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News & Events

Funeral Service Foundation links regarding Youth and Funerals:
Funeral Service Foundation, Youth and Funeral Video, Youth and Funerals e-book.

VA Burial Flag Request Form now availabe in Documents and Downloads of Members Only secion.

Music License now available in Documents and Downloads of Members Only section.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program to reimburse for the purchase of a casket or urn used to inter a deceased, eligible, Unclaimed Veteran in a VA National Cemetery, is in place.  The program allows for the reimbursement to any individual or entity, has standards for the casket or urn purchased, and by law requires that the Veteran died on or after January 10, 2014.

For eligible Veterans who died on or after January 10, 2014 and were interred in a VA national cemetery prior to May 13, 2015 there are special instructions for applying for the reimbursement. 

To learn more about the program and how to receive reimbursement, please reference the fact sheets listed below.

Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces, and Veterans who have met minimum active duty service requirements, and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Their spouse, widow, or widower, minor children, and, under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities, may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.

The CDC has issued Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U.S. Hospitals and Mortuaries. Click here for detailed information.

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

Lois Oltmann nee` Sudholt passed away Friday January 11, 2019. She is survived by her husband Ralph Oltmann; One son, Keith Oltmann and wife Theresa; One granddaughter, Jessica Oltmann all of Union, MO; One brother, Don Sudholt and wife Shirley of Mobile, AL. Visitation for 88-year-old Lois Oltmann will be held Monday from 3-7 p.m. at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Burial to follow in the Zion Cemetery in Union, MO. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the Shriners Children Hospital or Operation Smile.

John Bernard Robertson 78, of Saint Joseph, MO passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care Hospital. He was born March 8, 1940 in St. Joseph, MO, son of the late James Leo and Laura (Rupp) Robertson. He graduated from Cathedral School, and Christian Brothers High School class of 1958, and served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1962, he then married Carolyn Rupp on August 11, 1962 at St. James Catholic Church. He worked in the family business at Leo Robertson Tire and Motor, and later was a Realtor with Prudential Summers Realty. John’s family was his priority and love. He enjoyed playing cards with his regular card group, and going to Las Vegas, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys in Canada. He was a devout Catholic who enjoyed attending daily mass. He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5067, and is a past Grand Knight, past State Secretary, and past State Program Director with the Knights, he was also a 4th Degree Knight.  John was active in the community serving as president of the American Cancer Society, president of the Bishop LeBlond School Board, and was instrumental in starting the LeBlond Carnival, President St. Joseph Board of Realtors, the Friday Morning breakfast club, and was proud of his association with the Robertson Foundation. John was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Jack Robertson, sister, Mary Terese Cargill, brothers, James "Jimmy", Tommy, Gerry, and Richard "Dicky" Robertson. Survivors include wife, Carolyn Lee Robertson of the home, son, J.L. and wife Tracy Robertson, St. Joseph, daughters, Maggie and husband Curtis Graham, Kansas City, MO, Sally and husband Jim Stenson, Eatontown, NJ, and Emily and husband Ender Ozgul, Fairfax, VA, and son, Samuel and wife Bridget Robertson, Prairie Village, KS, grandchildren: Haley, Max, and Laine Robertson, Marissa and Jackson Graham, Phillip, John, and Greg Ozgul, Will and Daniel Robertson, Jim (Irene) Stenson, Ben (Caroline) Stenson, Bob and Claire Stenson, and sister-in-law, Joanie Robertson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Fr. Stephen Hansen Celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with the family to receive friends until 8 p.m at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. The Interment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Bishop LeBlond High School, St. Joseph Cathedral School, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.

Important Dates

July 2018  
July 4 Independence Day, Offices Closed
July 8-12 NFDA Leadership Conference
July 18 MFDEA Law Class Jefferson City
August 2018  
August 15 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
September 2018  
Sept. 3 Labor Day, Offices Closed
Sept. 19 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
October 2018  
Oct. 8 Columbus Day, Offices Closed
Oct. 14-18 NFDA Convention, Salt Lake City
Oct. 24 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
Oct. 31 Halloween
November 2018  
Nov. 4 Daylight Saving Times Ends
Nov. 12 Veterans Day, Offices Closed
Nov. 22 & 23 Thanksgiving, Offices Closed
Nov. 28 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
December 2018  
Dec. 24-25 Christmas, Offices Closed


Classified Ads

Posted 1/16/19: Colliers Funeral Home is looking to hire a licensed Mo. Funeral Director you can contact Thomas M. Collier or Colleen M. Collier. Phone - 314-298-1212.  www.colliersfuneralhome.com

Posted 12/27/18: Funeral Director/Embalmer – St Louis (St. Peters) Newcomer Funeral Service Group

Are you looking to grow your funeral career? Newcomer Funeral Home is a large family owned, multi-location funeral home looking for a motivated Funeral Director to join our St. Louis chapel (located in St. Peters). 

This position will oversee daily activities, meet with families to provide the highest quality services and products to satisfy the needs of any client family and maintain a positive employee relations atmosphere. Candidates must be a Licensed Funeral Director in the State of Missouri or the ability to reciprocate, have a clean driving record and proficient with computer programs.

Competitive wages and benefits. Join our team and become part of a growing, progressive funeral home.

To learn more about this position and to apply online, visit: www.nfsgi.com

Posted 12/27/18: We have 5 casket stands for a showroom. 2 caskets per stand. One on bottom (with rollers) and one on top (stationary). $150.00 for all 5. Price is negotiable. Please contact Tom Ortmann at 314-514-1111 or email at info@osfuneralhomes.com.

Posted 12/13/2018: The Oltmann Funeral Home has two locations in Missouri. We are currently seeking a licensed embalmer and funeral director. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and a great work environment. We are in a growing rural community and serve approximately 200 families a year. This position will require weekends, evenings and nights. The position will be primarily embalming to start and moving into meeting with families as well. The position will also require removals and the candidate must be able to lift and go on home removals. The position requires going between the two funeral home locations which are approximately 10 miles apart. We would ask for a resume and two reference letters submitted to Jessica Oltmann. Our mailing address is 103 N Church St. Union, MO 63084 or email jessica_ofh1908@icloud.com

Posted 10/19/18: Funeral Director/Embalmer Opportunity. Hutchens Mortuary is seeking an experienced Missouri Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer to join their full-time staff. Hutchens Mortuary is a family owned firm, established in 1955, with locations in both St. Louis and St. Charles Counties.  We offer a full benefits package that would include Paid Time Off, Health Insurance and Retirement Plan. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should email their resume to bmarkel@HutchensFuneralHomes.com

Posted 9/18/18: FUNERAL DIRECTOR - Freeman Mortuary, a three-generation family funeral home, located in Jefferson City, Missouri is looking for a skilled funeral director.  This director will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing funerals for the families we have the privilege to serve.  Their largest responsibility will be planning inspiring/unique services through their guidance, creativity, and support.  This director will be the main contact between our families and the rest of the Freeman Mortuary team to ensure the expectations of families and their guests are being exceeded.


  1. Effective Communicator - consistently communicates with clarity and thoroughness to optimize audience understanding. Communicates information in a clear, concise and timely manner.
  2. Emotional Intelligence - demonstrates consideration for the feelings and needs of others
  3. Integrity - maintains high degree of ethical standards in all business activities and decisions
  4. Listening - give one’s attention, take notice of, and act on what someone says: respond to advice
  5. Teamwork - process of working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal


  • Must have met education and license requirements to be a Licensed Missouri Funeral Director.  It is optional to have your Missouri Embalmer’s License.
  • Responsible for meeting with 75 to 80 families a year (around 7 families month)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced with Word, Excel, Photoshop, and Outlook and can easily learn technology software
  • This position requires working every other weekend and a one night rotating weeknight regarding “on-call” schedule.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the company in execution of funeral-related services
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, involved instructions; to deal with problems having several concrete variables in or from standardized situations
  • Possession of valid driver’s license is required with an insurable driving record
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • High level of compassion, integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Must be flexible and able to function in a fast paced environment


  • Competitive salary based off years of skill set and experience
  • Paid vacation based on length of employment with our team
  • Large support team to provide you the time and resources to fully serve our families
  • Quarterly incentive plans based on overall job performance
  • 10% profit sharing retirement plan
  • Overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 hour work week
  • Flexible work schedule
  • We value strong work/family balance and have a very flexible on call schedule
  • Our family values the balance between compensation, quality of life and feeling rewarded with your daily activities

If you are interested in joining our team, please email your resume and cover letter to lisa@graystoneassociates.com and feel free to call our team with any questions at 573-636-5533.

Posted 9/13/18: Come work in one of the most rewarding and influential positions there are. As a Pre-Need Sales Counselor you will help plan final wishes and provide peace of mind knowing the burden of funeral arrangements won’t be passed down to family members of those we serve. Working for a family owned, well-established organization, this position finds itself very rewarding, allowing for flexible scheduling and time for family and home life.

This position will:

  • Represent the company in a professional and caring manner, maintain
  • a professional personal appearance and employing honesty, integrity, and ethical methods of performing duties.
  • Provides tours and guide families
  • Attend services and visitations for client families whenever possible to foster relationships, ensures excellent service, and develops potential referrals.
  • Is responsible for adhering to pricing structures, completing all paperwork accurately and timely, and for submitting all contracts, required documents, and payments to the business office within required deadlines.
  • Develop new prospects and community-based contacts.
  • Makes presentations at the business location, at client family homes, and at public community events highlighting merchandise, services, and the benefits of pre-need arranging.
  • Maintain positive and proactive communication and cooperation with all funeral homes, departments, and team members to ensure a smooth service process for the family.
  • Actively participate in all required location and company training initiatives.
  • Report all progress to the Sales Manager as directed, completing and submitting all required reports in a timely manner.
  • Schedule and conduct aftercare appointments to ensure client family satisfaction and obtain referrals.
  • Consistently meet or exceed company standards in revenue generation in order to maintain employment and benefits eligibility status.
  • Comply with all company procedures for customer service when dealing with families, handling complaints, completing post-interment service activities, and performing other duties necessary to ensure quality service levels.
  • Protect confidentiality of company and client family information, including sales and marketing programs and materials, names and addresses of client families and employees, and other related information.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Proven track record of success in inside sales production strongly preferred.
  • May require the possession (or ability to obtain) a state preneed and/or insurance license as required by applicable law.
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing and acceptable driving record.
  • Basic overall computer proficiency.
  • Life Insurance license, or willingness to obtain within 60 days of employment start date

Job Types: Full-time, Commission


  • sales: 3+ years (Preferred)
  • Sales experience in insurance or funeral services field


  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Associate’s or higher in Business or Communications related degree (preferred)

Compensation for this position is commission based- so being able to hustle, network and having a positive and supportive attitude is key.

Interested applicants should submit a resume with references to hr@simpsonfh.com. In-person resumes will not be accepted.

Simpson Funeral Home is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in regards to any legally protected status or identification. Member NFDA.

Austin Simpson
Accounting & HR

Posted 9/7/18: We are currently accepting applications for a full-time licensed and experienced funeral director.  A person with an embalmer/funeral director license is a plus! 

Please submit your resume with salary and benefit requirements and three references to:  Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. – DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, 2001 W Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, MO  65807 - Attention:  Dr. Ruth Ann Wood-Humiston, or email to:  rahumiston@gmail.com.  Questions about position may be sent by email.    

All inquiries and resumes will be held confidential. 

Posted 9/5/18: John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home is interviewing to fill a position for full time Missouri licensed funeral director.

Benefits to the funeral director:
Appropriate salary for experience.
Fixed schedule with every other weekend off.
Health insurance is 100% paid, for employee & dependents.
Paid vacations.
Rotating holiday schedule.
401-K established (no matching).

Work with likeable people--family team feel work environment—everyone works including the owner.

We focus on service and not ego.

Our GPL has fair charges to the families we serve.

We have comfortable methods of payment for our families.

Our website ( www.ZiegenheinFuneralHome.com) makes interesting reading, may answer some questions and has the “Secrets of Success and Happiness.”

Two established locations-------
South St. Louis City (established 1931) & South St. Louis County (est. 1995)

Contact: Roger Richie
President / Owner (Licensed since 1971)
Please send resume to Roger’s personal e-mail:    RPRICHIE@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Office phone:  314 352 2600

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