In this difficult time, let our family help yours. Learn more about who we are and what we do in the bios below. Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services.
Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Owner & Funeral Director
Shawn is from the Ringtown Valley. He graduated from Hazleton Area High School in 2001 with honors. After high school, Shawn attended Bloomsburg University where he earned BS/BA in Business Management/Operations Management. In 2006 he graduated from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service, Syracuse NY with a degree in Mortuary Science. Shawn has been a deputy coroner with the Schuylkill County Coroner’s Office since 2007.
Shawn was the owner and operator of the former Shawn E. Clark Funeral Home in Lansford along with being the current sole owner of Ten-X Sport Shop.
He is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of the Ringtown Valley, St. Charles Borromeo Church, F&AM Lodge 256, Shenandoah Archery Club, Tamaqua Rifle & Pistol, Beaver Rod & Gun, Tri-County Rifle League, and FDHAS.
Shawn enjoys competitive shooting, hunting and fishing with his two sons Charlie and Colton, and spending time with family and friends.
Melissa (Ebling) Clark is from Cressona where she grew up above her family's funeral home. She graduated from Blue Mountain High School in 2003 with honors. After high school, Melissa attended Kutztown University and graduated in May 2007 Cum Laude with a BS in Secondary Education Mathematics and graduated again in 2012 with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
Shawn and Melissa married on July 23, 2011 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven. They had their first child, Charlie, on May 28, 2013 and their second child, Colton, on June 21, 2018.
Melissa was a high school math teacher for the Lehighton Area School District since 2007 but resigned in January of 2022 to assume the office manager role at the funeral homes. She handles the day-to-day operations including video tributes, register books, prayer cards, memorial folders, floral setup, cleaning of the funeral home and grounds, assisting on funerals and consoling our families in their time of need. Melissa is also a life insurance agent.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and German Shepherd, Lilo. She loves to spend her free time with her 2 son's Charlie and Colton. Melissa enjoys cooking and volunteering to help local organizations and her sons’ sports teams. Melissa is a member of Eastern Star Chapter 424 and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Ashland.
Funeral Director & President Emeritus
A lifelong member of the Ashland community Charlie Heizenroth has been serving families of northern Schuylkill County since 1985. He attended Penn State University and Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science to achieve the requirements of the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors. He then served a 12-month internship under Frederick “Fritz” T. Kull, FD. After becoming the owner of the Kull Funeral Home, he acquired the Edward J. Stauffer Funeral Home in Ringtown. Later in 2015 he expanded yet once again to purchase the Willard Rothermel Funeral Home-Mount Carmel and the Ray Rothermel Funeral Home-Elysburg. In early January 2022, Charlie decided to turn over ownership to Shawn & Melissa Clark and ease into retirement. Charlie is still involved and will continue to serve families in their time of need on a limited basis so he can spend more time with his own family. He is a source of guidance and support to both Shawn and Melissa. Since early on in Shawn’s career as a funeral director, Charlie was a mentor to him. The Clark family will be forever grateful for the opportunity that was given them by Charlie & Tracey Heizenroth.
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.
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We proudly serve families in the Ashland, Girardville, Lavelle, Gordon, Locustdale, Elysburg, Mt. Carmel, Ralpho Township and all of Northumberland, Schuylkill, Columbia and Montour County, but we are here to help where ever you may need us.