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About Us

Who we are

Celebrating life since 1968

As a proud member of the Bellbrook community since 1968, we're honored to help families celebrate their loved ones. We pledge to ensure that every funeral and memorial service is deeply personal, fostering healing and remembrance.

On the surface, we are a small town, family-owned and operated business, representing four generations of funeral professionals. In reality, we are a group of ordinary people that want more for our families. We want to remember more stories, celebrate more characteristics, curate more experiences, support more grief, offer more resources, and solve more problems, all for you. Throughout the hardest times of your life, we exist to meet your needs. 
What we stand for

Our Mission

Our passion is to co-create a life celebration for your loved one that will walk you and your family through their path of life. We want to make sure that each life is adequately celebrated and remembered.


Every life is unique, and we promise to honor and respect each journey, crafting ceremonies that reflect each individual.


Navigating grief can be overwhelming; we stand by you, providing direction and solace every step of the way.


Beyond a service, we're committed to helping families create lasting tributes that transcend generations.

A friend of the family...

Conner and Koch Life Celebration Home is known to families in Greene County and the Miami Valley area as "a friend of the family" because of our personalized service and attention to detail. We serve all faiths and provide all types of services. We are compassionate funeral directors who listen attentively to our families and provide services tailored to their individual needs. Because we are very familiar with the grief process, we can provide caring and valuable help. We are honored to serve our families in pre-planning, at-need, and after-care services.


Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home was founded in 1968 by H. William Tobias and was first named Tobias Memorial Home. Mr. Tobias owned and operated the funeral home at 92 West Franklin Street (St. Rt. 725), Bellbrook until his retirement in 1986. Steve and Kathy Conner, of Waynesville, purchased the funeral home in March of 1986 and changed the name of the funeral home to Tobias-Conner Funeral Home.

Brian and Donna Koch acquired the funeral home in April of 1999. Brian is the son of the former owners, Steve and Kathy Conner. Brian was a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was the funeral home's managing funeral director from June of 1990 until the time of ownership. Donna is a licensed funeral director and licensed social worker. Brian and Donna have three daughters. Their middle daughter, Addison, graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in Business, and is currently serving as the managing funeral director for Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home.


Legacies Honored


Years in Business

Moments Remembered

Meet the team

Our incredible staff

Helping families create lasting legacies is more than a job — it's our calling. We are here to support you in any way we can and will offer you the full attention, knowledge, and compassion you need.

Our Location

A place of healing

We welcome you to explore the Conner & Koch Funeral Home facilities, and invite you to discover a comforting and peaceful place to honor your loved one.

We're here for you

We exist to serve the unique needs of every family

Seamless Arrangements

We'll help you with everything you need with a simple step-by-step process for all of your funeral, cremation and cemetery plans.

Unique Funerals and Tributes

Every individual is unique. Which is why we offer fully customizable memorial services designed just for your family.

Around the Clock Support

We're here to answer any questions and help in any way we can – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Hear from the families we've served

“Katie and Elizabeth were kind, caring and professional. Our family felt valued.”

Author: Joni Laughlin rated with 5 stars

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Associations & Awards

Honoring excellence

We’re honored to be recognized for our dedication to excellence and genuine care. Explore the esteemed associations we're a part of, and the awards that celebrate our commitment to the communities we serve.

Our Awards

Conner & Koch is honored as one of the Best Places to Work in 2023.

We're hiring

Beyond the opportunity to truly make a difference, Conner & Koch Funeral Home offers competitive pay, a healthy work-life balance, and many opportunities for growth.

Plan Ahead

Plan for the future, today

Pre-planning lets your loved ones focus on honoring life instead of hashing out details. Learn the choices you can make now, so a future funeral becomes more of a celebration than a burden.