Stendebacks retire, sell to Campbell


Bill and Lynn Stendeback have stepped down as owners of Stendeback Family Funeral Home. The couple’s funeral homes in Carmi and Enfield have been purchased by Jeremy and Sasha Jordan, owners of Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi and Norris City. They will retain the name of Stendeback Family Funeral Home for both locations and continue to serve families in those facilities.

Stendeback’s Mount Vernon, Ind. facility has been purchased by Bill and Kari Denning of Mount Vernon. The Dennings plan to rename the business, Denning Family Funeral Home & Cremation. 

Bill and Lynn Stendeback announced their retirement last Friday after four decades in the funeral home business with over two decades of ownership. Bill and Lynn came to the area in April of 1999 when they purchased the former Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home business in Carmi. They added the Mount Vernon, Ind. location in February of 2008. Prior to that, Bill had worked at and managed the Williamson funeral Home in Jacksonville, Ill. for 15 years. He has worked in the industry since he was a teenager.

In announcing their retirement, Bill and Lynn stated, “Our 22 years in southern Illinois and southern Indiana have blessed us in so many ways. Thank you for accepting us, befriending ...

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