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.

Ryan Nieuwenhuis

Ryan Nieuwenhuis

Manager/Funeral Director In Charge

Ryan began his career at Lawson Funeral Home while he was still in high school as a Funeral Assistant. After he graduated high school in 2013, he pursued his educational studies at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston. Ryan graduated with honors and distinction from Commonwealth Institute receiving his Certificate of Funeral Directing in December of 2014. Shortly after graduation in December Ryan chose to further his education. He received his Associate of Applied Science degree in June of 2015 graduating with honors and distinction. In May of 2018 he married Kamree Kuykendall the middle granddaughter of Larry and Beverly Lawson. On April 13, 2019 they welcomed a little girl to this world, Lena Kaye Nieuwenhuis. Ryan serves as the Manager/FDIC of Lawson Funeral Home. Ryan is a lifetime resident of Meridian and his greatest passion is to serve people in their time of need.

Denise Murphy

Denise Murphy

Office Manager

Denise Murphy works as the Office Manager and has been with Lawson Funeral Home since January of 2013. Denise and her husband Robert, have been in the Bosque County area for the last 5 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, entertaining grandchildren, and playing with her dog. 

Donna O'Neal

Funeral Assistant

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