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Our Staff


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Ty J. Dierkes

Ty J. Dierkes

President & Owner

Ty is the President and Owner of the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home who joined the company in May 1987. He is a licensed funeral director & embalmer. He is in charge of the day to day operations of the funeral home, monuments and the crematory. He attended Ohio University-Belmont, graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a member of Perryton Church of Christ, Clarington Lodge # 597 F&AM. He is a Past Monarch of the Amrou Grotto # 45, a member of Aladdin Shrine, Sertoma, Zanesville Daybreak Rotary and a Certified Crematory Operator. Ty is on the board of directors of the Animal Shelter Society. Ty is married to Erin Feerick Dierkes, a retired school teacher at West Muskingum Middle School and has four children, Jesse, Cody , Natasha and J.D. Ty enjoys helping people in their most difficult time of need. Ty currently is in his third term of a four year term as a member of the West Muskingum School Board of Education.


Cody D. Dierkes

Cody D. Dierkes

Owner/Vice President/Funeral Director/Embalmer/Certified Crematory Operator

Cody is the son of Ty & Erin Dierkes. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2018. Cody is a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and a certified crematory operator. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball, working outside, and walking his dogs.


Martha Lentz

Martha Lentz

2nd Vice-President\Associate

Martha has been part of the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home since 2006. She is married to Robert Lentz who is retired from the Zanesville Fire Department. They are the parents of two daughters, Karen and Dawna, and the grandparents of four grandsons. Martha is a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Martha loves being able to work where she is needed. With a gift to detail, she is able to add intricate touches that show we listen to small details that are important to the family to make the service totally personal for them.

Away from the funeral home, Martha enjoys gardening and caring for her two corgi dogs and three Amazon parrots.

 


Sean M. Gillen CFSP, CCO

Sean M. Gillen CFSP, CCO

Master Funeral Director , Embalmer, VP of Financial Operations

Sean comes back to the funeral home where his career began.  Having worked with both the Bolins and Ty, he has come back to familiar surroundings. Sean is very proud to be a funeral director knowing that families have put their trust not only in him as the funeral director but the funeral home as a whole.  Sean left the funeral home in 2000 to pursue an opportunity in Cincinnati, which from there led to his career in managing and progressing to general managing multiple locations in various states around the country.  He has worked for both family owned businesses and corporate owned businesses.  He brings a lot of management experience and leadership here to the funeral home.  He is a 1993 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  Sean is a member of the Knights of Columbus, both 3rd and 4th Degree,  American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Academy of Funeral Service and served 14 years in the military, having being Honorably discharged as an E-6.  Sean and his wife Kim reside here in Zanesville.  Together they have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. 

In his spare time, Sean enjoys visiting with the grandchildren and spoiling them as any great "Poppy" would do. 


Kenneth Avery Sr.

Kenneth Avery Sr.

Associate/Certified Crematory Operator

Kenneth began working at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home in October 2012 and became a Certified Crematory Operator in 2021 to help service our families and pet families. Kenny married Esther in May of 1976 and together they have two daughters, Monica and Melissa, a son Kenneth Jr. and three grandchildren. When Kenny isn't helping out at the funeral home, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren.


Rachel Wagner

Rachel Wagner

Apprentice Funeral Director/Corporate Administrative Assistant

Rachel rejoined the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home family in 2022 as Corporate Administrative Assistant, and had previously been employed from 2012-2016 as the Secretary& Bookkeeper. She has most recently added Apprentice Funeral Director to her resume. 

She is a 2012 graduate from Ohio University-Zanesville, with a Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Communications and Economics.

She lives in Dresden with her two adorable daughters, Millie & Sadie Hedrick. She prides herself on her “stay-at-home-mom” status, but came back to work part-time in order to keep her foot in the workforce, to keep her brain sharp, and of course, to be of service to others. 

When she’s not at work or tending to the girls, Rachel enjoys anything outdoors. Just ask her about her backpacking adventures! She also likes to read, and spends a majority of her time with her family. 


Lindsay A. Michel

Lindsay A. Michel

Administrative Assistant

Lindsay joined the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home Family in August of 2022. She is a lifelong resident of Zanesville residing with her three active sons; Aiden Michel, Parker Michel, and Deacon Michel.

As administrative assistant Lindsay performs behind the scenes clerical duties and enjoys getting to be of service to families when creating obituaries, memorial cards, answering the phone or meeting them at the door.

Lindsay is a certified yoga instructor, meditation teacher and reflexologist When away from the funeral home Lindsay enjoys her work as a teacher, spending time with her sisters, backpacking and hiking with friends, cooking or baking, her dog; “Moose” (who sometimes visits the Funeral Home) and attending the many activities and sporting events of her children. 


Jack Brady

Jack Brady

Associate

Jack Brady resides in Zanesville with his wife Holly. They have four children, Ryan Roush, Matt Brady, Sean Brady, and Samantha Brady. They are grandparents of three grandchildren.

Jack recently retired from the Kimble Companies, attends St. Nicholas Catholic Church where he serves as an usher, and is the Vice President of the Veteran’s Appreciation Foundation.

If a volunteer is needed in the community then Jack is there. We are excited to have him on board.

 


Terri Mell

Terri Mell

Associate

Terri Mell resides in Zanesville with her husband Dan. Between them they have three children, Dustin Mell, Kyle Mell, and Devin Snack. They also have two grandchildren. 

Terri worked at Lear Corporation for thriry-two years, loves going to Amish Country with her friends, going to thrift shops looking for a good bargain.

We are glad to have Terri's bubbling personality on our staff.



Valerie Gutridge

Valerie Gutridge

Associate



Doug Merry

Doug Merry

Associate

Doug began working at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home in August of 2018. Doug married his wife Betsy in 1990 and has three daughters, two sons, and four grandchildren. He was a Captain in the Zanesville Police Department retiring after thirty seven years where he still maintains an Auxiliary Commission. Doug enjoys spending time with his family, working around the yard, and flying. He is currently working on Gyroplane rating.


Cindy Tracey

Cindy Tracey

Associate-Hairdresser



Janice Dierkes

Janice Dierkes

Associate

Janice Dierkes is the mother of Ty J. Dierkes and the grandmother of Cody, Emily and Joe Dierkes. Jan fills in for the staff when they are all busy and a hand is needed. She is a Registered Nurse.


Joe Dierkes

Joe Dierkes

Associate

Joe is the son of Ty & Erin Dierkes and was a 2022 graduate from West Muskingum High School. He is known for his fashionable attire, especially his shoes. He takes pride in his care of all of the funeral home vehicles. When he's not at work, Joe is attending Ohio University-Zanesville, or hitting the gym. 


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