We are privileged to serve the Mid-Ohio Valley with a staff of local people who are proud members of your community



Meet Our Staff

Brent Lambert, Julie Lambert, Matt Reed, Connie Jones, Steve Tatman
Brent Lambert, Julie Lambert, Matt Reed, Connie Jones, Steve Tatman



Manager

Brent Lambert, Manager
Brent Lambert, Manager

 Brent grew up in South Parkersburg and on the family farm in Morgan County, Ohio. He is a 1972 graduate of Parkersburg South High School.

 He worked for over 20 years in the monument business before joining his parents in the founding of Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in 1990. He now manages the four funeral home locations.

 Brent enjoys the outdoors and is a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the NRA. Brent is the father of three sons, Bradley, Andrew and Jacob, and resides outside of Belpre, Ohio with his wife, Julie Hawk Lambert and son, Jacob.



Directors



Julie Lambert, Director
Julie Lambert, Director

 Julie grew up in the Tuppers Plains, Ohio area on the family farm and was involved in 4-H for 10 years. She worked for several years with her family at Hawk’s Store and Feed in Tuppers Plains.

 Julie is a graduate of Eastern High School in Meigs County, Ohio. After completing two and a half years at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, she earned two Associate Degrees. She went on to attend Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where she graduated with an Associates and Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science in 1994.

 Julie is a licensed funeral director/embalmer in Ohio and West Virginia and a licensed crematory operator. She has been serving families at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home since 1998. Julie resides outside of Belpre with her husband, Brent and son, Jacob.



Steve Tatman, Director
Steve Tatman, Director

 Steve’s roots began in the Mid-Ohio Valley; he is the nephew of Joe and Wilma Lambert, our founders.  Steve’s mother, Josephine Lambert Tatman, is Joe’s twin sister.  He is a 1977 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was the class president.  Steve was on the original staff of Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home starting in 1990. 

 Steve is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in West Virginia and Ohio where he continues the tradition he was taught by his mentor and Uncle Joe Lambert.  He lives in Parkersburg with his wife, Wanda McConaha Tatman; they have two daughters, Sheri and Erica and two granddaughters, Nicole and Mackenzie.  Steve and his wife attend the First Baptist Church of Parkersburg where Steve sings in the Church choir. 



Matt Reed, Director
Matt Reed, Director

  Matt graduated from Morgan High School, McConnelsville , Ohio in 1986. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army, serving as an Infantry Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. After being honorably discharged from the Army he enrolled at Ohio University and graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree. After graduating from Ohio University he enrolled at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1994. After graduation he served his Funeral Director/Embalming apprenticeship in Dayton, Ohio. After completing his apprenticeship, he accepted a position with Lambert-Tatman funeral home and served families in the Parkersburg and Belpre area from 1996-1999. Matt took some time out of the funeral business and worked construction until accepting a position with Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Parkersburg West Virginia. Matt remained at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home for nine years. He then accepted a position with the now locally owned Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and is now serving families at all four Lambert-Tatman locations. Matt resides in Veto, Ohio and has one daughter, Hollyn with his wife, Jennifer.



Connie Jones
Connie Jones

Connie is an apprentice funeral director and embalmer. She is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University and Piedmont Technical College with a Funeral Service degree. Prior to that she worked at West Virginia Insurance Company in Harrisville, WV, and in the school districts of West Virginia and South Carolina.  She was born to Cecil Hamilton and Janet (Hickman) Hamilton, and raised in St. Mary's, West Virginia, with her siblings; Jeff, Judy and Douglas Hamilton.   She is a long time member of the Wesleyan Church serving as Sunday School and Children's Church teacher.  Also, she served administratively on local and district Wesleyan Women boards. Connie has two daughters, Olivia B. Jones of Richmond, VA and Hannah J. Jones of Greenville,SC.  Connie resides on her grandparent's farm, Chandos and Nell Hickman,near Mountain, WV.



Willard Crowe, Director
Willard Crowe, Director

 Willard is originally from Webster County, WV. He began work at his hometown funeral home, serving his apprenticeship and then attended Cleveland College of Mortuary Science. He graduated in March of 1952 and became licensed in that same year.

 After completing his tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Willard was employed by CSX Railroad for a short time and then re-entered the funeral service. In 1958 he enlisted in the West Virginia State Police, serving over twenty years and retired.

 He has been with the Lambert-Tatman family since 1990. He has two children.



Director's Assistant

Andy Swearingen, Director's Assistant
Andy Swearingen, Director's Assistant

Andy is a longtime Parkersburg resident, graduating from Parkersburg High School in 1954. He is a US Army veteran and retired after thirty-three years of service at Corning Glass Works. He served as a former Parkersburg City Councilman for eleven years and currently serves as the Vice-President of the Mid Ohio Valley Health Dept. Board and is one of founding members of the Mountwood Park Volcano Days Celebration. He is also a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and resides in North Parkersburg with his wife, Laura Jean. They have one son,Kevin. Andy has been with the Lambert-Tatman family since 1996.



Secretaries



Judy Lambert, Green St.
Judy Lambert, Green St.

 Born and raised in the Parkersburg area, Judy Lambert is a 1971 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She has served as a secretary and office manager with Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home since 1997.

 Judy has been active with the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home Relay For Life team and continues to work with various citywide Relay For Life committees. She is an active member of the Crown of Life Lutheran Church in Marietta, Ohio.



Sharon McCoy, South
Sharon McCoy, South

 Sharon is a lifelong resident of Mineral Wells, graduating in 1976 from Parkersburg South High School. She furthered her studies at WVUP majoring in accounting. She has worked for various companies in the community including St. Joseph Hospital, Dudley’s Florist, Advanced Family Chiropractic Center and PKB RV’s. She volunteered for many years for American Red Cross and FaithLink and is a member of Mt.Pleasant United Methodist Church.
 She has been with Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home since 2008 and resided in Mineral Wells with her husband of 35years, Steve and five ”furry children”. She has two sons, Shannon and Steve; a daughter, Sheree; and four grandchildren, Tori, Addie, Katie and Dylan.



Sandy Rader, Vienna
Sandy Rader, Vienna

 Born in Parkersburg, WV and lived on Rosemar Road, Vienna, until the age of seven. She then moved to Grafton, WV where she graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1962. From there she moved to Fairmont, WV and finally returned to the Parkersburg and Vienna area.

 She worked for WesBanco of Fairmont and Parkersburg for thirty-three years, retiring in 2004, she then started working for Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in 2006 as a part-time secretary.

  Sandy and husband, Neil, were married in 2004and reside in Vienna. Between the two of them they have five sons, fivegranddaughters and one grandson.



Donna Cooper, Belpre
Donna Cooper, Belpre

Donna grew up in Belpre and is a graduate of Belpre HighSchool. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

 After retiring from her position with the State of Ohio she returned to her home town to be near family. She now works for Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Belpre.

 She is interested in social issues, culture, art, music, politics and is always interested in learning new things.

 Donna enjoys spending time with her family and is the very proud mother of one daughter and two exceptional grandchildren.



Attendants



Dave Rawson, Attendant
Dave Rawson, Attendant

Dave was raised in the Mid-Ohio Valley, and attended Parkersburg South High School. He had been employed for thirty-four years at Fenton Art Glass Company where he worked as a sand carve artist. Dave has been with the Lambert-Tatman family since 2001. He resides in Parkersburg and enjoys traveling to Florida for leisure.



Bob Schott, Attendant
Bob Schott, Attendant

 Bob is a lifelong resident of Vienna, West Virginia, the youngest of 10 children. Bob served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Infantry from 1954 to 1957 as an electrical engineer stationed in France. He was employed by Queue Systems and transferred to General Signal Corporation in Asheville, North Carolina until retiring in 1996. He was also the owner of an appliance repair business for many years.

 Bob and his wife, Glenna Shuman Schott, are members of the 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna. Bob has worked for Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home since September 1998.



Ron Spencer, Attendant
Ron Spencer, Attendant

Originally from Morgan County, Ohio, Ron is a longtime resident of the Belpre area, retiring from DuPont with 36 years' service in 2004.  Ron and his wife Lois, a retired teacher, have two grown sons, Ron Jr. and Steve, and two grandchildren, Eli and Elise.  Ron enjoys traveling, visiting his grandchildren, and woodworking in his spare time.  He is a member of Walnut Street Church of Christ in Belpre where he serves as an elder.



Neil Rader, Attendant
Neil Rader, Attendant

 Neil was born in Parkersburg and has lived in Vienna his whole life. He attended public schools in the Vienna area and Parkersburg High School.

 He retired from Union Carbide, now Eramet, after twenty five years of service, has been with the Wood County Sheriff’s Department for twelve years and now is a reserve deputy. He joined the Vienna Fire Department in 1957 and is still an honorary member. Neil has been with Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home since 1995.

 He has been married to Sandra Rader, also employed by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, since 2004. Between the two of them they are the parents of five sons, five granddaughters and one grandson.



John Payne, Attendant
John Payne, Attendant

 

  John was born in Greenbrier County, WV.He worked as a meat cutter at Evans Supermarket in Evansvillebefore moving to Parkersburgin 1969.
 
John was theowner/operator of Payne’s A-1 Meat Market until retiring and selling thebusiness in July 2002. He has worked as an attendant for Lambert-Tatman since2005.



Joe Brunicardi, Attendant
Joe Brunicardi, Attendant

Joe was raised in Parkersburg, having graduated from Parkersburg Catholic High School in 1967. He attended West Virginia University, Parkersburg and worked at Gooley Distributing Co. and Parkersburg Distributing for 36 years as manager, supervisor and sales manager. Joe has worked at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home since 2007 as an attendant. He is a member of St. Michaels Church and resides in Vienna with his wife, Karen. He has three children, Tracie, Matt and Vanessa and two grandchildren, Zac and Zane.



Ash Broadwater, Attendant
Ash Broadwater, Attendant

 Ash was raised in Vienna, WV and graduated from Parkersburg High School where he played football for the Big Reds. He retired as president of Broadwater’s Motorcar Inc. and is a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Parkersburg.
 He has been married to his wife of 53 years, Carolyn and together they have three sons, three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He has worked as a  part-time attendant at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home since 2008.



Rocky Harpold, Attendant
Rocky Harpold, Attendant

 Rocky was raised in Belpre and graduated from BHS in 1973.  He joined the Belpre Fire Department in 1974 as a volunteer fire fighter and EMT-I and retiring in 2004 after 30 years of service.  He also retired from the Belpre City Schools after 30 years of service.
 Rocky married Sandy Thorn in 1973 and they have one child, Miracle, and three grandchildren.  Rocky and his wife are members of Belpre Heights United Methodist Church where they are members of the Praise Connection.  Rocky has been with Lambert-Tatman since 2008.