History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Waid Spidell

Our History

Our funeral home was founded in Mount Eaton, Ohio in 1888 by Jules Desvoignes. Mr. Desvoignes operated a furniture store and funeral home at our current location on Main Street. Following his untimely death in 1926, Jules son, Harris W. Desvoignes, a local school teacher and funeral director, took over the business. It was known as the Desvoignes Funeral Home until 1973 when C. Waid Spidell purchased the firm.

The firm was known as the Desvoignes-Spidell Funeral Home until 1980 when Waid opened a second location in Brewster, Ohio and changed the name to Spidell Funeral Home. The Brewster Chapel is located in the former North Brewster Elementary School.

Waid's son, Scott W. Spidell, joined the business in 1991 following graduation from mortuary science school and purchased the business from his father in 2006.

In 2009 Navarre native John L. Feucht joined the firm. John has been serving families of Stark County for more than forty years with the Atkinson-Feucht and Karlo-Feucht Funeral Homes.


Our Valued Staff

Scott Spidell

Scott Spidell, Owner/Funeral Director

Scott graduated from Waynedale High School, attended The University of Akron and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1991 with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree. He and his wife, Jill, have two sons and reside in Mount Eaton.


John Feucht

John Feucht, Funeral Director

John graduated from Fairless High School, attended Kent State University and graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a life long Navarre area resident and worked for many years at the Atkinson-Feucht Funeral Homes in Navarre and Massillon. He and his wife, Beverly, have three grown children and five grandchildren.