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Help Wanted: Career minded individual needed to fill position as embalmer/funeral director for our family owned funeral establishment in Southeast Missouri.  We are seeking a well-rounded individual,  willing to be active in their community  and  work in all phases of our profession. Only licensed experienced personnel need to apply.  Competitive salary and benefits including profit sharing and health plan. Exceptional working environment. Respond To: leftfield1186@yahoo.com

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.

150 Services a Funeral Director Provides. Click here for the list.

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

Donald Lee “Don” Jensen of Arnold, formerly of Knob Lick, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at St. Anthony Medical Center at the age of 81 years. He was born on November 20, 1933, at Knob Lick, son of the late Jesse E. and Edith D. (Kinney) Jensen. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Gail Jensen, a son Ronald Jensen, and two sisters Leota Foxx and Stella Lyons.

Donald grew up south of Farmington and attended school at Knob Lick and Farmington. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He later attended the Kentucky School of Embalming and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Missouri. He began his career working in Farmington for the Cozean Funeral Home, serving his apprenticeship under the late C.H. Cozean, Sr. Later under the encouragement of Mr. Cozean, he moved to the St. Louis area and eventually purchased Baumman Colonial Funeral Chapel in Overland. He owned operated the funeral home for the rest of his working career. After selling the funeral home and retiring, he moved to Arnold where he remained until the time of his passing.

He is survived by a sister Jean Kinneman of Farmington and a brother Charles (& Patricia) Jensen of Bedias, TX, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Knob Lick Cemetery with full military honors to follow. Memorials may be made to the Southeast Missouri Funeral Directors Association Scholarship Fund. Share your memories and leave condolences online at cozeanfuneralhome.com

Important Dates

July 2015  
July 12 - 15 NFDA Leadership Conference
   
August 2015  
Aug. 19 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO
   
September 2015  
Sept. 7 Labor Day, MFDEA office closed
Sept. 16 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO             
   
October 2015  
Oct. 12 Columbus Day, MFDEA office closed
Oct. 21 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO
Oct. 31 Halloween

 

Classified Ads

Posted 7/6/2015: Embalmer/Funeral Director - The embalmer/funeral director position is responsible for preparation and care of the deceased for multiple locations from a central embalming care center and crematory.  Funeral service delivery is also included in the job responsibilities. 

Our firm is an established, family-owned firm in Northwest Missouri.  The position is responsible for coverage every other weekend.

Requirements:
Licensed Missouri embalmer or the ability to obtain reciprocal license from your state quickly.
Licensed Missouri funeral director or the ability to obtain reciprocal license from your state quickly.
Certified Crematory Operator
Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Office

Position Expectations:
Demonstrate a high level of compassion, empathy and integrity
Identify ways to streamline and/or improve work processes and efficiencies
Maintain positive working relationships with fellow staff members
Handle customer challenges with willingness, friendliness and the right attitude
Accommodate customer needs with flexibility to ensure the highest level of satisfaction
Multitask, prioritize and organize
Adhere to company policies, procedures and rules

Benefits include: health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, variety of supplemental insurance options, 401(k), vacation & sick leave and the best schedule in the industry.

To apply send resume and contact information to JohnFlanders19@gmail.com

Posted 6/4/2015: Career minded individual needed to fill position as embalmer/funeral director for our family owned funeral establishment in Southeast Missouri.  We are seeking a well-rounded individual,  willing to be active in their community  and  work in all phases of our profession. Only licensed experienced personnel need to apply.  Competitive salary and benefits including profit sharing and health plan. Exceptional working environment. Respond To: leftfield1186@yahoo.com

Posted 4/29/2015: A well established family owned and operated firm in Eastern Missouri is looking for a funeral director/embalmer to join their family friendly staff. Our firm does approximately 175 calls per year. All responsibility will be shared with another funeral director/embalmer. We offer a retirement plan, health benefits, and 2 weeks paid vacation. We know family is important and we are understanding of family obligations. We also encourage community and church involvement. We are looking for a compassionate individual who is looking to serve families in their time of need. Someone who looks at our profession as a vocation and not a paycheck. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume to publications@mofuneral.org. 

Posted 4/23/15:  Parker Mortuary in Joplin, Missouri  and its sister company, Four State Cremation, are searching for a licensed funeral director, apprentice funeral director and embalmer, or a person committed to soon becoming a licensed funeral director.

We are searching for just the right person with a heart for serving families in making arrangements, assisting in day-to-day operation and conducting services. The applicant should be self-motivated, possess a can-do attitude and have the willingness to mesh with our team of mission-committed staff.

Parker Mortuary has been serving Joplin area families since 1931, and currently helps 600 families annually. Scheduled hours 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. On duty two weekends, then off two three-day weekends plus a Wednesday off preceding your weekend on call. Group health insurance and life insurance provided. Funeral uniform provided. Cell phone provided. Two weeks paid vacation per year. Salary commensurate with experience. Fluency in Spanish a plus, but not required.

Serious applicants should reply confidentially directly to:
Tom Keckley
Parker Mortuary
1502 S Joplin Ave
Joplin MO 64804
twkeckley@cableone.net
Cell (417) 437-1013

Posted Feb. 25, 2015: For Sale: Used Mortuary Body Life, 1-3/4 inch steel tubing with single hydraulic lift on five caster rollers with straps. Price: $50.00. Must pick up as it cannot be delivered. Contact: Gary Schowengerdt, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel at 660.679.6555 in Butler, Missouri.

Posted Jan. 20, 2015: FOR SALE:  Assortment of quarter cut caskets for Matthews/York display room.  Metals and woods—20 total.  $150 each or negotiable for the entire lot.  Specifics and photos are available.  Also we have 20 matching wood biers for a full size selection room.  They are in great condition and move around easily.  $150 each or $2000 for entire lot.  Contact Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau at 573.335.3223 or by email at: bcrain@crainsonline.com

Posted Dec. 12, 2014: For Sale - contact Chris Howard at chris.howard74@ymail.com

3 sets of instruments for $1250.00 a piece
Duotronic V for $2000.00
2 Pierce electric aspirators for $650.00 a piece

Posted Oct. 21, 2014Funeral Director/Embalmer seeking employment in Southwest Missouri.  Licensed in Missouri and Arkansas.  Resume and references available upon request. Email: missourifuneraldir@att.net.  All communication will be kept confidential. 

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