A native of Sidney, Aaron graduated from Sidney Lehman High School in 1997, obtained his bachelors degree in 2001 from the University of Toledo College of Business and his mortuary science degree in 2003 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS). After graduating from CCMS Aaron served his apprenticeship at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine, Ohio and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 2004. Aaron joined the Cromes staff in June of 2006. Married to the former Kelly Short, also a Sidney native, both reside in Sidney with their three children, Clayton, Carter and Callie. Aaron is an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Sidney, a board member of Sidney Christian Academy Schools, committee member of Shelby County Ducks Unlimited, member of the Shelby County Gideons, Sidney Kiwanis Club, and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
Raised in Sidney, Erik is a graduate of Sidney Lehman High School, class of 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in 2005. Erik then attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2006, where he was awarded the Delaine L. Beaver Award for artistic excellence in restorative art. Following school, he served his apprenticeship at Rutherford Funeral Homes in Columbus, Ohio, where he continued to work for 2 years as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Erik and his wife, Holly (St. Myers) Edwards, both reside in Sidney. Erik is a member of Grace Baptist Church in Sidney, the Shelby County Gideons, and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
Bill has been associated with Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home for over 40 years. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1958. After graduation he attended Edison Community College, where he acquired an Associate of Arts degree. Bill is also a licensed funeral director.
Bill is the father of three daughters and nine grandchildren. He is a member of Temperance Lodge #73 Free & Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Shrine Temple of Dayton, Pleiades Chapter 298 order of Eastern Star, the Sidney Elks Lodge, and the Sidney Moose Lodge. Bill's hobbies include antique cars and boating.
Born and raised in Logan County, Lucas graduated from Edison Community College in December 2011 and obtained his Mortuary Science Degree in May 2013 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS). Prior to attending Mortuary College, Lucas worked for Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He joined Cromes Funeral Home in May 2013. Lucas became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in October 2014. Residing in rural Shelby County, Lucas and his wife, Chandra, have one son, Lawson, 11 years old and one daughter, Gabby, 6 years old whom both attend Jackson Center Schools. Lucas enjoys all types of different activities with his family, especially taking his children on Disney Cruise Lines. Professionally, Lucas is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.
Growing up in Sidney most of his life, Jeremy graduated from Lehman Catholic High School in 2003, obtaining his associate degree of Fire Science Technology from Sinclair Community College in 2007. Starting out as a Volunteer Firefighter/ Paramedic, he decided to change his career in which he obtained his Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree in 2014 from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS). Graduating with Cum Laude honors from CCMS, he went back home to fulfill his apprenticeship at Cromes Funeral Home in which he obtained his Funeral Director/Embalmer license in 2015. Jeremy resides in Sidney with his wife Mary (Coleman) Richards and son, Kolten. He is a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, and was a past member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 95 in which he achieved the highest ranking of Eagle Scout.
Prearrangement Specialist/Licensed Funeral Director
Born and raised in Butler County, Whitney graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 with an Associates of Applied Sciences degree. She later received a Bachelor’s of Mortuary Science degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in December of 2011. She served her apprenticeship and later worked as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for Tobias Funeral Home in Dayton. She joined Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home in 2017. Whitney and her husband, Josh, are both Funeral Directors and in their free time enjoy spending time outdoors. They are members of the International Bowhunter’s Association. They have 2 Great Danes, Hansel and Gretel, and are currently expecting their first child. Professionally, she is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association.