Funeral Director, Owner
David was raised in Kingman, graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1997, and Danville Area Community College in 1999 with a degree in Criminology. He worked at the Fountain County Sheriff's Department for 4 years as a jailer/dispatcher then accepted a job as a police officer in 2003 with the Purdue University Police Department.
In 2005, David started working part-time for Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette and graduated from Ivy Tech Northwest in 2009 with a degree in Mortuary Science. He completed his one year internship with Hippensteel Funeral Home and Digger Mortuary Services in Indianapolis. In March 2011, David decided to give back to the community that helped him become who he is today and broke ground on Sanders Funeral Care in Kingman. In February 2018, David and Mandy purchased the historic Powers-Priebe Funeral Home in Crawfordsville, and later that year moved their family into the upstairs residence of the funeral home.
David is a licensed funeral director/embalmer and retired from the Purdue University Police Department in 2016.
Preneed & Cremation Specialist/Owner
Mandy was born and raised in Peru, Indiana and attended Peru High School until she was 16 years old when her family moved to the Lafayette area. She then attended McCutcheon High School and graduated in 1997. In 1998 she began working at the West Lafayette Police Department as a dispatcher. She worked there until she accepted a position at the Purdue University Police Department as a police dispatcher in 2003.
While still employed at Purdue University Police Department she began her studies part time in Funeral Service Management/Mortuary Science and it is still her area of study. She is a licensed Life Insurance agent that specializes in Pre-need Insurance and she is our Certified Cremation Specialist. She is excited in assisting her husband David in giving back to his community by opening Sanders Funeral Care with him.
Together David and Mandy have two children, Jayda and Korbin.
Gabriella was raised in Frankfort, Indiana and
graduated from Clinton Central Jr/Sr High School in 2015. She worked as a Certified
Nursing Assistant at Wesley Manor Retirement Community in Frankfort while
attending school at Indiana University Southeast and Mid-America College of
Funeral Service. In 2018, she graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral
Service with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service. Gabriella served her year long internship at
Sanders Funeral Care and earned her Funeral Director License in the State of
Indiana in March 2020. While serving her internship, she completed her bachelor’s
After graduating from college, Gabriella moved to
Lebanon where she lives with her husband and beloved fur babies. In her free
time, she enjoys spending time with her family and creating do it yourself
projects, she found on Pinterest.
Funeral Director / Licensed Insurance Agent / Aftercare
Being involved in the funeral
service industry since she was 16, Macy’s passion for serving families began at
an early age. She graduated from Cascade High School in the class of 2012, and
then went on to graduate from Ivy Tech Community College with an Associate of
Applied Science degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service in 2017. Macy
became a licensed funeral director/embalmer and life insurance producer in
Macy and her younger sister,
MaKenzie, enjoyed showing swine, beef cattle, and sheep all 10 years they were
in 4-H, as well as numerous livestock shows across the Midwest. Macy’s family
continues to run a row crop farm as well as raising beef cattle. Macy and her
sister are the fourth generation in their family to farm and show livestock.
Although the first in her family to
be involved in funeral service, Macy enjoys helping families make thoughtful
selections for the future, as well as support, knowledge, and resources after a
death has occurred. Losing her mother suddenly at age 50 with no plans in place
quickly became her “why”, encouraging Macy to serve families better and really
express the value of advanced planning to others.
When not working in the funeral home,
Macy enjoys taking her boat out on the water, writing, attending Mass, going to
livestock shows, and traveling. She is a member of the Catholic Business
Network, St. Roch Catholic Church, and the Indiana Funeral Director’s
Ethan was born and raised in Kingman and graduated from Kingman High School in 1957. He worked and retired from Mid-States Wire after 38 years and also worked at Woodrow Funeral Home for over 40 years. Throughout the years he has worked for several area funeral homes and has become a familiar face greeting families at the door. Ethan has been an instrumental part in opening our new funeral home.