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Mark J. Genda

Mark J. Genda
Funeral Director

A lifelong Clinton County resident, Mark was raised by parents Don and Thelma Genda, with two sisters, Becky and Candace.  He graduated from Frankfort Senior High School in 1981, rounding out his education by graduating from Worhsam College of Mortuary Sciences in 1984.

Mark started his funeral service career while still in high school, working for Wayne and Carol Frye.  After graduation from Worsham, he served his apprenticeship at Copher Fesler Funeral Home in Elwood, IN, returning home to Frankfort in 1989, to his roots at the Frye Funeral Home.

He purchased what is now Genda Funeral Home in 1991 and, most recently, the Bodine Funeral Homes in 2006 through a long-time association with David and Linda Bodine.  In March 2012, Mark and Genda Funeral Homes purchased a fourth location in Flora, Indiana, Reinke Funeral Home.  

Mark feels it is important to give back to the community in which he lives.  His memberships include St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Friends of Wesley Manor, Paul Phillippe Resource Center Board of Directors, Optimists, Mulberry Community Club, Masonic, Moose and Elks lodges, having held various offices in several.  Mark was also elected and served two terms on the Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Trustees.

Mark is honored to be a Funeral Director and licensed prearrangement specialist in his hometown.  He holds with great appreciation the trust of those he has served through the Genda Funeral Homes and former Bodine Funeral Homes and Reinke Funeral Home.

Tel: 1-765-659-3356


   
Rita J. Betts

Rita J. Betts
Certified Preplanning Consultant

Rita Betts has been employed with Genda Funeral Homes since April, 2006.  She is a life long resident of Frankfort and graduated from Frankfort High School.  Before coming to Genda Funeral Homes, Rita was employed at a local financial institution for 15 years and prior to that an air filtration plant for 5 years and a plastic manufacturer for 15 years.
Rita is active in the community and is involved in many service clubs and organizations.

Rita is married to Melvin and has two step-daughters and 4 step-grandchildren.  She attends Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mulberry, where she is involved with many things including being a Sunday School Teacher.

In October, 2007 Rita completed classes and was awarded the title of Certified Preplanning Consultant.  This means all requirements for being an ethical and compassionate preplanner have been completed. This certification is provided through the National Funeral Directors Association.    Rita is available to answer any questions that you might have and looks forward to serving you and your family.

Tel: 1-765-659-3356


   
Karli Manahan

Karli Manahan
Office Manager

Karli started her career in funeral service as a high school student.  After completing her education at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, she became an Illinois licensed funeral director, continuing to serve her hometown of Watseka, IL, while helping with the family farm.

In June 2012, Karli, her husband, Nick, and their dog, Betty, moved to Frankfort.  Karli is currently the office manager for Genda Funeral Homes, aiding in the smooth operation of the day to day functions.  In May, 2013, Karli received her Indiana Funeral Directors license and is pleased to be able to further assist the families served through Genda Funeral Homes.

Tel: 1-765-659-3356


   

John Pontius
Funeral Director

John Pontius grew up in Blackford County, Indiana where he acquired over 20 years of experience in the funeral profession. In 2013, he and his family moved to southern Indiana where he enrolled and graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service.  John is now a licensed funeral director with Genda Funeral Homes.

John is married to his wife, Amy, and they have 5 children.  Their adult son, Andrew and his wife Allie, live in Anderson, Indiana and their adult daughter Mary resides in Frankfort.  They have 3 children still living at home; their daughters, Lauren and Jenna and son, Benjamin.

The Pontius’ are members of Faith Family Church in Frankfort. They enjoy camping and spending time with friends and family.

Tel: 1-765-659-3356

Email: family@gendafuneralhome.com


   

Shawn R. Keihn
Funeral Director

Shawn grew up in Wayne County, Indiana where he graduated from Lincoln Jr. and Sr. High School in 1990. During high school Shawn started working for a local funeral home which also operated an ambulance service. He went to school to become a licensed paramedic and joined the local volunteer fire department.  While working Shawn realized his true calling was in the funeral business, so in the fall of 2000, he and his wife and two children moved to Nashville, TN where he attended John A. Gupton Mortuary College where Shawn obtained his Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. In September 2016
Shawn, his wife, Kim and daughter Brittanie moved to Flora, Indiana. Shawn is currently the funeral director in charge over Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel in Flora.

Shawn is married to his wife, Kim of 20 years and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Their adult daughter Brianna and her husband Brandon live in Mount Summit, Indiana and their youngest daughter Brittanie is a senior in high school. Their 3 grandchildren, McKynlee, Asher and Albree live in Mount Summit.

Shawn attends Flora United Methodist Church where he is involved with the worship team. He was the pasted president of Greenfield, IN and Louisville, Ill. Rotary Club. Shawn is a member of the Flora Lions Club, member of the Flora Volunteer Fire Department and volunteers his time driving for the Flora Senior Center. Shawn enjoys Fishing, Pheasant hunting, working outdoors and playing the drums.

Tel: 1-765-659-3356

Email: family@gendafuneralhome.com


   

Melvin Betts
Funeral Assistant

Tel: 1-765-659-3356


   

Jean Cuk
Bookkeeper

Tel: 1-765-659-3356


   

Don Hinesley
Funeral Assistant

Tel: 765-379-3411


   

Thelma Genda
Funeral Assistant

Tel: 1-765-659-3356


   

Don Genda
Funeral Assistant

Tel: 1-765-659-3356


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