Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Jay M. Markwell
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Jay M. Markwell has been a funeral director and embalmer at Markwell Funeral Homes since 1986. He is a true people person and is passionate about working and giving back to the local community. Jay enjoys connecting with families and continuing to build and grow his relationship with the public. He is also skilled at embalming and restorative art. Although he doesn’t have too much free time, when he does he appreciates playing the occasional round of golf, and is also an amateur bird watcher. His birdhouses attract purple martins that fly over 5,000 miles one way to stay during the spring and summer.
Dee is the office administrator at Markwell Funeral Homes and has worked here for over 20 years. She began working at Markwell & Son Funeral Home two weeks before she started mortuary school, and worked while commuting to school and raising a family. Dee makes sure that all administrative duties run smoothly and effectively. She has always worked in an office environment, as a manager and bookkeeper with all of the duties that these roles entail. When not working at the funeral homes, she and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with her grown children and adorable grandsons.
Philip D. Winchester
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Philip is a funeral director at Markwell Funeral Homes. His daily duties include keeping all preneed records and allocating funeral home dollars in a structured manner. Philip is a team player and completes whatever task that needs to be accomplished. He is an extremely organized individual, with a meticulous eye for detail. Previously he worked in newspapers for 24 years, in various management positions. Philip and his wife are actively involved in their church and one of their favorite activities is hot air ballooning.
Bill came to work at Markwell Funeral Home right after his retirement as the Manager of the Casey IGA in 1999. He works funerals, visitations, handles the vehicle and grounds maintenance at the Markwell Funeral Home. When Bill in not working at the funeral home he works part time as an auditor for Pepsi Co and attends all the local sporting events, especially the ones his grandchildren participate in. Bill and his family are very active in church; he has been a member for over 60 years and has served as Sunday school superintendent for over 25 years.
Preneed Planning Counselor
Sandi has been a preneed planning counselor for 28 years and has worked with Markwell Funeral Homes since 1994. She believes that there is not a better feeling than to sit at a family’s kitchen table and assist them in doing something wonderful for their families. “I have laughed, and I have cried with them,” says Sandi. Sandi truly loves her job and being a part of the Markwell Funeral Homes Family.
Bart has worked for the Greenwell Funeral Home since 1978 after a career in the US Marine Corp. He works funerals, visitations and grounds maintenance at the Greenwell Funeral Home. He is also a part time school bus driver for the local school district and volunteers at the local food pantry. Bart is an active member of the Martinsville American Legion, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Scottish Rites, Shriners, Eastern Star and is the secretary of Clark Lodge #603. He enjoys traveling especially to visit his family in Missouri and Oregon.
Sharon has been the custodian at the Markwell Funeral Home for over 20 years and has now added the Greenwell Funeral Home to her duties. She has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1970. In her spare time she helps her husband farm and enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. Sharon has been an active member of her church for over 50 years and is a lover of animals (especially cats) and an advocate of animal rescue
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