History & Staff

Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.

A History of Caring

Jerry & Janette Rost

The Rost Funeral Home opened in 2005 when Jerry and Janette Rost purchased the business and it as continued to grow along with the Mountain Home community.

Jerry’s career in funeral service began more than fifty years ago in Boise, ID and he is very proud of the fact that he has spent his entire career serving families in the Treasure Valley.  Along the way, Jerry and Janette acquired an 1897 horse drawn funeral carriage, which is on display in the funeral home along with a large mural depicting how the carriage was used in the 19th and early 20th century.

As the only funeral home in Elmore County, the staff at Rost Funeral Home have worked hard to be active members of the community and to be there to take care of families in every way possible when the need arises.

Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care

A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.

Joni Harris
Location Leader

Joni was born in Mountain Home (3rd generation), and was raised in Boise, and Featherville, Idaho.  She graduated from Borah High School, and attended Boise State University.  She worked in the banking / insurance industry for 23 years.  During this time she held Life, Health, Property and Causality Insurance licenses, and was the National Client Satisfaction Manager, supporting 13 states of lending officers from Vermont to Alaska.

In August of 2005, she started her employment with Rost Funeral Home.  Working in the funeral home environment, and helping a family through a difficult time has been so rewarding.

In Joni’s spare time, she and her husband Allan spend it enjoying Idaho by hiking, camping, 4 wheeling, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and snow shoeing.  She is a proud step mom to 4, and grandma to 13.  She is an active real estate agent, and still holds her life insurance license to assist families with burial insurance at the funeral home.  She and Allan are volunteers for the Elmore Search and Rescue, Pine/Featherville ambulance and the Elmore County Extrication Unit.

Nickie Campbell
Lead Funeral Director

Nickie grew up in a small, rural, farming town in Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, she married Mike Campbell. In 1995, Mike joined the US Air Force and together they started a new adventure! In 2005, after being stationed in Mountain Home for several years, they received orders overseas to Italy. There, Nickie began studying Mortuary Science through the distant learning program at The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and received her license.

Upon their return back to Mountain Home in 2007, Nickie began working for Rost Funeral Home, becoming a full time team member in 2008.

Not only is she a licensed funeral director/embalmer, she is also a full time mother of 7 children and a proud grandmother to 6. Nickie enjoys supporting her children in all their sporting events and volunteering when asked.

Melanie Grimmius
Funeral Director Apprentice

Melanie was born in Boise and raised in Mountain Home. After graduating from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services, she is now working to complete her license and is excited to be an assistance for friends and neighbors in our community at the most difficult time of their life.

She loves traveling with her twin sister and experiencing new things. Melanie enjoys concerts, camping and learned how to fish this year which she enjoys very much.