Our Staff


Gayle Armes

Gayle Armes

Owner/Funeral Director

Gayle is a Grant County native and is the fifth of seven children of the late George E. “Gene” Armes and Mary Lois (Spangler) Armes. He was raised on a farm just outside of Jonesboro where he and his siblings milked cows, raises hogs, and crop farmed. He attributes his work ethics to growing up and working on his family farm. Gayle and his wife purchased the Hunt Funeral Home, January 1, 1998. The Hunt Funeral Home was established in 1903 and remained in the Hunt family until they purchased the business. Prior to Armes-Hunt, Gayle worked at Hutchins Family Funeral Home in Kendallville and Wolcottville, Indiana and later was a partner at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home in Decatur, Indiana. While in Decatur, Gayle served for five years as the Adams County Coroner, having been a deputy coroner prior to that.


“We have been blessed to serve Fairmount and the surrounding communities. We are now extending our service into the Marion area and are looking forward to serving those communities as well.”


Gayle is a graduate of Mississinewa High School, where he met his wife of forty years and fellow Mississinewa graduate, Becky (Bradford). After high school, Gayle attended Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1975. He and his wife have two children, Shaun (wife Kelly) Armes and Staci (husband Chad) Topper, and six grandchildren, Avree, Sydnee, and Brogan Armes and Hunter, Carly, and Savanah Topper. Gayle and his wife are active members of Fairmount Wesleyan Church and he is a member of the Fairmount Lions Club. In addition to his civic activities, Gayle enjoys collecting vintage farm tractors, camping and spending time with family.

Email: garmes@armeshuntfuneralhome.com


Danielle Nelson

Danielle Nelson

Funeral Director


Email: dnelson@armeshuntfuneralhome.com


Kathi Solms

Kathi Solms

Pre-Arrangement Counselor

Kathi has been an integral part of the Armes-Hunt Funeral Funeral Home and Cremation Services staff for over fifteen years. Among many other responsibilities, Kathi is a licensed pre-arrangement counselor.


"I love guiding our families through the process of pre-arrangement and educating them on the emotional, as well as the financial, benefits to the individual and their family. I enjoy and value the relationship bond that happens during the process."


Kathi is a Grant County native, growing up in Gas City and spending the last twenty-three years living in Fairmount. She is the proud mother of two children, and daughter-in-law; David (wife Katy) and Sarah, and grandmother of Cadence.  In addition to spending time with her family, Kathi enjoys working around her house and in her gardens. She is an active member of Fairmount Wesleyan Church and enjoys being involved in community events.

Email: ksolms@armeshuntfuneralhome.com


Keith Allen

Keith Allen



Reta Boyer

Reta Boyer



Dennis Caudell

Dennis Caudell



Angela Laughner

Angela Laughner



Janice Mahoney

Janice Mahoney



Shari Wallace

Shari Wallace

Grief Therapy Dog Handler - Pet Services Coordinator


Telephone: 1-765-573-6500

Email: swallace@armeshuntfuneralhome.com


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