History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Kindred Funeral Home is family owned and operated, providing personalized care and attention to detail for every family we serve. We understand that every family’s requests, wishes or expectations may be different, and our dedicated funeral directors and staff will strive to fulfill all your special needs and requests in planning a fitting remembrance. Kindred Funeral Home offers diverse services and merchandise serving all faiths and ethnic backgrounds.

Our Valued Staff

Bill Kindred

Bill Kindred, Funeral Director, CFSP, Certified Crematory Operator

Bill is the co-owner and President of the Kindred Funeral Home. He is a licensed funeral director and graduate of the Certified Crematory Operator Program of the National Funeral Directors Association. He was designated as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) in 2015, the highest professional designation you can achieve in funeral service awarded by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, Incorporated. Bill is a Past President and member of the Northmont Rotary Club, Past President and current Board Member of the Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce, past President and Board Member of the Brookville Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Northmont Education Foundation, as well as the City of Clayton - Clay Township JEDD Committee, and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association Legislative Committee. He previously served on the Miami Valley Career Technology Center Strategic Planning Cabinet, and as the Treasurer for the Greater Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association. He is a graduate of Northmont High School, the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School, the Community College of the Air Force, and Weber State University. He was honored to be inducted into the Northmont Roll of Recognition and the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School - MVCTC Hall of Fame. He proudly served in the United States Air Force, and is a member of the American Legion Post #707 in Englewood.

Jill  Kindred

Jill Kindred, MSW, LISW, Funeral Director

Jill is a licensed funeral director, a co-owner, and serves as secretary and treasurer of the Kindred Funeral Home. Jill holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and coordinates grief groups, holiday remembrance services, and aftercare programs for the funeral home. She also is a graduate of Northmont High School, Weber State University, the University of Utah, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Scott  Rolfes

Scott Rolfes, Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator

Scott J. Rolfes serves as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Scott has been with the Kindred Funeral Home since 1999. He received his Bachelor Degree in Mortuary Science in 1997 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and is a graduate of Northmont High School. Scott is a former Board Member for the Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Northmont Rotary Club. He is also a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church. Scott, along his wife Chassidy and their son Logan live in Englewood.

Emma Bryson

Emma Bryson, Funeral Director - Family Service Coordinator

Emma J. Bryson joined the staff of Kindred Funeral Home in February of 2017. Emma is a 2004 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. She received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology from the Ohio State University in 2009, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2011. Emma served her apprenticeship in Mansfield, Ohio and then returned to the Champaign County area in 2012 where she worked as a funeral director and embalmer.