Mr. Julian H Renfro Sr., Owner
Julian H. Renfro, a licensed funeral director & embalmer, is president of Renfro Funeral Services. He has worked at the funeral home since the age of 18, washing cars and driving for the former Renfro ambulance service. He represents the third generation of licensed funeral directors and embalmers of his family. He is a graduate of Xavier University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science . His natural talents in art and sculpture paved the way for his outstanding reputation as one of the best restorative embalmers in our region. He is an avid model train collector; husband to Gayle Harden-Renfro for 37 years and father of Julian Renfro Jr., Barry Renfro and Jenifer Renfro-Teasley.
Mrs. Gayle Yvette Harden-Renfro, Co-Owner
Gayle Harden-Renfro is co-owner and funeral director of Renfro Funeral Services. Gayle takes on an "event-planner" role when she works with families to add custom touches to the service. Her talents come from a diversified career, all of which she brings home to her family business. Gayle is a 1974 graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. where she graduated with honors with a BA degree in Journalism. Her 25-year career as a journalist started at her hometown newspaper--The South Bend Tribune. Following graduation from Purdue, she has worked at The Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI.; The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Hamilton Journal News and The Cincinnati Post, where she enjoyed an 18-year stay. Gayle also worked as public relations director for the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau prior to joining her husband, Julian, in 2004. Gayle, mother of Jenifer Renfro-Teasley, is an accomplished writer, artist and licensed funeral director.
Ms. Debbie Coleman, Administrative Assistant
Debbie Coleman joined Renfro Funeral Services on April 6, 2006, bringing a wealth of experience and skills to our company. Debbie, a licensed Notary Public, works with our staff to set up funerals, designs programs and assist to complete any familys' request. She is a 1980 graduate of Woodward High School and attended Cincinnati Technical College. She is also a graduate of the Urban League Skill Training Center. Prior to joining Renfro Funeral Services she worked as an administrative assistant for the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau..
Teresa Givan, Apprentice, Funeral Director & Embalmer
We welcome Teresa to our staff, who is proving to be a wonderful skilled addition.
Louis Simpson, Driver/
Louis, a retired Cincinnati Firefighter, helps maintain the building as well as drive and service funeral families.