About Us

At our best since 1951.

Our Mission

The campus of The Ohio Eastern Star Home is dedicated to leading the way into the future while providing the highest quality of services and enriching the lives of all we serve. Our innovation and adaptability support our environment for growth and promote our commitment to being an industry leader.

Board of Trustees

The Ohio Eastern Star Home is governed by a 9 member Board of Trustees. We are a non-profit facility and privately owned  by the members of The Order of the Eastern Star.  We are the only Eastern Star Home in the state of Ohio.

Ron Hardesty
Ron Hardesty
Board Chair
Term Expiration: 9/21
Smiling man sitting in a dark brown chair and wearing a grey hoodie with eyeglasses.
David Merckle
Board Secretary
Term Expiration: 9/22
OESH Board of Trustees member Faith Lyon smiling in front of a brick wall.

Faith Lyon

Term Expiration: 9/25

OESH Board of Trustees member Stephanie Ott wearing a tan suit in front of a dark red background.Stephanie Ott
Term Expiration: 9/25
OESH Board of Trustees member Ryan Adams smiling in front of a red curtain while wearing a suit and a ceremonial neck sash.Ryan Adams
Term Expiration: 9/24
thatcherBecky Thatcher
Term Expiration: 09/24
howardlaudermilkHoward Laudermilk
Term Expiration: 09/22
Barbara Stuart smilingBarbara Stuart
Term Expiration: 9/24


The Ohio Eastern Star Home is a vibrant, independent, non-profit, senior living community offering a full continuum of care.

Founded in 1951, serving only  Eastern Star members, and  offering skilled nursing care in the 6  cottages which now serve as part of our Independent Living apartments.  We soon purchased additional land increasing our acreage to 60 beautiful rolling acres  and built more rooms to meet the health care needs of the local elders.  In the 1990’s The Ohio Eastern Star Home opened its doors to all of  Knox county and surrounding residents in addition to those who were members of Eastern Star.  Today, no membership is required and  we continue to serve all of Knox  and surrounding areas. We are proud of our  outstanding reputation of providing the most  excellent health care in our area for over a half of century and making The Ohio Eastern Star Home a wonderful place for each person who chooses live here.

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