Sara Underhill is a first-generation funeral director and certified funeral Celebrant and was born and raised in Cincinnati. She attended St. Mary’s in Hyde Park for grade school, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Anderson High School. Sara graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Arts and Sciences and then attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She graduated from CCMS Summa Cum Laude in the Spring of 2011 and was the recipient of the Ivan P. Bowsher Award for “outstanding achievement in the combined theory and practice of Restorative Arts”, and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association’s Leadership Award. Following graduation, Sara completed her apprenticeship in Toledo and Defiance, Ohio. She spent 5 years as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Defiance where she had the opportunity to serve for three years as the President and Treasurer for Ohio Funeral Directors Association, District One.
Sara relocated back to Cincinnati in 2016 and served families through Spring Grove Funeral Homes until 2020 when she joined The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Sara and her family live on the Westside of Cincinnati, in Cheviot.