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.
Benjamin W. Rhone
Owner/ Funeral Director and Embalmer
Ben Rhone has an Associate of Applied Science degree from San Antonio College/ Department of Mortuary Science. Ben, funeral home director, founder and first generation funeral service provider, has worked in every aspect of funeral services. He has been in the funeral industry most of his life and is very passionate about helping people. He started his career in Palestine after graduating from San Antonio College and has served families across the area for over 2 decades. He and his wife Keri established Rhone Funeral Home in 2016 and carefully chose a staff of caring and Christian people who have committed their lives to serving others as they would want to be served. Ben is active and supports the community. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club, Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, Grapeland Chamber of Commerce, A Former Board Member of Meals on Wheels, Palestine Rotary Club, Texas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. Ben is a faithful member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ and served as the Youth Minister from 2014 to 2019. He enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing and being outdoors in his spare time.
Owner/ Office Administrator
Keri was born and raised in Palestine. Her parents are Steve and Jill Camp. She is a graduate of Palestine High School and Sam Houston State University. She is a member of Altrusa International of Anderson County, Family and Consumer Science Teachers Association of Texas and teaches Bible class at Crockett Road Church of Christ. Keri enjoys serving the Lord and being around family and friends.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Upon completing Military Service, Ronnie went to work for Palestine Police Department in 1990. In 1996, he transferred to Anderson County Sheriff's Office until retirement in 2017. Ronnie is a graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service (Houston) and continues the passion for serving people. Ronnie is married to Monica, has four children and three grandchildren which are true blessings. He enjoys motorcycling, hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.