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Our condolences to MFDEA President Elect, John Moore, on the passing of his mother, Beverly "Kitty" Moore.

Our condolences to MFDEA Past President John Pautz on the passing of his mother, Grace Gibson.

Our condolences to Larry and Fran Whitchurch on the passing of their son,  David Joseph Glowczewski,

Basler Funeral Home seeking Funeral Director and Embalming Apprentice - See Classifieds for detailed information.

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.

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

Beverly Lee “Kitty” Moore of Potosi, Missouri was born on July 13, 1929 in Cario, Nebraska. A daughter of the late, Marcus Lorensen and the late, Patience (O’Field) Lorensen. Kitty departed this life on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri having reached the age of eighty-six years, eleven months and fifteen days.

Kitty was united in marriage to Bob R. Moore on June 20, 1949 in Colorado and were blessed with five children.

Kitty is survived by two daughters, Clara Lynn Dunn and husband, Delane of Branson West, Missouri; Cindy Schallenberg and husband, Dolph of Washington, Missouri; William “Bill” Moore and wife, Connie of St. Charles, Missouri; James “Jim” Moore and wife, Sherry of Potosi, Missouri; John H. Moore and wife, Tina of Potosi, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren: Tim and wife, Caycee, Bryan and Karen, Katie, Joni, Mike, David, Emily, Mollie, Allison, Devin, Jonathan, Jamie, Joe; great-grandchildren: Mason, Kolette, Kayden, Tiny Keith, Chase and Andy; sister-in-law, JoAnn Roderique and husband, Don of Jacksonville, Florida; special son and daughter, John and Mary Jo Tweedie and their children, Andrea, Dr. John T. and James; Nephews, Butch Lorensen and wife Sheri, Chris Roderique; nieces, Janet Meastes, Sue Ann Gorman;also surviving are other relatives and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob R. Moore, one brother and sister-in-law, Harold “Sparky” and Jeannie Lorensen, two sisters, Patricia Lorensen and Chuckie Lorensen. 

Kitty was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years and served as Past Worthy Matron, Past District Deputy Grand Matron. She was also a member of the Samaritan #24 and served as Past Worthy High Priestess, Past Supreme Instructor and a member of the White Service of Jerusalem. She enjoyed volunteering at the Washington County Memorial Hospital for many years, visiting with all the patients and other workers. Kitty was always baking sweet treats for everyone. She loved spending time with family and friends and especially her kitties.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the WCMH Foundation c/o Washington County Memorial Hospital, 300 Healthway Dr., Potosi, MO 63664. 

Visitation will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.

A Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Moore Memorial Chapel, Potosi, Missouri with Pastor Don Anderson-Little and Rev. Mike Jarvis officiating.

Final prayers and burial in the New Masonic Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri. Serving as pallbearers were: Delane Dunn, Tim Dunn, Jim Moore, Joe Moore, John Tweedie, Bryan Smith, Mike Conley and Devin Moore. 

Services were Entrusted to the Care and Direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark Street Potosi, Missouri. 


Grace A. Gibson of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Fulton, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri while visiting her son.

Grace was born November 3, 1931 to the late John and Margaret (Lesperance) Ploeckelmann in Gibson, Wisconsin. She married James E. “Jim” Gibson February 29, 1964 in Waukegan, Illinois.  He survives of the home.

Grace will be sadly missed by one son, John Pautz of Poplar Bluff. Three grandchildren; Jason Pautz of Fulton, Missouri, Andrea Pautz and wife Jen of Overland Park, Kansas, Joel Pautz of Fulton, Missouri. Two great grandchildren; Damien Pautz of Phoenix, Az and Aven Pautz of Overland Park, Kansas. Two sisters; Sharon (Brull) Strouf and husband Butch, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Carol (Brull) Tess and husband Tom of DePere, Wisconsin and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son Steven Pautz, and a set of infant twins. Seven brothers; Ruben Ploeckelmann, Sidney Ploeckelmann, Vernon Parker, Ernie Brull, Roger Brull, Willbert Brull and Elmer Albrechat. Two sisters Sylvia Wall, and Lucille Fisher.

Grace owned and operated Four Seasons Beauty Shop in the Palace Hotel in Fulton for many years and was co-owner of Jim’s Appliance and Radio Shack. She enjoyed traveling and going to garage sales and auctions.  

Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Cotrell Funeral Service Chapel in Poplar Bluff, Missouri with Celebrant John Pautz and Rev. Jim Schremp officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon till time of service on Wednesday.

Memorials are suggested to: First Christian Church, 400 Reagan Street, San Benito, Texas 78586 Memorial Fund in Grace’s name.

You may leave condolences by visiting www.cotrelfuneralservice.com


David Joseph Glowczewski - Thursday, April 13, 1972 - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

David Joseph Glowczewski, age 44 of Fredericktown, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1972 in Dunedin, Florida. On September 21, 2012 he was united in marriage to Debbie (Reynolds) Graham, she survives in Fredericktown.

Other survivors includes his parents - Larry & Fran Whitchurch of Fredericktown; six children - Kendra Glowczewski of Lesterville, Missouri, Brad Glowczewski, Brittany Glowczewski, Cheyenne Graham, Jacob Graham and Zack Graham all of Fredericktown; two sisters- Tara Whitchurch (Amin Sykes) of Farmington, Missouri and Jennifer (Jon) Gregory of Waynesville, Missouri; two granddaughters - Izabell and Elizabeth Brooks of Doniphan, Missouri and two nephews - Damian Gregory and Marcus Whitchurch, grandparents; Lorene Bounds and Omega Whitchurch.

David was preceded in death by one brother Matthew J. Whitchurch, grandfathers William Robert Bounds and Lloyd Whitchurch.

David worked at the Madison County Wood Products and enjoyed fishing, hunting, barbecuing and watching his favorite TV show, Duck Dynasty. He enjoyed taking his jeep or pickup and going road running with his kids on Friday evenings.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Sawyer officiating.  Interment will be at the Redford Memorial Cemetery in Redford, Missouri.  

Important Dates

May 2016  
May 8 - 11 Tri-State Convention in Overland Park, KS
May 9 Truman's Birthday Observed, MFDEA office closed
May 18 Law Class at MFDEA office in Jefferson City
May 30 Memorial Day, MFDEA office closed
   
June 2016  
June 15 Law Class at MFDEA office in Jefferson City
June 19 Father's Day
   
July 2016  
July 4 Independence Day, MFDEA office closed
July 10-13 NFDA Leadership Conference, Las Vegas
July 20 MFDEA Law Class

 

Classified Ads

Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve, MO is accepting resumes for a Funeral Director and Embalming apprentice.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Graduated from an accredited mortuary college
  • Ability to lift over 75 pounds and stand for 2-3 hours
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Knowledge of computers and some software including MS Office products required

You can mail your resume to Basler Funeral Home  P.O. Box 306, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 or to eric@baslerfuneralhome.com .  Call 573-883-3558 for more information.


Embalmer

Come join our Progressive, Combination Funeral, Cremation and Cemetery Service Firm in the growing St. Charles Region!

We are the leading, Multi-Generational Family Owned Firm in the St. Charles Region and we are accepting applications for an Embalmer must demonstrate excellence in customer service and believe in the spirit of teamwork! 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Embalming, cosmetizing and casketing of deceased
  • Set up deceased in visitation parlors
  • Transportation of deceased from homes, hospitals, nursing homes and other locations to our funeral home
  • Attend training sessions as requested and demonstrate commitment/support to skills and techniques learned

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Prior customer service experience
  • Must be licensed Missouri embalmer
  • Ability to work in a high pace atmosphere (1200+ calls) with strong multitasking and organizational abilities
  • Must be available every other weekend and some holidays and evenings
  • Must have a good driving record and have or be able to obtain a class E license

Benefits:

  • Opportunities for Leadership Growth and Comprehensive Training Program.
  • Competitive pay and benefits.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flexible family oriented schedule.

We are located in downtown St. Charles, MO.  Visit us online and send your resume to employment@baue.com or visit one of our locations and complete an application in person.   You may also fax your resume to Human Resources at (636) 240-5515.

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