Funeral Home Says Workload Has Eased Since 2020 Peak
Nearly 300 more deaths occurred in Clark County than in previous years, according to early data from Ohio Public Health. A Springfield, Ohio, funeral home is hoping they won't face the same workload this year.
Last year, nearly 300 more people died in Clark County, Ohio, than in an average year, according to early data from Ohio Public Health.
Frank Lewis is the owner of Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center in Springfield. He says calls to the funeral home increased up to 50% starting in mid-August last year. At the same time, they experienced delays in cremation services and death certificate signatures.
It maxed out their funeral staff for five straight months. Lewis says the influx of calls didn’t let up until after December.
“We’re thankful for the opportunity, but we’re not looking to go back to crazy days of COVID,” Lewis said.
Lewis says his business is now back to normal levels.