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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

F. R. "Frosty" Hoefer, 89 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville.

Born Thursday, January 10, 1929 in Higginsville, he was the son of the late Forest A. Hoefer and the late Gloria Boehme Hoefer. 

He graduated high school from Kemper Military School and was a graduate of Williams Institute of Mortuary Science in Kansas City, Kansas, class of 1947. He served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. 

He was a life-long resident of Higginsville and was involved with many areas of the community. A big part of his life was flying planes and loved being a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, he was a former Higginsville Aldermen, he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, he was a former member of the Higginsville American Legion Post #223, he was a 32nd Degree Mason, and served as a former board member for the Citizens Telephone Company. 

He had his real estate license and served other funeral home owners with the sale of their funeral homes. He took over Hoefer Funeral Home Inc. as owner in 1976 until his retirement in 1989.
Surviving are caring companion, Darlene Overstreet; two sons, Sevier Hoefer of Higginsville and Al Hoefer of Higginsville; one daughter, Cozette Hoefer of Higginsville; three grandchildren, Nick Hoefer, Colby Hoefer, Sarah Mattson; five great grandchildren, Blake Mattson, Lily Mattson, Lucas Hoefer, Angelina Hoefer, Jack Hoefer. 

He was preceded in death by one sister, Gloria Stewart; and one grandchild, Rob Hoefer.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mary Biesemeyer officiating. Interment followed the service in the Higginsville City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.



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. 14 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving, Offices Closed
December 2018  
Dec. 24-25 Christmas, Offices Closed


Classified Ads

Posted 8/16/18: 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 8/16/2018: Greenlawn Funeral Homes Inc. is accepting applications for a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Greenlawn Funeral Homes is a family owned firm and has been in operation for over 111 years, located in Southwest Missouri. We offer competitive pay, 401 K, and health insurance. We have a fair and flexible on call schedule, with guaranteed days off.

The qualifications for this position would be, currently licensed in Missouri or can reciprocate. Experience in making funeral arrangements, knowledgeable in computer skills, monument and cemetery sales experience, and able to get cremation certified. You may email your resume to north@greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Posted 8/15/18: Funeral Director and or Embalmer. Come work in the beautiful Ozarks.  We are looking for a licensed Funeral Director and or Embalmer to work at our firm.  We offer full benefits package, scheduled days off, paid vacation, personnel days, and competitive salary.  Your job duties would be, meeting with client family’s, dressing and cosmetology, embalming and working services.  Joplin is a wonderful place to live, we have five different school districts to choose from public to private, we have one of the lowest cost of livings in the country, several lakes to play on all with-in an hour from town.

Please submit your resume to us by e-mail at info@masonwoodard.com or fax it to 417-781-3916 or mail it to Mason-Woodard Mortuary 3701 E, 7th Joplin, MO. 64801.  

Posted 7/11/18: 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 5/23/18: Basler Funeral Home is selling funeral equipment and furniture.  Everything must go.  First come first serve.

Location of items is at our St. Mary location, 17503 State Route H, St. Mary, MO 63673   Must make appointment to see.

Click on the link here to view pictures.   https://baslerfuneralhome.shutterfly.com

Chapel equipment $250
Folding chairs $8 each or take all 35 for $250
Arm chairs $50 each
Sofa $100 each
End tables $25 - $75
Lamps $10
Lounge chairs ganged together all for $100

Please call Eric Basler @ 573-883-3558 or email eric@baslerfuneralhome.com

Posted 4/20/2018: Professional Opportunity with Dynamic Firm. The James O’Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal, MO is seeking the talents of a skilled funeral director and embalmer to join our team.  The James O’Donnell Funeral Home is a 5th generation family owned funeral home located in historic Hannibal, MO on the Mississippi River.

Applicant must be a licensed embalmer and funeral director.  Making funeral arrangements, embalming and helping our families plan the most memorable experiences are essential requirements and expectations of this position.  Competitive salary, health insurance, 40l K and paid time off are all included benefits.  For more information please contact Jim O’Donnell at 573-221-8188 or email us at jimmyo@jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.    

For more information about our firm visit www.jamesodonnellfunerahome.com or visit us on face book.

Posted 3/28/2018: Speaks Family Legacy Chapels in Independence, MO is looking for a licensed Funeral Director, who would be responsible for meeting with families, and conducting services.  The candidate should be aware that they would be working every other weekend, and the position calls for a 40 hour work week.  Must be proficient with computer programs, valid drivers license and a confident ability to communicate with others.  Benefits include health insurance, 401K, two weeks of vacation time, personal leave time and competitive compensation.  For those who are interested, please call David Speaks at 816-373-3600 or email David at david.speaks@speakschapel.com to submit your resume.

Posted 3/6/2018: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY THAT FEELS LIKE HOME! Progressive funeral home in search of dynamic funeral director/embalmer with experience.  Attractive financial package including optional newer ranch style 1800 sq. ft. home.  Conveniently located in a friendly community in western Missouri one hour from trendy, vibrant and diverse Kansas City.  Applicant must be motivated, dedicated and able to meet the demands of funeral service.  Email resume to SFCchapel@gmail.com.

Posted 2/27/2018: Full Service Funeral Establishment with 100-120 calls per year in Mid-Missouri seeking a full-time Funeral Director and Embalmer to be the Manager of its operation. This is highly-responsible position involving all aspects of running and managing a funeral home. The successful candidate will be the face of the funeral home and is expected to be active in the community and will have good oral and written communication skills. Experience in social media and promotion a plus.  Send letters of interest with resumes to midmocaring@gmail.com

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