Tobi Stidman (Funeral Director) a seasoned Funeral Director with an impressive 17 years of experience, originates from Mt. Vernon. Graduating from High School there, she embarked on her journey in the family restaurant business. In 1994, she married Temothy Stidman, and together, they moved to Concrete, where they raised their four children, two handsome boys and two wonderful girls.
Tobi’s compassionate and respectful nature shone through as she worked as a caregiver for numerous families in the area, offering solace and understanding during their difficult moments. She extended this care to working with mentally challenged individuals, providing them with the same love, support, and understanding.
Her calling became clear as she transitioned from preparing the living for the inevitable to the task of single-handedly raising four children while simultaneously working and pursuing her education to become a Funeral Director. She completed her internship at Kern Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon before relocating to Lemley Chapel, where she could be closer to her family and more readily available to her community in times of need. In 2012, she earned her Funeral Director’s license, becoming the sole female licensed Funeral Director in the county.
In Tobi’s own words, “I find fulfillment in being a pillar of support for families during their darkest hours. While I cannot erase their pain, I can make their journey a little smoother. I’ve sat in their chair, and I understand.”