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Donna R. BUssell

Donna R. BUssell

Funeral Director

Donna R. Bussell, Licensed Funeral Director, is a graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, Indiana. She served as Chaplain for her class while earning her degree. The twenty years of experience, beginning with the original Smith Funeral Home in Carmel, confirm the continuing desire of Donna’s heart: serving people during their seasons of loss and grief. The creation of Bussell Family Funerals was the result of her closely held dream.

Donna was born and raised in Burlington, Indiana. Her husband, Ronald L. Bussell, is a licensed attorney and the General Manager of Bussell Family Funerals. She has one son and is a pianist who enjoys sharing this talent with an outreach ministry of her home church. Donna is an active member Trinity Baptist Church, Westfield, IN, an auxiliary member of The Gideons International in Carmel and the Carmel Golden K Kiwanis.  Donna enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as reading and walking.

Telephone: 1-317-587-2001


Ronald L. Bussell

Ronald L. Bussell

General Manager

Ronald L. Bussell, General Manager, is a Purdue University and Indiana University School of Law graduate. He has over forty years of experience as an attorney and continues to actively manage Bussell and Richards Law Office.

Ron is an Anderson, Indiana native. His wife, Donna R. Bussell, is a Licensed Funeral Director at Bussell Family Funerals. Ron is an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, Westfield, IN, The Gideons International, Carmel Lions Club and Carmel Golden K Kiwanis. In addition to woodworking and reading, he enjoys working alongside his wife.


Diane L. Smith Duncan

Diane L. Smith Duncan

Office Executor

Diane L. Smith Duncan, Office Executor, is the widow of Dick Smith, former owner of Smith Funeral Home in Carmel. With years of office experience, Diane is proficient in administrative skills and workplace management.

A Carmel, Indiana native, Diane now lives near Sheridan with her husband, Steve Duncan. She is actively involved in her church, Sheridan Six Points Wesleyan Church, and is a former member of Carmel United Methodist Church. Diane enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends as well as her beloved cat.


Todd J. Andrews

Todd J. Andrews

Vice-President

Todd J. Andrews, Vice-President, is well acquainted with many aspects of the funeral industry. As a young boy, he spent time alongside his father, Glenn Andrews, who worked in the burial vault business for more than sixty years. Following in his father’s footsteps, Todd became a full-time employee and worked his way into management. Having served as a Carmel Cemetery board member, he is the current manager of Carmel Cemetery. He has held this position since 2002 when the cemetery’s former manager, Dick Smith, his friend and the former owner of Smith Funeral Home, passed away.

An Indianapolis area native, Todd married his high school sweetheart, Laurie, and they have two daughters, one son, and two grandchildren. He is an avid Colts and NASCAR fan and enjoys history of the Monon Railroad. Todd and his family are active members of Central Christian Church in Carmel.


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