Staff members of Arpp & Root Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals. We understand that your family is unique and has personal requests and traditions, therefore we are committed to creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of your loved one. We take pride in providing your family with the highest quality care and service in your time of need and will assist in helping you lighten the burden so you may take the first steps toward healing.
Jay and Carol Root
Jay has served the Germantown community as Owner/Operator of the Arpp & Root Funeral Home since 1981. He began his mortuary career shortly after ending his service to his country in Vietnam. Jay is known for being active in the community and is a member of the Rotary Club, The International Order of Oddfellows, and Germantown Chamber of Commerce. Carol is a lifelong resident of the Germantown/Farmersville community. She recently retired from Kettering Medical Center where she worked in the Financial Services Department. Since her retirement, Carol is more involved in the daily work at the funeral home and enjoys spending time with her grandkids Cameron Carter, Rachel Root, and Cole, Kaitlyn, Cody, and Kora Riegel.
Jay and Carol were married in 1994 and are active members of Germantown's St. John's United Church of Christ and proud supporters of Valley View Spartan Athletics/Band. They stay busy spending time and attending sporting events with their 6 grandchildren, along with camping and traveling in their spare time.
Kari (Riegel) Carter is a Licensed Funeral Director working along side her step-father Jay. She graduated from Valley View High School in 1991 and obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Kari is very involved in the Farmersville and Germantown communities, an active member of the Germantown Lion’s Club, and a lifelong resident of Farmersville where she resides with her husband Jeff, their daughter Cameron, and their American Bulldog “Charlie”. They are members of First Baptist Church of New Lebanon and enjoy spending their free time camping and boating at Dale Hollow Lake.