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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Ronda Werner

Ronda Werner

Licensed Funeral Director & Social Worker

Ronda Werner is the manager of Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Religion in 1985 at Capital University. Ronda is a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Funeral Director. 

Ronda is the mother of three children (Joshua, Rosa, & Jonny) and a member of Mansfield Baptist Temple. Her passions include church activities, spending time with her family, reading, sewing, swimming, and riding her horses.


Josh Werner

Josh Werner

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Joshua Werner is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer at Werner-Gompf Funeral Home.  He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and continued his education at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. 

Joshua enjoys spending time in the community and has a passion for community development.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading and gardening.   


Gene L. Gompf

Gene L. Gompf

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Gene L. Gompf completed his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1985. After serving his apprenticeship under his father, Robert Gompf, he received his license for funeral director and embalmer in May 1986.

Gene is active in his community. He is the dedicated father of five very active children and three grandchildren.


Beth Buxton

Beth Buxton

Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Preneed Consultant

Beth Buxton is a Licensed Funeral Director with over twenty years of experience.  She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University, majoring in Anthropology.  Beth has helped thousands of families preplan for funeral services, as well as, assisted with numerous arrangements at the time of need.  Her main goal is to be sure that each family she meets is provided correct, detailed answers to all their questions and that everyone who needs help before, during and after a death receives it.  She is available to be a guest speaker at your next local event or meet individuals at our funeral home or your personal residence.

Beth is the mom of four wonderful children, Alex (Brandy), Ashlee (Nick), Madi and Billy, two sweet granddaughters, Alice & Blaire, and her furbabies, HoneyGirl and LuLu. 


Bruce Phipps

Bruce Phipps

Funeral Assistant

Bruce graduated from Lexington High School in 1965. He is a veteran of the United States Army serving his country from 1969-1971. He was employed with Keybank for 38 years and joined our firm in 2006. Bruce married to Margie Phipps and both are members at St. Peters Lutheran Church.


Donna Garcia

Donna Garcia

Office Manager

Donna was born in Alaska, grew up in Pennsylvania, and earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Pensacola Christian College.  She worked in the Accounting Department at PCC for 7 years before moving to Mansfield.  Donna and her husband, John, share a love for God and a genuine concern for others. They are active members of Mansfield Baptist Temple.

Donna has worked in an office setting for many years and joined our funeral home in 2004.  She enjoys the challenges that go along with preparing for a funeral. Her past experiences have prepared her to warmly interact with families.


Renee Underwood

Renee Underwood

Secretary

Renee has been working for Werner-Gompf Funeral Services since 2013.  She was born in Mansfield and graduated from Madison High School in 1971.  She began working at a local bank as a Cooperative Office Education student in 1970.  She then attended Kent State to earn Installment Lending Certificate and Athens University for a two-year Banking Operation Certificate.  She took additional banking courses at North Central College, where she worked until her retirement in 2010 following nearly forty years as an Assistant Vice President.

Renee enjoys sewing, crafting, running around with her sister Becky, and taking care of her husband Perry and their "too many" rescue cats.


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