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As I sit here in the cold and snow, I tend to think about all the places I would rather like to be. But then I realize that if I was there, I would just be thinking and worrying about what is going on back here. Sometimes you just can't get it right. You all know what I mean. Responsibilities of running a business never go away buts that's life. Speaking of getting it right, our Superior Secretary Dave has once again set up a fine seminar for us in Dayton, Ohio. Hope all of you can plan on attending as OEA starts its 85th year of providing quality seminars for the professional embalmer. Until then, stay warm.

Best Regards,

Lynn Zechman,
President OEA


Spring Seminar is slated for May 4, at Brennans in conjunction with the Embalmers’ Assoc of Cleveland. 

OFDA Convention at Easton is May 17-19. Stop by the OEA booth.

Alex Bable of Columbiana, OH was awarded the Les Wakeham Award. Alex graduated from CCMS in December of 2015.

Frank C.  Dawson, CFSP – well known, dynamic East Liverpool, Ohio funeral director has just published his fourth book, “Transformational Funeral Service.” The 244 page full color publication is dedicated to the more than 200 employees that have worked for the firm since 1934. The subtitle is a “Funeral Director’s Guide,” and the text in 19 beautifully illustrated chapters tells the successful story of the operation of this funeral establishment. Not only the values of the funeral home for the families served but for the community at large.

For information and purchase contact: Roberta Pennybaker, P.O. Box 367, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920 or call 330.385.1010 or make contact at . This must have guide looks not only back at funeral service in the twentieth century but is a definitive guide for  twenty-first century funeral home operation.  Retail price  $47.00.

PIMS will hold their Best Practices 101 Con-Ed Event March 18, 2016. Cost is $120 for 6 hours. Contact Janet Phillips at 412.362.8500

OEA contact info: OEA - PO Box 621320 – Cincinnati, OH 45262-1320.
David Hicks 513.384.7846 or