Our Team

Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Park is home to more than 25 team members committed to providing excellent care for our families. If you are interested in joining us, check out Careers at Sunset.

The Staff at Sunset

 

Amy Walton
General Manager

Amy has been assisting families with memorials and services since 2000, inspired to help families in the Evansville area in a compassionate manner.

Amy’s promise is for every family to be able to tell their life story in a meaningful way, assisting them as they honor the loss of a loved one. She leads the way with her staff to create a truly meaningful experience for everyone she serves.

Amy grew up in Wadesville, Ind., and graduated from North Posey High School. She continued her education at the University of Southern Indiana and later received her insurance license.

Married to Curtis Walton, she has two children, Crewz and Carly who both attend Scott School. Amy stays busy with school activities and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and being outdoors.

Contact Amy:
awalton@sunsetevansville.com

Eileen Baldeshwiler
Director of Funeral Services

Eileen is an experienced and caring Funeral Director who provides families with funeral and memorial services, cremations and burials.

As Director of Funeral Services, Eileen leads the funeral home staff at Sunset, as well as oversees our other Indiana funeral homes and services. Eileen is dedicated to treating families and the loved ones in her care with dignity and respect.

A native of Illinois, Eileen received her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting at Western Illinois University, and then went on to receive her Associates in Mortuary Science with Honors at Malcolm X College in Chicago.

She previously worked as Regional Manager for a Chicago-based funeral home as well as Funeral Director and Embalmer for several Illinois funeral homes before joining the team at Sunset.

Contact Eileen:
eileenb@sunsetevansville.com

Auston Irvin 
Funeral Director

Auston joined the staff of Sunset Funeral Home in September of 2017. Auston is a native of Cornelia, GA and is a graduate of Gutpon-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, GA.

Auston brings several years of funeral service experience to Sunset and he takes pride in offering the highest level of customer service to the families we have the honor to serve, Auston is a Funeral director and a certified crematory operator.

Contact Auston:
airvin@sunsetevansville.com

Management Team

 

David Shipper, Owner

David Shipper is a third generation cemetery owner who has been involved for more than 35 years in owning and managing funeral homes and cemeteries. Internationally known for his expertise in the industry, he has served as President of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (www.iccfa.org)—a 6,000 member organization with members in 23 countries and was inducted into the ICCFA Hall of Fame in 2014.

David owns and operates the Indiana Memorial Group, which currently is comprised of 10 cemeteries and funeral homes in Indiana. David’s previous experience includes Vice President of corporate development for The Loewen Group, Inc., a multi-national, publicly traded funeral and cemetery corporation. While at Loewen, David led cemetery and combination acquisition activities and was involved in the purchase of over 450 locations.

Contact David:
ds@djshipper.com

Carrie Phelps, Director of Marketing

Carrie Phelps joined IMG in 2005. She has three decades of public relations, marketing, and strategic planning experience. For IMG, Carrie is responsible for marketing and sales support activities, such as advertising campaigns and creating materials for both television and print, such as our Living Will Kit and Personal Planning Organizer.

She is responsible for maintaining IMG websites as well as continuing a Facebook and social media presence. Additionally, she works with the locations to plan and implement events such as our Christmas, Memorial Day, Veterans and other programs.

A 1986 graduate of Indiana University at Bloomington, Carrie holds BA degrees in both Journalism and Criminal Justice and has earned awards for media, public, and community relations campaigns and projects.

Contact Carrie:
cphelps@indianamemorialgroup.com

Chris Lyon, Controller

Chris Lyon joined Indiana Memorial Group in 2009 after serving as Assistant Controller for a Fortune 100 company for ten years.  During his time there, he led the accounting and financial analysis team through multiple which saw his Division increase revenues from $700M to over $3B.

Today, Chris oversees and directs all of the finances for Indiana Memorial Group including cash flows, projections, controls, policies, and audit.  Chris is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Michigan and earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Michigan State University.

Contact Chris:
clyon@indianamemorialgroup.com

Erin Gavaghan, Director of Administration

Erin Gavaghan joined Futura Group in March 2001 and manages Indiana Memorial Group’s multi-location administration team. She is a 2011 graduate of LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA) with a B.A. in Business and Organizational Dynamics, and went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Science in Human Capital Development (2013).

Contact Erin:
egavaghan@futuragroup.com