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Our Staff

Bob Sinnott, Funeral Director

Bob grew up in Albia and graduated from Albia High School, class of 2002. He then attended Indian Hills Community College earning his Associates of Arts and Science degree. Bob then went to DMACC and was in the first graduating class in the Mortuary Program. Bob has been working in Albia and surrounding area since graduation, and is pleased to be a part of the community. He is a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Albia, in the Rotary Club, a member of the Albia Area Young Professionals, as well as active Vice President of the Hospice of Monroe County Board.

 

Bill Barnes, Funeral Director Assistant

Bill was born in Lovilia.  He graduated from Albia High School, class of 1963.  He then worked at Wilson Packing Plant, before attending Barber School, both in Cedar Rapids.  Bill was a barber in Lovilia, What Cheer, Albia, and Knoxville for ten years.  He then began working for the Knoxville Veterans Administration.  He retired from the VA with thirty-one years of service.

Bill was a firefighter, was on the Lovilia City Council, Lovilia Community Betterment Board, and serves as the Lay Leader for the Lovilia United Methodist Church.  He worked for the Gilbert Funeral Home since High School on a part time basis, and has continued to stay with the funeral home.

 

Kenny Williams, Funeral Director Assistant

Kenny was a graduate from Albia High School, class of 1946.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in May of 1946, honorably discharged in 1948.  He then assisted with father and brother in the operation of Williams Clothing Store from 1948-1972.  While in Albia, Kenny was appointed Secretary of Albia Independent School District, elected to Albia Community School Board and served as president of the board, elected to the original Board of Director of Indian Hills Community College.

Kenny was also a member of the Albia Volunteer Fire Department for twenty one years and served one term as chief.  Kenny spent a short time in Colorado before returning back to the area and worked for Indian Hills Community College.  While back in Albia, Kenny joined Albia Rotary Club and served one term as president.  He was appointed to the Oak View Cemetery Board and served as chairman of the board.

Kenny retired in 1989 and has enjoyed every minute of it living back in Albia with his wife Shirley.

George Mosely, Funeral Director Assistant

George and his wife Joyce live in Albia.  George is retired from the VA Hospital in Knoxville.  He is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia.  He is involved with many organizations in the Albia area.  He is a past member of the Oakview Cemetery Board.  He is on the Monroe County Extension Board, and is a Hospice volunteer.   He is the Vice President of the Union Chapel Cemetery Board, and he has recently become a Lay Speaker.

Rick Smith, Funeral Director Assistant

Rick Smith has been a pastor for twenty-eight years, twelve of them spent in the Albia community.  He is also a professor of world religions, ethics, and history at William Penn University.  He has a B.S. in Education at B.A. in History, M.A. in History and an    M. A. in Biblical Studies. Rick has been serving and ministering to people and families in their difficult time through the grieving process for many years.  Rick is a Hospice Chaplain and also a Funeral Advisor.

Bonnie Gilbert, Former owner & Lovilia Chapel Office Manager