Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Mark Riddle
Sec. / Treas./ Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Mark has been around the funeral home most of his life helping his parents whenever possible. Mark was raised in Vermilion and graduated from Vermilion High School in 1995, Purdue University in 1999, and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2000. Mark believes strongly in a saying his dad once told him "serve each family as if you are serving your own". Mark was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational and is presently a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion, past Board President at the Vermilion Family YMCA, past president and member of the Vermilion Chamber, Vermilion Rotary, and past Treasurer of the Northern Ohio Commuter Rail Project. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife Liz, son Sam, and daughter Caroline.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, coaching his children's sports, and training his lab.



Judith Riddle
President
Judith A. Riddle, with her late husband Larry Riddle, purchased the funeral home from Ed Fisher in 1980. Over the years many physical changes were made to the funeral home, and many positve concepts in funeral service were implemented. Larry died in 1994 and Judy continued to operate the firm. Judy is invoved in community activites including the Vermilion Education Foundation, Rotary, past president of the Vermilion College Club, a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational, Ohio Funeral Directors, and is past president of the Greater Lorain County Funeral Directors. She is dedicated to carrying on the tradition of excellence in funeral service that her late husband established.



Margo A. Shultz
Office Manager/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Margo came to Riddle Funeral Home in September 1994 and has been dedicated in providing numerous services to our families. She was raised in Sandusky and has also lived in Cali, Columbia, South America. Margo graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science and is in her 18th year of funeral service.  Margo attends St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion. She is a member of the Vermilion College Club. Margo and her husband Troy had a son Cody in June of 2003 and second son, Mason in June 2004.



Michele Bennett
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer & Certified Crematory Operator
Started with Riddle Funeral Home in December 2015.   She graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2008.   She is a member of St.  Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst and the Embalmers Association of Cleveland.   Michele lives in Lorain with her husband, Chris and their four daughters. 




Mike Clipson

Mike Clipson has worked at the funeral home as an attendant, driver, removal team member and in many other capacities. He graduated from Vermilion High School and did advanced studies at Bowling Green State University, Northwestern University and Air University in Alabama. He served in the United States Air Force in Europe during the Viet Nam Conflict. He worked at NASA in radiation control at Plum Brook in Sandusky, and was appointed to the Erie County Sheriffs Department from 1964 - 1970. He worked at Schlessman Seed Company for 16 years doing maintenance through sales, and also was self-employed repairing and selling antique clocks in Milan, Ohio.