Our Staff

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.

Debra Crotty

Debra Crotty

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer/ Cosmetologist

Debra Crotty has over 25 years experience in the funeral industry. She graduated from Temple Beauty School as a cosmetologist in 1984 and Dallas Funeral Institute in 1996 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She has managed multiple local funeral homes in Central Texas including, Harper Talasek in Temple, Sheffield Funeral Home in Temple, Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, Killeen Memorial in Killeen, and Waco Memorial Funeral Home. Debra took the best qualities from them all and opened her own funeral home in 2011 with her daughter, Jarrah Crotty. They offer beautiful personalized services at an affordable price.


Jarrah Crotty

Jarrah Crotty

Owner/Funeral Director/Prearrangement Counselor

Jarrah Crotty is a life time resident of Central Texas and the daughter of Jarrin and Debra Crotty of Belton. She attended Temple High School and graduated with Honors in 2006 and attended Temple College until 2009. She then went on to follow in her mother's footsteps and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2010. The funeral industry has always been a large part of her life. She grew up in funeral homes and always knew this was what she wanted to do. Helping families in their time of grief and learning the lives their loved ones lived is something that she is very passionate about. Her families know this is more than just a job to her.


Tony Arline

Tony Arline

Funeral Assistant



Makayla Reed

Makayla Reed

Office Administrator

Makayla Reed of Belton and the niece of Debra Crotty. She attended Kennedale High School and Graduated in 2017. She then attended Texas State University for two years and transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington for her final two years of college. She graduated in 2021 with Honors and two degrees, Public Relations and Advertising.



Monica Heightshoe

Monica Heightshoe

Pre-Arrangement Counselor



Libby Crotty

Libby Crotty

Certified Grief Therapy Dog

Libby is a Certified Therapy Dog that is available by request for families, services, and the community at Crotty Funeral Home. She also appears at local school and community events. Libby is a one year old Goldendoodle which makes her hypoallergenic and shed free. She has attended training at Sit Means Sit in Belton and as certified through the Therapy Go Team organization. Libby loves spending her time off at the lake swimming, playing with her bone, and going on walks. You can follow Libby in her Instagram page @ Libby_the_funeraldoodle


H.K. Ballard

H.K. Ballard

Family Service Counselor and Chaplian

H.K. Ballard serves the Troy Church of Christ Troy, TX as minister. H.K. & Jan, wife of 46 years, lives in Temple, TX. Presently H.K. serves Lifeline Chaplaincy and Kindred Hospice as a volunteer. He attended Fort Worth Christian High School Fort Worth, TX, Lubbock Christian College, Lubbock, TX and Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX and the Brown Trail School of Preaching, Hurst, TX. He has served as minister in the Church of Christ in Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Jan & H.K. have 6 children and 8 grand children, living in California, Colorado, Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin.


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