About Us | Sinnott Funeral Homes

Our Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Bob & Jenn Sinnott

Bob & Jenn Sinnott, Owners

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, as well as active President of the Hospice of Monroe County Hospice Board. Jenn also grew up in Albia, and graduated from Albia High School, Class of 2006. She then went to Indian Hills Community College and played softball. Jenn also works at First Iowa State Bank in Albia.

Nellie  Coltrain

Nellie Coltrain, Family Advisor

Steve  Crall

Steve Crall, Funeral Director Assistant

Bill  Barnes

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

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.

Bonnie  Gilbert

Bonnie Gilbert, Former owner & Lovilia Chapel Office Manager

Jim Cutsforth, Jr.

Jim Cutsforth, Jr., Funeral Directors Assistant

I was born and races in Calmar, Iowa. I graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1965. In the fall of 1965, I enlisted in the US Army, serving one year active duty in Vietnam, and awarded the Purple Heart. On return home, I completed a Business/Accounting course at Northeast Iowa Area Community College in Clamar, and I began employment with Thorp Financial Services in their office in Oelwein, Iowa. On April 3, 1970, I married Phyllis Sharp of Decorah, Iowa, and to this union three sons were born and raised.
In May of 1970 , Thorp transferred me to their office in Austin, MN. In 1972, I was transferred to Crookston, MN. My family and I spent the next seventeen years in various cities in Minnesota. I left Thorp and worked of the First Bank Systems, then ended up in Willmar as Finance Manager at Roth Chevrolet/Mazda. In August of 1986, my family and I moved to Ottumwa, IA, where I worked as Finance Manager of rGlover Ford. I left there and worked for Vaughn Chevrolet. I left Vaughn’s and found employment at Cargill Meat Solutions and retired after fifteen years.
My family and I have been very active and faithful members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church since moving here in 1986. I am a member of and active in the Knights of Columbus here in Ottumwa, having been past Grand Knight and current Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree, and also past Club Manager.
I currently volunteer at the Milestones Area Agency on aging meal site at Trinity Episcopal Church. Working and visiting with other seniors is a very rewarding experience.
My other interns lie in attending my grandchildren’s various activities, and I’m currently setting up a model train table….

Ron Henkenius

Ron Henkenius, Funeral Director

Ron and his wife Grace own and operate Memphis Funeral Home in Memphis, MO. He will be working with Sinnott Funeral Home at their Ottumwa Location. He is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ottumwa.

Josh Simms

Josh Simms, Funeral Director Assistant

I am very excited to have this amazing opportunity to work under the direction of Bob and Jenn Sinnott, and to be apart of the Sinnott funeral home family! I was raised in Albia and attended Albia Community Schools, I graduated with the class of 17'. I currently attend Indian Hills Community College and will graduate with my Associate of Arts degree in the Spring of 19'. I will then transfer to Des Moines Area Community College to begin my mortuary science schooling. Having the same values as the family does at Sinnott funeral home, I have felt welcomed and excited for the future! Wish me luck on this new and exciting journey!