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Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

With our daily email messages of comfort and hope, you will feel the support of knowing we are here to walk with you through this inevitable journey of grief. Each email will include advice, stories and other thoughts to help you address the challenges that come when you experience the loss of a loved one.



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Tom Hemmerle Owner

Tom Hemmerle is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer who began his career in 1992 at Barnett-Strother as an apprentice and is now currently the owner. He earned a degree in Mortuary Science from Arapahoe Community College and has been a licensed funeral director since 1996 and a licensed embalmer since 2006. Tom is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #11132. Tom proudly holds the office of President for the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), an association of independently-owned funeral home across North America and overseas. He is married to Natalie Clark Hemmerle and they have three sons; Joseph and Halie Hemmerle, Matthew and Molly Hemmerle, and Nicholas Hemmerle and one grandson, Hudson Hemmerle.

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Joey Hemmerle

Joey Hemmerle is the son of Tom and Natalie and has worked full time at the funeral home since 2011. He is a 2009 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins and currently working towards a degree in Mortuary Science. He is also a member of Lakeshore CountryClub.

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Richard Clark

Richard Clark is a Licensed Funeral Director and has been with the funeral home since June of 2008. He also holds a license to sell Life/Burial Insurance for the funeral home. He is married to Jennifer Davis Clark and they have two sons, Caleb Westin Clark and Kael Davis Clark. He is a 1998 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School. He is a member of the First Christian Church in Madisonville.

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Elisha Lutz

Elisha Lutz is a 2002 graduate of Hopkins County Central High School. She has a nine year old son Eli. She is serving her apprenticeship and will be working towards a degree in Mortuary Science.

Tom Hemmerle

Owner
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Tom Hemmerle is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer who began his career in 1992 at Barnett-Strother as an apprentice and is now currently the owner. He earned a degree in Mortuary Science from Arapahoe Community College and has been a licensed funeral director since 1996 and a licensed embalmer since 2006. Tom is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #11132. Tom proudly holds the office of President for the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), an association of independently-owned funeral home across North America and overseas. He is married to Natalie Clark Hemmerle and they have three sons; Joseph and Halie Hemmerle, Matthew and Molly Hemmerle, and Nicholas Hemmerle and one grandson, Hudson Hemmerle.

Joey Hemmerle

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Joey Hemmerle is the son of Tom and Natalie and has worked full time at the funeral home since 2011. He is a 2009 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins and currently working towards a degree in Mortuary Science. He is also a member of Lakeshore CountryClub.

Richard Clark

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Richard Clark is a Licensed Funeral Director and has been with the funeral home since June of 2008. He also holds a license to sell Life/Burial Insurance for the funeral home. He is married to Jennifer Davis Clark and they have two sons, Caleb Westin Clark and Kael Davis Clark. He is a 1998 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School. He is a member of the First Christian Church in Madisonville.

Elisha Lutz

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Elisha Lutz is a 2002 graduate of Hopkins County Central High School. She has a nine year old son Eli. She is serving her apprenticeship and will be working towards a degree in Mortuary Science.