- About Us
Owner & Funeral Director
Joe Egner is the son of Ed Egner, Kelli (Moore) and Daryl Shoemaker. He graduated from Manchester High School in 2005 and Manchester University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. He became a staff member of McKee Mortuary in 2014, and married Bri Walgamuth of Akron, Indiana in 2016. They welcomed the birth of their daughter, Vivian Kate, in 2017 and their son, Christian Matthew, in 2021. Joe is a lifelong resident of North Manchester, a member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in June 2017, and is a licensed funeral director and certified crematory operator. He became the owner of McKee Mortuary on August 15, 2019.
Kelly is a 1986 graduate of Manchester High School and has been providing funeral service to the North Manchester area since 1992. She holds an Indiana Life Insurance License, Indiana Real Estate Broker License and is a Certified Crematory Operator. Kelly is the daughter of the late Ira and Nancy Lewis of North Manchester and has two children, Abby (Troy) Martin and Mattie (Caleb Bandow) McKee. She is the proud grandmother of Malery. Kelly is a former member of the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board and Manchester Alive. Kelly is a past president of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra Board. She attends Warsaw Community Church and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Timbercrest Senior Living Community. She is also a past board member of Junior Achievement where she taught for many years. Kelly completed the Indiana State Medicolegal Death Investigator training in 2021 and is a deputy coroner for Wabash County.
Funeral Director, Pre-Arrangement Counselor and Monument Sales
David is a 1975 graduate of Manchester High School and a 1988 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN. A funeral director and embalmer, David has provided funeral service in North Manchester for 41 years. His parents are Wayne and Earlene Nordmann of rural Roann. He married Louise J. Blocher in 1982. They have two children, Christopher, and his wife Shayla and their son Mason of North Manchester and Amanda and her husband Brandon Fannin and their children Braylon, Emmalyn, Brycen and Addisyn of rural Rochester, IN. David is a member and past president of the North Manchester Lions Club.
Mattie graduated from Manchester High School in 2018 where she pitched for the girls Varsity softball team. She is currently attending Manchester University. Mattie is the daughter of Kelly McKee, and retired owner, Mike McKee. She serves as receptionist and administrative assistant handling daily office operations as well as assisting with visitations and funeral services.
Ross is a 2001 graduate of Manchester High School and a 2006 graduate of Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art. He is a practicing artist and professional designer, who lives within his hometown of North Manchester, Indiana. He is the son of Pam Fawley, and the late Jon Fawley. He is also father to his son, Ezra. He is a member of the North Manchester Missionary Church, and joined the staff of McKee Mortuary in 2018. Ross assists with visitations and funeral services.
Larry is a 1969 graduate of Wabash High School a veteran of two years in the United States Army, and served four years in the National Guard. The son of Leon Jr. and Betty Lengel, he has lived in North Manchester for 18 years. He married his wife, Debbie Parker, in 2000 and has two daughters Heather (John Ziko) Lengel and Megan (Mike) Petro, and a step-daughter, Amy Tezekjian. Larry also has four grandchildren: Wyatt Brown, Grant, Bailey and Madison Petro. He is a member of the United Methodist Church and is a retired volunteer firefighter (34 years) with Pleasant Township Fire Department.
Michael Callahan graduated
from Manchester High School in 1971. He and his wife, Pam, have lived in Chester Township since
2005. Most of his life, Michael has made his living in the metals recycling
industry, working as a self-employed broker for the past 25 years. He also
substitutes as a bus driver for Manchester Community Schools. Pam, a native of
Huntington, has worked at Peabody Retirement Community since 2007, and is currently in
Human Resources. Married in 1991, their blended family consists of five children
and eight grandchildren. They are active members of Congregational Christian Church
where Michael also serves as deacon. Michael helps care for the families at McKee Mortuary during visitations and funeral services.
Caleb Bandow is a 2017 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. Following graduation, he became employed at Zimmer Biomet in Warsaw, IN. Caleb works part time serving the families at McKee Mortuary.