Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Henry Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Mark A. Clarke
Mr. Clarke is in his 25th year of service with Henry Funeral Home. Mark began his career in Funeral Service in 1983. He joined the staff in January of 1995 as a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and became Assistant Manager on July 7, 2005. On December 12, 2012, he assumed the responsibilities of General Manager.
Mark graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. While at Wesleyan, his academic focus also included voice, choral music, and theater. He completed his education in Mortuary Arts and Sciences from what is now the University of Baltimore. He has served as President of the Shenandoah Valley Funeral Director's Association and served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association. He has served as Chairman of the Education Committee for the Virginia Funeral Directors' Association and as a member of the Convention Committee and the Professional Development Committee. He also served on the Pre-Need Funeral Trust Advisory Board for Shenandoah Life Insurance Company. He has served on the Board of Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah. Mr. Clarke has been a featured speaker for a number of civic and church groups on topics related to funeral options, advanced planning, and cremation decisions. He also holds CANA Certification in Crematory Operations.
Mark is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Staunton/Augusta County. He is a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Staunton, where he has served in various positions in the local church and Virginia Conference levels, and served on a church-building mission team in a remote village in Guatemala. He resides in Augusta County with his wife, Anne. They have three grown children, Quenton and his wife Krystal, Noah, and Marina.
Assistant Manager/ Licensed Funeral Director
Charlie joined the staff of Henry Funeral Home in June of 2008. He is a 2008 graduate of Grace Christian High School and received the rank of Eagle Scout in 2007.
Charlie graduated from John Tyler Community College in Chester,Va in December of 2011 with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. He became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in April of 2012.
Charlie is a member of Community Fellowship Church in Staunton.
Charlie is also a member of the Staunton Rotary Club. He resides in Staunton with his wife Jody and two children, Sven and Katrin.
Robert M. Corbin
Mr. Corbin is the President and an Owner. He joined the company in October of 1978 and became general manager in 1982. On December 12, 2012, he passed the responsibilities of General Manager to Mark A. Clarke. He continues to be available to families in his role as President and as Funeral Director.
In October of 1984, he became an owner of Henry Funeral Home. He is a lifelong resident of Augusta County having been raised in the
Greenville area. He is an active member of the Valley Baptist Church.
Mr. Corbin completed his Mortuary Arts and Science education at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1972.
Noah P. Turnage
Licensed Funeral Director
Mr. Turnage joined the company in 1999 as a licensed funeral director. He was born in Staunton, the son of Dr. & Mrs. Frank S. Turnage and was raised in the Weyers Cave area.
He holds a BBA degree from Radford University and completed his Mortuary Science and Arts education at Gupton Jones in Atlanta.
Mr. Turnage is a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church in Swoope. He lives in Augusta County with his two children, Maryanna and Parker.
Jeffrey O. Hodge
Licensed Funeral Director
Jeffrey joined Henry Funeral Home as a Licensed Funeral Director on January 1, 2013. A veteran of the United States Navy, Jeffrey completed his education in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and received his Funeral Director's License in 1989. He is also a Certified Crematory Operator.
He is married to Cindy Hodge, a Waynesboro school teacher, and they have three children, Nolan, Hannah, and Callie. Jeffrey and Cindy are members of Community Fellowship Church and currently live in Staunton.
He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys gardening, hiking, and most recently, cycling.
J. Richard Bartenslager
Licensed Funeral Director
J. Richard Bartenslager joined the staff in January of 1996 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Dick was licensed in 1962.
He was recognized by the Virginia Funeral Director's Association for his 50 years of licensed service to his community and state.
Dick is a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and attends Staunton Church of the Brethren. He is a member of the Lee Lodge 209 AF & AM in Waynesboro.
Formerly of Churchville, Dick and his wife, Helen live in Staunton. They have four children and thirteen grandchildren.
Funeral Service Intern
Funeral Accounting Specialist
Mrs. Arey joined Henry Funeral Home in December 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Longwood University.
Mrs. Arey is a member of Greenville Baptist Church where she serves as Church Treasurer, Sunday School teacher and as a Youth Leader.
She lives in Greenville with her husband, Larry and their two children, Olivia and Alex.
Megan M. Downs
Shirley M. Maust
Shirley joined the staff on February 16, 2004 as administrative assistant.
Prior to joining Henry's family, she served as secretary/treasurer for the Staunton Church of the Brethren for the previous nine years.
She is an member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.
Shirley is married to Dwane Maust and is the mother of two adult children, Christina Taylor of Staunton, and John and his wife, Allison Fultz of Waynesboro. She is the proud grandmother of Aiden Calvin Fultz.
Clay Sterrett, a Staunton residence for most of his life, has served as a co-pastor at Community Fellowship Church in Staunton, Va for over 40 years. He is also a part-time Bible teacher at Grace Christian School. He is available in a non-denominational capacity to officiate church, chapel, graveside, and memorial service.
Rev. Russell L. Heinrich
Rev. Russell L. Heinrich, is the Pastor of Mt. Sidney and Mt. Crawford United Methodist Churches and the former Pastor of Annex United Methodist Church. Russell joined the staff of Henry Funeral Home in January of 2012. As Chaplain, Rev. Heinrich officiates ceremonies/services/celebrations as needed by families.
He is a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church. He graduated from East Tennessee State University 1987 and graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2004. Russell is a member of the AACC, American Association of Christian Counselors.
Russell grew up in the Staunton area and currently lives in Verona with his wife, Pam. He has two daughters, Cierra Keene and Nicole Heinrich, and two step daughters, Emily and Katelyn Neighbors.
Funeral Assistant/Administrative Assistant
Suzanne Campbell Berry
The "Mary Kay Lady" as she has been pinned by Henry Funeral Home since 2007, Fontella joined the staff in 2015 in the capacity of Funeral Assistant.
Staunton has been her home away from home for the past 21 years as she and her family have had the pleasure of multiple moves in the past. She is a veteran of the United States Army having served during Desert Storm while stationed in Germany.
She is an active member of Victory Worship Center & World Outreach.
Some of her hobbies include: being of service to others, frequenting antique shops, absolutely nothing at all (if she chooses), and taking road trips (near and far) with her husband of 28 years, Linwood, Jr. Together they are the proud parents of four adult children that reside in California, Richmond, Fairfax, and Orlando.
If Fontella's smile looks familiar, it may be due to the fact that early on she previously worked at Augusta Health in Fishersville; then with Augusta Pediatrics, and retired after 20 years with Augusta County Schools.
Janet H. Coiner
PT Funeral Assistant
Janet has been a part of the Henry staff since February 1, 1974. She retired from her position as Office Manager/Bookkeeper on February 29, 2012. She remains a part of the Henry Funeral Home staff as a Funeral Assistant.
She is married to Harold T. Coiner, a retired Staunton police sergeant. The Coiners have one daughter and a son by marriage, Jeanie and John Wangler and four grandchildren, Jonathan, Hannah, Selah, and Jacob.
As a member of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, she enjoys teaching Bible lessons and being a member of the Lena Venable Circle.
She leads the Mallory Miracles and thoroughly enjoys being a "Red Hatter" with the Red Hatter Luncheon Ladies.
Funeral Assistant/Administrative Assistant
O. W. Gilbert, Jr.
John W. Stone, III
Mr. Wampler joined the staff of Henry Funeral Home in September of 1978. He currently serves as a Funeral Assistant with a variety of responsibilities.
He is an active member of Staunton Church of the Brethren and is a commissioned lay speaker. He and his wife Doris reside in Waynesboro.
John and Doris have one daughter, Diane W. Kester who lives in Waynesboro with her husband Jerry.
Frances "Punkie" Wood
Punkie Wood retired from Sun Trust Bank after 50 years of service.
Punkie is a active member of Olivet Presbyterian Church.
She is a Coordinator with SACRA. She makes weekly visits to shut-ins at King's Daughters' Nursing and Rehab Center and Brookdale Assisted Living.
Punkie loves spending time with her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Kasey Reid Wood, and their dogs, Boo, Emma, and Tessa. She is also an avid gardener.