As a new funeral director at DeJohn Funeral Homes, Constance Scheanon brings a wonderful new personality to the families served as she helps them on their journey through loss.
A first generation Funeral Director/Embalmer and Certified Life Celebrant, at the end of the day Constance finds a sincere “Thank You” makes it all worth it to serve families during a very difficult time.
Her interest in funeral homes and death care began as a junior in high school, when she participated in a mentorship program where she shadowed a funeral director for a few weeks. She continued her education to earn a Bachelor’s of Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science then returned home to Ashtabula to serve her apprenticeship.
As a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and Certified Life Celebrant, Constance helps families, by providing meaningful services to those wanting to tell the story of their loved one. From the moment she meets a family, she commits to taking care of them and their loved one who has passed.
She said, “I do not leave that family at the funeral home. I take that family home with me and continuously think about them. I listen to each families unique wants and needs and try to figure out the best way to serve them.”
Always willing to spend extra time doing a dry run of the route for a funeral procession or thinking of a family’s specific needs, Constance wants to serve each family as best as she can.
She said, “Being a Celebrant is one of my favorite parts of my job. By the end of the service, I feel as if I had known the loved one and their family for years.”
Constance added, “All relationships are about successes and failures that mold you into the greatest version of you. I have already seen growth in myself as a person and funeral director, and I thank DeJohn’s and the group of people “DeJohn family” for that.”
Originally from Ashtabula, Constance has enjoyed exploring the parks and restaurants around Chardon, adding that being closer to Cleveland has “already exposed me to so much more culture in my community.” She especially enjoys hiking with friends and seeking out beach glass as it is calming to her. She is also looking forward to supporting more local businesses and organizations in her new community.