History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Harvest Hills Funeral Home was recently known as Rutledge Funeral Home. In August 2011, Darryl and Linda Sterne purchased the business from Bill and Donna Rutledge upon Bill's retirement. Bill took over the business from his father, William Rutledge, who purchased the business from the original family owners. The funeral home was first known as Barrow Funeral Home when it was originally established in Hico.


Our Valued Staff

Darryl & Linda Sterne

Darryl & Linda Sterne, Owners

Darryl Sterne and his wife Linda are the owners of Harvest Hills Funeral Home. Darryl is a third-generation funeral director and a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. An Air Force veteran as well as an ordained minister and once widowed himself, Darryl brings a compassionate perspective and attention to detail to each family he serves.

Community Minded
Harvest Hills Funeral Home proudly supports our local community and is a member of the Hico Chamber of Commerce, Hico Civic Club, Ministerial Alliance, Hico Economic & Development Committee, Lions Club and Leadership Hamilton County.

Professional Memberships: National Funeral Directors Association | Texas Funeral Directors Association