Jay and Carol Root
Jay served the Germantown community as Owner/Operator of the Arpp & Root Funeral Home from 1981 until July 2018. Jay continues to work at the funeral home with his step-daughter Kari but is enjoying having more free time. 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.