Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

 

CONTACT US TODAY TO SPEAK WITH ONE OF OUR DIRECTORS

 

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Rob Rue Funeral Director / President and General Manager / Owner robrue@littletonandrue.com

Rob Rue graduated from Springfield North High School, Class of 1988. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Heidelberg University, a Bachelor of Mortuary Science from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and an Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry from the Fellowship for International Revival and Evangelism School of Ministry. Although Rob has been working at the funeral home since the age of 13 washing the fleet of cars, he began his professional career as a Funeral Director with Littleton & Rue in 1995. 

 

Rob is a Springfield City Commissioner. He serves as liaison for the city to the following: Historic Landmarks Commission, Clark County Fairgrounds Board, TCC, Clark County Children and Family First Council, National Trail Parks and Recreation District, Military and Veterans Groups, and Convention Facilities Authority.  He also represents the city as a voting board member on the Clark County TCC, Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Joint Economic Development District.

 

Rob is a Certified Life Celebrant and member of Rotary International, graduate and Past President of Leadership Clark County. 

 

Rob married his best friend Jenny (McNamara) Rue. They are members to of Champion City Church in Springfield. Rob and Jenny homeschool their five children: Zach, Lydia, Brock, Rachel and John Luke.

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Robert F. Kampman Funeral Director / Owner kampman@littletonandrue.com

Rober F. "Rob" Kampman was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, graduated from Catholic Central High School, attended Wright State University, and completed his degree at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has been helping Springfield families in funeral service for over 30 years and joined Littleton & Rue in 1997.

 

Rob is active in a variety of civic organizations, including Past-President of the Rotary Club of Springfield and past board member of Catholic Central Schools and serves on the board of directors for the Springfield Y and the Clark County Mental Health Foundation  He is a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #624, the Springfield Country Club, and The Springfield Y.

 

He and his wife Missy (Lawson) have two daughters, Lauren and Emily, and two sons, Casey and Joseph.

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John P. Detling Funeral Director / Shift Manager john@littletonandrue.com

John P. Detling, Certified Life Celebrant, is a graduate from Northwestern High School, Class of 1996. He began working at Littleton & Rue in March of 1997 as an assistant and has worked in every part of the funeral home operation. He later graduated from Clark State Community College and then graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2003 with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science. John has served families in Clark County as a funeral director for Littleton & Rue since 2004. In 2017 John was ranked in the top ten nationally by Graystone Associates for his excellent care and service to families.

 

John is a lifelong Springfield resident and the grandson of the late Judge Glenn E. Detling. He is the Head Coach of the Catholic Central boys basketball team. He is the proud father of twin boys, Dominick and Dawson. John serves the bereaved with great attention to detail. We are proud and grateful to have him a part of our team.

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Marty Isaacs Funeral Director / Preneed Manager marty@littletonandrue.com

Marty Isaacs is a 1979 graduate of Portsmouth High School and received his Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University as a Bible Major & Christian Education minor. He began his career at Littleton & Rue in 2001 as the Manager of the PreNeed program, as well as managing over 20 other Firms throughout Ohio. In 2003, Marty came on board full time and is the only Licensed Funeral director in Clark County who works full time in pre-planning exclusively. Marty brings over 20 years experience and is recognized as one of the industry leaders nationally in Advanced Funeral planning. He has handled over 3,000 Medicaid cases in his service, has spoken at nearly 100 churches, senior groups, as well as Lunch and Learn Seminars, and is available through our speakers bureau to speak to your group as a free community service!

 

Prior to working in funeral service, Marty and his wife Dawn served in various roles in fulltime Ministry over 15 years. Marty also coached Varsity Soccer at Xenia Christian High School 8 years. They are blessed with 4 beautiful children: Daniel - working with a Masters degree in Athletic Training, Mariah - a Licensed Physician’s Assistant, Blake - a Senior Mechanical Engineering student in Wright State’s Honors program, and Natalie – a freshman Nursing student at Clark State.

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Cory Knox Funeral Director / Crematory Manager / Scheduling Manager cory@littletonandrue.com

Cory Knox, a native of South Charleston, joined the staff of Littleton & Rue in February of 2015 while still in high school as a funeral assistant, later serving his apprenticeship with our funeral home following his formal education, becoming a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in February of 2020. Cory works in all aspects of our funeral home by serving families as a funeral director, assisting in the office when needed, and regularly assists with the operation of our on-site crematory. He is a 2015 graduate of Southeastern High School and a 2018 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  He is a certified life celebrant and is also an Ohio licensed crematory operator.

 

On April 28, 2019, he married his best friend, Erika (Warsitz), who is also a funeral director, and together they make their home on our beautiful grounds in Springfield. Outside of the funeral home, Cory and Erika enjoy biking area trails, thrift shopping, and spending time with their families. He is honored to call Littleton & Rue his home, devoting his career to serving families in our area during their time of need, finding great reward in walking families through their grief journey.

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Stacy (Norman) Newell Funeral Director stacy@littletonandrue.com

Stacy (Norman) Newell graduated from Greenon High School, Class of 1990. She attended and graduated from Clark State Community College with an Associates Degree in Business Management. She worked in management for several years and after the passing of her grandparents felt called into funeral service. She graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1998 with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science. While attending mortuary school she worked weekends at Littleton & Rue, returning as a funeral director/embalmer after serving her apprenticeship. 

 

In December of 2001 she married Brian Newell and focused the last thirteen years as a wife and mother to their children, Abby and Adam. She served and worked in many roles within the community. Stacy and Brian are members of First Church of Christ in Xenia and keep busy with all their children's activities. 

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Michael Cooper II Apprentice Funeral Director michael@littletonandrue.com

Michael Cooper II, born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, is a 2008 graduate of Springfield South High School. He attended Wittenberg University, where he was a four-year letterwinner in football and basketball. After graduating from Wittenberg in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, he spent the next 8 years teaching social studies at Springfield High School. He coached boys basketball at Springfield High from 2012-2018 and football at Wittenberg from 2013-2017. Michael began working part-time at Littleton & Rue in June of 2019 and joined full-time in May of 2020. 

 

After witnessing the attention to detail and the excellent service consistently provided by the Littleton & Rue staff, Michael was drawn to the idea of a career in the field. With the support of his family and desiring to serve the community in a different way, he began his Funeral Director Apprenticeship. Michael values the opportunities to serve others during their greatest time of need, to provide a guiding hand through the funeral process, and to offer comfort and hope to those in mourning.

 

Michael is a licensed minister and youth leader within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. and also is the founder of 5Talents Media & Design LLC and NarrowMinded. - The Christian Brand. He and his beautiful wife Khalea reside in Springfield, and together they have 2 boys, Michael III (True) and Mason. 

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Thomas D. Rue Retired

TOM RUE is a native of Fairborn, Ohio attending Fairborn Public Schools, Urbana University, University of Cincinnati and is a 1965 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has been an Ohio-Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1966. He began his career with the Littleton Funeral Home in 1966. In 1973 he acquired part ownership in the company and in 1989, became sole owner and later changed the name to the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home.

He is married to the love of his life, Lorann Rue for over 55 years.  He and Lorann enjoy wintering in Florida.

 

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Amy E. Cultice Office Administrator amy@littletonandrue.com

AMY E. CULTICE, Office Administrator, was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio and is a graduate from Northwestern High School, Class of 1995. She has been working at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home since August of 2014.

 

She is married to Scott Cultice and together they have three boys, Samuel, Spencer and Sawyer. Amy and her family attend First Christian Church.

 

In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, photography and watching her sons play soccer and baseball.

 

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Jeanne Henson Administrative Assistant jeanne@littletonandrue.com

Jeanne (Peneton) Henson, was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio and graduated from Springfield North High School Class of 1969.  She married her best friend, Mark in 1971 and they attend North Hampton Community Church.  In 1984, she started her funeral profession as Office Manager of Littleton & Rue Funeral Home until her retirement in 2011, returned to her work family in 2018. 

 

Jeanne and Mark are the proud parents of Stephen and Christopher and loving grandparents of Coryn and Paul Schuler, Bryce, Cameron and Brooklynn Henson.  Her hobbies include needlework, reading, traveling and especially spending time with her family.

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Abbey Perkins Executive Assistant abbey@littletonandrue.com

Abbey (Herzog) Perkins was born and raised in Springfield. She graduated from Greenon High School, Class of 2016, and went on to graduate with a degree in Communication from Wittenberg University in 2020.

 

Abbey has always wanted to invest back into her community and wants to be in the room when big decisions are being made for Springfield. She joined the Littleton & Rue staff in 2021 as an Administrative Assistant because of the important opportunities presented to engage with more residents of Springfield, encourage growth within the community, and to better the communication between local businesses and members of Springfield. She looks forward to improving Springfield and opening the conversation about growth with more diverse and inclusive voices in the community.

 

Outside of work, Abbey enjoys spending quality time with her loving husband, Chris Perkins, and their dogs, Bessie Lou and Biscuit. She and her husband serve and attend Fellowship Christian Church and volunteer as Young Life leaders at Springfield High School.

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Kris Klosterman Crematory Operator / Property Manager klostermankris@gmail.com

Kris Klosterman has worked at Littleton & Rue since 2012 and is the caretaker of our beautiful campus. He takes pride in maintaining our grounds for the enjoyment of our families and hopes that his work is able to be helpful to those who may be grieving. Kris has also served the city of Springfield as a firefighter/paramedic for over 20 years. He and his wife, Maria, have 2 children, Mackenzie and Dane.

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Mark Henson Crematory Operator / Assistant mhenson52@hotmail.com

Mark Henson was born and raised in Springfield and graduated from Springfield North High in 1970. He has been married to his wife, Jeanne, for 49 years. Mark retired from K. Wm. Beach Mfg./Keyah International Trading in 2018. He joined the Littleton & Rue family in 2019 and is a state certified crematory operator. In his spare time, Mark enjoys watching sports and riding his motorcycle.

 

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David Arnold Assistant darnold4@roadrunner.com

David Arnold was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio. He attended Wilmington College and majored in music. He met and married Patty, and they settled in Springfield near her family over 60 years ago. They have two sons and a daughter, five grandsons, and two great-granddaughters. David retired from Aid Association for Lutherans where he worked as a Financial Representative.

 

David has worked at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home since 1972, and he loves meeting and serving all the families that choose to come to Littleton & Rue. His sincerest desire is to please the Lord in all that he does. David and Patty are active members of Risen Christ Lutheran Church where David serves as an elder. 

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Todd Carter Assistant tcarter449@hotmail.com

Todd Carter has returned to settle in his hometown of Springfield, Ohio, after serving as a missionary in Tanzania and in ministry at a children’s home in southwest Virginia. He has been married to his wife, Tami, since 1988. Together they have three children and one granddaughter. He is honored to serve the people of Springfield through his work at Littleton & Rue.

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William "Bill" Carter Assistant billcart78@gmail.com

William "Bill" Carter has been on staff at Littleton & Rue since 2018. He attends St. Bernard's Catholic Church and retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Bill was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Carol.

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Mykah Eichie Assistant mykahlaron@gmail.com

Mykah Eichie lives in Springfield, Ohio, and graduated from Catholic Central High School. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree from Wittenberg University. Mykah has a passion for helping people and serving the community he was raised in.

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Rich Goforth Assistant

Rich Goforth was born and raised in Springfield and began working at Littleton & Rue in 1999. He has served in several capacities during his time. Rich's love for commmunity and serving the people of Springfield is what led him into the field, as he also serves his city as a Lieutenant on the Springfield Fire Rescue Division. Rich and his wife Stacey reside in Urbana. 

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Aaron Lopez Assistant aarlope@icloud.com

Aaron Lopez recently moved to Beavercreek, Ohio, to be with his fiancée, Mariah. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Valparaiso University and worked in social services in Indianapolis for over 2 years. Aaron enjoys helping people and serving his community.

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Cathie Maine Assistant cmaine71@aol.com

Cathie Maine joined the Littleton & Rue family in 2010 after spending 26 years working as a nurse. She recently retired as the Head Advisor of Kountry Kids 4-H Club after 30 years. Cathie enjoys gardening, canning, and watching her grandchildren play sports. She is a nurterer and enjoys caring for others, especially in their time of need, and gives excellent hugs. Cathie and her husband, Fred, have been married since 1976 and reside in South Vienna. They have 2 children, Amanda & Jared. 

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Ken Puhala Assistant JKPBumpy@aol.com

Ken Puhala joined the Littleton & Rue family in 1998. He and his wife Barbara have three children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Ken served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1968 and is a graduate of the FAA Academy. He made a career with the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller for 30 years.

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Kenney Reynolds Assistant kenney.reynolds@sbcglobal.net

Kenney Reynolds has been a life long resident of Springfield, Ohio. He retired after more than 20 years from the Ohio Air National Guard, 178th Civil Engineers. He also retired in 2013 from the State of Ohio with over 33 years. Kenney and his wife, Kim, have two grown children, Danielle and Dean, along with two beautiful granddaughters and a grandson. Kenney joined the Littleton & Rue family in 2013. He enjoys caring for families' needs in a time that they need it most. 

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Kim Reynolds Assistant ka.reynolds@sbcglobal.net

Kim Reynolds is a native of Rome, New York, but has resided in Enon, then Springfield since 1964. She graduated from Greenon High School and began working at Wright-Patterson AFB following graduation. She was employed there for over 37 years before retiring in February 2015 to care for her mother. Kim began working part time at Littleton & Rue in March 2015, assisting in the office and as a hostess. She enjoys being on staff at L&R to help support families in their greatest time of need.

 

She is married to her soulmate, Kenney, and they have two children, Danielle and Dean, along with two beautiful granddaughters and a grandson. She loves baking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

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Pastor Kermit Rowe Grief Care Assistant preacherrowe@aol.com

Kermit Rowe, long-time bi-vocational pastor at Liberty Baptist Temple in Springfield, has led eight 13-week sessions of our GriefShare aftercare group. Rowe also works with several local non-profits. His journalism career spanned over 30 years, ending in 2015 as Sports Editor then Assistant Editor at the Springfield News-Sun. He lives in Springfield with his wife, Nancy and has two grown sons, Aaron and Joshua.

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Jennifer Wacenske Assistant jwacenske@aol.com

Jennifer Wacenske was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, and grew up mainly in Western New York where she graduated from Jamestown High School. She attended American Christian College and Seminary were she attained her Bachelor's Degree in Christian Counseling. Upon her retirement in 2016, she returned to Ohio to care for her parents and grandchildren. Jennifer joined the Littleton & Rue staff in 2018, as she has a strong passion to support and care for the needs of individuals and families.

Rob Rue

Funeral Director / President and General Manager / Owner
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Rob Rue graduated from Springfield North High School, Class of 1988. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Heidelberg University, a Bachelor of Mortuary Science from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and an Associate of Arts in Practical Ministry from the Fellowship for International Revival and Evangelism School of Ministry. Although Rob has been working at the funeral home since the age of 13 washing the fleet of cars, he began his professional career as a Funeral Director with Littleton & Rue in 1995. 

 

Rob is a Springfield City Commissioner. He serves as liaison for the city to the following: Historic Landmarks Commission, Clark County Fairgrounds Board, TCC, Clark County Children and Family First Council, National Trail Parks and Recreation District, Military and Veterans Groups, and Convention Facilities Authority.  He also represents the city as a voting board member on the Clark County TCC, Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Joint Economic Development District.

 

Rob is a Certified Life Celebrant and member of Rotary International, graduate and Past President of Leadership Clark County. 

 

Rob married his best friend Jenny (McNamara) Rue. They are members to of Champion City Church in Springfield. Rob and Jenny homeschool their five children: Zach, Lydia, Brock, Rachel and John Luke.

Robert F. Kampman

Funeral Director / Owner
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Rober F. "Rob" Kampman was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, graduated from Catholic Central High School, attended Wright State University, and completed his degree at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has been helping Springfield families in funeral service for over 30 years and joined Littleton & Rue in 1997.

 

Rob is active in a variety of civic organizations, including Past-President of the Rotary Club of Springfield and past board member of Catholic Central Schools and serves on the board of directors for the Springfield Y and the Clark County Mental Health Foundation  He is a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #624, the Springfield Country Club, and The Springfield Y.

 

He and his wife Missy (Lawson) have two daughters, Lauren and Emily, and two sons, Casey and Joseph.

John P. Detling

Funeral Director / Shift Manager
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John P. Detling, Certified Life Celebrant, is a graduate from Northwestern High School, Class of 1996. He began working at Littleton & Rue in March of 1997 as an assistant and has worked in every part of the funeral home operation. He later graduated from Clark State Community College and then graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2003 with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science. John has served families in Clark County as a funeral director for Littleton & Rue since 2004. In 2017 John was ranked in the top ten nationally by Graystone Associates for his excellent care and service to families.

 

John is a lifelong Springfield resident and the grandson of the late Judge Glenn E. Detling. He is the Head Coach of the Catholic Central boys basketball team. He is the proud father of twin boys, Dominick and Dawson. John serves the bereaved with great attention to detail. We are proud and grateful to have him a part of our team.

Marty Isaacs

Funeral Director / Preneed Manager
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Marty Isaacs is a 1979 graduate of Portsmouth High School and received his Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University as a Bible Major & Christian Education minor. He began his career at Littleton & Rue in 2001 as the Manager of the PreNeed program, as well as managing over 20 other Firms throughout Ohio. In 2003, Marty came on board full time and is the only Licensed Funeral director in Clark County who works full time in pre-planning exclusively. Marty brings over 20 years experience and is recognized as one of the industry leaders nationally in Advanced Funeral planning. He has handled over 3,000 Medicaid cases in his service, has spoken at nearly 100 churches, senior groups, as well as Lunch and Learn Seminars, and is available through our speakers bureau to speak to your group as a free community service!

 

Prior to working in funeral service, Marty and his wife Dawn served in various roles in fulltime Ministry over 15 years. Marty also coached Varsity Soccer at Xenia Christian High School 8 years. They are blessed with 4 beautiful children: Daniel - working with a Masters degree in Athletic Training, Mariah - a Licensed Physician’s Assistant, Blake - a Senior Mechanical Engineering student in Wright State’s Honors program, and Natalie – a freshman Nursing student at Clark State.

Cory Knox

Funeral Director / Crematory Manager / Scheduling Manager
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Cory Knox, a native of South Charleston, joined the staff of Littleton & Rue in February of 2015 while still in high school as a funeral assistant, later serving his apprenticeship with our funeral home following his formal education, becoming a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in February of 2020. Cory works in all aspects of our funeral home by serving families as a funeral director, assisting in the office when needed, and regularly assists with the operation of our on-site crematory. He is a 2015 graduate of Southeastern High School and a 2018 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  He is a certified life celebrant and is also an Ohio licensed crematory operator.

 

On April 28, 2019, he married his best friend, Erika (Warsitz), who is also a funeral director, and together they make their home on our beautiful grounds in Springfield. Outside of the funeral home, Cory and Erika enjoy biking area trails, thrift shopping, and spending time with their families. He is honored to call Littleton & Rue his home, devoting his career to serving families in our area during their time of need, finding great reward in walking families through their grief journey.

Stacy (Norman) Newell

Funeral Director
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Stacy (Norman) Newell graduated from Greenon High School, Class of 1990. She attended and graduated from Clark State Community College with an Associates Degree in Business Management. She worked in management for several years and after the passing of her grandparents felt called into funeral service. She graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1998 with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science. While attending mortuary school she worked weekends at Littleton & Rue, returning as a funeral director/embalmer after serving her apprenticeship. 

 

In December of 2001 she married Brian Newell and focused the last thirteen years as a wife and mother to their children, Abby and Adam. She served and worked in many roles within the community. Stacy and Brian are members of First Church of Christ in Xenia and keep busy with all their children's activities. 

Michael Cooper II

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Michael Cooper II, born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, is a 2008 graduate of Springfield South High School. He attended Wittenberg University, where he was a four-year letterwinner in football and basketball. After graduating from Wittenberg in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, he spent the next 8 years teaching social studies at Springfield High School. He coached boys basketball at Springfield High from 2012-2018 and football at Wittenberg from 2013-2017. Michael began working part-time at Littleton & Rue in June of 2019 and joined full-time in May of 2020. 

 

After witnessing the attention to detail and the excellent service consistently provided by the Littleton & Rue staff, Michael was drawn to the idea of a career in the field. With the support of his family and desiring to serve the community in a different way, he began his Funeral Director Apprenticeship. Michael values the opportunities to serve others during their greatest time of need, to provide a guiding hand through the funeral process, and to offer comfort and hope to those in mourning.

 

Michael is a licensed minister and youth leader within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. and also is the founder of 5Talents Media & Design LLC and NarrowMinded. - The Christian Brand. He and his beautiful wife Khalea reside in Springfield, and together they have 2 boys, Michael III (True) and Mason. 

Thomas D. Rue

Retired
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TOM RUE is a native of Fairborn, Ohio attending Fairborn Public Schools, Urbana University, University of Cincinnati and is a 1965 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has been an Ohio-Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1966. He began his career with the Littleton Funeral Home in 1966. In 1973 he acquired part ownership in the company and in 1989, became sole owner and later changed the name to the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home.

He is married to the love of his life, Lorann Rue for over 55 years.  He and Lorann enjoy wintering in Florida.

 

Amy E. Cultice

Office Administrator
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AMY E. CULTICE, Office Administrator, was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio and is a graduate from Northwestern High School, Class of 1995. She has been working at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home since August of 2014.

 

She is married to Scott Cultice and together they have three boys, Samuel, Spencer and Sawyer. Amy and her family attend First Christian Church.

 

In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, photography and watching her sons play soccer and baseball.

 

Jeanne Henson

Administrative Assistant
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Jeanne (Peneton) Henson, was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio and graduated from Springfield North High School Class of 1969.  She married her best friend, Mark in 1971 and they attend North Hampton Community Church.  In 1984, she started her funeral profession as Office Manager of Littleton & Rue Funeral Home until her retirement in 2011, returned to her work family in 2018. 

 

Jeanne and Mark are the proud parents of Stephen and Christopher and loving grandparents of Coryn and Paul Schuler, Bryce, Cameron and Brooklynn Henson.  Her hobbies include needlework, reading, traveling and especially spending time with her family.

Abbey Perkins

Executive Assistant
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Abbey (Herzog) Perkins was born and raised in Springfield. She graduated from Greenon High School, Class of 2016, and went on to graduate with a degree in Communication from Wittenberg University in 2020.

 

Abbey has always wanted to invest back into her community and wants to be in the room when big decisions are being made for Springfield. She joined the Littleton & Rue staff in 2021 as an Administrative Assistant because of the important opportunities presented to engage with more residents of Springfield, encourage growth within the community, and to better the communication between local businesses and members of Springfield. She looks forward to improving Springfield and opening the conversation about growth with more diverse and inclusive voices in the community.

 

Outside of work, Abbey enjoys spending quality time with her loving husband, Chris Perkins, and their dogs, Bessie Lou and Biscuit. She and her husband serve and attend Fellowship Christian Church and volunteer as Young Life leaders at Springfield High School.

Kris Klosterman

Crematory Operator / Property Manager
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Kris Klosterman has worked at Littleton & Rue since 2012 and is the caretaker of our beautiful campus. He takes pride in maintaining our grounds for the enjoyment of our families and hopes that his work is able to be helpful to those who may be grieving. Kris has also served the city of Springfield as a firefighter/paramedic for over 20 years. He and his wife, Maria, have 2 children, Mackenzie and Dane.

Mark Henson

Crematory Operator / Assistant
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Mark Henson was born and raised in Springfield and graduated from Springfield North High in 1970. He has been married to his wife, Jeanne, for 49 years. Mark retired from K. Wm. Beach Mfg./Keyah International Trading in 2018. He joined the Littleton & Rue family in 2019 and is a state certified crematory operator. In his spare time, Mark enjoys watching sports and riding his motorcycle.

 

David Arnold

Assistant
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David Arnold was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio. He attended Wilmington College and majored in music. He met and married Patty, and they settled in Springfield near her family over 60 years ago. They have two sons and a daughter, five grandsons, and two great-granddaughters. David retired from Aid Association for Lutherans where he worked as a Financial Representative.

 

David has worked at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home since 1972, and he loves meeting and serving all the families that choose to come to Littleton & Rue. His sincerest desire is to please the Lord in all that he does. David and Patty are active members of Risen Christ Lutheran Church where David serves as an elder. 

Todd Carter

Assistant
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Todd Carter has returned to settle in his hometown of Springfield, Ohio, after serving as a missionary in Tanzania and in ministry at a children’s home in southwest Virginia. He has been married to his wife, Tami, since 1988. Together they have three children and one granddaughter. He is honored to serve the people of Springfield through his work at Littleton & Rue.

William "Bill" Carter

Assistant
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William "Bill" Carter has been on staff at Littleton & Rue since 2018. He attends St. Bernard's Catholic Church and retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Bill was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Carol.

Mykah Eichie

Assistant
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Mykah Eichie lives in Springfield, Ohio, and graduated from Catholic Central High School. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree from Wittenberg University. Mykah has a passion for helping people and serving the community he was raised in.

Rich Goforth

Assistant
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Rich Goforth was born and raised in Springfield and began working at Littleton & Rue in 1999. He has served in several capacities during his time. Rich's love for commmunity and serving the people of Springfield is what led him into the field, as he also serves his city as a Lieutenant on the Springfield Fire Rescue Division. Rich and his wife Stacey reside in Urbana. 

Aaron Lopez

Assistant
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Aaron Lopez recently moved to Beavercreek, Ohio, to be with his fiancée, Mariah. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Valparaiso University and worked in social services in Indianapolis for over 2 years. Aaron enjoys helping people and serving his community.

Cathie Maine

Assistant
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Cathie Maine joined the Littleton & Rue family in 2010 after spending 26 years working as a nurse. She recently retired as the Head Advisor of Kountry Kids 4-H Club after 30 years. Cathie enjoys gardening, canning, and watching her grandchildren play sports. She is a nurterer and enjoys caring for others, especially in their time of need, and gives excellent hugs. Cathie and her husband, Fred, have been married since 1976 and reside in South Vienna. They have 2 children, Amanda & Jared. 

Ken Puhala

Assistant
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Ken Puhala joined the Littleton & Rue family in 1998. He and his wife Barbara have three children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Ken served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1968 and is a graduate of the FAA Academy. He made a career with the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller for 30 years.

Kenney Reynolds

Assistant
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Kenney Reynolds has been a life long resident of Springfield, Ohio. He retired after more than 20 years from the Ohio Air National Guard, 178th Civil Engineers. He also retired in 2013 from the State of Ohio with over 33 years. Kenney and his wife, Kim, have two grown children, Danielle and Dean, along with two beautiful granddaughters and a grandson. Kenney joined the Littleton & Rue family in 2013. He enjoys caring for families' needs in a time that they need it most. 

Kim Reynolds

Assistant
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Kim Reynolds is a native of Rome, New York, but has resided in Enon, then Springfield since 1964. She graduated from Greenon High School and began working at Wright-Patterson AFB following graduation. She was employed there for over 37 years before retiring in February 2015 to care for her mother. Kim began working part time at Littleton & Rue in March 2015, assisting in the office and as a hostess. She enjoys being on staff at L&R to help support families in their greatest time of need.

 

She is married to her soulmate, Kenney, and they have two children, Danielle and Dean, along with two beautiful granddaughters and a grandson. She loves baking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Pastor Kermit Rowe

Grief Care Assistant
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Kermit Rowe, long-time bi-vocational pastor at Liberty Baptist Temple in Springfield, has led eight 13-week sessions of our GriefShare aftercare group. Rowe also works with several local non-profits. His journalism career spanned over 30 years, ending in 2015 as Sports Editor then Assistant Editor at the Springfield News-Sun. He lives in Springfield with his wife, Nancy and has two grown sons, Aaron and Joshua.

Jennifer Wacenske

Assistant
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Jennifer Wacenske was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, and grew up mainly in Western New York where she graduated from Jamestown High School. She attended American Christian College and Seminary were she attained her Bachelor's Degree in Christian Counseling. Upon her retirement in 2016, she returned to Ohio to care for her parents and grandchildren. Jennifer joined the Littleton & Rue staff in 2018, as she has a strong passion to support and care for the needs of individuals and families.