1170 Shawnee Road - Lima - 419-228-5474 | 828 Bellefontaine Avenue - Lima - 419-228-5474 | 239 S. Main Street - Bluffton - 419-358-2051

Your Safety Is Paramount at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services


AS OF JULY 23, 2020 – 6:00 PM

These are definitely unprecedented times for all of us. Chiles-Laman’s priority is the health and safety of our families, our community, and our staff. We are still operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week making certain that those entrusted to our care and the families we serve are receiving the best possible services, regardless of the cause of death. Serving our communities with their loss is our privilege and honor.

We are monitoring and evaluating developments of the coronavirus, and trying to adhere to the ever-changing recommendations of Governor DeWine, the National Funeral Director Association, the Ohio Funeral Director Association, and the Center for Disease Control. In accordance with Governor DeWine’s proposal, with the main focus being the prevention of spreading this illness to others, for the foreseeable future we will be conducting public calling and services with the option of complimentary webcasting or video recording of the services. We are asking that all family and friends attending wear masks and practice social distancing while inside the funeral home. If you are a family member or friend and you are not feeling well we ask that you please do not attend the visitation or services.

For the general public that are apprehensive to attend in these difficult times, we ask that you send families online condolences, cards, or floral tributes to let families know that your thoughts and prayers are with them.

We want all families to know that at all of our locations:

  • We will increase infection control, disinfection, and cleaning according to CDC guidelines.
  • All families are requested to assess their own health before coming to the funeral home, if you are not feeling well, please do not come.
  • If you have experienced a loss and need to make funeral arrangements we can do so over the phone or by email if you prefer rather than coming in to the funeral home.
  • Our employees will be practicing social distancing, good hand hygiene, and proper cough etiquette habits for the wellbeing of everyone and we ask you do the same.
  • All staff will be screened before start of their shift for elevated temperatures.

Most of all, remember that during times of uncertainty it is important to rely upon one another and to come together as a community. Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to be a part of our community and will do all we can to be there for you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you should have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.


Robert Laman, President and staff at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services

Welcome to Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services

For over 90 years, the Chiles and Laman families have served Lima and Allen County area families, providing burial and cremation services to people of all faiths, beliefs, traditions, and cultures.

We know that during some of the most difficult and painful times of your life, professionalism and compassion are what you need the most. From the beginning, throughout the funeral home services, and later, when we follow up to ensure everything was perfect, you will receive superior service.

We cannot think of a better way to serve our community for the next 100 years.

Please let us know how we can help you. Any of our area family funeral home locations are always here to answer your questions and provide superior service and support.

Most sincerely,

~ H. Robert Laman, President & CEO

Welcome to Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services

Bring the entire family and join us at Chiles-Laman’s Trunk or Treat on October 23rd from 2:00-5:00pm at our Shawnee Chapel located at 1170 Shawnee Road.

We promise a spooky good time and plenty of treats!

2021 Tree of Remembrance Service

Remember all the blessings that you have been granted. The blessings have built a pathway of memories; smile and enjoy the walk.

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