Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home

186 Park Ave Coshocton, OH


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    Robert D Given


    For over 4 decades Robert Given has proudly served the families of Coshocton County. Following his 1972 graduation from Coshocton High School, Bob graduated from The Ohio State University and then attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1976. He became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in April of the following year.

    Bob is an Indy Car and Formula 1 Racing enthusiast and enjoys camping and spending time with his family. He is married and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

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    William L Given


    William Given has served the families of Coshocton County for over 4 decades. A 1970 graduate of Coshocton High School in 1970, Bill graduated from The Ohio State University and furthered his schooling at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1974. In May 1975 he became a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

    For many years Bill has been, and continues to be, very active in the community and has served on the Hospice Board, Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Library Board. He is current chairman of Clary Gardens and the Saba Family Trust. Bill is also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Coshocton Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge of West Lafayette.

    Bill is married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

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    Jessica A Paisley


    In 2008, Jessica Paisley joined Given-Dawson Funeral Home as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. In 2012, she became general manager. Five years later, in 2017, Bill and Bob Given added Jessica’s name to the firm's name, so that it became Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home.

    Jessica grew up in Zanesville. She graduated from Zanesville High School, Zane State College and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Ohio Embalmers Association. She is also a member of the Coshocton Elementary PTO and Leadership of Coshocton County.

    Jessica and her husband have two children. She loves being a mom and spending time with her family. She also enjoys traveling, camping, reading and attending baseball games.

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    Brooklyn Denise Dawson

    Funeral Director

    Brooklyn Dawson is a licensed funeral director at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. She was born in Monroe, Louisiana, and moved to the small town of Bucyrus, Ohio, where she and her 2 younger siblings were raised.

    A sixth-grade career project introduced Brooklyn to the art of the funeral business. She volunteered for 3 years at a local funeral home in Bucyrus, where she fell in love with funeral directing. She graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in December 2014 and began her apprenticeship at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home in January 2015. Brooklyn obtained her funeral director license in July 2016 and looks forward to serving Coshocton for many more years.

    Brooklyn enjoys spending her free time reading, visiting family, crocheting, going to the movies and seeing friends.