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News & Events

District 3 & 4 Meeting: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Boulevard Brewing Company. Click here then scroll down for more information.

2014 Annual Convention and Tradeshow Attendee Packet is now available online. Click here for the complete packet.

2014 Annual Convention and Tradeshow Exhibitor Packet is now available online. Click here for the complete packet. We look forward to having you join us in Branson, Missouri at the Chateau on the Lake.

MFT Members - There is a new Contract Data Link for you to look up contract information: www.axysdata.com/tasmft. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Thurman at Eagle Bank at 314.968.2200.

In Memoriam

William W. Stone

Mr. William W. Stone, age 58 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Capital Region Medical Center.

He was born on February 15, 1956 in Jefferson City, Mo. the son of Donald and Norma Moir Stone. He was married on March 26, 2004 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Dottie Hutchison who survives at the home. 

A lifelong resident of Jefferson City, Willie was a 1974 graduate of Jefferson City High School and later graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Lincoln University.

Willie most recently worked for the State of Missouri at the Department of Health and Senior Services in the Bureau of Vital Records. Prior to joining the Department of Health, he was a social services director and nursing home director for many nursing homes in Central Missouri.

Willie spent the majority of his spare time training his four exceptional dock jumping dogs: Mandie, Mickie, Martini and Merlot Moon. He was even president of the Big Muddy Dock Dogs. Most of all, he cherished time with his family and friends and always enjoyed sharing stories with them.

Survivors include: his loving wife, Dottie; one stepson, Matt Tellman and his wife Crystal of Jefferson City; one stepdaughter, Carmen Marsch and her boyfriend Louis Casteel of Jefferson City; two sisters, Donna Stone Anderson and Sally Wolfe, both of Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Preslee Tellman, Rylinn Tellman, and Jackson Marsch, all of Jefferson City; two nieces, Casey Anderson Marsch and her husband Ryan and Jamie Wolfe; one nephew, Stanton Wolfe; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Donald Luke Anderson.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Stephen Buchholz officiating. Visitation will follow the service from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Freeman Mortuary. 

A reception to share memories and honor Willie will be held at Bone's Banquet Hall immediately following the visitation on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

Important Dates

March 2014  
March 4 - 7 NFDA Advocacy Summit in Washington DC
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 19 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO
March 31 MFT Annual Dinner and Meeting
April 2014  
April 1 Legislative Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City
April 16 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO
April 18 Good Friday - MFDEA offices closed
April 20 Easter Sunday
May 2014  
May 8 Truman's Birthday - MFDEA offices closed
May 11 - 14 MFDEA Annual Convention and Tradeshow at
Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri
May 26 Memorial Day - MFDEA offices closed
May 28 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO


Classified Ads

Posted March 3, 2014: Funeral Director/Embalmer/Manager 
(Licensed Funeral Director/Manager applicants will be considered)

Company Name:  Confidential
Industry:  Funeral Home and Crematory
Job Function:  Funeral Director/Embalmer/Day-to-Day Manager
Entry Level:  No
Location:  Southwest Missouri
Job Type:  Full-time
Job Duration:  Indefinite
Minimum Education & Experience:  AA/BS/BA (2-5 years experience) or Licensure (with 5-10 years of experience)
Salary:  Negotiable
Benefits:  Negotiable

Job Description: Award-winning and accredited, established multi-generational family-owned funeral home and crematory in southwest Missouri is now accepting applications for an experienced licensed funeral director/embalmer with management responsibilities, to become a valuable part of our team.  Licensed funeral director/manager applicants will also be considered.  Crematory experience a plus, but not mandatory.  Licensed insurance agent a plus, but not mandatory.  Cases are nearly 300 a year, and growing each year.  Must demonstrate excellence in customer service, attention to detail, believe in a spirit of positive team work, reliability, and exhibit fantastic professionalism.  Computer proficiency is essential.  Good driving record a must.   

The funeral home is located in the beautiful Ozark mountain region in southwest Missouri.  It is close to lakes, Branson tourism, cultural activities, and Springfield, Missouri, a perfect community to raise a family.  We are a member of the MO Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and Missouri Funeral Trust. 

Job Requirements: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  Typical day-to-day duties of a funeral director/embalmer, i.e., meeting with families, preparing visitation rooms, removals, directing, embalming, pre-need arrangements, day-to-day management, along with marketing.    This position possesses a great deal of responsibility and you would need to have at least 2-5 years of experience.  We offer a very fair work schedule with dedicated time off. 

Licensing:  Interested candidates must be licensed in the state of Missouri as a funeral director and embalmer (or if applying as a funeral director/manager, licensed as a funeral director).  You must be willing to live in or close to the town where the funeral home is located. 

How to Apply: This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a long-term position with room to grow, and wants to become an important part of a funeral home and community.  If you are a dedicated professional, this opportunity is for you.  You will make a great living with a fair schedule!  Serious professionals should only apply!  Applications will remain confidential.  Please send your resume, along with professional references, with salary and benefit requirements to: funeralhomeapplications@gmail.com

Posted Jan. 30, 2014 - Crain Funeral Home has the following items for sale. You can contact them at 573-335-3223:

  York/Matthews quarter cuts for sale, 11 metals & 9 woods.  $150 each. 

2 small wall registers with lights, $100 each.  Large ones, $150 each
4 casket lamps $100 each or all 4 for $300. One has a broken shade on back side
2 lecturns $100 each
26 matching wood selection room biers. $200 apiece or $4500 for all
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood hearse. 26,000 miles. $9900

Posted Jan. 14,2014 -  Missouri Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with 10 years experience seeks position in Mid Missouri. Call 573.220.0584.

Posted Jan. 13, 2014 - Team Builder for Family Service WANTED!
Are you ready to lead a winning Family Service Team?
Have you ever thought you would like to step up and oversee the goals and responsibilities of an existing Family Service Team?
Work with me and our dedicated team to staff, train, and retain a dynamic Family Service Team.
Conduct daily motivational huddles.
We are looking for someone who gets “IT” and is passionate about creating value for families!

Check out the following:
-A one step single page combo At-need/Preneed Cemetery contract         -Simplest most consumer friendly Prearranged Funeral Plan
-Simple easy to understand among the highest in the industry commissions
-Multiple cemeteries/Multiple locations
-Private Family Ownership
-Largest Funeral Home and Crematory in the area
-Clear plan to advance and promote

As the leader here, I am looking to mentor and train my replacement. If you are that person, email me at Randy.Murray@FamilyServiceGroup.com.

Posted Jan. 9, 2014 - Family Service Counselors: Family Service Group is hiring for our growing team. As the largest and most selected combination Funeral, Cremation and Cemetery firm in Northwest Missouri, we have multiple career opportunities available. We are seeking experienced, licensed or willing to obtain licenses, and one who demonstrates excellence in customer service. If you are interested and have a passion for helping client families, email your resume to Danielle.Murray@FamilyServiceGroup.com or call 816-271-0338. 

Posted Nov. 12, 2013 - Funeral Home For Sale: Well-established small town Funeral home nestled in the beautiful Ozarks Mountains region of South West, MO. Overlooking Lakes, breathe taking view of Historical Dam.

It has been in the community for over 98 years and is deeply appreciated in its small Southern Missouri Town. The business offers a full-service mortuary with embalming, body transportation, memorial services, casket and urn sales.

This is a 7,426 square foot funeral home built with class, warmth and everything you need to operate an esteemed funeral home. Setting on 1.67 acres m/l.  It includes pew seating for 100 in chapel with pew seating for 30 in adjoining family room, additional room in foyer for 40 chairs.  Casket selection room, embalming room, with inside private casket loading area adjoining chapel, with covered area at front door entrance and family room. There is a lower level residence with outside entrance. Separate 3 stall garage at lower level.

The business comes with $948,132.00 of trust funded pre-arranged funeral plans that will carry the new owner for years to come. Other assets include $21,186 of inventory, fixtures and furnishings.

For more information, interested parties contact us at  fwfc2013@gmail.com

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