A Legacy of Compassion: Our History
The rich history of Nein Funeral Home dates back to 1922 when Raymond C. Nein relocated to Camden, Ohio, and embarked on his journey in the funeral business. Initially established on South Main Street, Mr. Nein's commitment to serving the community was unwavering.
In 1935, recognizing the need for a more spacious and accommodating facility, Mr. Nein made a pivotal move. He relocated the Nein Funeral Home and his own family to its current address at 249 North Main Street, solidifying its place as a cornerstone of support in Camden.
A Family Tradition of Dedication
Mr. Nein's legacy was further enriched when his son, William, joined the business in 1950, and shortly after, his son-in-law, Willard Moss, Jr., came on board in 1951. With this new partnership, the funeral home was renamed R.C. Nein and Sons Funeral Home, reflecting the continued family commitment to serving the community.
Tragically, R.C. Nein passed away in 1955, but William Nein and Willard Moss carried on the tradition. For over four decades, they jointly operated the family business, providing unwavering support to the Camden area.
Continuing the Tradition
In 1991, a significant transition occurred when Willard Moss assumed sole ownership of the funeral home, a role he dutifully fulfilled until his passing in 1995 after dedicating more than 44 years to the Camden community. Barbara (Nein) Moss, Willard's wife, assumed ownership following his passing, upholding the family's legacy until her own passing in 1999.
A New Chapter
In 2002, the Moss family made the difficult decision to sell the business, marking a new chapter in the history of Nein Funeral Home. The Barnes family of Eaton, Ohio, took over the management in March 2006, continuing the tradition of compassionate service.
In 2016, Derek and Eshelle Bales assumed ownership, building upon the strong foundation laid by the Nein family. Today, we proudly carry forward the legacy of care, compassion, and unwavering dedication that the Nein family began many years ago.