Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 405-794-7600 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Shelby Lane Edwards

Shelby Lane Edwards

Office Manager

Shelby has been a part of Moore Funeral and Cremation since it was built in 2012. Growing up, she frequently attended funeral and memorial services with her mother, who was a hospice nurse. She always had a profound interest in the funeral service ministry. While in high school, she emailed several funeral homes, inquiring about volunteering and getting to know the business. During her senior year, she received a call from Resthaven Funeral Home in Oklahoma City. They told her to bring in a resume, which made her nervous due to the fact that she had only asked to volunteer, and here they were asking for a resume. She began working there on weekends, answering phones and working visitation. Her desire to learn continued to grow, and it was then that she realized that this was in fact her lifelong dream. Right after graduation, she enrolled at the University of Central Oklahoma to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Funeral Directing. At that time, she also became a registered apprentice with the Oklahoma Funeral Board. When Moore Funeral and Cremation was built, she saw the potential for it to grow and succeed, and wanted to be a part of it. Her roots are in the Moore community, and she enjoys giving back to the place that has given so much to her. Currently, she is a senior at UCO and is our Office Manager. She resides in Moore with her husband, James. Together, they enjoy fishing, camping and church events at May Avenue Church of the Nazarene. Shelby’s goal is always to make each service unique to the individual and to put together a celebration that honors the life lived. She has a true passion for this ministry and helping others and considers herself blessed to be a part of such an amazing thing.

Brenda Roberts

Brenda Roberts

Administrative Support

Brenda Roberts began her ambassadorship with Moore Funeral and Cremation in February 2014.
She is originally from Virginia, but in March 1973, she married David Roberts of Oklahoma City. In August 1983, they moved to Moore, Oklahoma, where they have lived and have become very active in community activities.

Brenda began her civil service career at Fort Lee, Virginia. She transferred to Tinker Air Force Base in March 1973, continuing her civil service career primarily in civilian personnel functions. Her final
assignment was as the Civilian Personnel Liaison for the 552nd Air Control Wing, a position she served in for 10 years. In 1997, she retired, having served 34 years with the government. In 2003, she became the Executive Director of the Moore Chamber of Commerce; later her title was
changed to President/CEO. She served in this position for 10 years, retiring in December 2013.

Her desire to serve others has offered her many opportunities in Moore and the surrounding
communities.

Jim Esmon

Jim Esmon

Ambassador

Jim has been an ambassador for over three years at Moore Funeral and Cremation. He has lived in the Moore area for over 50 years. Jim has had three children graduate from the local school systems. Two went on to receive degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the other graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. Jim retired from AT&T and Bridgestone Firestone. Jim is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Moore. The loss of his own son has inspired Jim to help people in their greatest time of need. We consider ourselves lucky to have such an amazing person on our team.

Ed Shank

Ed Shank

Ambassador

Ed Shank retired from the FAA in 1984 and then worked as a consultant until his total retirement in 1998. He spent 22 years officiating high school sports in Oklahoma, having the privilege of officiating State Championship games in both Class 4A and 5A.

He and his wife have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Moore, and he enjoys serving others. He enjoys traveling and spending time with family, who are located in three different states.

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