A successful funeral home has many facets, including facilities, vehicles and special services to meet each family’s needs. But most importantly, a funeral home is about service, said President Keith Walker.
Walker Funeral Homes has trained and experienced professionals sensitive to the personal preferences of those who have lost a loved one. Funeral directors anticipate the needs of the families they serve and are dedicated to creating memorable events and ceremonies.
Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home is pleased to announce that Christine (Tina) Burris has joined its staff as a Licensed Funeral Director.
Burris graduated from Danbury High School in Lakeside-Marblehead and earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Toledo. After a two-year apprenticeship, Burris successfully passed the Ohio Funeral Board exam.
“My greatest satisfaction is helping families during a difficult period,” says Burris. “The hours and days following the death of a loved one can be very difficult. I work very hard to make families comfortable with the funeral arrangement process and work with them to create a meaningful service at a cost within their budget.”
The most important decision a funeral director can make is whether to join a family-owned and operated funeral home or one of the international funeral service corporations.
“I like the role a locally-owned funeral home plays in a community because they have one priority: to serve the community and the families that live there. This is the reason I pursued a career in funeral service and my primary reason for accepting this position,” said Burris.
Burris forged a relationship with the funeral industry as a young girl. At age 9, she attended her grandfather’s funeral service at Gerner-Wolf Funeral Home. The experience was so impactful that she decided to pursue a career in funeral service.
“Tina joins our staff with a wonderful perspective on our profession and a wonderful attitude toward the families she will be serving. There are many people with funeral director licenses and most of them are competent, but Tina truly has a calling for this work, and we believe her commitment will make an impression on every family she serves,” said Walker.
Walker invites the community to meet Burris at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home for a personal tour of the facility and to receive answers to questions concerning funeral services, cost, and preplanning. For more information, contact Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton or call 419-732-3121.