Timothy S. Kallal, Owner - Funeral Director/Cemetarian
Tim is originally from Jerseyville, Illinois. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in Chicago, Illinois in 1995. He became licensed in Illinois in 1996 and licensed in Missouri in 2002 and serves as a Madison County Deputy Coroner.
Tim moved to the Riverbend area in 1995 to begin employment with Elias Smith Funeral Home where he is now co-partners with Craig Schaaf owning Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home. Tim has serviced on several boards and been a part of several community organizations. Tim has three children, two sons, Dillon and Alex and a daughter Isabella. In addition to spending time with his family, Tim's interests include traveling and playing golf.
Craig A. Schaaf, Owner - Funeral Director/Cemetarian
Marty Arnold, Funeral Director
Marty Arnold grew up in Bethalto, where he and his wife, Earleen, were high school sweethearts. He graduated from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Mortuary Science Program in 1987 and has been in funeral service ever since. Marty has worked extensively throughout the State of Illinois and has been exposed to many cultures and faiths. He is ready to use his experience to assist you and your family in your time of need.
He stays busy with his two children, Sammie and Eric, playing and writing music, and is a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge #25 in Alton.
Ashley N. Jacoby, Funeral Director
Ashley Jacoby grew up in the small town of Greenfield, IL. She attended Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL, graduating in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in General Biological Science and a minor in Psychology. She attended Carl Sandburg College and graduated from the Mortuary Science program in 2015. She joined our staff in 2016 as an apprentice, and has been a licensed Funeral Director since 2017.
Chelsea J. Lesniewski, Funeral Director
Chelsea Lesniewski grew up in the small town of Fulton, IL. After high school she attended Carl Sandburg College and graduated from the Mortuary Science program in 2018. She joined our staff in 2018 as an apprentice. On her days off she likes to spend time outside and hanging out with friends and family on the river.
David Alex Curtis, Apprentice Funeral Director
Kellie L. Romano, Administrative Assistant
Kellie grew up in Bethalto, IL. She joined our team in 2017. Kellie, her husband Greg and daughter Lily love to spend time at their lake lot in Taylorville, IL, they also enjoy trips to Disney World.
Taryn E. Bates, Funeral Director
Taryn Bates grew up in the small town of Tolono, IL. After high school she attended Carl Sandburg College and graduated from the Mortuary Science program in 2018. She joined our staff in 2020 as a licensed funeral director. On her days off she likes to spend time outside and hanging out with friends and family.