Our Dedicated Staff

Todd & Cindy

G. Todd Walton (picture with wife, Cindy)

Licensed Funeral Director / Owner
 Todd is a native of Linton, the son of Gary and Suette Walton, and the brother of Kerrie Stamm. He began working at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home at age sixteen, soon realizing his desire to be a part of the funeral profession. After graduating from Linton-Stockton High School in 1992, he enrolled in the Vincennes University Mortuary Science Program, graduating in 1995. He began working as an intern in May 1995, and a year later, became a licensed funeral director. Todd managed the Linton funeral home for several years. In January 2004, he and his wife, Cindy, along with Vern and Gia Spoor, purchased Welch & Cornett Funeral Homes in Linton and Worthington. Todd and Cindy then purchased Vern and Gia's part of the business on April 1, 2014. On December 3, 2014, Todd and Cindy expanded their family business and purchased West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. Cindy now works daily at the funeral homes.  Todd married Cindy Firkins, June 29, 1996, and they have three daughters, Allie, Aubrey, and Adalyn. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, F.& A.M. Lodge #560, B.P.O. Elks #866, Rotary (Past President), Civitan (Past President), and the Sons of the American Legion, all of Linton.

DarinDarin Crum

Licensed Funeral Director
 Darin is a native of Owen County, having been raised just outside of Patricksburg. Darin graduated Owen Valley High School in 1993. He began working at Deusterburg-Fredrick Funeral Home in Vincennes while attending mortuary school there. (Where he met and became good friends with Todd Walton). Darin soon returned to Spencer and West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in 1998, as a licensed Funeral Director. He was elected Owen County Coroner twice and served in that capacity from 2003-2010. Darin left the funeral home to pursue a career in Law Enforcement and did so as a Deputy Sheriff at the Owen County Sheriff’s Department. Soon after Todd and Cindy Walton purchased the West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Darin returned to the career, and the purpose for which he was born. He currently manages the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington, works at the Linton location , and works at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.  Darin is married to Tiffany Lee (Naanes) and has three children, Matthew, Alyssa, and Jesslyn. They reside just outside of Spencer and attend the Faithway Bible Church in Worthington. He belongs to the F.& A.M. # 95(Spencer), and the B.P.O. Elks # 866(Linton). Darin has worked in public relations for his entire professional career and hopes that he can do so for many years to come.
 Personal quote:  "Compassion can mend a heart, a relationship, and heal a broken spirit. It is the first gift that I was given and the first one that I will pass on". Darin R. Crum

Patrick DayPat Day

Licensed Funeral Director
 Patrick Day, native of Frankfort, Indiana.  Pat graduated from Frankfort Senior High School in 1997. He then attended Purdue University in West Lafayette. In 2003, he enrolled in Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL and graduated in 2004. While in mortuary school, Pat worked for Wenban Funeral Home in Lake Forest, IL. After graduation, he moved back to West Lafayette and worked for Soller-Baker Funeral Homes of Lafayette before moving to Spencer in 2007. He and his wife, Sara, have 5 children, Tyler, Cameron, Amya, Ruby and Sophie.  Patrick is a member of the Spencer Lions Club (Past President), Spencer Presbyterian Church (choir director and youth group leader), Owen County Civic Theater, has served on the Owen County Territory Fire Board, serves on the Christmas at the Square Committee, volunteers at the Tivoli Theatre, and helps organize the yearly mission trip for the Interfaith Youth Group.  Pat has been employed with West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home since 2007, and was named manager of the Spencer firm when purchased by Todd and Cindy Walton on Dec. 3, 2014.  Pat began working for Welch & Cornett Funeral Home at that time, and enjoys working in Linton, Worthington, and Spencer as a Licensed Funeral Director.

Anne CotterAnne Cotter

Funeral Director
 Anne Cotter is a native of Athens, TN. She graduated from McMinn County High School in 1986 and Gupton-Jones Mortuary College in Atlanta, GA, in 2012. Anne knew at a young age that the funeral industry was her calling, but few women pursued a career in the industry during the 1980s. In 2009, when the car industry took a down turn, she decided to go back to school for her passion. In the spring of 2012, Anne was recognized by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) as one of the top up and coming female funeral directors of 2012. She was awarded one of five scholarships and was flown to Fort Myers, Florida, to be recognized at the NFDA’s Professional Women’s Conference. Anne and her husband, Damon Cotter, (native of Linton, Indiana) have two sons, Jonathan (Brandy) and Clayton, and are active members of Genesis Baptist Church in Athens, TN. Anne was Public Relations Coordinator for the McMinn County High School Band, and an active member of Boy Scout Troop 118 and Venture Crew 308. She and her husband worked with the McMinn County Humane Society, where they ran a rescue for large breed dogs. Anne recently moved to Greene County, Indiana to work at Walton Funeral Service’s locations, Welch & Cornett Funeral Homes in Linton & Worthington, and West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, as a licensed funeral director. She looks forward to serving families in Greene and Owen Counties.
Vern & Gia

Vern L. Spoor (pictured with wife, Gia)

Licensed Funeral Director / Past Owner
 Vern was born in Fordsville, Kentucky to Elmer V. and Annis (Tuttle) Spoor. He graduated from Fordsville High School in 1966, then moved to Seymour in 1967 to work for Voss & Sons Funeral Service and to attend Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. He became a licensed funeral director in 1969. On November 15, 1969, Vern married Gia G. Baugh, the daughter of Cecil & Mildred (Brown) Baugh, in Holton, Indiana. On February 29, 1988, he began working for Welch & Cornett Funeral Homes in Worthington and Linton, assuming the position of manager at Worthington. On January 1, 2004, he and Gia, along with Todd and Cindy Walton, purchased the Welch & Cornett Funeral Homes.  Todd and Cindy then purchased Vern and Gia's part of the business on April 1, 2014. He is a member of the Folsom Memorial United Methodist Church and the Citizens Advisory Board of Worthington Family Medicine, former member of Seymour Jaycees, charter member of Seymour Sertoma Club, past president of Worthington-Jefferson Ruritan Club, and former member of the Worthington Town Council. Vern and Gia have a daughter, Kia, married to Jeff Dyar, a son, Lee Spoor, and two granddaughters, Stephanie and Bethanie Dyar.

DelmarDelmar C. Hasler

Licensed Funeral Director / Past Owner
 Delmar is a Greene County, Indiana native. The Hasler family is one of the early settlers of Greene County. Delmar graduated from Switz City High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Army Air-Corp during World War II. While on leave from the war, he married N. June Newsom of the Switz City area. After the war, he attended the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1948. He immediately began working for Harry Welch & Floyd Cornett, along with Marvin Taylor. He and Marvin purchased the business in 1965. The Hasler family owned the funeral home until 2004 when Todd Walton & Vern Spoor became the new owners. Delmar is a member of the Saron United Church of Christ, a lifetime member of the VFW Post #7118 & American Legion Post #22, a member of F. & A.M. Lodge #560, B.P.O. Elks #866, Moose Lodge,& the Rotary Club, all of Linton, the Scottish Rite & Shriners Club, both of Terre Haute, the Greene County Shrine Club, and the Knights of Pythias of Worthington. He remains an important part of the funeral home. During visitations or funeral services, there is a good chance that he will be at the door, as he has been for sixty-two years.

BettyBetty M. Corbin

Office Manager
 Betty is the daughter of Neal & Dorothy (Cole) Hobson. She graduated from Carlisle-Haddon High School in 1963 and attended Ozark Bible College in Joplin, Missouri for two years. She married Larry Corbin, the son of Paul and Edna (Roush) Corbin, on November 23, 1968, in Bicknell, Indiana. They have two sons, Jon Christopher Corbin, married to Julie, and Aaron Michael Corbin, two step-grandchildren, Stevie and Jerika Ellis, & three great-grandchildren, Addy Stefancik, Izzy Robling, & Sophie Ellis. She and Larry are members of Lincoln Christian Church, and Betty is a member of the Willing Workers there, Betty is also a member of Friends of the Goose Pond. She worked at Peoples Trust Company in Linton for nine years before coming to Welch & Cornett on September 6, 1985, and considers it a privilege to serve the families who come to us. She enjoys her family, her church family, gardening, entertaining, and reading.



NicholeNichole Hawkins

Aftercare Coordinator
 Nichole is native to a small town in Northern Indiana called Winamac. As long as she can remember, Interior Design has been her passion. After graduating high school in 2001, she went on to college and in 2006 she graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelors degree in Interior Design (Family & Consumer Sciences.) While attending ISU, she met her husband Noah Hawkins, who was a life long resident of Greene County. In 2007, the couple were married and in 2009 decided to relocate to Linton to be closer to family. They now have a daughter and a son; Cambry who is seven and Reece who is 4.
 Since graduating college, Nichole has always been known for her talent and love of Interior Design. However, during the summer of 2016, she felt a strong sense that it was time to make a change.  She made the decision to return back to ISU and pursue a Masters Degree in Counseling. Ironically, Nichole had just recently completed some design work for the funeral home. She asked Todd if he would write a recommendation letter for her graduate application. Call it luck, coincidence, or divine intervention, but Todd and Cindy were looking for the perfect fit to take on their aftercare/grief-counseling program that they had always longed to provide for the families served by the funeral homes. They have always been there to help families following a service, but wanted to do more. Nichole will complete grief-counseling training in April 2017 and is currently assisting families with the aftercare support that we feel is so vital for our families and community.



Kenny R. GillanKenny

Part-time Staff
 Kenny is a lifelong resident of Linton. He is the son of Reba Gillan and the late Robert Gillan, and the twin brother of Kathy Howell. He graduated from Linton High School in 1969. He went on to Manchester College where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973. Kenny began his teaching career at the Linton Elementary School in the fall of 1973. In 1976 he earned a Master of Arts Degree at DePauw University. He went on to Indiana University where he earned an Educational Specialist Degree which included School Counseling and School Administration. Kenny completed his teaching, counseling, and administration career at the Linton Elementary School in the Spring of 2005. He began working at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home the winter of 2005. Kenny is a member of the First United Methodist Church where he sings in the choir and in the men's quartet. Kenny Married Beth Strickler in 1974. They have 2 sons, Bryce and Blaine, and a granddaughter, Paisley Rae.




Mariah

Mariah Hubbell-Neal

Licensed Funeral Director Intern
 Mariah Dee Hubbell-Neal is a life-long resident of Linton. She is the daughter of Mike and Stacey (Herman) Hubbell, and sister of Samantha Zimmerly and Jake Hubbell.  She began working at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home at age of 18. After graduating from Linton-Stockton High School in 2010, she enrolled in the Vincennes University Mortuary Science Program, graduating in 2013. She began working as an intern in December of 2015. Mariah married Jason Neal, on September 19, 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family and selling Stella & Dot Jewelry. Mariah looks forward to serving Greene and surrounding areas.






Scott WellingtonWellington

Part-Time Staff
 Scott is a native of Linton, the son of Derral & Mary Jane (Thomas) Wellington.  He graduated from Linton-Stockton High School with the class of 1965.  He was drafted and served in the United States Army from 1966-1968 during the Vietnam War.  Following the war, he married Brenda Gabbard, and they had a son, Scott II (Rachel) Wellington and a daughter, Stacey (Bob) Mason.  Scott has three grandchildren, Thomas Wellington and Savannah and Garrett Mason, and a great-granddaughter, McKinnley.  From 1969-1970, he went to mortuary school in Indianapolis.  He worked in funeral service from 1969-1977 and at Duke Energy in Edwardsport from 1977, retiring in 2008.  He has been employed at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home since November 2014.  He likes to keep busy and enjoys participating with the American Legion Honor Guard.  Scott is a member of the Linton First Baptist Church, American Legion Post #22, Elks Lodge #866, and the Switz City Masonic Lodge.  He enjoys working with the staff and helping the families we serve at Welch & Cornett.      







Peyton GoodwinPeyton

Part-Time Staff
 Peyton Goodwin is a life-long resident of Linton. She is the daughter of Mike and Jackie Goodwin, and sister of Jakob Goodwin. She is a 2015 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School. Peyton started working at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home when she was fifteen. She plans to continue working here part-time as she completes her degree from Indiana State University. She is going for her bachelors in social work and then continuing on for her masters.       







James StoneJames


Part-Time Staff
 James Victor Stone was born to the parents of Milford and Rebecca (Reintjes) Stone on August 5, 1970. He married Tracy Ann (Edwards) Stone on September 22, 1996 and has two children: Madeline who is fourteen and Clayton (“Buddy”) who is thirteen. He graduated from Linton –Stockton High School in 1989 and from Sonshine School of Evangelism in Portamouth, OH in 2006. He worked in the masonry field for over twenty years. He currently is the Teachers Assistant with Twin Rivers Building Trades. He also currently preaches at Christ’s Church on Vincennes St. in Linton and works part-time with Welch & Cornett Funeral Home. He enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities and meeting new people.   








Janzen FranklinJanzen

Part-Time Staff
 Janzen Franklin is a life-long resident of Linton. He is the son of Jeffery and Nichole (Turpen) Franklin. Janzen will graduate high school in May 2016, from Linton-Stockton High School. He plans to run cross country and track in college. Janzen plans to go to school for funeral service once he completes his college running career. He has been a part-time employee at Welch & Cornett since February 2015 and serves his high school internship at the funeral home. He has been a member of the Dugger Church of Christ his entire life. He enjoys running and spending time with friends and family and also loves to help his father with the great Fourth of July activities in Linton. He helps his dad at the B.P.O. Elks #866. Janzen looks forward to meeting all of the wonderful people that come to the funeral homes.    


Shelly FryeShelly

Secretary
 Shelley grew up in the rural community of Solsberry, Indiana and has maintained her residence in Greene County. In 1988, Shelley graduated from Eastern Greene High School and started working ……..She is the mother of two children; Austin who is 19 years old and attends Vincennes University to study Law Enforcement and Mallorey who is 15 years old and a sophomore at Linton Stockton High School. She enjoys spending time with her children, watching her daughter excel in high school sports and listen to music. Along with accepting the new full time secretary position with Welch & Cornett, she also works as a part time secretary at the Greene County General Hospital Emergency Department. Prior to accepting her new position, Shelley worked at Welch & Cornett as the part-time Aftercare Representative. We are so glad to have Shelley on board full time and we are thankful she is a part of our team to help serve our community in the best way we can!