I have been a licensed embalmer and funeral director for twenty-two years, all twenty-two of those years serving the families of Franklin, Douglas, and Osage Counties I graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College where I earned my degree in Mortuary Science. I add this degree to a B.S. in Business Finance and Economics earned from Baker University.
I am a third generation funeral director. My father, Steve, operated the Price & Sons Funeral Homes in Leoti, Scott City, Garden City and Tribune with my uncles, Jud, Jr. and Chris, until his retirement in 2020. The family tradition was started by my grandfather, Jud Price Sr.
I have three wonderful daughters, Paige, Sadie, & Natalie. We attend the Grace Community Fellowship Church in Ottawa. I am also a member of the Ottawa Masonic Lodge, Ottawa Optimist Club and Ottawa Rotary. In my free time I am also very active as a youth girls basketball coach in the community.
Funeral Director / Embalmer
I grew up in Ottawa and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1989. I attended Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, Neosho County Community College and Kansas City Community College. I became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1998.
I began employment at Lamb-Roberts in the summer of 1988 while still in High School.
In 1999, I married Wendi Vrbas and we reside in Ottawa with our two children, Ethan and Emma.
We truly enjoy our involvement in the Ottawa Community and cherish our many friends.
Assistant Funeral Director
I began my journey with Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Homes in August, 2013.
Previously, I worked in the construction industry for eighteen years. The last four years, I owned and operated a remodeling / handyman business.
I grew up in Chanute, Kansas, but I have called Baldwin City home since 1993.
I graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, while earning NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete honors in Football.
My wife, Cheryl, is a Licensed Master Social Worker. We have two children, my stepdaughter, Alexia and our son, Leo.
We attend New City Church in Edgerton, Kansas. I am an active member of the Baldwin City Rotary.
My hobbies include coaching youth sports, fishing, playing golf and other sports, and feeding wildlife around my house, especially hummingbirds.
Assistant Funeral Director
I began working for Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in 1998 as a grief counselor for the community; the group met weekly for seven years. Also at this time I was a licensed pre-need representative for the funeral home. For families that do not have a minister, I conduct the services and I help with the funerals and occasionally help with visitations.
I was a counselor at Ottawa High School for twenty years and worked as an English and Speech teacher for ten years prior to that. Golf is one of my great passions. Being deeply involved in my church, the First Assembly of God, is very important to me and at one time I was the Associate Pastor for thirty years.
Serving in the Kansas National Guard for twenty one years was my way of serving my country. Another love I have is teaching Speech and Comparative Religion at Neosho Community College on the weekends.
I have been a part of the Ottawa community for forty five years and I enjoy meeting and working with people. DeeAnna and I have one daughter, Patricia and two grandsons, Geoff and Zach.
I started working at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in May of 1997.
My main job is working the family visitations but I also help with funerals and various jobs around the funeral home.
I graduated from Ottawa High School in 1959 and from Evangel University in 1963. I taught English, typing and computers at Ottawa High School from 1964-1997. Basically I am an Ottawa original.
First Assembly of God is my home church and I am very involved there. I am an avid gardener and love my flowers. Being an animal lover I couldn’t do without my dog or cat. Any spare time I find I am reading, scrapbooking, making cards or walking.
I love working at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home because I love people. As a resident of Ottawa for almost 55 years, I know many hometown people and enjoy getting reacquainted with so many of my former students. Ron and I have one daughter, Patricia and two grandsons, Geoff and Zach.
I began working for Lamb-Roberts Funeral Homes in May, 2016. I assist with visitations and funerals and maintain part-time office hours at our Baldwin City location.
I have resided in the Ottawa area my entire life. I graduated from Ottawa High School, attended Ottawa University and graduated from Emporia State University with a degree in education and business administration.
I taught school for several years at Baldwin and worked for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for over thirty-five years, serving the last ten years as Sheriff, retiring in 2010. Following retirement, I worked for Douglas County Sheriff's Office before joining Lamb-Roberts.
My wife and I live near Baldwin City and attend church in Wellsville. Together, we have ten children and twenty-six grandchildren. We enjoy being around our grandchildren and traveling.
I started working for Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Homes in January of 2020 as an intern through high school. I was then hired on as a student assistant as I work toward becoming a licensed funeral director.
I was born and raised in Ottawa, Kansas, and graduated from Ottawa High School in January of 2021. From there, I started college at Kansas City Kansas Community College majoring in Mortuary Science.
I have always been active in the Ottawa community. I used to dance, and I played softball both competitively and for OHS. I was on the first girl’s golf team at OHS when it started up in 2019.
Today, I am an active member of Cherry Street Wesleyan Church, where I help design the weekly bulletin. I also enjoy playing guitar and golf.
I began my employment with Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Homes in the fall of 2016. As a funeral ambassador, I assist with visitations and funerals on a part-time basis.
Previously I was employed by USD 348 where I began as a para-educator. I worked at Baldwin Elementary School for six years. Then for twenty-five years, I was the school secretary at Marion Springs Elementary School. At its closing, I became the secretary at Baldwin Intermediate Center for four years. I retired from the school district in 2015.
I have lived in the Baldwin community all of my life. I grew up in the Vinland community, and graduated from Baldwin High School. In 1970, I married Daryl Rockers, who was also a life-time community member. Our daughter, Rhonda Carlisle and her family also reside in Baldwin City. As you can see, I have been involved in the Baldwin community my entire life.
I am an active member of the Baldwin City Annunciation Catholic Church. Since my retirement, I have enjoyed travelling, driving for Baldwin City Senior Wheels, and participating in community activities.