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 - Retired
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Ashley Blanford Student Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Holly Royse Glordan Corporate Treasurer
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Willard M. Haas General Manager
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Fred Royse - Retired Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Gerald Saulman- Retired Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Jonathan Windell Vice President/Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Lou Anne Royse Emily Corporate Secretary
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Norene Trobaugh Minor Funeral Service Associate
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Fairy Sillings Funeral Service Associate

Laura L. Royse

President - Retired
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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.

Ashley Blanford

Student Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Holly Royse Glordan

Corporate Treasurer
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Holly M. Glordan, is 4th generation of Gehlbach & Royse family and holds the position of Secretary 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.

Willard M. Haas

General Manager
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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.

Fred Royse - Retired

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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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.

Gerald Saulman- Retired

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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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.

Jonathan Windell

Vice President/Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Jonathan Windell is the 5th generation of the Gehlbach & Royse Family and Vice President of the Corporation. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Indiana.  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 lives in Ramsey, Indiana with his wife Shana, two daughters Charlee and Rory, son Otis and two potbelly pigs Leroy and Elvis

Lou Anne Royse Emily

Corporate Secretary
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Lou Anne Royse Emily, is 4th generation and 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.

Norene Trobaugh Minor

Funeral Service Associate
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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.

Fairy Sillings

Funeral Service Associate
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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.