NFDA seeks volunteers willing to travel to a "hot spot" experiencing high rates of death in order to lend on-the-ground assistance. We will maintain a list of volunteers we can mobilize as quickly as possible if/when a need arises.
If you are willing to volunteer, click here to fill out a form. Please be as specific as possible with the kind of assistance you can lend.
To all MFDEA Members: Numerous emails have been sent out regarding COVID-19 and funeral service. If you have not received an email please call Kathleen at 573.635.1661 or email her at email@example.com.
Due to COVID-19 MFDEA has rescheduled our convention to Aug. 5-6, 2020. We hope to have revised registration forms online by Monday, March 23, 2020. If you have any questions please call Kathleen at 573.635.1661 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Limited number of Face Masks available for Funeral Homes. Click here for more information.
H.A. Roberson, 87, of Bethany passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 in Bethany, MO.
Harvey Allen (H.A.) was born January 30, 1933, upstairs in the funeral home at Jamesport, MO, the son of Orris Lee (O.L) and Vivian Irene (Chamberlain) Roberson.
H.A. graduated from Jamesport High School in 1951 and attended Trenton Junior College (now North Central Missouri College) for one year prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force for four years as an Airman First Class. He returned to Trenton Junior College to complete his Associates Degree in 1956. In the Fall of 1957, he enrolled in John A. Gupton Mortuary School (now Gupton College of Mortuary Science) in Nashville, TN. Shortly after beginning school, he married Suzanne Dickinson on December 29, 1957 at the Jamesport United Methodist Church. They have been married for 62 years.
After graduation from mortuary school and becoming a licensed embalmer and funeral director, H.A. returned home where he served an apprenticeship with his father O.L at their funeral home in Jamesport, MO. He and Suzanne then moved to Pattonsburg, MO for 8 years after purchasing the funeral home from the Gromer family. During their time in Pattonsburg, they welcomed two children, Alan and Linda. H.A. and Suzanne continued to work together for 40 years growing a 4th generation family business and serving families from many different communities. They continued to expand their services into Bethany and Gilman City in 1967 with the purchase of the Haas Funeral Home and at that time they made their home in Bethany. A partnership was formed with the Noble family and they began operating another funeral home in New Hampton. Over his 61 year career they operated funeral homes in Bethany, Winston, Pattonsburg, Gilman City, New Hampton, Eagleville, Albany, Gallatin, Cainsville and Ridgeway. He retired in 1994 and continued to assist Alan and Wyvonne, Linda and Bryan in their businesses until his health failed. He always felt honored to serve families when they needed it the most in funeral service and ambulance service prior to the ambulance being operated by the county.
In his retirement, he still enjoyed being active and serving others in the Bethany community, collecting and restoring antique John Deere tractors, as well as taking a few trips with Suzanne in their motor home. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bethany, Bethany Rotary Club, Bethany American Legion #216, Bethany Masonic Lodge #97 A.F. & A.M., past member of the Moila Shrine Temple in St. Joseph, MO, served on the North Central Missouri College Foundation Board for 9 years, and was a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association where he served as President from 1987-1988. He received the Robert Knell Leadership Award from the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association, the Sam Walton Business Leadership Award (1999), and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from North Central Missouri College in 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, William Oscar and Maude (Landes) Dickinson, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy (Dickinson) and Melvin Shuler, and a great-grandchild.
H.A. is survived by his wife, Suzanne of the home, son, Alan (Wyvonne) Roberson of Bethany, MO, daughter, Linda (Bryan) Polley of Albany, MO, grandchildren, Rachel (Jeremy) Eivins, Bethany, MO, Arley (Jared) Wisner, Olathe, KS, Emilie (Tim) Kitzing, Kansas City, MO and Samuel Roberson, Bethany, MO, 9 great-grandchildren, Allison, Jarrett, Alivia, and Attlie Eivins, Owan and Stella Roberson, Emrie and Conner Wisner, Aspen Kitzing and a great-granddaughter on the way, nieces, Debra Shuler, Kathy May and Teresa Shuler.
Funeral Services are Saturday, February 29 at the Roberson Funeral Home in Bethany, MO, under the direction of the Roberson and Polley Families. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to the Harrison County Cancer Transportation Fund or Miriam Cemetery in care of the Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences: www.robersonfuneralhome.com
|January 1||New Year's Day, MFDEA Office Closed|
|January 15||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|January 20||Martin Luther King, Jr Day, MFDEA Office Closed|
|Feb.12||Lincoln's Birthday, MFDEA Office Closed|
|Feb 17.||Washington's Birthday, MFDEA Office Closed|
|Feb. 19||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|March 18||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|April 10||Good Friday, MFDEA Office Closed|
|April 15||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|April 29-May 1||NFDA Advocacy Summit, Washington DC|
|May 8||Truman's Birthday, MFDEA Office Closed|
|May 16-22||MFDEA Convention and Tradeshow, St. Charles, MO|
|May 25||Memorial Day, MFDEA Office Closed|
|May 27||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|June 17||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|July 3||Independence Day, MFDEA Office Closed|
|July 15||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|Aug. 2-5||NFDEA Leadership Conference|
|Aug. 19||MFEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|Sept. 7||Labor Day, MFDEA Office Closed|
|Sept. 16||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|Oct. 12||Columbus Day, MFDEA Office Closed|
|Oct. 18-23||NFDEA Convention - New Orleans|
|Oct. 28||MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City|
|Nov. 3||Election Day|
|Nov. 11||Veteran's Day, MFDEA Office Closed|
MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
Last one of the year
|Nov. 26-27||Thanksgiving, MFDEA Office Closed|
|Dec. 24-25||Christmas, MFDEA Office Closed|
Posted 2/25/20: Are you ready for a career move? Do you want to become a rockstar within the funeral business? We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to complete our team of industry leading, first generation, funeral professionals. We offer: a high end salary, paid Health insurance, matching company 401K retirement plan, paid vacation, paid personal time, annual performance based salary increases and bonus’. This position has an excellent on-call schedule that allows you to have a normal life outside of work.
Must have 3 years experience and hold a Missouri Funeral Director and Embalmer license or able to reciprocate from another state.
Located in Blue Springs, MO, in the Kansas City metro, just minutes from Arrowhead Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sprint Center, The Country Club Plaza and so much more.
We invite you to visit our website, www.meyersfuneralchapel.com to learn more about our firm and our Meyers Funeral Chapel Family. Please contact our Blue Springs location manager, Tyler Stingley by calling him at 816.229.3276, texting him at 816.654.5657 or emailing him at Tyler@meyersfuneralchapel.com. You’ll be glad you did!
Posted 1/16/20: Great people doing great work….
Are you ready to grow your funeral career? Do you have a passion to serve families, lead a team and develop others? Newcomer Funeral Service Group is a large family owned, multi-location funeral home looking for an experienced and motivated Managing Funeral Director for our St. Louis (St. Peters) chapel.
The position will direct and control operational activities for our St. Peters. The major objectives in this position is to provide the highest quality services and products, to satisfy the needs of any client family, maintain a positive employee relations atmosphere, and maximize profitability for the location.
Candidates must be a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in the State of Missouri (or ability to reciprocate) and have 3-5 years of management experience.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to be a part of a privately owned and operated funeral home firm that has been dedicated to serving families for over 100 years. Headquartered in Topeka, Kansas we serve families in ten states, with traditional Penwell-Gabel funeral homes in the heartland, and value-priced Newcomer funeral homes in the west and east. Newcomer is a company that is growing, dynamic, innovative, and focused completely on providing families with the highest quality funeral services. We offer growth potential, a professional and supportive work environment with competitive compensation & benefits.
To learn more about this position and to apply online, visit: www.nfsgi.com
Posted 1/10/20: St. Louis Cremation is looking for full-time embalmer for both cosmetic embalming and medical school profusion. Please contact St. Louis Cremation, 314-241-8844 or email@example.com.
Posted 1/9/20: Thurman Funeral Home, located in Richmond, MO, with an additional chapel in Norborne, MO. Thurman’s is a progressive, prestigious, family owned funeral home with 100 years of service to families in Ray County, Carroll County, and the surrounding area; the funeral home all others are compared to in the area. We’re looking for the right candidate to continue Thurman’s legacy of outstanding service. For the right person, this could be the chance to own a very successful business in the future. The right person will know that funeral service is hard work and a demanding profession, with no room for mistakes and it’s not worth working your whole life for someone else. This person will ideally be a licensed Missouri funeral director and embalmer or able to reciprocate licensure from another state. However, we will consider an apprentice funeral director/embalmer for the position. As an apprentice, if you are the right person, dedicated and hardworking, eventual ownership could be yours.
Thurman Funeral Home offers competitive pay, benefits, a yearly bonus, paid time off, retirement plan, and an equal on call work schedule. A spacious 3-bedroom apartment above the funeral home is also available. Relocation assistance may be offered for the right person.
Thurman Funeral Home serves 150 to 200 families a year. Richmond is a growing, progressive, family friendly community with a rich history. The perfect place to raise a family with excellent schools, beautiful countryside, and a great place to enjoy small town living. Richmond has all the advantages of rural country living, while still being only a quick drive to a major metropolitan city. Twenty miles from Kansas City and all it has to offer, barbeque, nightlife, the Chiefs and Royals, just to mention a few things.
Thurman’s is totally family owned and operated. As the owner, I am a second generation funeral director and embalmer, 1986 graduate from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, have been licensed in Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri, served thousands of families and embalmed thousands of bodies, with a life time of knowledge in funeral service willing to pass it on to the right one. I am a compassionate, kind, knowledgeable perfectionist, easy going, hardworking, attention to detail, follow through kind of person. If you share the same qualities and are willing to work hard and make the sacrifices needed to be a future owner; this could be the opportunity of a lifetime. With the right person there is room for expansion and growth in the area. With the Thurman Way and Reputation, I just need the right help.
If you feel you are the right candidate, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 1/7/20: Join our team for a challenging and meaningful career focused on preparing individuals for loss, grief and healing. This full-time Funeral Director position allows the opportunity for Embalming and promises autonomy and professional development. At the same time, this offer features industry-leading benchmark compensation along with complete benefits and high quality of living in a variety of affordable communities. We are independently owned with multiple funeral homes on cemetery locations in the St. Louis market. Call, text or email for an immediate conversation.
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Posted 12/10/19: Jay B. Smith Funeral Homes located in St. Louis County Missouri with a Chapel in Maplewood and Fenton has a full time position immediately available. We are a family-owned and operated funeral home and we are looking for a licensed Funeral Director or an Apprentice Funeral Director. Please call 314-781-1115 for more information and send a resume' to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 10/30/19: McDaniel Funeral Service, Kennett, Missouri is seeking a Missouri licensed funeral director and embalmer to join our staff. Enjoy the opportunity to work in a new facility with an onsite crematory. Excellent working conditions. Three man on-call rotation with every other weekend off. Benefits package includes paid time off, health insurance, Simple IRA Retirement Plan, and a competitive salary. Great place to live and raise a family. Licensed individual preferred, but will consider an apprentice. E-mail cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or contact Randy Leach at 573-888-3311 for more information.
Posted 10/16/2019: A funeral home in Springfield, Missouri is currently seeking a Missouri licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call for more information at 417-887-1929.
Posted 8/26/2019: 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 are in search of a forward thinking, compassionate applicant who will exceed family expectations. We offer a full benefits package that would include Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Matching Retirement Plan and a very competitive Salary. Our co-workers enjoy a flexible schedule with every-other weekend off. The Hutchens family is dedicated to providing a superior work environment that would include company sponsored staff outings, monthly birthday and employment anniversary acknowledgements and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. All inquiries will be kept in strict confidence. Interested applicants should email their resume to bmarkel@HutchensFuneralHomes.com
Posted 8/20/2019: Ledford Family Funeral Homes has two locations just 20 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri. We are looking for a motivated and detail-oriented individual that has a passion for serving people and a strong commitment to customer service. The ideal candidate is a Missouri licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer. However, we will consider apprentice funeral director & embalmer with a full-time position offer after apprenticeship completion. Ledford Family Funeral Homes offers competitive pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement plan, and an equal on-call/work-week schedule. Relocation assistance as well as yearly performance bonuses are available. Ledford Family Funeral Homes currently serves around 180 families a year. Our locations are nestled within two beautiful communities that provide many community involvement opportunities and unique small businesses to visit. Both are great places to enjoy small town living, excellent school districts for families, and live in some of America’s most beautiful countryside. All of that is available while still only being a quick drive into a major metropolitan city, which has a multitude of things to do and see as well. Our company is 100% family owned, and if you feel you are the right candidate for our family please send your resume email@example.com to set up an interview.
Posted 8/20/2019: Forward-thinking funeral home in Northeast Missouri specializing in cutting-edge and ultra-personalized services, seeking a skilled licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes is family owned and operated in Bowling Green, MO serving 200 families per year out of three locations. Competitive salary, health insurance, paid time off, and flexible schedule. Optional on-site residence available. We are a family-friendly employer who makes every attempt to help our employees balance work and family.
Applicant must be a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Missouri and have at least 3 years’ experience. For further information contact Ryan Bibb at 573-324-2211 or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 5/20/2019: Position Description Funeral Director, Embalmer/ Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer. Liley Funeral Homes is located in Southeast Missouri in Marble Hill, Missouri and Patton, Missouri. We are a family-owned and operated and are looking for the right person that is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer or an Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer. Our emphasis is on kind, compassionate service with honest, consistent pricing.
Required qualifications: Ability and willingness to perform a variety of day-to-day operational functions with heavy lifting, including evening, night, and weekends, in addition to daytime operations; professional written and spoken communication skills; compassionate care for families; collaborative work ethic; advanced computer skills; clean driving record; crematory operator certification (or willingness to complete.
We offer competitive pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement plan and a positive work environment.
Posted 5/3/2019: Ledford Family Funeral Homes has two locations East of Kansas City, Missouri. Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa, MO and Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington, MO. We are looking for the right person that is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer or an Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer. We offer excellent pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement plan, and a FAIR on-call week and weekend schedule. Ledford Family Funeral Homes will currently serve around 180 families a year. Our locations are 20 mi. east of Kansas City, you have two great places to raise a family, live in small towns and enjoy all of the convenience the metropolitan areas have to offer without having to drive far. If you feel you are the right candidate for our family please send your resume to email@example.com.
Posted 4/30/2019: 12-year-old established mid Missouri Embalming Service is looking to sell its business. Located in central Missouri with an average of 300 cases per year.
Owner is willing to work with you to allow time off. All equipment needed to do business with a two-station embalming area is included in sale. Building is rented but may be purchased.
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Posted 4/15/2019: Family owned funeral home with two locations in Mid Missouri seeking funeral director/embalmer for managerial position. Experienced person preferred with salary, health insurance, time off and guaranteed vacation included. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 4/2/2019: 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 email@example.com. For more information about our firm visit www.jamesodonnellfunerahome.com or visit us on face book.
Posted 3/6/19: Employment Opportunity: We are a family owned & operated Missouri funeral home & crematory, located in Eastern Jackson County, looking for a funeral director and/or funeral director/embalmer to join our family friendly staff. We have multiple locations with shared responsibility. Applicant must be interested in serving others in their time of need, not just receiving a paycheck. Family obligations are understood & church involvement is encouraged. No middle of the night pick-ups or embalming are required. We have a rotating weekend schedule, with every third weekend (Saturday & Sunday) guaranteed off. Wages & benefits will be based on experience & ability. If you are interested in this position, you may send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 816-690-4441 for more information.
Posted 2/27/19: Ledford Family Funeral Homes has two locations East of Kansas City, Missouri. Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa, MO and Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington, MO. We are looking for the right person that is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. We offer excellent pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement plan, and a FAIR on-call week and weekend schedule. Ledford Family Funeral Homes will currently serve around 180 families a year. Our locations are 20 mi. east of Kansas City, you have two great places to raise a family, live in small towns and enjoy all of the convenience the metropolitan areas have to offer without having to drive far. If you feel you are the right candidate for our family please send your resume to email@example.com.
Posted 2/27/2019: 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 12/13/2018: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org