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Our Staff


E. Cliff Oberlin, III

E. Cliff Oberlin, III

Owner, Funeral Director

Cliff Oberlin is a third-generation member of the Oberlin family to serve families. He has 28 years of experience as a licensed Funeral Director. 

Cliff is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist and Certified Financial Planner. He is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University. 

He is a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan Rotary Club, Young Presidents Organization, the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine. 

Cliff is married to Lisa (Crouse) Oberlin. They have two sons, Max and Luke.

Telephone: 1-419-636-3139


Tom Turnbull

Tom Turnbull

Funeral Director and Embalmer, Owner

Tom Turnbull is a first generation funeral director and embalmer. Tom married Lisa Neidhardt on October 9, 1982  at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hicksville, Ohio.   Tom began his career in funeral service  working at the former McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett, Indiana.  In August  1985, Tom and his wife Lisa moved to Toledo, Ohio and began working for WSN Company, dba,  Neville Funeral Homes,  as a funeral director and location manager. He and his family moved to Bryan in August 2003, to be closer to their families.  He began working with the Oberlin family in July 2007. He became a partner in the funeral home in April 2009.  He is licensed to practice as a funeral director and embalmer in both Ohio and Indiana. 

Tom and Lisa attend New Hope Community Church in Bryan.   He also is a member of the Bryan Rotary Club. 

Tom is married to Lisa (Neidhardt) Turnbull. Lisa is the Office Manager at the funeral home. They have three children, Christen, who is a licensed Insurance Agent for Cline-Armstrong Insurance Agency in Hicksville;  Josh, who married Alexis (Bacon) and is currently employed at Daavlin in Bryan, Ohio as a Regional Salesman; and Caleb, who married Emily (Grisier) and is a funeral director and embalmer at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home in Bryan, Ohio. Tom and Lisa also have a miniature dachshund named Maggie.

Cell: 419-212-2389

Telephone: 1-419-636-3139

Email: tom@oberlinturnbull.com


Caleb Turnbull

Caleb Turnbull

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Caleb Turnbull is a second generation funeral director and embalmer. Caleb married Emily Grisier on April 18, 2015 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Archbold, Ohio. Caleb was a 2011 graduate of Bryan High School. In December 2014, Caleb graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Following graduation, Caleb moved back to West Unity, Ohio and completed his apprenticeship as a funeral director and embalmer at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Homes.

 Caleb and Emily attend New Hope Community Church. Caleb serves on the board for United Way of Williams County. He is also a member of the Bryan Rotary Club.

Caleb is married to Emily (Grisier) Turnbull. They have a son, Ellis Turnbull. Emily is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan and Montpelier. Caleb is the son of Tom and Lisa (Neidhardt) Turnbull. Caleb and Emily also have a cockapoo puppy named Cooper Bentley. 

Telephone: 1-419-636-3139

Email: caleb@oberlinturnbull.com


Lisa Turnbull

Lisa Turnbull

Office Manager

Lisa Turnbull is our office manager at our Lynn Street Chapel in Bryan, Ohio. Lisa married Tom Turnbull on October 9, 1982  at St. John Lutheran Church in Hicksville, Ohio. She graduated from International Business College. Lisa began her career at Syncor Pharmaceuticals, which later became Cardinal Health. After moving to Bryan, she began working for Defiance Clinic an executive assistant until she became part of the Oberlin-Turnbull family. She has three children, Christen Turnbull of Hicksville, Ohio, Josh (Alexis) Turnbull of Bryan, Ohio and Caleb (Emily) Turnbull of West Unity, Ohio. She has been involved in the church as a Sunday School teacher, youth group leader, and ladies small group leader. Lisa also served as a member of the BAHEC Board. Lisa and Tom attend New Hope Community Church in Bryan. Lisa enjoys baking, crafting, reading, and spending time with her husband and children.

Terry Guilford

Terry Guilford

Office Assistant and Funeral Attendant

Terry Guilford is our office assistant at our Greenisen Chapel in Bryan, Ohio. She is also a funeral attendant whenever needed. Terry is a graduate of Defiance High School. She attended the University of Toledo. Terry married Gary Guilford on October 25, 1985. They have three children: Cassandra (Josh) Thompson of Hicksville, Ohio, Zach Guilford of Stryker, Ohio, and Ryan Guilford of Ney, Ohio. Terry also has three grandchildren: Allie, Avery and Luke of Hicksville, Ohio. Terry is an active member of the St. Isidore Parish where she serves as a lector, commentator, and Eucharistic minister. Terry enjoys reading, helping others, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Telephone: 1-419-636-3139


Curt Bennett

Follow-up Care Provider, Team leader - part-time staff

Curt Bennett, after care coordinator, has been facilitating grief support groups for Oberlin-Turnbull since 2004. In 2009 he completed thirty-nine years in education with thirty-five years as a school counselor.

Curt is a native of Danville, Illinois. He graduated from Danville High School, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, where he obtained a bachelor's degree and University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana for a master's degree. Additional coursework was completed at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

In his free time he enjoys traveling, especially taking cruises, and spending time with his three grandchildren, Grace, Emaline, and Noah.

Telephone: 1-419-636-3139


Additional Staff

  • Nelson "Sunshine" Carder 
  • Ramon Alpaugh 
  • Fred Brandon 
  • Mike Lyons 
  • Keith Elting
  • Ned A. Garver
  • Rodney Snyder
  • Lee Esterline 
  • Jacob Parker
  • Marlene Clark
  • Judy Lewis 



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