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In Memorium: MFDEA Past President Gene S. Hutchens passed away on July 9, 2014. Please click on the In Memorium tab for more information.

Illinois Funeral Director/Embalmer Wanted: Click on Classifieds Tab for more information.

Death and the Civil War: The program goes over how the Civil War completely changed how Americans viewed death, funerals, burials, the obligations of society to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice and much much more. You can purchase the DVD or view it online here.

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

Hutchens, Gene S., age 92, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Beloved husband of Rose Marie Hutchens (nee Geers); dear father of Nancy DeJarnatt-Boehm, Patrice Sherman, John and Steven Hutchens and Susan Rains; dear grandfather of James DeJarnatt, Gina (Eric) Painter, Natalie (Adam) Lewis, Holly, Mark and Chrissy Hutchens, Lauren (Ricky) Broderick, Jennifer and Jacob Hutchens, Daniel (Lisa) and Thomas (Amy) Shinstock and Michael Rains; dear great grandfather of Anthony, Gabriella, Adrienna, Chase, Kayli, Kami, Mya, Macie, Nathan and Autumn; dear brother of Rosalie Stone and the late Derald and Lawrence Hutchens. Our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

As the grandson of a casket maker, Gene had been a part of funeral service since birth. A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, Gene taught at the St. Louis College of Mortuary Science and the American Academy of Funeral Service in New York City before establishing his own funeral home. In 1955, Gene and Rose Marie founded the Florissant Mortuary in Old Town Florissant. By 1965, they had opened their current facility, the Hutchens Mortuary, located at 675 Graham Road in Florissant. The Hutchens family will celebrate 60 years in business in 2015. Gene touched so many lives in so many ways. A man of small stature, Gene was a giant.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at Hutchens Mortuary & Cremation Center, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant. Visitation 1-9 p.m. Sunday, July 13th. Interment private at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with honors. Memorials to the American Heart Association or to an Animal Rescue Shelter of your choice.

Important Dates

July 2014  
July 23 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO
August 2014  
August 20 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO
September 2014  
September 1 Labor Day, MFDEA offices closed
September 17 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO           
October 2014  
October 13 Columbus Day, MFDEA offices closed
October 22 MFDEA Law Class in Jefferson City, MO
October 29 NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Seminar
October 31 Halloween


Classified Ads

Posted July 2, 2014: Illinois Funeral Director/Embalmer wanted
West Central Illinois funeral home (195 families served per year). Experience in all aspects of funeral service a must.

Salary negotiable. Housing available.
Send Resume and references.
Kyle Cookson
1435 State St.
Quincy, IL 62301
217-222-3662      217-222-0343(Fax)

Posted June 18, 2014: Team Builder for Family Service WANTED!
Are you ready to lead a winning Family Service Team?
Have you ever thought you would like to step up and oversee the goals and responsibilities of an existing Family Service Team?
Work with me and our dedicated team to staff, train, and retain a dynamic Family Service Team
Conduct daily motivational huddles.
We are looking for someone who gets “IT” and is passionate about creating value for families!
           Check out the following:

  • A one step single page combo At-need/Preneed Cemetery contract
  • Simplest most consumer friendly Prearranged Funeral Plan
  • Simple easy to understand among the highest in the industry commissions
  • Multiple cemeteries/Multiple locations
  • Private Family Ownership
  • Largest Funeral Home and Crematory in the area
  • Benefits
  • Clear plan to advance and promote

As the leader here, I am looking to mentor and train my replacement. If you are that person, email me at Randy.Murray@FamilyServiceGroup.com.


Posted June 9, 2014: Mid Mo Mortuary Columbia’s leading trade service is looking for a full time embalmer and/or apprentice. Please call 573-814-1630 for info.

Posted May 28, 2014: Funeral home For Sale - Well-established, Forsyth Whelchel Funeral Chapel, nestled in the beautiful Ozarks Mountains region, 11 miles from Branson, MO. Overlooking Lakes, breathe taking view of Historical Power Site Dam.

It has been in the community for over 98 years and is deeply appreciated in its small Southern Missouri Town. The business offers a full-service mortuary with embalming, body transportation, memorial services, casket and urn sales.

This is a 7,426 square foot funeral home built with class, warmth and everything you need to operate an esteemed funeral home. Setting on 1.67 acres m/l.  It includes pew seating for 100 in chapel with pew seating for 30 in adjoining family room, additional room in foyer for 40 chairs.  Casket selection room, embalming room, with inside private casket loading area adjoining chapel, with covered area at front door entrance and family room. There is a lower level residence with outside entrance. Separate 3 stall garage at lower level.

The business comes with $948,132.00 of trust funded pre-arranged funeral plans that will carry the new owner for years to come. Other assets include $21,186 of inventory, fixtures and furnishings.

For more information, interested parties contact us at  fwfc2013@gmail.com

Posted May 1, 2014: Funeral Director and Embalmer - Hidden Valley Funeral Home in Kearney, Missouri, (30 miles north of K.C.Mo) is seeking a licensed funeral director/embalmer. Must have a current Missouri License. Please contact the Office Manager- Linda Chandler 816-903-8888 or email resume to Linda@hiddenvalleyfuneral.com.

Posted April 25, 2014: Funeral Director and Embalmer
Seeking a full time licensed embalmer/funeral director for Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, MO.  Please contact the manager – Rick Miller at 573-364-1200 or email a resume to nullson@fidnet.com.


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