Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
At Green Family Funeral Home we offer complete at need funeral and cremation services at a reasonable price, pre-need services, and a walk through monument display. Our facility is set on a gorgeous five acre lot that is great for a peaceful retreat. Enjoy our reflection pond or meditate on our park benches and enjoy the country setting. We have ample parking for over 150 cars and are conveniently located 10 minutes south of Rt. 422 and 5 minutes North of Ohio Turnpike Exit 193 on Route 44 in Mantua, Ohio. Our funeral home provides spacious, homelike and tastefully decorated chapels, private family room with a gracious fireplace, and easily accessible restrooms on one level to accommodate any family needs.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Funeral Director - Owner
My name is Jason Jardine. I have lived in Strongsville my whole life except for some of my college years. I have been licensed Director for 20 years and worked with my father at our family funeral home 'Jardine' for 23 years. It is an honor to continue my career as a funeral director in my families firm who's dedicated to its surrounding communities.
I truly enjoy honoring the Veterans in our area; The stories and experiences they share with everyone in our office and I are priceless.
General Manager - Funeral Director
A native of Ohio, April was born and raised in the South-Eastern part of the state in rural Cadiz, Ohio. She studied Psychology at the University of Akron, and later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. After graduation, April relocated to the Cleveland area to begin her career in funeral service. Thirty years later, April continues to humbly minister to the families of our community.
Widowed at a young age, April’s husband George, was also a funeral director for 30 years. Together, they have 3 children, whom are now young adults; David, Samantha and Brian.
April is a 30-year member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, The National Funeral Directors Association, the Embalmers Association of Cleveland, where she currently sits on the board as 1st Vice President, and is also an active member of The Independence Kiwanis. She has been a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church for over 25 years, and enjoys being a Eucharistic Minister and visiting with, and taking Communion to the residents in the area nursing homes and the home-bound.
April is very passionate about our military veterans. Her father was an Army Veteran, serving in WWII. He participated in the Allied Invasion of Europe, swarming Utah Beach, with the men of the 4th Division, on D Day, Tuesday, 6 June 1944. Among many decorations, he received a Purple Heart for the 'wound' he received that day, feeling fortunate to only have lost his left arm in battle.
April is also an avid blood donor with The American Red Cross, and in her free time, enjoys reading, especially WWII History, cooking, traveling, and spending quality time with her children.
Funeral Director, Embalmer & Cosmetic/ Appearance Specialist
My name is Maddy Klaameyer and I am a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. I grew up in Ashland, Ohio. I went to school at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science and an Associates degree in Applied Science.
I currently reside in Grafton with my miniature golden-doodle, Turbo. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends. I knew I wanted to be a funeral director since I was 15 years old. I love hearing your loved ones stories and creating a meaningful service honoring them and the life they lived. I am a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, as well as the Embalmers Association of Cleveland.
At Green Funeral Care, we focus on serving our Veteran community. We are proud to engage our Veteran families and to have the opportunity to learn their loved one’s story. As a staff, we have all learned about the Veterans in our own families as well as the veterans in our community.
Funeral Director Assistant
Jacob Hunter has been on staff since 2019. Jake has been in charge of the funeral home motorcade and procession coordination for the past 3 years, playing a vital role on staff and to the families he serves. During his time with us, he has established an excellent professional reputation with the communities. Jake enjoys his time serving families; being one of the many welcoming faces met at Green Funeral Care.
Funeral Director Apprentice/ Crematory Operator
My name is Jonathan Obodean. I began working with the funeral home in 2019. I am currently in the final few months of my completing my funeral director apprenticeship and I am a certified crematory operator. In addition to my career in funeral care, I'm also a musician and Eucharistic Minister at several churches in the Cleveland area, being mostly self-taught at playing the piano and pipe organ.
I'm honored and blessed to be part of the Green Funeral Care team in helping families through what may be one of the most difficult situations they may face and to help them honor and celebrate their loved one in the most distinguished way possible.