James R. ‘Jim’ Chiles, a funeral director/embalmer, has been with Chiles – Laman for over forty years. Jim and his wife, Betsy, have three daughters, Bethany (Scott) Torbet, Catherine (David) Fisher, and Stephanie (Philip) Beauvais; and eight grandchildren. In 1958, Jim graduated from Lima Senior High School; and he attended Wittenberg University, Springfield. In 1963, Jim graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and became licensed in 1964. Jim is a member of the Lima Rotary Club; a member of Shawnee Country Club; and is a member of the Allen County Visionaries. Professionally, Jim belongs to the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. Jim and his wife are members of First Baptist Church.