About Us

Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society was founded in 1995. We will always remember why Ohio’s first Cremation Society was created. We believe that the families we serve deserve a simple, stress-free and affordable option for cremation and memorial services. Today we are still committed to the families who tell us, “I just want something simple” or “I want a Celebration of Life service.”

We are fully licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and are ready and honored to make arrangements in your home, via phone, on our website or in our beautiful memorial center in Columbus.

In 2013, Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society recommitted to Central Ohio families with a beautiful remodel of our logo and our Memorial Center. Our dedicated staff are caring members of your community. We are proud to serve families from the Columbus, Upper Arlington, Whitehall and Lancaster communities.

Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society'sBeth Buxton

We hope to make this process comfortable and worry-free. Beth Buxton, a 17 year veteran of funeral service, believes that each and every family’s story is part of the beautiful fabric of our community’s legacy. She has dedicated her career to educating families individually or in group settings about funeral and cremation options, as well as, the importance of advance funeral planning.

Buxton Family

On Beth’s off days, you will find her spending time with her children, her dogs Oscar and Honey Girl and enjoying the great outdoors. Beth relaxes by taking care of her yard and flowerbeds. She also enjoys reading and cooking for her family.

All are welcome at our Memorial Center. We would love to give you a tour of our newly renovated chapel, arrangement office, and merchandise offerings. Stop by any time.

Mike Lancaster

Michael “Mike” Lancaster is a Certified Crematory Operator and Funeral Director. He went to high school in Galion and earned his mortuary degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1994. He guides families during their time of loss at our newest location in Mansfield. He is passionate about serving the communities throughout North Central Ohio. Mike lives in Shelby with his wife, Amy and two step-daughters, Emme & Elle and enjoys bow hunting and spending time with his family.


Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society
is a Better Business Bureau accredited business.


5464 N High St,
Columbus, OH 43214

(614) 840-0900
FAX: (614) 840-0999

9 Chambers Rd,
Mansfield, OH 44906

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