We provide you with the same service you provide to those you serve. One of the many things that sets us apart is not only the service – but the expertise we provide. We have worked in the funeral industry and share our knowledge with you. Sometimes outside the box is good but there is no replacement for hands on experience in the industry.
Frank B. Rosenacker
Frank B. Rosenacker’s professional career covers both funeral service and law. He grew up in a family owned funeral home and became a licensed funeral director/embalmer in 1974. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1983. Educationally, he graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1973 and from Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law in 1983. He has been involved in all aspects of funeral service including managing a family business; teaching mortuary science; working for other funeral directors; researching the legal liabilities affecting funeral directors/embalmers; rewriting Mortuary Law - the leading textbook used in colleges of mortuary science; speaking at local, state and national association seminars on numerous topics; serving as the general counsel of an international company networking independently owned and operated funeral homes; owning and operating a consulting business exclusively serving funeral directors, funeral homes and cemeteries; and representing numerous funeral director/funeral home/cemetery clients on various legal, financial and managerial topics, including preparing month-to-month accounting, tax and related business services, appraising and evaluating the business net worth of both funeral homes and cemeteries, assisting both cemeterians and funeral directors in the formation of mortuary cemetery combinations and helping funeral directors/cemeterians buy and sell funeral homes and cemeteries, as well as assisting them in an orderly fashion to pass their businesses down to the next generation. Additionally, he served in the Judge Advocate Corp of the United States Air Force where he litigated over 500 cases.
In addition, Frank is busy during his time off with his wife of over 38 years, Liz, their 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Sue E. Gilkey
Sue took a less direct route to becoming a lawyer. Sue gradated from Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work. Upon her first venture into the workforce she worked as a court advocate for battered women. Eventually she took a position as the Director of Victim Services in the Campbell County, Kentucky Commonwealth's Attorney Office. At this office she created the first victim’s advocacy program in the Northern Kentucky area and the first office in Kentucky for victims of serious juvenile crimes. She worked diligently to provide services to abused children and was presented with a Designated Service Award from St. Luke Hospital for her support and assistance in expanding their child abuse clinic.
Ten years ago Sue decided to pursue a career in law and enrolled at the University of Cincinnati Law School. She found a keen interest in estate planning, which is the current focus of her practice at Frank’s office. In addition to estate planning Sue also practices in the area of probate law and business organization. Sue is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky.
Sue is active in her community where she lives with her husband of almost 20 years, and their two sons.