Licensed Funeral Director / Owner / President
Jim started his career with Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Homes and Ambulance Service in 1974, while he was a high school senior. After college graduation from Vincennes University, he received his Indiana Embalmers License in 1978, and then in 1979 received his Indiana Funeral Directors License at 21 years of age. In 1988, he studied and received his Indiana Life Insurance license in which he uses to pre-need, or assist with life insurance matters. In January 2005, he and his wife (Bette) bought the Anderson-Poindexter, Inc., now known as Meng Family Funeral Homes, Inc. He is a member of the Linton First Christian Church and is involved with many service and fraternal organizations, such as Linton Civitan (Past President), Elks, Rotary (Past President), Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce (Past President), FOP, Sons of the American Legion Post #22, Switz City Masonic Lodge #676 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Lifetime member of NRA, Crime Stoppers, Sandborn Lions Club and Indiana Funeral Directors Association where he has served as District 6 Director since 2005. He is married to Bette (Denman) and they have two children, daughter; Jenna (Meng) Brown & husband Nathan, son; Bryant and two granddaughters, Neely JoAnne and Corinna Jolee.
Licensed Funeral Director
Joe began working at Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home in Paoli, IN in 1985. In 1987, Joe received an AS Degree in Mortuary Science from Mid America College of Funeral Service and was licensed in 1988 after passing his state and national board exams. Joe accepted a two year job at Witzlebens Funeral Home in Anchorage, AK working with the Anchorage State crime lab with death investigation and Funeral Service. Moving back to Indiana in 1990, he accepted a job at Poindexter Funeral Home in Odon. Joe is active in the Odon community where he has lived and worked the last 25 yrs. He serves as secretary and president of Walnut Hill Cemetery, is a former North Daviess football coach, presently coaches FRYL league baseball and All-star baseball. Joe is a member of Odon First Christian Church and the Odon Lions Club. He has two children, Jessica Miley and Jacob Miley. Joe has lived in Odon most of his life and considers it his home. He loves Odon, and the people that live there hold a special place in his heart. He considers it an honor to continue his service to the community with the Meng Family Funeral Home and staff.
Bookkeeper / Owner
Bette's maiden name is Denman and she is a life-long resident of Linton. She graduated from Linton-Stockton High School. Bette is an Indiana licensed insurance agent, holding property and casualty, as well as life and health certificates. She started work with Anderson-Poindexter in 2005 when the family purchased the funeral home. Bette also works at Linton-Stockton High School as a secretary in the guidance and athletic offices. She is a member of Linton First Christian Church, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Linton Civitan Club, and the Linton American Legion Auxiliary and serves on the Linton Public Library board. She enjoys working in the yard and taking care of her granddaughters and believes there is no such thing as extra time.
Karla's maiden name is McDonald. She was raised in Dugger and graduated from Blessed Hope Baptist School in Jasonville. Karla is married to Bill English and they reside in Dugger. They have 3 daughters: Elizabeth English, Abigail (Ryan) Tharp and Katelyn (Joshua) Irvin and 1 granddaughter, Taelyn Ruth Tharp. Karla is an active member of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Jasonville where she is a Sunday School teacher. She enjoys reading, sewing, cooking and being grandma to Taelyn. Karla joined the staff at Anderson-Poindexter in October 2012.
Family Service AssistantRoger began working here at the funeral home back in the early 1960's before other employment in Bloomington, IN. After retirement from that position, he came back to work with Anderson-Poindexter in 1999 on part time basis. Roger resides in Sandborn where he is a member of the Sandborn Baptist Church, Lions Club and the Edwardsport Masonic Lodge. He is married to Nancy (McKee) and has three children (Lori, Wendy and Ryan) and six grandchildren. He enjoys fishing, camping and playing euchre at the Bluejay Junction with his buddies.
Funeral Service Assistant
Jeffrey J. Gentry Licensed Funeral Director. Jeff started his career in funeral service in 1991, employed with Gordon Utt Funeral Homes in Oaktown and Freelandville, IN. Jeff graduated with honors from Vincennes University in 1993, and received his Indiana Funeral Directors License later that same year. Jeff joined the staff at Anderson-Poindexter in fall of 2009. Born and raised in Sandborn, he spent a lot of his time here in Greene County. In the late seventies he worked for some of Linton’s local businesses. Jeff spent a few years working in the coal industry in Kentucky and Illinois. He married Dolly (McDonald),and now resides with his wife here in Linton. He is the father of one son, James Gentry, of Sandborn, three step-children; Danielle Goodman, Dyan Wilkes and Adam Baughman. Jeff is a lifelong member of the Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia, IN. and longtime member of the Order of Elks. Jeff enjoys time with his wife and family, trips on his motorcycle, playing the guitar with friends, and is honored to be working with staff at Meng Family Funeral Homes on a part time basis.