Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 405-691-1661 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Jeremy T. Sparks

Jeremy T. Sparks

Funeral Director - Managing Partner

Jeremy was born in Wichita, Kansas. Later, he and his family moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1980. He attended and graduated from Ponca City High School and went on to further his education at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). He graduated from UCO with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1996. While he was a high school sophomore, Jeremy began his career in funeral service at the Trout Funeral Home in Ponca City. His original career plans had included attending medical school and becoming a doctor; however, after a short time of working at the funeral home, he felt that this was is life’s calling. Following his graduation from UCO, Jeremy became a Funeral Director at Vondel Smith Mortuary, where he worked until he joined the Dignity Memorial network of funeral homes in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It was in December 2013 that Jeremy accepted the position of Managing Partner at Resthaven Funeral Home & Memory Gardens.

Jeremy married his wife Schonda in 1999. They have two children, Jase and Mali, and reside in Tuttle, Oklahoma. Jeremy is very active in the community, serving on the Tuttle Baseball Boosters Board of Directors and the Trevor Roberts Foundation Board of Directors. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association, a member of the University of Central Oklahoma Alumni Board and a member of the Funeral Service Advisory Board at the University of Central Oklahoma. Jeremy and his family attend Life Church in Mustang.

Jodi Keys

Jodi Keys

Office Manager

Jodi works very hard to ensure each and every one of our families can celebrate “the dash” in their loved ones' lives, not just the start and finish dates. She has been a part of our Resthaven team for 14 years. She is a native Oklahoman. Jodi attended the University of Central Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service in 1995. Her greatest joys are spending time with her family. She is married and has one son. She is a great hunter and also enjoys riding horses.

Katie Pierce

Katie Pierce

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Katie was born and raised in the South OKC/ Moore area and is an alumna of Moore High School. She attended the University of Central Oklahoma, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science and was an active member of the Delta Zeta sorority. Katie was a proud participant of the 2014-2015 TEAM South- Class VII through the South OKC Chamber of Commerce. She has also been a volunteer mentor with the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League since July 2015. Katie enjoys baking, laughing, and spending time with her family and two beloved rescue dogs, Lola and Reggie. She is honored to help families celebrate the life of their loved ones.

Email: katie@resthavenokc.com


Lindsey  Jeffries

Lindsey Jeffries

Funeral Director and Embalmer

A native Oklahoman, Lindsey grew up outside of Tulsa, graduating from Charles Page High School in Sand Springs.  She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she was an active member of Sigma Phi Sigma.  During her time at UCO Lindsey worked for the Oklahoma Funeral Board.  Active in the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association, Lindsey has served as Chairperson and District Governor for the Oklahoma City Area.  A Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, Lindsey is committed to a lifetime of learning and excellence in funeral service.  She is the only practicing female funeral director and embalmer in the state of Oklahoma to hold the CFSP distinction.  Lindsey makes her home in Moore and attends Moore First United Methodist Church.  In her free time she loves to cook and bake, playing with her golden retriever Brody, and enjoying a great glass of wine! 

Email: lindsey@resthavenokc.com


Dustin Pierce

Dustin Pierce

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Dustin B. Pierce is a lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City area. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. Dustin has been blessed with one son, Joshua. He is a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his son. Dustin looks forward to using his talent in honoring lives and personalizing each service to reflect an individual’s unique life story.

Email: dustin@resthavenokc.com


Stephanie Ford

Stephanie Ford

Funeral Director / Administration

Stephanie has been with Resthaven for over three years and is a licensed Funeral Director. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she was the secretary of Sigma Phi Sigma. She works with families individually to help them prepare for a celebration of their loved one's life. She is married, and her husband has served in the armed forces for 11 years. Stephanie welcomed a son into the world in October 2013 and is very excited with this new journey in her life. In her spare time, she enjoys restoring old cars with her father, cooking, reading, and playing with her niece. Enjoying the family atmosphere that our team shares is only part of her commitment to Resthaven.

Trang Ha

Trang Ha

Funeral Director Assistant



Sarah McAdams

Sarah McAdams

Funeral Director Assistant



Jonathan Gagnon

Jonathan Gagnon

Senior Family Service Counselor

As a Senior Family Service Counselor, Jonathan helps lead the Family Service & Advanced Planning Teams directly with Legacy Planning, cemetery memorialization and bereavement care. He is also involved in community advocacy, hosting local seminars about the vital importance of responsible pre-planning.  “As a vocational minister, family counselor, and licensed insurance agent I hold many years of experience in assisting families make the right choice for their loved ones. I have seen families struggle terribly, trying to deal with their pain while making some of life’s most difficult decisions. It is a heartbreaking situation and I don't want to see any family in our community have to face that day unprepared.” A Southern California native, Jon relocated to Oklahoma City with his wife and 2 boys in 2012. He enjoys the beach, snowboarding, laughing, and the OKC Thunder.

Sharon Bloeser

Sharon Bloeser

Family Service Counselor

Serving and helping families is very important to Sharon. She has been with the Resthaven team for two and a half years. She is a single mom with one great daughter. She is very thankful to finally be able to purchase her own home and car. Traveling, going to the gym and shopping are really great ways to relax for her.

Carri Hames

Carri Hames

Family Service Counselor

Carri has been with the Resthaven family since October 2015. She was born and raised in Norman and is an alumna of the University of Central Oklahoma. Carri enjoys educating families on the importance of pre-planning their final wishes for the future. She is also passionate about helping families through one of the most difficult times of their lives and feels rewarded when she can make things easier for them. In her free time, Carri enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with her son.

Gina Jones

Gina Jones

Family Service Counselor



Cathy Ngo

Cathy Ngo

Family Service Counselor



Hayley Harlan

Hayley Harlan

Family Service Counselor



Tracy Lucas

Tracy Lucas

Family Service Counselor



Donna Reynolds

Donna Reynolds

Cemetery Administrator

Donna has been with Resthaven for over 28 years and feels that Resthaven is a part of her. She answers phones and assists the counselors with memorialization and record-keeping. She is always ready to help wherever she is needed. She is married and has three children and six grandchildren. She has lived in south Oklahoma City/Moore all of her life. She loves spending time with her family and going fishing.

Terri Nichols

Terri Nichols

Administrative Support

Terri feels a passion for helping families in every way possible. She has been a part of our Resthaven team for about a year in recent times but a total time of three years with the Resthaven family. She has lived in this area for seven months but a total of 30 years in her life. She has a great husband and four beautiful children. She greatly enjoys reading, writing, crafting and spending time with her family.

Laquita Jones

Laquita Jones

Administrative Assistant

Laquita feels very blessed to be able to work with and be part of the team at Resthaven and considers all to be a part of her extended family. She has been with Resthaven for over 13 years. She is a retired music and first grade teacher. Her special joys include doll making, sewing and playing all kinds of music. She has been married for 50 years and has one very special daughter and a granddaughter. She and her husband have traveled extensively in the USA and around the world, but she is glad to be home in Oklahoma.

Mary Williams

Mary Williams

Administrative Assistant

Mary is glad to have been a part of the Resthaven team for five years. She enjoys greeting families and guiding them in finding the correct person to give them assistance. Mary loves to read, go for walks, and embroider. She has two dogs that keep her busy and bring joy and fun to her life.

Rita Bornoff

Rita Bornoff

Administrative Assistant

Rita has been with Resthaven for almost two years and works as a receptionist. She enjoys assisting families with visitation, as well as events in our Family Life Center. In her free time, she loves sewing, enjoying music, shopping, and being with her wonderful family. A former employee of Southwestern Bell, Rita is thankful to be part of our Resthaven team.

Jimmi Hiebsch

Jimmi Hiebsch

Administrative Assistant

Jimmi has been a part of the Resthaven family since October 2014. She enjoys being available for families during visitations as well as helping families find their loved ones in our gardens. She loves assisting the families and her co-workers any way she can. Prior to working at Resthaven, she worked for 21 years at Oklahoma Gas & Electric, where she met her husband, Steve. They have four beautiful children and four amazing grandchildren. The huge smile on her face is a result of spending time with some of those grandchildren. Her favorite things are family, travel and yard work.

Phyllis Poe

Phyllis Poe

Administrative Assistant, Ambassador

Phyllis was born in Altus, Oklahoma. Phyllis and her husband, Jack, pastored churches for 23 years in Texas and Oklahoma before becoming chaplains of the Oklahoma City Police Department. They served there from 1984 until retirement on December 31, 2011. Phyllis coordinated the chaplain and pastor response to the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 and helped set up and organize the Chaplain's Corner for the Oklahoma State Fair. Phyllis is an active member of the Emmaus Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir and teaches a ladies' Sunday school class. Phyllis and Jack are faithful volunteers at the Veterans Corner, Inc. each week. Phyllis has two children, David and Robin, three grandchildren, and four great granddaughters.

Steve Hiebsch

Steve Hiebsch

Ambassador

Steve has been an ambassador at Resthaven since 2010. He was formerly an employee for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Utility. In addition to helping our families prepare for funeral celebrations, he also teaches economics and statistics at the University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City. He loves spending time with his family, which includes his wife and four children, their spouses, and four grandchildren. He graduated with a B.A. from Southwestern College and a Master's in Economics from Oklahoma State University and has lived in the south Oklahoma City/Moore area for 21 years.

Jimmy Howard

Jimmy Howard

Ambassador

Jimmy has a passion for providing service for families during the loss of loved ones. He has been working at Resthaven for over three years. He addresses any need that arises at a funeral celebration. He was born and raised in Holdenville, Oklahoma, and after relocating to the south Oklahoma City/Moore area, he became part of our team. Jimmy served two years in the military and was a self-employed business owner for 35 years. He is an avid University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University fan and enjoys collecting coins. He is married and has two sons and three grandsons.

Eddie Tomlinson

Eddie Tomlinson

Ambassador

It is very important to Eddie to help our families through these difficult times because he lost important members of his own family at very early ages. He wants very much to be a part of something that makes a difference in our world and does that by helping prepare for funeral celebrations. He has been a part of the Resthaven team for four years and has owned a First Aid Business, which restocks first aid kits, for 15 years. He is married and has two beautiful daughters. He loves to play the guitar and enjoys recording music with his daughters in his home studio.

Gary  H Pitzer

Gary H Pitzer

Ambassador

Gary assists families and Funeral Directors before, during, and after a funeral celebration. He is a graduate of Capitol Hill High School and Central State College. Gary had a career in sales for 35 years until his retirement. Gary is married and has a daughter and granddaughter. He also volunteers at Will Rogers Airport Military Welcome Center. He is very glad to teach Sunday School as well as playing volleyball at Oklahoma City Community College.

David Roberts

David Roberts

Ambassador

Ambassador David has been part of Resthaven for the past year. David helps and prepares for all types of funeral services and always wants to be of service to others. He is married and is active in the city of Moore by serving on the City Council. He greatly enjoys playing golf.

Jack Poe

Jack Poe

Ambassador

Jack has been a part of the Resthaven family since July 2015 and loves caring for the families that we serve and making a difference in their lives during difficult times. He received a seminary degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Phillips University. He joined the Oklahoma National Guard as a chaplain and retired as the State Chaplain at the rank of Colonel. He joined the Oklahoma City Police Department as a chaplain and was involved in setting up their peer support program and also served as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma Baptist University. He and his wife Phyllis have been trained in family counseling. Jack has conducted multiple seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, Jack received the United States Secret Service Certificate of Appreciation and was inducted into the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in 2011.

Robert O'Dor

Robert O'Dor

Ambassador

Robert has been with our team over a year and a half and enjoys assisting families and other staff members with funeral ceremonies and all of the preparation involved in them. Originally from Healdton, Oklahoma, he and his wife, Debbie, are current residents of Moore. He loves to work in his yard, go fishing, watch NASCAR, and watch his grandchildren play Little League sports. He has two children, Eric and Jennifer; two grandchildren, Evan and Madison; and a dog, Jackson.

Dr. Danny Frazee

Dr. Danny Frazee

Ambassador

Pastor Danny served as pastor at Wilmont Place Baptist Church for over 20 years. Prior to entering full-time ministry, he was a public school teacher and coach for nine years. A native of Blackwell, Danny earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern State University, a Master of Arts degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. Danny has served on the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma board of directors and as chairman of the BGCO nominating committee. He has also served in various leadership roles with the Capital Baptist Association. Danny and his wife, Judy, have two children, Woody and Rachel, as well as four grandchildren, Deacon, Delanie, Hagen, and Hudson. Danny joined the Resthaven team in November 2016 and is happy to help families through difficult times.

Paul Box

Paul Box

In Loving Memory: May 29, 1931 ~ November 28, 2014

Paul enjoys cars of all kinds. He has been part of the Resthaven team for two years. He is also well known in the south Oklahoma City/Moore area for his ministry as a Baptist Minister. He loves spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He wants to help people and appreciates working with our great team at Resthaven. Helping with funeral celebrations of all kinds is rewarding to him.  

Pete Stricker

Pete Stricker

Cemetery Park Superintendent

Pete has been with our team for over a year and works every day to improve the appearance of the cemetery grounds. He has three children. Pete loves riding motorcycles, sports, especially the Steelers, Jayhawks, and Shockers. Spending time with his niece, nephews, and other family members brings joy into his life.

Richard Willis

Richard Willis

Grounds, Maintenance

Richard has lived in the south Oklahoma City/Moore area for more than 20 years. He is a native Oklahoman and has been with Resthaven for many years. He enjoys all sports and also working to improve the cemetery grounds.

Antonio Miguel Robledo

Antonio Miguel Robledo

Grounds, Maintenance

Antonio is part of the grounds and maintenance team here at Resthaven. He has been part of the team for over two years and has lived in South Oklahoma City/Moore area for 25 years. He feels very good about helping to set up for services and maintaining the cemetery. He enjoys playing sports and going to car shows and has a passion for installing car audios.

Tommy Foster

Tommy Foster

Grounds, Maintenance

Tommy has been with our team for over a year and a half and enjoys serving our families by assisting with the upkeep of the memory gardens. Originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, Tommy loves fishing and living life. He has a son, two grandchildren, and a dog, Buck.

Kyle Reid Nichols

Kyle Reid Nichols

Grounds, Maintenance, Memorial Installation Technician

Kyle is proud to be responsible for the installation of memorials, monuments and benches throughout the cemetery. Born and raised in Florida, he moved to Oklahoma in 2012 and joined the Resthaven team over a year and a half ago after working many years in management for the auto maintenance industry. He enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Terri, four beautiful children, and the dogs he and his family rescued. He is very excited about the upcoming arrival of his first grandchild. You can find Kyle enjoying all things science fiction in his spare time.

Chris Ortega

Chris Ortega

Grounds, Maintenance

Chris is part of the grounds and maintenance team. He enjoys working with the team and helping to maintain the gardens. He is from Oklahoma, and one of his greatest joys is spending time with his wife, their four children, and their dog.

Jimmy Pope

Jimmy Pope

Grounds, Maintenance

Jimmy is part of the grounds team and enjoys working to fix things and maintain the gardens with the rest of the team. He is from the Newcastle, Tuttle area. He enjoys creating things out of wood and playing pool.

Billie Sherga

Billie Sherga

Concierge



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