- About Us
Day & Genda Funeral Home is committed to“Putting Family First” in a loving and genuine environment. We strive to understand and share in each journey with compassion and integrity. Our aspiration is to achieve the highest level of quality service.
Owner/ Funeral Director
Pat Day, native of Frankfort and resident of Flora, is the son of Richard and Donna Day, and grandson of Curt and Mary Helen Day. He is a 1997 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and attended Purdue University, majoring in Communications, where he also sang in the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. He then went on to study at Worsham College of Mortuary Science near Chicago.
Pat’s funeral service career started while in high school working with Mark at Genda Funeral Home. He has also worked for Soller-Baker Funeral Home in Lafayette, West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, and Stout Funeral Homes in Kokomo before returning home to Day & Genda Funeral Homes.
He truly believes we all must play a part in making our community great. He has participated in many organizations and community activities through the years including being one of the first “Frankie the Hot Dog” mascots with Frankfort Main Street and acting in Clinton County Civic Theatre productions. His currently a member of Flora Lions Club, Flora Community Club, Frankfort Rotary, Board of Directors for Core Community Center and Paul Phillippe Resource Center and Clinton County Horseshoe Club.
Patrick has two daughters, Ruby and Sophie Day.
Pat enjoys playing basketball, singing, hiking, traveling, experiencing new things, cheering on his Boilermakers and Cubbies, and spending time with his friends and family.
He is grateful to be serving families where he has grown up and giving back to the communities that have helped form the foundation for who he is today. He is honored to be working with the wonderful people of Clinton and Carroll Counties.
Past Owner/ Funeral Director/ State Representative
John Pontius, a member of the Genda Funeral Home family since 2015, grew up in Blackford County where he acquired over 20 years of experience in the funeral profession working the majority of his years with Glancy Funeral Homes. He is a graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service.
He is a member of Faith Family Church and the Kiwanis Club.
John and his wife Amy have five children, Andrew and wife Allie, Mary, Lauren, Benjamin, and Jenna, two grandsons, Lincoln and Asher, and a granddaughter, Emma. They enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends.
Funeral Director, CFSP
Tyler is a licensed funeral director who currently lives in Kokomo. Tyler graduated from Northwestern High School in 2016. He attended Ivy Tech’s School of Mortuary Science, and later went on to earn his BS in marketing and an MBA. At an early age he began shadowing at Stout and Son Funeral Home in Russiaville and quickly developed a passion for funeral service. After several years of serving in Kokomo he transitioned into Day and Genda Funeral Home where he looks forward to serving the Clinton and Carroll county communities. In his free time he enjoys wrestling with his miniature schnauzer named Bella.
Born and raised in Clinton County, Pam McKinney joined the Day & Genda Family as the Office Administrator in November of 2021, after serving residents at Wesley Manor for over 37 years.
Pam married her husband, Steve, in 1997 and has two children, Michael and wife, Alysha, Cline of rural Frankfort and Kaitlyn Cline of Indianapolis; and a granddaughter, Nayeli Hernandez-Cline.
In the past, Pam was active in Northeast VAS as an EMT and officer and Michigan Township VFD Auxiliary. She was a graduate of Leadership Clinton County and served on the board in various officer roles. Pam loves spending time with her family, reading, and traveling, when possible, to hopefully achieve her and Steve's goal of visiting all 50 states.
Certified Pre-Need Consultant/ Aftercare Specialist
Rita J. Betts was born and raised in Clinton County. She was employed at an air filtration plant for five years, a plastic manufacturer for 15 years, and a local financial institution for 15 years. She joined the Genda Funeral Home Family in April of 2006. Rita obtained her Certified Pre-Planning Consultant designation in 2007, becoming the first certified pre-planner in Clinton County.
She is currently active in the Frankfort Optimist Club, The Zonta Club of Frankfort, and Rossville Business Association, Flora Main Street and Paul Phillippe Resource Center Board. In the past Rita has served with Frankfort Main Street, Clinton County Chamber Board, Wesley Manor Board of Directors, and as a member of COACH Kids. She attends Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mulberry and is involved with several activities, including serving as Financial Secretary.
She is married to Mel and has two step-children, four step-grandchildren, and a special fur baby, Mandy.
Atlee Oyler is a resident of Flora and has been a member of the Genda Funeral Home Family since June of 2013. Atlee, son of the late Glenn and Mary Oyler, grew up on the family farm and farmed with his dad and brother. After farming, he worked in the banking industry for 25 years, and retired from Lafayette Bank & Trust as the Sr. Vice President of Carroll County Market.
He has been active in the community his adult life serving in several clubs and organizations and is a member of Living Faith Church of the Brethren.
Atlee has been married to his wife Doris since March 25, 1961. He has three children, Alan and wife Debbie of Noblesville, Mike and wife Caroline of Louisville, and Julie and husband Dean Orem of Dalton, Georgia. His family also includes eight grandchildren, two sisters, Sarah Orem and Betty Hufford Sander, and brother Ed Oyler.
Atlee currently works for the Flora Park and volunteers at Maple Lawn Cemetery. He enjoys going to Florida in the winter, spending time with children and grandchildren, especially their sporting events, and golfing as time allows.
Carly Mosson, the daughter of Christopher “Mike” & Cynthia Mosson, is a lifelong Clinton County resident, graduating from Frankfort High School in 2019 where she was active in Student Council and Euvola. She was a volunteer at the Clinton County Humane Society and tutored younger children. She also participated in 4-H showing sheep at the Clinton County Fair.
Carly began working at Day and Genda in October of 2022. She is a funeral student at Worsham School of Mortuary Science and plans to earn her degree to become a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Carly also attended Ivy Tech Lafayette and the University of The Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY to obtain her degree in Criminal Justice. She is a student member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association.
Carly has two daughters, Nyla and Roslyn. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children and family, shopping, reading, and photography.
She is grateful for the opportunity to serve her community.
Deb Walker, a lifelong Frankfort native, is the daughter of Omer and Ramona Sears. She is a 1975 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School. She has been employed with Community Schools of Frankfort, Manpower, and Subaru of America.
Deb has served families of Genda Funeral Home for 22 years through assisting with special details for families, Senior Olympics, Grandma’s Cook-off, serving the community, and supporting the staff here at the funeral home.
She has two sons, Aaron and wife Erin Walker of West Lafayette, and Brock Walker of McCordsville, and is the proud “Mimi” of three granddaughters, Lolly, Kaylee, and Stevi. Deb enjoys going to the YMCA, DIY projects, craft time with her granddaughters, going on walks, and spending time with her family and friends.
Don Hinesley is a lifelong resident of Clinton County. He graduated from Rossville High School in 1958. Don worked for Chrysler Transmission Plant in Kokomo and retired after 35 years. He started with Bodine Funeral Home in 1999 and has continued working with Genda Funeral Homes.
He is a member of Rossville United Methodist Church, has served on the Rossville Town Counsel, Rossville Area Transit Board of Directors, Rossville Volunteer Ambulance Service for 14 years as an E.M.T., and served on their Board of Directors.
He and his wife, Connie, have lived in Rossville for 56 years, and have two sons, Mark and Robert. Don enjoys golfing, working on his cars, and spending time with his family in his free time.
Holly Kendall was born and raised in Carroll county. She has a son Landon and a step daughter Jessica and 4 grandkids that are her world. She has owned and operated Holly's Hair Hut for 18 years.
Holly is active in Carroll County, and is a member of Flora Christian Church. She enjoys kayaking, golfing, hiking and camping.
Jakiah Pippenger, born in Colorado and then moved to Clinton County in the early years of his life, graduated from Frankfort Senior Highschool in 2020 where he was a part of the Show Choir "Fortissimo" for all four years of high school. He joined the Day & Genda Family shortly after graduating high school in 2020 after serving residents at Wesley Manor for 2 years.
Jakiah is an outgoing individual that strives to make everyone feel included and strives to put a smile on everyone's face. He loves spending time with the people in his life, watching sci-fi movies,
and playing Dungeons & Dragons with his friends.
Jakiah and his partner, Alexa Ramos, have two cats, Jane and Roz.
Kileigh, the daughter of, Kimberly and Larry Jarboe, and Kirk and Heidi Long, has been a Clinton county resident since early grade school. She graduated from Frankfort High School with the class of 2020. Kileigh was involved in 4-H where she became a 10 year member. She was also involved in many sports including swimming and cheerleading. After graduating, Kileigh continued cheerleading with a scholarship at Concordia University Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor Michigan. Kileigh is currently a funeral student enrolled at Worsham College of Mortuary Science and plans to get her degree to become a licensed mortician and funeral director.
She has been an employee of Day & Genda Funeral Home since July of 2022.
In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and family as well as traveling. She is extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve her community and gain some funeral experience along the way.
Marg has lived in the Rossville area all her life. Graduated from Rossville High School in 1971 and married her husband Craig the same year. They have been married 52 years and together they have 2 children. Brad and Tonya along with 5 grandchildren Briley, Brant, Paiton, Parker and Tate which has made life a great journey.
Marg has enjoyed employment at several places thru the years and joined Day & Genda Funeral Home in June of 2022 which has been one of her biggest blessings.
Marg likes to spend a few weeks in Florida during the winter months. She looks for the good in life which brings joy and smiles into each day.
Mary is a life long resident of Frankfort. She began serving our community at age 15 at a local food establishment (Wendy’s) and remained there for 5 yrs when she became a CNA. She worked locally serving the elderly until 2001 when she received her RN degree. Mary has worked in several specialties, most notably are nephrology, home dialysis, and hospice. She currently works as a full time on call hospice nurse.
In September 2022 Mary joined the Day & Genda family.
She is currently active in the Frankfort Eagles lodge #976.
She has 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren and expecting many more. Mary loves animals and currently has a beautiful little French bulldog and 3 cats.
Melvin “Mel” Betts has been employed with Genda Funeral Homes since 2006. He was born and raised in Grant County and moved to Clinton County in 1984. Before coming to work with Genda Funeral Homes, Mel was employed with AT&T where he retired in June 2006 after almost 39 years of service.
Mel gives of himself for the betterment of others which began with the Frankfort Optimist Club where he has served as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Board member. He also served at the district level as Lt. Governor and Governor, and the international level as Foundation Board member and President of the Board. He has also served with the Clinton County Boys and Girls Club, Clinton County Foundation for the Youth Board, Frankfort Main Street, Frankfort Airport Authority, Frankfort Utility Service Board and is currently serving as President of the Rossville Lions Club. Mel attends Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mulberry where he is involved with many activities, including President of the Church Council.
Mel is married to Rita, has two children, four grandchildren, and a special fur baby, Mandy.
Past Owner/ Greeter
Phyllis and her late husband Jerry, are the former owners of Reinke Funeral Home in Flora, which is now the Reinke Chapel of Day & Genda Funeral Home. They became part of the firm in 1968 when the firm was known as Leiter Funeral Home. In 1969, Mr. Leiter retired and sold the remaining interest in the business. The name was then changed to Leiter-Reinke Funeral Home, and eventual Reinke.
Phyllis has been very involved in the Flora community. She is a member of the Flora Christian Church where she was the church secretary for 45 years and played the organ there for many years.
Phyllis has a son, Jerry D., wife Cindy, Reinke and daughter, Sherry LeBeau, five grandchildren Abby Hannah, Ethan, Jessie and Kristie, and a great grandchild, Nora.
Phyllis enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Tashia Lindvall was born and raised in Floyd County until her move to West Lafayette in 1998. After graduating from Purdue, she lived in Culver and Winamac before returning to West Lafayette in 2018. She has been a member of the Day & Genda Funeral Home Family since the summer of 2022.
She received her B.S. in Financial Planning from Purdue University in 1998 and MBA in Healthcare Management in 2015. During her career, she has focused on healthcare revenue cycle, finance, and process improvement for a few county hospitals located in Northern Indiana. In 2020, she left the provider side and joined Salud Revenue Partners, a healthcare business partner located in Lafayette, as their Team Support Leader in Customer Service.
Tashia is very active in Healthcare Finance Managers Association (HFMA) where she is a current Board Member, Membership Chair and incoming Secretary.
She has two sons, Vander and Dane Lindvall. They enjoy being outdoors, hiking, traveling, cheering on their Boilermakers, golfing, and enjoying time with family and friends.
While Tashia is new to the Day & Genda Family, she has years of customer service and working with the public and looks forward to serving families in the community.