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 5 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.
Matthew Gilgen is a Licensed Funeral Director fand embalmer, who completed 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.
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.
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
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 currently is employed part timea as a Funeral Assistant. 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.