The death of a loved one, whether anticipated or untimely, can be a poignant occurrence. Affirming one’s life and guiding a surviving family requires special care and great attention to detail.
Underwood Funeral Home staff is meticulous and careful to the manner in which funeral service is approached. We are proficient in the formalities of condolence and funeral etiquette. Rite, ritual, and decorum serve as the foundation of the Underwood style. Our establishment is guided by expectations of dignity, reverence, respect, honor, and grace.
Scott D. Underwood, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, is co-owner and founder of Underwood Funeral Home. Born and raised in Marysville, he received a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University where he was a member of “The Best Damn Band in the Land” for five years. After working many years as an occupational therapist, he continued studies at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he obtained his degree in Mortuary Science. He is a member, elder and former choir director of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville. He also is very active in Marysville, directing community productions and organizing civic events.
Holly J. Stefanyk Underwood, Licensed Funeral Director and co-owner, holds a journalism and public relations degree from The Ohio State University. At OSU, she served in numerous leadership positions, including president of Ohio Staters, Inc. Before joining her husband as a licensed funeral director, Holly was a medical sales and marketing specialist. She is an elder of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where she enjoys singing in the choir. Throughout her many years at the funeral home, Holly has become specialized in preplanning details and is knowledgeable with Medicaid and life insurance, particularly transferring and processing claims.
Mallory Underwood, Funeral Director Assistant and Office Administrator, is the third child of Scott and Holly Underwood. A graduate of Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School, she is a current student in the funeral industry. She is a member and elder of The First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where she also serves as nursery and preschool coordinator on Sunday mornings. A blogger and hobby writer, she enjoys creating reflections based on her funeral and life experiences. She and her husband, Raleigh, reside in Marysville with their two daughters, Amelia and Abigail, and Underwood Funeral Home’s funeral therapy dog, Nala.
Scott and Holly have three children, Grant, Grace and Mallory.
Grant currently resides in Madison, Connecticut and is music coordinator at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Grace is a special education instructor for the Olentangy School District and resides in Delaware, Ohio.
Mallory works alongside her parents in Marysville.
Ted Byus, Funeral Associate, grew up in Delaware County and graduated from Scioto Valley High School in 1962. He retired from the Ohio Highway Patrol in 1992 after serving as a patrolman for over 25 years. Former Sheriff of Union County and Chief Probation Officer with Marysville Municipal Court, he has been with Underwood Funeral Home since 2000. He is married, has three daughters, four granddaughters and one grandson. He currently resides in Marysville.
Diane McDaniel May, Funeral Hostess, is a life-long resident of Marysville. She retired from the Columbus Medical Association as Director of Member Relations having worked for central Ohio physician members for over 37 years. Diane assists during calling hours and services, making sure family needs are met. She enjoys playing pickleball and working out at the local Y. She remains active in the community as a volunteer with Neighbor to Neighbor and is a member of Springdale Baptist Church. She and her husband, Bryan May, reside in Marysville.
Noah Eubanks, Funeral Associate, is a student at Fairbanks High School. He tends to the needs of the building, ensuring our space is comfortable and clean. In his spare time, he can be found working on his automobiles. He and his family are longtime residents of Marysville.
Deb Jackson, Bookkeeper and Office Assistant, is a lifelong resident of Union County. With an accounting background, she is a former associate of Honda. She appreciates healthy living and lifestyles and is known for her great cooking. She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She is especially appreciated at the funeral home for her delicious carrot cake.