Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors 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.
Moster Mortuary was founded in 1884 in Laurel, IN. by Louis Moster. Will Moster, one of Louis's sons, joined the business and expanded it into Rushville, IN. in 1931.
All of Will’s sons, Robert, William and Richard became licensed funeral directors and embalmers and ran the family business. William's son, Thomas joined the business in 1965 and Richard's daughter, Ann joined the business in 1988.
Ann bought the family's funeral home in June of 2007 and now owns and runs the family Business.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Ann C. Moster
Ann has spent her entire life in Rushville. She is a 1985 graduate of RCHS and a 1988 graduate of Mid America College of funeral service in Jeffersonville, IN. Ann is a 4th generation funeral director and has really never had any other job. She has worked at Moster Mortuary since 1988 and has solely owned the mortuary since 2007 when she bought her family firm back from SCI. Ann served 3 terms as the Rush County Coroner.
Ann enjoys time at home with her family, gardening, mowing and working in her flower gardens.
Gary was born in Ohio and his family moved to Texas in the early 1970’s. Gary graduated from Huntington High School. In 1993, he married his wife, Sherri. Gary worked in the automotive industry for many years, until he took his career in a different direction.
Seeking a smaller community in the Midwest after graduating from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston in 2004, he moved his wife and son to Rushville and began his new career at Moster Mortuary, which turned out to be a good fit. Two years later, his father, mother, and brother also moved to Rushville.
Gary has not lost his love of automobiles, classic cars and anything related, and spends a lot of his free time in his garage. He enjoys spending time with his family, which also includes a grandson.
Jessee was born in New Mexico but raised in Rush County all her life. She is a 2009 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and has been back in Rushville since 2016 serving her hometown. Jessee married Jon McCutchen of New Castle on December 8, 2019 and has 4 children, Jackson Clark, Ruby Susanne, Carson Grant and Ady McCutchen.
Jessee is a 2011 graduate of the Mortuary Science program at Ivy Tech Community College. In her spare time she enjoys reading, walking , supporting local businesses, and spending time with her family.
Dave & Dottie Clevenger