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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

William Clifton McWilliams, of Rolla, MO passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 59 in Columbia, MO. 

Bill was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 16, 1959 to Robert M. McWilliams and Dorothy J. (Small) McWilliams Glenn. 

He was preceded in death by father, Robert McWilliams, mother, Dorothy Glenn, stepfather, Max Glenn, and a sister, Carol Leonard. 

Bill was medically retired from the United States Army and loved being a firefighter for DCFD “829”. In his younger years, he loved to be outdoors, playing softball as well as umpiring, paintballing, bowling, hunting, golfing, fishing and camping with his three sons. He loved his job of 19 years in the military funeral honors.

Bill will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes: his wife, Roberta “Rosie” (Ruth) McWilliams of the home; his sons, Robert McWilliams (Jennifer), James L. Menzies II and John E. Menzies, all of Rolla; grandchildren, Tyler Menzies of Midway, GA with his mom, Angela, Brittany Parsons (Zack) and Nicole Cotner (Jessie); great grandson, Aiden Cotner; one brother, Dale McWilliams (Judy) of Rolla; sister, Sharon Wallace (Robb) of Clinton, IN; special family, Heath and Amanda Terrill and girls and Kyle and Amy Lundsford; as well as many other family and friends. Bill had a heart of gold. 

A funeral service for Bill C. McWilliams was conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla. Interment with full military honors followed at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Waynesville. A visitation for family and friends was held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

Clydie Edward Evans, Sr., age 87, son of Lynn F. (Shorty) Evans & Eva Ree (Miller) Evans, was born December 18, 1931 in Raymondville, MO.  He went home to be with the Lord on January 19, 2019 at his home in Houston, MO.

   Clydie was an only child and grew up in the Raymondville community and graduated from Houston High School in 1949.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean and his parents.

    He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home, one son, Clydie Jr. and wife Linda of Houston, MO; two grandchildren, Matthew Evans and Misty Evans; four close cousins, Debi Baird, Danny Paul Gasperson, Mike Evans, and Charles Miller; four stepchildren, Karla Fry, Dana Sparks, JK Hart, and Devin Hart; and a host of wonderful family members and friends made throughout the years.

    Clydie was part of a small but close family, a family with abundant amounts of love.  It was in this family setting that life lessons were learned: work hard, live life to the fullest, be proud of who you are, respect others, and be honest.  However, the greatest lesson learned was a love of God and His Word. 

    Clydie married Jean Smyer on December 12, 1950.  To this union one son was born, Clydie Evans Jr. Clydie and Jean were best friends and shared everything together.  They worked together, shared sorrows and joys together, had fun and prayed together through each situation.  They were married for almost 57 years.  Over that time, they had several businesses:  furniture stores, a car dealership, a hardware store, and finally for 46 years they owned and operated Evans Funeral Home in Houston, MO.  Clydie and Jean were perfect partners as they worked together helping families through difficult times.  He was able to share a comforting word or give a shoulder to lean on.  He always had a friendly greeting, encouraging word, and also an invitation to come back when you needed to visit.

    After Jean’s passing, Clydie married Peggy Hart, his third-grade girlfriend, on January 20, 2009.  Peggy and Clydie enjoyed their family and friends, driving around town, working on classic cars, and attending church each weekend.  For 10 years you never saw him without Peggy close to his side.

    Clydie loved his family and was always willing to help out in whatever ways he could.  He also considered his friends to be part of his family and over the years was blessed to have a multitude of close friends.  Everyone who knew or met Clydie knew of his deep passion for others and he lived his life to ensure the best for each of them.

    Clydie loved the Lord and knew that He was his Shepherd; guiding and comforting him each mile of the way.  He had found Him to be faithful in his life.  We will miss him, but now, because of his trust in His saving grace, he has met Him face to face.  He has walked those streets of gold, he has knelt before his King, and is absolutely rejoicing with those who have gone before him.  He is, at last, home.


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 2/11/19: Licensed Missouri Funeral Director seeking employment with a funeral home in the Jefferson City / Columbia vicinity.  The candidate is proficient with conducting arrangement conferences, directing services, producing memorial DVD’s, audio/visual media, computers, Microsoft Office products, and general office skills.   The candidate is detailed, organized and possesses strong verbal and written communication skills.  The candidate has served families from varied backgrounds, with the goal of providing superior service.   If you are interested in receiving a resume and possibly scheduling an interview, please email: mofuneraldir@gmail.com

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

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