief. Read more

  • Wonderful Job

    You all did a wonderful job! Very kind, caring, professional and helpful. Thanks for being so great during a difficult time. Read more

  • Wonderful Experience

    Wonderful experience. Jeff was great! Read more

  • Cheryl Mann

    We appreciate everything and everyone greatly. Read more

  • In Appreciation

    Thank you for everything. It was very well done in all areas. Thanks so much. Read more

  • Joni Reinhard

    All my family was impressed with the quality of service we received. Thank you for making us so comfortable. Read more

  • Jaine Murray

    Thank you so much for the help that you gave us during the recent loss of our mother, Helen Terhune. You made a difficult situation so much easier by your compassion and helpfulness. Nancy is just amazing. She was on top of everything. Jeff & Jamie: You guys are wonderful – our brains were kind of fuzzy, but you made everything go so smoothly. Thank you so much!! Read more

  • Susan Basting

    You did a great job with Dad’s funeral. The service you did was perfect especially your bibs! Read more

  • Carolyn Wimmer

    The Wimmer family all agree, we could not have been treated any better. Jeff & Nancy were number 1 in our books. Thank you again. Read more

  • The Family of Jim Slaughter

    Jeff you did a wonderful job with the graveside service for our dad, Jim Slaughter. It was so special & personal and perfectly dad. All the staff were very professional and made this sad experience the best it could be. Thank you. Read more

  • Ted Ellis

    As I told you after my mom’s service (Mary Ellis), you are a class act! We felt very “cared for”; every need (& beyond) was met. The staff was so attentive & your building is beautiful – not “Munster-creepy!” Thank you so much for everything. We couldn’t have asked for more. Read more

  • Suzanne Markley

    Dear Jeff and staff, Once again we thank you for all of your care and concern for the Markley family during our recent loss and all of the others we’ve had in the recent past. Y’all are tops!! Read more

  • The Nichter Family

    Dear Jeff, Everything went perfectly! We would not have changed a single thing! We can't THANK YOU enough for the outstanding service from beginning to end. Read more

  • Sally Buckner

    Jeff, I would like to thank you and your staff for all their hard work! Everything was beautiful and taken very good care of. Thank you so much! Read more

  • Kim Dreiband

    Dear Brian, I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful service you provided. The way you made sure his boys were included and the care you showed to them as very special, I can’t thank you enough. What a wonderful group of people! -Kim Dreiband Read more

  • EXTREEMELY IMPRESSED!

    Dear Jeff, My family and I were extremely impressed with our entire experience. I have nothing but good things to say and will absolutely recommended your facility and services to friends and family! Thank you so much! Read more

  • Shirley Guldice - Decatur

    Dear Jeff and Brian, Just wanted to thank you and your staff for the wonderful service you provided. Please give a special thank you to Joe Smekens. He is a very kind and special person, I will be using your service when my time comes. Thank you for making this time in my life feel special, Whimp would have been pleased. Thank you so much! Shirley Guldice Decatur, Indiana Read more

  • The Janet Heller Family

    Dear Jeff and entire staff, Our family cannot begin to thank you enough for your attentive service throughout the entire process of our mother’s funeral and arrangements. From the hospital to the cemetery we entrusted her to your care and that was really comforting to us. As you know she left us notes of her wishes so that made the planning much easier but with your guidance all plans were finalized and you had become part of our family! We realize that “it takes a village” so are deep appreciation extends to everyone of your staff members there are so many things done behind the scenes which are handled with expertise and that’s what makes your firm stand out resulting in a beautiful well-orchestrated visitation and service. Again thank you for assisting us and honoring our loving mother Janet Heller. Read more

  • The Heller Family

    Dear Jeff and Brian, You and your staff were very professional and efficient. All of our questions and concerns were addressed and a Very helpful facility. Your facility was appointed and accessible. The music and service order along with content was very well managed. Thanks so much!! Read more

  • The Gregory Markley Family

    Couldn't have been any easier, Brian was very caring to us. He helped me so much. Read more

  • Shirley Rigby

    Couldn't have asked for better service from Brian, Jeff and Nancy. Read more

  • Linda Krinn Ervin, Sally's Daughter

    Dear Jeff, I want to thank you and your entire staff for everything you did to make my mother's passing as comfortable as possible. The planning session, tribute video, calling, funeral and burial were all handled promptly and professionally. Mom looked at peace and very much like herself. During this most difficult time for me, I can't begin to tell you how your handling of every little detail genuinely relieved some of my pain. Read more

  • The Dick Sark Family

    The caring staff was patient and always made me feel as if my emotions came first. Read more

  • John Wrestler Family

    Brian made extra effort to help avoid a family disruption. Brian took a personal interest in making sure that even the smallest detail was correct. The display of Dad's artifacts encouraged family and friends conversation enabling people to feel at ease and at home. Read more

  • Josh Cotton

    Jeff & Staff are top notch! Always impressed by Jeff & Staff. I really enjoyed everything & look forward to seeing Jeff in a Wal-Mart parking lot soon! Read more

  • The Scott and Crandall Families

    Dear Jeff and Thoma/Rich, Lemler Team, We are not quite sure how to sufficiently say thank you to a team of dedicated individuals who have provided our family with such excellent service over these past few years. We have just been blown away with your attention to every detail in handling all aspects of the services in regards to the passing of both our parents. We feel that your compassion and level of service simply cannot be matched anywhere. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your recent care in the difficult passing of our mother, Mary Jayne. We know that it is God who selects ions in advance the day we are born and the day we pass from this earth. And we know that no one would choose to pass at Christmas. But neither you nor your staff even once seemed put out or burdened and we feel sure that we infringed on one or more of your own personal celebrations in some way. We so apologize if that was the case. Although we were prepared for mom to pass some four years ago, we were not prepared for her to pass at this time. It is difficult losing a mother. And even more difficult to lose a mother at Christmas. Thank you for making that passing easier. Jeff, your comments as Celebrant were touching, thought provoking, even humorous as they brought to mind the many facets of the person that was our mother. You are a gifted speaker and we feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to view your talents, not once but twice. Won’t you please pass along our thanks to your staff. We will keep you all in our prayers as you serve the people of Bluffton and surrounding area. May God richly bless you in your work. Read more

  • Red & Betty Hudgins

    To Jeff Lemler and his family and the rest of the family at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home on being picked as the #1 funeral home! Congratulations Read more

  • Stan and Carol Hoffacker

    Congrats on the Readers Choice Award!! We already know the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home was a winner, now every one knows. Keep up the good work! Read more

  • The Kellys

    Congratulations on your wonderful achievement, and best wishes for the future. Read more

  • Brenda Simonovic

    Dear Jeff, Kathy & all the Thoma/Rich, Lemler family ~ Congrats on your "Readers Choice Award"! In my eyes and heart you have always been "the best of the best." Thank you again for all your support. Read more

  • Sarah & Family

    Jeff & Staff, Congratulations on your prestige award - A well deserved honor. Our family will never forget what you did for Darrell's funeral. A pleasure to work with you. Read more

  • Barbara Garrett's Family

    We appreciated the extra attention given to our family's needs due to Keith's surgery. Everyone on staff extended the extra care to make sure we had all our needs taken care of. Read more

  • Dianna Eubank

    After the experience of the care and attention our family received during the loss of our mother, I can't imagine going somewhere else. It would be hard to find another place that would provide the kind of service you give. Thank you so much. Read more

  • Janet Heller

    Congratulations on your recent recognition as the "Best of the Best" funeral home in our area. Of course most folks in Wells County already know that. Great job Jeff and staff. Read more

  • Family of Bertha Patterson

    With heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all the many kind and compassionate ways you made our time of loss memorable and special. Also, being sensitive to our feelings and wishes that "if all possible" were met with a smile, a hug and compassion. Thank you again for a wonderful job that you all did and may God bless you all. The picture and tribute video were great, You all did a good job on them. Read more

  • Arlene, Rudy & Bruce

    Dear Jeff, Brian and Kathy, Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance through the final rites of Mom's life on this earth. We all were very pleased with everything - Mom looked very nice, very natural. I loved the extra touch of the pink "hankie" in her suit pocket. It matched her shirt perfectly! Everything about T/R, L is first class, the funeral home itself, the patio room and of course, All of you! Someone told me this morning that they felt the "celebration" of a life when they came through - just what we wanted! You did such a wonderful job that I will recommend you to all my friends and relatives! Read more

  • Len & Sue Smith and Family

    Jeff & Staff at Thoma/Rich, Lemler, Thank you, you did a WONDERFUL job with Dad's funeral and getting the Bagpipe player and American Legion to come help out. Dad would have said to not make a fuss, but he did deserve all of it. Thank you. Read more

  • Town of Vera Cruz

    Thank you so much for donating and installing the memorial name plaques for Don Bricker and Harry Baumgartner. Thank you Read more

  • Frank Yencer

    Thank you again for the personal and professional way you and your staff helped to serve me and Sandy and our families. We will always be thankful for your help and friendship. Read more

  • Wanda Smith

    Your funeral home felt more like a family home where our family and friends could share in a relaxed way. I can't thank you enough for making this possible for the short time we had to be together. I'm so glad my parents had already preplanned and paid for their final rites - quite a gift and relief to us! Read more

  • Patty Christianson

    Your service was excellent in all aspects! Mom looked beautiful & would be very proud of the service. Sincere thanks for everything. Read more

  • Karen Griffin

    Dear Jeff, Thank you for your excellent help and arrangements for my brother, Larry Wittwers funeral. Everything was excellent & you were extremely helpful. Read more

  • Richard Kauffman Family

    You all are the best!!! You are all angels. You all are using your God-given talents. The experience was so complete. Thank you so much for all you do!!! Read more

  • Marvin Joray

    I was very impressed with the professionalism displayed by all the staff. They appeared to be part of our family. Extremely friendly & helpful. They all had immediate answers for any question or request we had. Thank you!! A special thanks to Brian and Kathy for services rendered. Read more

  • Terri Bollman

    My brother and I couldn't have been happier with how our arrangements for both of our parents were handled. The caring staff and professionalism made a very difficult time easier. I can't thank you enough. Read more

  • Irene Parsons

    Thank you so much for your service to our family. Your staff was professional and excellent in everything you did, but also kind, caring and compassionate. Several in our family commented on your service. Thank you for taking such good care of us at a difficult time in our lives. May God Bless you. Read more

  • Jeff Fuller & Family

    Dear Jeff and Company, I wanted to sincerely Thank You for your help and assistance during this time. It felt like I was being guided through these "waters" by people who cared. It gave me great peace of mind to turn over the memorial service to your capable hands and know everything would turn out all right, and it did just that. Read more

  • Stephan & Kay Lewis

    Jeff, Thank you just isn't enough. You made an impossible time in our lives bearable. Your ease in handling our situation has made this final stage of mother and Chris' lives doable. The services were beautiful and beyond our expectations. You and your staff made every step and stage as easy as it could be, at this time. Your courtesy and kindness clearly shows you put your heart in your work. We truly feel blessed to have had your help and assistance. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Read more

  • The family of Josephine Elzey

    Dear Mr. Lemler & Staff, Funeral planning is a difficult process involving emotional stress, financial decision making and uncertainty. We would like to thank you so much for your guidance through the difficult times with compassion and respect. You and your sympathy agents showed that we could depend on you to handle our funeral arrangements with pride in your service from start to finish. Read more

  • Jennifer Aker Family

    Just a sincere THANK YOU! Spot on 100 % It takes a special person to do what you do. Read more

  • Sherry Sawyer

    Dear Jeff, Brian, Kathy, Brian C., Nancy & Jim P., Everyone was so kind and thoughtful! You took care of everything so I didn't have to think about anything else except Mom! Thank You! Read more

  • The Edward Risser Family

    I would not change one thing regarding Ed's funeral and burial. I was surprised with all the people coming for the viewing. Ed would have been proud - if he could only know! Thanks Jeff and staff. Read more

  • The Holmes Family

    Jeff, You and your whole staff couldn't have been more helpful, caring & professional. We are very grateful to you for guiding us through this sad time. We would highly recommend your funeral services. Read more

  • Irene Kirkwood

    Jeff, I have really enjoyed reading those little books that you have sent me & they have really helped me a lot. Read more

  • The Delores Joray Family

    I especially appreciated: Having the obit on the screen on the wall; Allowing us to throw dirt into the grave; Allowing us to follow the gurney out of the nursing home; Brian especially & all of the staff were very professional. We were completely satisfied with everything. Read more

  • Terri Bollman

    Jeff, Thank you for your caring and kindness. You were so flexible and helpful. I know that both of my parents would have been pleased with their arrangements. We all felt like we were treated like family by you and your staff. I am so glad that we chose you to make our arrangements. Read more

  • The family of Joyce Noble

    Jeff, We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful service you performed for our mom. Your words were very comforting to us & everyone who was there. We truly appreciated your services. Read more

  • John Maynard Family

    We were extremely satisfied with every aspect of the arrangements. Everyone was very helpful in our choices. They are the best! Read more

  • John Van Wagner Family

    Thanks to all there from the Van Wagner Family. Dad had his prearrangements which made it easy. Jeff and staff were excellent and accommodating. We felt comfortable and well informed at all times. Read more

  • Butch & Rita Mayer

    Jeff & Staff, Everything went so beautifully - no complaints from anyone! Thanks so much for everyone's kindness & making us fell like family. Sincerely, Read more

  • Stephen & Kay Lewis

    Dear Jeff, Thank you is just not enough for all you have done. You made an impossible time in our lives bearable. Your ease in handling our services were very comforting to us. The services were beautiful and beyond our expectations. You and your staff made every step and stage as easy as it could be at a difficult time. You professionalism, courtesy and kindness shows that you put your heart in your work. We truly feel blessed to have had your help and assistance. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Read more

  • Sandy Gianelli

    Thank you so much! Everyone at Thoma/Rich was wonderful. You were all so kind and understanding. You went far above and beyond for us. We can't thank you enough for taking such great care of our precious mother and our family. Read more

  • Jane Earls

    I would like to thank Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home for the amazing way they handled everything with mom. They took extremely good care of our family and everything was marvelous for mom. Read more

  • Judy Johnson (Ossian, IN)

    Dear Jeff, Our entire family was so thrilled with the entire process. Everyone was so kind and caring. We definitely recommend your funeral home. Thank you so much! Judy Read more

  • Linda

    Dear Jeff, I cannot express enough my appreciation for all you did to make the service so meaningful and comfortable for everyone. Thanks again! Linda Read more

  • The family of Margaret Redding

    Jeff, Kathy & Staff, Thank you so very much for the excellent job in regard to my mother’s funeral. Many people commented how nice things were at the funeral home and church for the service. We appreciate all you did for us. Read more

  • Ron and Jean Anderson

    Jeff Lemler did an outstanding job for our family - we could not have had a better experience in these sad circumstances. Read more

  • Don Coates

    Outstanding service and extras I didn’t expect. I couldn’t ask for anything to improve. It was exceptional treatment by the entire group. Thank you, Read more

  • Jan (Steve) Yager

    Jeff, My family was so moved by the care and concern you gave to each detail of dad’s “Andy” final tribute of his life. You listened to each detail as we discussed the family wishes, took mental notes of discussions that at times were lengthy, and gave my dad the most amazing tribute. Everyone was truly in awe at the depth of detail. You are a very talented director & Bluffton is fortunate to have you. Thanks again! Read more

  • Scott (Friend of Paula Rogers)

    I just wanted to drop you a note to let ALL of you know that you guys provide a class of service that is far beyond first class! You cover EVERY detail with class, dignity and professionalism. Each of your staff does the same...even the gangsters in the parking lot. You can tell that each of you have genuine care, concern and compassion for the families and their guests. That means the world during this difficult time. Keep up the good work. If your facility isn't a model for the way things are done, it ceratinly should be! What a great business to have in our community. Read more

  • Janet Heyerly (The John J. Pease Family)

    Dear Jeff & Staff, I would like to extend my thanks to you for all of the ways you served us during the days surrounding Dad's death. From that first morning when I found your sympathy card at River Terrace until the present time, we have felt loved and supported by your entire staff. Your willingness to accommodate our every wish was a blessing. I also appreciate the way you honored Dad as a friend and as a patriot. He would have been so pleased to see how he was honored. Your respect for our veterans, for the service they gave and the sacrifices they made is inspiring. Your service to Dad and to the entire family was always professional, yet never lacked a personal touch. You told us you would treat Dad as if he were a member of your family and we know that is exactly what you did. Thank you seems so inadequate under these circumstances. Your services, your support, your comfort and your assistance have made our difficult journey a little easier. God Bless! Read more

  • The family of Fred Coffee

    Dear Jeff, “Dad’s funeral service (WOW) was absolutely perfect!! Jeff, you made us all laugh and cry, bringing so many great memories into the service. I know he was smiling on us and proud of the beautiful service you honored our family with! We could not have had a better celebration in such a grand manner as what you provided to us. THANK YOU FOR THIS PRECIOUS GIFT YOU HAVE GIVEN OUR FAMILY!” Read more

  • The Family of Ralph Broman

    To Jeff and the entire staff, Just wanted to express my appreciation for your continuing attention. The service momentos for Ralph are greatly enjoyed as are the flowers and bereavement literature. Your attention to details throughout our period of loss has made it all a bit more bearable. We find comfort in our friends. Thank you for your part in our bereavement. There is beauty in life even in sorrow. Read more

  • Pat Turner

    Dear Jeff, You were so wonderful and kind to us at this difficult time in our lives. We appreciate everything you have done, you are a very special person. Sincerely, Pat Turner Dave, Kathy, Luke and Mark Golden Read more

  • Abby Powers

    Dear Jeff, Once again we thank you for making the funeral and committal and calling hours so easy for us. You took care of every little detail and were so caring in dealing with moms’ loss. We appreciate your sensitivity and your willingness to take care of everything so that we had no worries or concerns. You always go above and beyond with all of your special touches. We trust your good judgment and follow through so completely that it was easy to turn over to you. Bless you Jeff, for all that you do. You provide such a valuable service to people in their time of need. All of our best wishes to you – Abby Powers P.S. Your new decorating is beautiful in the whole building!! Read more