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John Astle
Owner/Embalmer/FDIC-Oklahoma City

John started his funeral service in 1992 at Leavitt's Chapel of Flowers Mortuary in Ogden, Utah. This is where his love of embalming and caring for the deceased began. After completing his apprenticeship in Utah, he moved to Oklahoma City to get his degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, graduating in 1995. He worked in several funeral homes in the following years. In 2005, he became a full time embalmer and crematory operator. In 2018, he took over ownership of Oklahoma Mortuary Service.

Floyd (Gino) Richardson
Co-owner/Embalmer/FDIC-Tulsa

Floyd (Gino) Richardson began his career in Mortuary Service in 1989 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gino graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral service in 2004. Upon graduation, Gino worked for several funeral homes in the Tulsa area and recently worked at Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow for 16 years. Gino decided to pursue his lifelong goal of having his own mortuary service. In 2022, with his friend, John Astle, they began to plan and make this goal a reality. Gino has a special gift of preparing the deceased for burial and takes his embalming skills very seriously. Gino looks forward to growing the mortuary he co-owns with John and to serve funeral directors with compassion, dignity, and respect.

Amy Astle
Business Manager/Funeral Director

Amy started her career in funeral service in 1996 working as a funeral attendant while working on a degree in business. While working there, she discovered her love of the industry. After graduating from USAO with a degree in Business Administration, she decided to further her education and enrolled in the UCO Mortuary Service program, graduating with a second degree in three semesters.

Following graduation, Amy began her funeral career at a corporate funeral home in the Oklahoma City metro. After working there a couple of years, she moved to a small town, family-owned funeral home and enjoyed the five years she spent working in the community.

Amy spent the next 7.5 years working as a recovery technician for the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank.

In 2022, Amy decided to join her husband John, helping run Oklahoma Mortuary Service. While most of her duties are administrative, she maintains her funeral director and embalming licenses, and is available to work the occasional funeral service.

Michelle Miller
Office Admin/DC Specialist

Michelle has worked in the funeral industry since 2012, joining the OMS team in 2016. She has experience in the day to day operations of a funeral home. At Oklahoma Mortuary Service Michelle handles the filing of Death Certificates, transit and cremation permits, and dispatching first calls.

Kylie Niedziela
Embalmer

Kylie grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa and moved to Edmond in 2010 where she attended Santa Fe High School. After graduation, Kylie went on to pursue her education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Intending to go to school for forensic science, she quickly changed her path after curiosity led her to a restorative art course in funeral service.

Kylie started her apprenticeship in 2016 at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Bethany, Oklahoma and quickly found her passion for helping others during the toughest trials of their lives. After graduating from UCO with a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service, she joined the Crawford Family Funeral Service team and was a full-time director at Ford Funeral Service in Midwest City, Oklahoma. After a couple of years serving that community as a funeral director, Kylie had the opportunity to join the team at Oklahoma Mortuary Service as a full-time Embalmer.

In her free time, Kylie enjoys traveling to see her family, spending time with her friends and animals, her dog Mera, and two cats, Onyx and Islay.

Sadie Castro
Apprentice

Sadie began her career in Funeral Service in 2019 after securing a job at a local funeral home. While working as a receptionist at the funeral home, she became interested in pursuing her embalming apprenticeship. In summer of 2020, she began embalming at Oklahoma Mortuary Service and grew passionate for caring for the deceased. She is currently attending UCO for her bachelor’s in Funeral Service, and will be licensed in the near future.

Jessica Sutton
Crematory Operator

Jessica Sutton began in the funeral industry 2005 as a part time make-up/hair stylist for several funeral homes in Alva and Woodward. As a full-time cosmetologist and mother, she found a love for helping others in funeral services. In 2009, she moved to Oklahoma City where she earned her A.S of Science at Oklahoma Community College then went on to University of Central Oklahoma to achieve a B.A in Funeral Science. She then worked at Oklahoma Mortuary Service as an Embalming Apprentice and Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank where she recovered corneas for transplant. Then, Jessica discovered LifeShare of Oklahoma, and went to work there as a Tissue Recovery Coordinator until 2021. Exploring all these wonderful fields and getting so much experience, Jessica decided to reunite with Oklahoma Mortuary Service to be a crematory operator.

Von Rooks
Embalmer