Thomas Hester, Owner, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Thomas Hester began working in the firm, as a non-licensed employee, in 1983. He attended mortuary school at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and received his Funeral Director and embalmers license in 1988.
Sterling Osborn passed away in 1998 at which time Thomas took over ownership of the firm. He and his wife, Cheryl, have one daughter, Brandy Karcher.
Kurt A. Karcher, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Kurt Karcher began his career with Osborn Funeral Home in 2005, as an unlicensed funeral attendant. He graduated from St. Louis Community College in Forest Park in 2011, and received his Illinois Funeral Director and Embalmer's License in 2013.
Kurt married Brandy Hester, the daughter of Thomas and Cheryl Hester, in 2006, and they have twin daughters, Ella and Kaitlyn, born in 2014. Kurt has served on the Village of Dix Board as a Trustee for many years, before being appointed as Village President in 2019. He also serves on the board for the Rome Grade School Foundation.
Charles Burge, Funeral Attendant