History & 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.

Our History

With the help and support of family, friends, and the community, David and Mandy’s dream and vision started to take shape and Sanders Funeral Care was built and opened in June of 2011.  Sanders Funeral Care was designed to be unlike any funeral home you’ve ever seen; it’s truly a one-of-a- kind place.  We provide a place to cry, to laugh, and most importantly, begin the healing process that follows the loss of a loved one.  Whether traditional or unique, we help you create meaningful events.  We invite you to come in and see for yourself how we’re revolutionizing the way you think about funeral service.

Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met. 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.

David Sanders, Funeral Director, Owner

David was raised in Kingman, graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1997, and Danville Area Community College in 1999 with a degree in Criminology. He worked at the Fountain County Sheriff's Department for 4 years as a jailer/dispatcher then accepted a job as a police officer in 2003 with the Purdue University Police Department.

In 2005, David started working part-time for Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette and graduated from Ivy Tech Northwest in 2009 with a degree in Mortuary Science. He completed his one year internship with Hippensteel Funeral Home and Digger Mortuary Services in Indianapolis. In March 2011, David decided to give back to the community that helped him become who he is today and broke ground on Sanders Funeral Care.

David is a licensed funeral director/embalmer and retired from the Purdue University Police Department in 2016. 


Mandy Sanders, Preneed & Cremation Specialist/Owner

Mandy was born and raised in Peru, Indiana and attended Peru High School until she was 16 years old when her family moved to the Lafayette area. She then attended McCutcheon High School and graduated in 1997. In 1998 she began working at the West Lafayette Police Department as a dispatcher. She worked there until she accepted a position at the Purdue University Police Department as a police dispatcher in 2003.

While still employed at Purdue University Police Department she began her studies part time in Funeral Service Management/Mortuary Science and it is still her area of study. She is a licensed Life Insurance agent that specializes in Pre-need Insurance and she is our Certified Cremation Specialist. She is excited in assisting her husband David in giving back to his community by opening Sanders Funeral Care with him.

Together David and Mandy have two children, Jayda and Korbin.


Ethan Whyde, Assistant

Ethan was born and raised in Kingman and graduated from Kingman High School in 1957. He worked and retired from Mid-States Wire after 38 years and also worked at Woodrow Funeral Home for over 40 years. Throughout the years he has worked for several area funeral homes and has become a familiar face greeting families at the door. Ethan has been an instrumental part in opening our new funeral home.