Our Team

Our staff is composed of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

G. David Keller

G. David Keller

Owner & Funeral Director (Licensed)

I am originally from Pennsylvania when I left to go into the military in 1989.  I was a proud soldier of the US Air Force and achieved the Air Force Achievement Medal, among other accomplishments as I served during the first Gulf War.  After the military, I moved to Knoxville, TN where I started my apprenticeship in funeral service.  I attended Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA in 1993 and went back to Knoxville area to manage funeral homes.  In 1995, I was recruited to manage a facility in Memphis, TN.  In 1999, I became self-employed owning the largest sub-contracting agency in the south, subsequently, starting a funeral home as well as a crematory, flower shop and cremation society.  I stayed in Tennessee until I sold all of the businesses to start a slower pace to be a “small-town funeral director”. Thus, I came to Indiana to buy some funeral homes.  I now am proud to own Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes in Whiteland and Franklin, as well as Windler Funeral Home in Fowler, Indiana.  We have our own crematory and the renovations are underway to make them as attractive as you deserve.  My goal is to be dedicated to personal family service and not be a conglomerate or factory.  It was obvious to me that if I had more than one funeral home, I could compete with the large corporations and still be very active in my business.  The economy of scale will also allow me to give the most compassionate pricing...GUARANTEED!  I am a certified cremationist, funeral director, embalmer who will always try to stay active in my community, while always giving back to those that help sustain my locally owned business.

Telephone: 1-317-535-6880


Capri Williams

Capri Williams

Funeral Director & Assistant Manager (Licensed)

My name is Capri Williams I am from Connersville Indiana; having moved to Shelbyville, Indiana in January 2019.  I first entered the funeral industry in 1999 becoming a Preneed counselor for Urban Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville. I worked there for the next 13 years and while there went back to college and completed mortuary school. I became a licensed Funeral Director in 2004. In 2014 I accepted a position with Jessen Funeral Home as their Preneed counselor, eventually also working as a Funeral Director and manager. Following my time at Jessen Funeral Home, I worked for SCI corporation as a family service advisor at one of their local cemeteries. Most recently, I have been employed with a family-owned funeral home that has been in the Indianapolis area for over a hundred years. My family and I are so excited to be returning to the Johnson County area. I enjoy serving families and helping to meet their needs for their loved one’s funeral arrangements. I am married to Dave Williams who is a general contractor. We attend Rocklane Christian ChurchWe have a son and daughter in law, three daughters and two sons in law along with seven grandchildren. I enjoy cooking, primitive camping, hiking and most of all spending time with my family


Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

Office Manager (Unlicensed)

Originally from Brown County, Indiana and currently of Southport, Matthew started working for the Jessens in April of 2020 and was promoted to office manager for Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a BA in Studio Arts with a concentration in painting and uses his artistic background to create memorial stationary for our services. Matthew is humbled and honored to help families craft obituaries for their loved ones and is dedicated to providing the best customer serve in their time of need. 


Amber Kirkpatrick

Amber Kirkpatrick

Pre-need Specialist

Amber Kirkpatrick lives in Southport with her husband and two small children. Amber grew up in the funeral industry herself as her mother is a funeral director. Amber loves serving families and being positive about helping them in their time of need. Mrs. Kirkpatrick has helped with many events in the community for the Senior Citizens and also encouraging folks to preplan their own funeral arrangements. She attends church at Rocklane Christian Center in Greenwood and is active with her family at The YMCA and other local facilities. Amber looks forward to many years of serving the Whiteland and Franklin Communities in their time of need.

Telephone: 1-317-535-6880


Don Sanders

Don Sanders

Chaplain & Comptroller (Unlicensed)

Don has been working in the funeral industry for over 20 years. He started out working at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Homes, where he met and worked with John Jessen. Later, he and his family moved to Whiteland, Indiana and reconnected with Mr. Jessen. He started working with John, in 2004, and has been here ever since. He has covered many roles over the years, basically helping in any way possible. Don graduated from Wesleyan Seminary, in 2015, with a Masters of Divinity and then took on the role of Chaplain on Staff. He has been honored to serve many families as their “pastor”, during their time of need. When Mr. Keller bought Jessen Funeral Home, in 2021, Don became their Comptroller and continues to joyfully serve as their Chaplain on Staff.

Don also serves as a chaplain at St. Francis hospital, in Indianapolis and at his church, Grace Assembly of God. He facilitates a GriefShare group, at his church, and serves as one of the rotating pastors at Greenwood Village South. Don resides in Whiteland, with his lovely wife, Jennifer, their son, Ethan, and two of their grandchildren. They are blessed with four children, eight grandchildren, with one of the way. In his spare time, Don enjoys painting, music, cooking, baking, eating bbq, and collecting autographs.


Shane Hart

Shane Hart

Transportation (Unlicensed)

Shane Hart came to Jessen & Keller in 2021. Shane is the biggest part of our removal team, and serves family’s with compassion and honor. 
Shane is a member of the Indiana National Guard, and in his free time, he enjoys to play video games, paint miniatures, and read. 

Duane Arnold

Duane Arnold

Funeral Home Ambassador (Unlicensed)

Duane is our Franklin Chapel Ambassador, and has been with us many years. Duane attends Franklin City Church, and is a part of several small groups there. Duane loves to go out to eat with his friends, and his favorite hobby is reading a diverse array of literature.   

C. John Jessen

C. John Jessen

Founder (Licensed)


Telephone: 1-317-535-6880


Franklin

Franklin

Therapy Dog (Unlicensed)

Franklin came to Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes in December 2021 as our Therapy Dog. Franklin loves people, lots of treats, a healthy amount of petting,  napping, and picking up sticks to chew on. 


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