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David Fellers

Company President

David Fellers s the Company President. He holds licenses in Ohio as a Funeral Director, Embalmer and he also holds a limited license to sell Life Insurance to fund pre-paid funerals. 

David Fellers is the son of Jack and Connie Fellers of Englewood, OH.  Along with his wife, Barbara, David has been the owner of the Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home since October 18, 1990.  David and Barb are the proud parents of 3 very wonderful children: Matthew, who joined the staff at Gilbert-Fellers in January of 2009, has a bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science, and he is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Life Insurance agent; Andrew has a bachelor's degree in Human Biology from Kettering College of Medical Arts, and he received his MD from Loma Linda School of Medicine. He and his wife, Katarina (Viitala) are currently residents of Mishiwaka Indiana, where Andrew is serving his residency and Rina is a Physician's Assistant. Brianne and her husband Kyle Turner live in the apartment above the recently purchased Kreitzer Funeral Home in Arcanum. Brianne is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland TN, and she is a special needs teacher in the Riverside School District near Dayton. Kyle Turner is a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he earned his second Bachelor's Degree. He is an apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer at Gilbert-Fellers & Kreitzer FH's. David also has a sister, Lisa, who is a gifted students teacher in the Northmont City School District.

David is a 1979 graduate of Northmont High School. He played three years of Varsity Football for coach Ned Booher.  He was an all-state receiver his senior year, and was the leading receiver for Northmont's only back-to-back undefeated football teams in both his junior & senior years.  He is a member of the Northmont Football Hall of Fame.  David also played three years of Varsity Basketball for his father, Jack Fellers. David and Barbara (Reisert, a 1979 grad of Milton-Union High School) were married in the Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton, OH on September 19, 1981.

David graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in September 1982. He began his funeral service apprenticeship at the Foth-Dorfmeyer Mortuary in Toledo before moving to Miamisburg, OH to work at the Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home, where he recieved his licenses as an Embalmer and Funeral Director in January of 1984. David moved to Brookville in December of 1985 with his wife Barb and young son Matthew, to work for Robert & Marjorie Gilbert at the Gilbert Funeral Home. Following Mr. Gilbert's death in 1990, David and Barbara bought the company which officially became Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home on Jan. 1, 1991. 

David currently attends Christian Life Center in Vandalia, OH, and both Barb and Dave have been on CLC mission trips to both Swaziland and Zambia, Africa. They are involved in the leadership team for the Africa Missions Team at CLC. David also spent five different seasons as the Brookville High School Varsity Soccer Coach, resigning after the 2009 season. His teams had a .500 winning percentage or better in every one of his 5 years as head coach.

David is a Past-President of the Brookville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. He was the Chairman of the Brookville Community Service Clubs Golf Outing since it's inception in 1996, and during that time, the golf outing raised over $100,000 for the local Brookville Community. He currently holds memberships with the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He enjoys playing golf and going on vacation with his wife and children.

Matthew Fellers

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Joining David on the staff as a licensed funeral director, licensed embalmer & licensed life insurance agent is his oldest son, Matthew Fellers. Matt received his licenses early in 2009. He lives in Brookville and has recently become engaged to be married to Ms. Becky Holloway who teaches at the Brookville Intermediate School.

Kyle Turner

Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer

Kyle has been with the firm since 2015. He is a 2016 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has degrees in both Mortuary Science and Nursing. He is currently serving his apprenticeship as a Funeral Director and Embalmer under the supervision of David Fellers.  Kyle is married to Brianne (Fellers) Turner and the couple live in the apartment above the recently purchased Kreitzer Funeral Home in Arcanum.

Whitney Koehler

Pre-Arrangement Specialist

The funeral home is pleased to announce the addition in 2015 of Whitney Koehler as a Pre-Arrangement Specialist. Whitney is licensed as both a Funeral Director and Embalmer and has been added to the staff to assist with both pre-planning and post-service followup.

Part-Time Staff

The funeral home also takes pride in our additional staff of part-time employees. These key people are usually seen at visitations and services, but they are also at work behind the scenes, whether going to hospitals, or other locations where someone passes away, or delivering death certificates to doctors offices and other needed activities for the company. Most of our part-time employees are retired, and they enjoy being part of an organization dedicated to helping others in need. With their diverse backgrounds, there is a chance that you might know one or more members of our part-time staff, which includes, Pastor Harold Ady, LaRue Austin, Chuck Cowan, Dale Creamer, Pastor Doug Dafoe, Gene Hefelfinger, Terry Hoffman, Pastor Bill Marker, Pastor Phil Marxson, Rocky Moody, Lowell Reisert, and David Rhodes.

In Memory Of Staff Members

We also wish to Honor the Memories of part-time employees Reuben Shoe, Ralph Wright, Sam Dunkel, Jim Ehler and Chelsie Bollinger; they were valued employees who served the funeral home with distinction and are greatly missed.

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