Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Laura L. Royse President
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Holly Royse Glordan Vice-President
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Willard M. Haas General Manager
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Fred Royse Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Gerald Saulman Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Melissa Evaline Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Jonathan Windell Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Lou Anne Royse Emily Secretary/Treasurer
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Norene Trobaugh Minor Funeral Service Associate
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Cody R. Hill Funeral Service Intern
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Fairy Sillings Funeral Service Associate
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Zachery Windell Funeral Service Associate
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Robert Glordan Funeral Service Associate
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Laura L. Royse

President

Laura L. Royse, President of Gehlbach & Royse. Laura served the funeral business throughout her 48 year marriage to Roger, assuming the leadership role upon his passing in 2004. Her dedication to the service of our clients has made her a well-loved and familiar presence . She is a lifelong resident of Harrison county, and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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Holly Royse Glordan

Vice-President

Holly M. Glordan, is 4th generation of Gehlbach & Royse family and holds the position of Vice-President in the Corporation. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from University of Louisville and is now working toward a degree to become an Occupational Therapist. Holly and her husband Scott, live in Corydon with their two young sons, Max and Ben. She is a member of Lincoln Hills Christian Church, Harrison Education Animal Responsibility Team (HEART) and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Willard M. Haas

General Manager

Willard M. Haas, General Manager, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the states of Indiana and Kentucky. Willard handles funeral arrangements and pre-need counseling. He earned his degree from Mid America College of Funeral Services in 2004 and has been with Gehlbach & Royse since that time. As General Manager, he oversees remodeling and building projects, employee scheduling, and the general daily operation of the funeral homes. Willard is Notary Public and a native of Harrison County.

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Fred Royse

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Fred Royse, is 3rd generation of the Gehlbach family. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Indiana and is retired at this time. He is a native of Harrison County and he and his wife, Beulah live in Corydon. They have two grown children, Laurie and Paul. Fred and his wife are members of Old Capital United Methodist Church.

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Gerald Saulman

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Gerald Saulman, is a native of Harrison County and resides in Corydon. Gerald has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Indiana since 1962. Gerald and his wife, Martha, have four grown children, Jerry, Joe Jon, and Sarah Nevitt. Gerald has been a member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Dept. for 55 years. He works full time for the Harrison County Assessor.

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Melissa Evaline

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Melissa Evaline, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Indiana. She earned her degree from Mid America College of Funeral Services in 2008. Melissa is a 20 year veteran of the U. S. Air Force, and has become Gehlbach & Royse's expert in Military Honors and Services. She is a native of Salem, Indiana and now resides in Palmyra, Indiana.

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Jonathan Windell

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Jonathan Windell, is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Indiana and 5th generation of the Gehlbach & Royse Family. Jonathan attended Mid America College of Funeral Services and received a Bachelor's Degree in Mortuary Science. He is a member of Pi Sigma Eta national Morticians Fraternity. He is a native of Corydon.

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Lou Anne Royse Emily

Secretary/Treasurer

Lou Anne Royse Emily, is 4th generation and Secretary/Treasurer of Gehlbach & Royse. Lou Anne handles funeral arrangements, as well a pre-need counseling. She earned her degree from Mid America College of Funeral Service in 1993. Lou Anne is married to Dale Emily and she has two grown sons Jonathan and Zachery Windell, and two step-sons Daniel and Michael Emily. She is a member of Corydon Rotary Club, Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, Harrison Education Animal Responsibility Team (HEART), the Daughters of American Revolution, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Pi Sigma Eta Mortician Fraternity.

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Norene Trobaugh Minor

Funeral Service Associate

Norene Trobaugh Minor, Funeral Service Associate. Norene is a native of Harrison County and began working for Gehlbach & Royse part-time upon her retirement from the County Highway Dept. in 2012. She can usually be found working as the Office Assistant in the Corydon location. She lives in Lanesville with her husband Tom and has two daughters, Lori Minor Schmidt and Keri Minor. She is also Worship Director for Pfrimmer's Chapel United Methodist Church.

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Cody R. Hill

Funeral Service Intern

Cody R. Hill is a Funeral Service Intern. Cody has recently graduated Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Cody has a true calling to assist people in need and has from a young age. As a young and eager member of our funeral home family he assists in nearly all aspects of funeral service as he works toward his Funeral Directors License. He is the son of Danny and Candy Hill.

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Fairy Sillings

Funeral Service Associate

Fairy Sillings, Funeral Service Associate at Georgetown. Fairy is a native of Harrison County and has worked for Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home since 1996. She is usually present at our Georgetown visitations to greet, welcome and comfort the families we serve. She lives in Georgetown. Fairy and her late husband, Richard, raised four children together in the Georgetown area. She is a member of Georgetown Christian Church.

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Zachery Windell

Funeral Service Associate

Zachery Windell, is 5th generation of the Gehlbach family. He works "as needed" as a Funeral Service Associate at both locations. He assists with preparing the chapel for visitations and funeral services, transportation of floral memorials and other aspects of "behind the scene" work. Zack is single and lives in Corydon. He attends Indiana University Southeast and is studying for a degree in Political Science.

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Robert Glordan

Funeral Service Associate

Robert "BOB" Glordan, Funeral Service Associate. Bob works part-time and assists with Funeral Services. Bob and his wife Sue live in Corydon and have two grown sons, Scott and Troy. Bob is an avid golfer, competing in the Senior Olympics and winning both a Gold and Silver Medal in his event.