Our History

What is now Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. was founded by, the late Ralph V. Cromes. He opened the family business in January of 1939 with his partner, Ralph Wiessinger, who would later leave the business. At that time, the funeral home was named Cromes-Wiessinger Funeral Home. 

In 1949, Ralph V. Cromes' sons, Lloyd and Norris, joined him in the family business. At this time the name was changed to Cromes & Sons Funeral Home.

In 1975, the business went through another name change to Cromes Funeral Home, Inc. when it became incorporated.

In January 1969, Norris' son, Gary, joined the firm full time. In January of the following year (1970), Lloyd's son, Ralph, joined the family business.

Gary and Ralph were the third generation family owners. They operated the business along with three full time staff members, Bill Stamm, Aaron Edwards, and Erik Edwards.

The addition of Sidney's first and only on-site crematory in 2009 changed the name to Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

(In August of 2016 Gary and Ralph retired and passed the Cromes Funeral Home Tradition on to Aaron and Erik Edwards. Bill Stamm remains on the staff along with licensed funeral directors/embalmers, Lucas Snapp and Jeremy Richards. Gary Cromes is still involved with the business as well.

We are now proudly serving the Sidney/Shelby County Community as Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.)


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