The death of a loved one, whether anticipated or untimely, can be a difficult transition. Affirming your loved one’s life while tending to your needs is why we are a family-focused business.
Underwood Funeral Home staff is meticulous and tactful to the manner in which funeral service is approached. We are current 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, respect, honor, and grace.
Scott D. Underwood, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer is a life-long resident of 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 four years. He studied Mortuary Science at Cincinnati College and established Underwood Funeral Home in 1994. He is a member, elder and former choir director of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville. He also is very active in the community directing and organizing civic events. In his spare time, he is a fun-loving “PapPap” and enjoys tending to his vegetable gardens and lawn.
Holly J. Stefanyk Underwood, Licensed Funeral Director and co-owner, holds a journalism and public relations degree from The Ohio State University. 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. A stellar “Baba” of three grandkids, she enjoys staying active with her family and rescued dog, Pepper.
Mallory Underwood is a life-long resident of Union County and the third child of Scott and Holly Underwood. Her background is in Sociology with a focus on Marriage, Family and Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. A passionate mother of two, she is a member and elder of The First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where she also serves as nursery and preschool coordinator. A blogger and hobby writer, she enjoys creating reflections based on her life and death experiences. She resides in Marysville with her two daughters.
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. Diane and her husband, Bryan May, reside in 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. Deb is especially appreciated at the funeral home for her delicious carrot cake.