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  History of Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home
The history of the funeral home begins with Ed Jones, who operated a funeral business on North Water Street, Loudonville. In 1918, Mr. Jones sold his business to Henry Swank, who operated the business on Main Street until his death in 1934. His two sons-in-law, Harold Young and Dewey Pipes, purchased the business known as Swank Funeral Home and in 1937 they purchased a large home at 123 North Market Street, the current location. The home was largely remodeled and enlarged and then in 1945, the Swank family sold the business to Max Peoples.
   
In 1948 Mr. Peoples sold the funeral home to Floyd Banks of Lucas. In 1953 Mr. Banks purchased the assets of the T. B. Gilbert Funeral Home on North Spring Street, Loudonville.
 

In 1972 Mr. Banks brought a partner into the business, Ted Byerly and his wife Patricia, who owned the funeral home in Lucas. The Loudonville funeral home became known as Banks-Byerly Funeral Home. In 1976 Mr. Banks retired and the Byerly Funeral Home of Lucas was merged with the Loudonville business.

 

In 1997, Walt and Kimberly Lindsey of Willard purchased the funeral home and formed the Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home. Walt Lindsey had been a former employee of the Byerly Funeral Home from 1980 until 1983. The Lindsey family history of funeral service goes all the way back to 1894 when Walt Lindsey’s great-grandfather began his furniture and funeral business in Willard, Ohio. The Lindsey family history of funeral service was handed down from generation to generation continuously through 1997 when Walt and Kim returned to Loudonville to own and operate Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home.

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Staff of Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home

  Walt Lindsey, CFSP
Walt attended Bowling Green State University and is a 1977 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1978. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and an officer of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, serving on the OSHA/EPA, Finance, and Benefit Trust Committees. He serves the Mohican community as a member of Rotary, and has served five years on the Loudonville Public Library Board of Trustees and the Mohican Area Community Fund. He is presently Vice-Chairman of WZLP Radio Board of Trustees and sports broadcaster and is a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoys watching the OSU Buckeyes, high school sports and singing in his church choir. He is married to Kimberly Neer Lindsey and has two daughters, Stephanie (Nate) Huffman and Lauren (Kevin) Davis.
 
Kimberly Lindsey
Kim has an associate degree in business from North Central Technical College and attended The Ohio State University. She has been a licensed funeral director since 1990 and is the office manager for Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home. She is a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She and Walt Lindsey were married in 1978  and have two daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie (Nate) Huffman and Lauren (Kevin) Davis, and one granddaughter, Grace Lindsey Huffman..
     
     

 

Ted Byerly
Ted attended The Ohio State University and is a 1958 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1959. Ted is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Loudonville, and a former member of the Loudonville Public Library Board of Trustees. He is a member of The Ohio State University Buckeye Club and enjoys golf, computers, and spending winters in The Villages, Florida.

Patricia Byerly
Patricia attended The Ohio State University and has been a licensed funeral director since 1971. She is a member of the Samaritan Health System Board of Directors as well as the Farmers and Savings Bank Board of Directors. Patricia and Ted have two children and five grandchildren.

     
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