Meet the Team

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Bob & Jenn Sinnott

Bob grew up in Albia and graduated from Albia High School, class of 2002. He then attended Indian Hills Community College earning his Associates of Arts and Science degree. Bob then went to DMACC and was in the first graduating class in the Mortuary Program. Bob has been working in Albia and surrounding area since graduation, and is pleased to be a part of the community. He is a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus in Albia, as well as active President of the Hospice of Monroe County Hospice Board.

Jenn also grew up in Albia, and graduated from Albia High School, Class of 2006. She then went to Indian Hills Community College and played softball. Jenn also works at First Iowa State Bank in Albia.

Brian Baker

Brian is a Lovilia native and a graduate of the Albia Community School District. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating with a BA is Social Behavioral Sciences. Brian recently retired as a probation officer for the state of Iowa after 32 years. Upon his retirement, he moved back to Monroe County and closer to family.

Josh Simms

Funeral Director Assistant
I am very excited to have this amazing opportunity to work under the direction of Bob and Jenn Sinnott, and to be apart of the Sinnott funeral home family! I was raised in Albia and attended Albia Community Schools, I graduated with the class of 17'. I currently attend Indian Hills Community College and will graduate with my Associate of Arts degree in the Spring of 19'. I will then transfer to Des Moines Area Community College to begin my mortuary science schooling. Having the same values as the family does at Sinnott funeral home, I have felt welcomed and excited for the future! Wish me luck on this new and exciting journey!

Bonnie Gilbert

Former owner & Lovilia Chapel Office Manager

Ron Henkenius

Funeral Director
Ron and his wife Grace own and operate Memphis Funeral Home in Memphis, MO. He will be working with Sinnott Funeral Home at their Ottumwa Location. He is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ottumwa.

Jim Cutsforth, Jr.

Funeral Directors Assistant
I was born and raised in Calmar, Iowa. I graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1965. In the fall of 1965, I enlisted in the US Army, serving one year active duty in Vietnam, and awarded the Purple Heart. On return home, I completed a Business/Accounting course at Northeast Iowa Area Community College in Clamar, and I began employment with Thorp Financial Services in their office in Oelwein, Iowa. On April 3, 1970, I married Phyllis Sharp of Decorah, Iowa, and to this union three sons were born and raised.

In May of 1970 , Thorp transferred me to their office in Austin, MN. In 1972, I was transferred to Crookston, MN. My family and I spent the next seventeen years in various cities in Minnesota. I left Thorp and worked of the First Bank Systems, then ended up in Willmar as Finance Manager at Roth Chevrolet/Mazda. In August of 1986, my family and I moved to Ottumwa, IA, where I worked as Finance Manager of rGlover Ford. I left there and worked for Vaughn Chevrolet. I left Vaughn’s and found employment at Cargill Meat Solutions and retired after fifteen years.

My family and I have been very active and faithful members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church since moving here in 1986. I am a member of and active in the Knights of Columbus here in Ottumwa, having been past Grand Knight and current Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree, and also past Club Manager.

I currently volunteer at the Milestones Area Agency on aging meal site at Trinity Episcopal Church. Working and visiting with other seniors is a very rewarding experience.

My other interns lie in attending my grandchildren’s various activities, and I’m currently setting up a model train table….