Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

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Jack Stickle Proprietor

Jack W. Stickle II became a member of the Henderson - Van Atta Funeral Home family in December of 2007 and purchased the business in 2008. He graduated from Licking Valley High School in 2000 and went on to attend The Ohio State University, where he graduated with a degree in Agricultural Science in 2005. Jack's initial plan was to join the Peace Corps but after working at a local funeral home decided to become a funeral director. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2006 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

Jack is a native resident of Newark with family ties to Licking County reaching back two centuries. He has a strong passion for service to his community and his church. Jack is a member of the Newark Rotary Club, has served on the Licking County Chamber of Commerce Board and currently serves on the Licking Memorial Hospital's Development Council. A life-long parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Jack is also a strong supporter of the sacred music program at St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus.

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Kate B. Stickle Maher Funeral Director

Kate B. Stickle Maher became the newest member of our professional family in the autumn of 2020 when she was licensed as a funeral director by the State of Ohio Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.  She is already a familiar face to many of the families we serve as she has been working alongside her brother Jack as an apprentice director and directors’ assistant for the past 5 years.

After graduating from Newark Catholic High School in 2004, Kate was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Education with honors by The Ohio State University in 2008.  She also holds a Master’s degree in Management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, which she achieved in May 2011. 

In 2014 Kate was a member of the Chamber of Commerce graduating class of Young Leaders of Licking County, and in 2015 she was recognized by the Newark Advocate in its “20 under 40” awards.  Before joining our team, Kate served as the Public Information Officer for ODOT, District 5, and was the Volunteer Services Manager for Licking Memorial Health Systems.

Kate is an active parishioner of her Church where she is part of the women’s group and the Pretty in Prayer team. She is also a member of the Granville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Madison Grange #1981. 

Kate and her husband, Michael Maher, were married in 2013, and they are the very proud parents of Thompson, Lucy, and Rosemary.  In her spare time , Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Jack Stickle

Proprietor
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Jack W. Stickle II became a member of the Henderson - Van Atta Funeral Home family in December of 2007 and purchased the business in 2008. He graduated from Licking Valley High School in 2000 and went on to attend The Ohio State University, where he graduated with a degree in Agricultural Science in 2005. Jack's initial plan was to join the Peace Corps but after working at a local funeral home decided to become a funeral director. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2006 and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

Jack is a native resident of Newark with family ties to Licking County reaching back two centuries. He has a strong passion for service to his community and his church. Jack is a member of the Newark Rotary Club, has served on the Licking County Chamber of Commerce Board and currently serves on the Licking Memorial Hospital's Development Council. A life-long parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Jack is also a strong supporter of the sacred music program at St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus.

Kate B. Stickle Maher

Funeral Director
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Kate B. Stickle Maher became the newest member of our professional family in the autumn of 2020 when she was licensed as a funeral director by the State of Ohio Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.  She is already a familiar face to many of the families we serve as she has been working alongside her brother Jack as an apprentice director and directors’ assistant for the past 5 years.

After graduating from Newark Catholic High School in 2004, Kate was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Education with honors by The Ohio State University in 2008.  She also holds a Master’s degree in Management from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, which she achieved in May 2011. 

In 2014 Kate was a member of the Chamber of Commerce graduating class of Young Leaders of Licking County, and in 2015 she was recognized by the Newark Advocate in its “20 under 40” awards.  Before joining our team, Kate served as the Public Information Officer for ODOT, District 5, and was the Volunteer Services Manager for Licking Memorial Health Systems.

Kate is an active parishioner of her Church where she is part of the women’s group and the Pretty in Prayer team. She is also a member of the Granville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Madison Grange #1981. 

Kate and her husband, Michael Maher, were married in 2013, and they are the very proud parents of Thompson, Lucy, and Rosemary.  In her spare time , Kate enjoys spending time with her family and friends.