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Donna Henderson, F.D.

Donna Henderson, F.D.

Funeral Director/Owner

Donna obtained her license initially in Atlanta, GA and worked as lead funeral director and office manager for Alfonso Dawson's Mortuary. She returned to Des Moines in 2001 and became licensed in Iowa. She has owned Henderson's Funeral Service since 2001 She has 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Donna is a Deaconess in her church and stays active with community functions. She loves reading, drawing and listening to music. Helping hurting families is a ministry for her. She is married to Walt Henderson,, Jr. who assists in the business


Telephone: 1-515-309-6550

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Matthew Gilgen, F.D.

Matthew Gilgen, F.D.

Funeral Director

Matthew Gilgen has been a Licensed Funeral Director for 5 years, completing his studies in Mortuary Science at DMACC. Matthew Gilgen, has worked in Marshalltown and Reinbeck as a funeral director and an insurance liaison, and has been with the company since 2016. With his Shakespearean Theatre experience, and smooth sense of style and swagger.. Matthew brings an air of professionalism to any service  he directs. He's a newly married father of 3 who is a talented cook, enjoys kayaking, and is gifted in songwriting and playing the guitar. 

Email: matthew@hendersonshp.com

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Jermain Henderson

Jermain Henderson

Funeral Assistant

Jermain is the next generation of Henderson's to serve our community. He loves working with young people, and has three children of his own. He hopes to soon complete studies at DMACC in Mortuary Science.

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Lori Ann Brooks

Lori Ann Brooks

Funeral Assistant

Funeral service is a family affair. Lori is Walt's sister and Jermain's mother. She loves music, praise dance and shopping for others. She also has a daughter and four grandchildren.


Deb Breeden

Deb Breeden

Accountant

Deb Breeden is our accounting wiz with over 30 years of experience and well versed in multiple accounting systems. Deb previously worked in Mount Pleasant and we are very lucky to have as a part of the team. She is a mother and grandmother who loves spending her free time with her family and fishing.
Email: Accounting@hendersonshp.com



Pam Long

Pam Long

Funeral Assistant/ Insurance Liason

Pam has over 40 years of claims processing experience with Blue Cross Blue Shield and has been serving God's people for most of her adult life. Her soft spoken and kind mannerisms are felt and appreciated by not only staff, but by all that interact with her. Always a team player and a self starter, it's easy to see why Pam is an asset to the company. Pam is a Bible Study Teacher, and in her spare time she enjoys long walks and reading her Bible.


Terrance Butts

Funeral Assistant

Terrance currently is employed full time as the Outpatient Surgery Liaison at Methodist Medical Center. He is the Youth Pastor at Christ Apostolic Church, is marraied and has 6 children.  It is his dream to one day attend mortuary school. 


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