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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Mark A. Barbee

Mark A. Barbee

Funeral Director and Owner

Mark is the great-grandson of Edgar Lightfoot, a first generation Funeral Director and Methodist Minister from LaRue, Ohio. Mark became a second generation Funeral Director a decade ago and was a staff member of the Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Home of Ravenna before coming to Warren. Mark and his wife Rita purchased the McFarland & Son Funeral Home with plans of continuing on with the McFarland family legacy assisting families with the life celebrations of their loved ones. We believe that it’s more than just a funeral, it’s a life remembered. 

Mark has served on various community groups and panels furthering the betterment of healthcare for our children through the Akron Children’s Hospital and through various Masonic Organizations. Mark is an active member of Victory Life Church, is a member of the National Lodge # 568 F&AM, of the Scottish Rite Valley of Akron, and the Warren Buckeye Club.

Mark and Rita have a son, Michael and a daughter, Stefanie, and 6 fantastic grandchildren. Lastly, we have a dog, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Maddie.




James D. McFarland

Funeral Director Emeritus


Jim is a fourth generation Funeral Director with the McFarland & Son Funeral Home and is currently a Funeral Director Emeritus for McFarland - Barbee Family Funeral Home. He is semi-retired but is still involved with the funeral home and in the community. 


Jim has served as the President of the Board of Directors of these following organizations: Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County, Trumbull County Historical Society, the Warren Area Jaycees and SCOPE Senior Centers. Jim also presided as president of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library while serving on their board of trustees for over 20 years. He has been active his entire life as a member of Warren's First United Methodist Church. Jim is a member of the Old Erie Lodge #3 F&AM and the Warren Buckeye Club, and life member of the Warren Library Association, as well as a life member of the Trumbull County Historical Society.





Stefanie Ann Barbee-Monger

Stefanie Ann Barbee-Monger

Assistant and Apprentice Funeral Director

Stefanie is a prior graduate of Kent State with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She also received a Master degree in Healthcare Administration with Specialization in Education from the University of Phoenix.

 

Prior to joining the funeral directing team as an apprentice, Stefanie was a health educator for the Allied Health Department for a local college, in the North Canton area. Stefanie also has prior experience with the military in healthcare administration and as a veterans wife.

 

She is also a member of the Anna Dean Chapter of Eastern Stars, and keeps busy with her three sons. Stefanie joins our team to continue the legacy the McFarland's set out, and will continue after her father, Mark Barbee new owner operator of McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home.

 



David Forrester

David Forrester

Funeral Associate



James Hughes

James Hughes

Funeral Associate



William McCleary

William McCleary

Funeral Associate



Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray

Funeral Associate



Teresa McCleary

Teresa McCleary

Office Administrator



Gayle Cassidy

Gayle Cassidy

Office Assistant



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