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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 North Terrace 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 married to Erin Feerick Dierkes, a 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 second term of a four year term as a member of the West Muskingum School Board of Education.


Cody D. Dierkes

Cody D. Dierkes

Vice President/Funeral Director/Embalmer/Certified Crematory Operator

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


Jackie Hall

Jackie Hall

Corporate Secretary/Treasurer

Jackie joined the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home in 2016 as the secretary-bookkeeper.

Jackie is usually the first voice families hear when calling the funeral home. Jackie's pleasant personality and smile has comforted many families in their time on need.

Jackie and Ed Block, Jr. reside in South Zanesville. She has twin daughters, Zaena of Columbus and Zoeie of Zanesville, and a grandson, Milo.

In her spare time she enjoys going to the movies and spending time with her family.


Martha Lentz

Martha Lentz

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 Akita dogs and three Amazon parrots.

 


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.


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.



Jeff Tilton

Jeff Tilton

Associate

Jeff Tilton, of Zanesville, is a prior 39 year employee of Burnham Foundry and the former Mayor of Zanesville (2012-2020),

Now retired, he began working for Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home & Crematory in January 2021.

Together, Jeff and his wife Becky have four children, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, and six grandchildren.

Jeff's passion is always to serve others.


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.


Valerie Gutridge

Valerie Gutridge

Associate



Cindy Tracey

Cindy Tracey

Associate-Hairdresser



Erin F. Dierkes

Erin F. Dierkes

Associate

Erin is Ty J. Dierkes wife and Cody and Joe's mother. Erin helps out anyway she can by bringing Duffy to the funeral home to help grieving families or working in the office. Erin is a retired school teacher from West Muskingum Middle School.


Ab Vousden

Ab Vousden

Associate

Ab Vousden resides with his wife Laura in Zanesville. They have two daughters, Brooke and Blaine and are the grandparents of six grandchildren. 

Ab is recently retired from Burnham Foundry Casting Solutions after 44 ½ years and is a member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church in Duncan Falls.

He enjoys helping out our community and looks forward to assisting the families that come through the doors at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home.



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.


Bill Balderson

Bill Balderson

Past Associate

Bill was an associate for Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home who passed away on March 29, 2021. He was the owner of Balderson Motors for many years. He leaves his wife, Kathie, their son, U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson, and a grandson, Joshua. Bill ran various errands around town for us and did whatever we asked of him and he did it well. 


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