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Legacy Funeral Services

The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors received a judgment of permanent injunction on January 12, 2021 by the Circuit Court of Cole County. The order prohibits Legacy Funeral Services from holding out to the public that it is a licensed funeral establishment or in any way is able to practice as a funeral establishment and/or funeral director in Missouri and also from offering to engage or engaging in any act or practice for which a funeral establishment or funeral director license is required in Missouri. 

Any licensee of the Board who assists or enables Legacy Funeral Services engage in conduct contrary to this Court order may be subject to legal action and/or disciplinary action.  If anyone has information that Legacy Funeral Services is engaging in conduct contrary to this Court order, please let the Board office know.

A copy of the judgment is posted on the Board’s website at https://pr.mo.gov/embalmers-discipline.asp.

MOST RECENT CDC INFORMATION -This link gives the most up-to-date information we have from the Centers For Disease Control. If you scroll down, you will see an entire section devoted to COVID-19 and Funerals. 

Vernie R. Fountain’s recommended Guidelines for highly contagious or infectious cases

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.

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.

In Memoriam

CLARENCE E. “CHUCK” TOWSEND

Clarence E. “Chuck” Townsend, 69 of Independence, MO passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospital.  Chuck will lie in state from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 where the family will greet friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. 

 Private funeral services and burial with full military honors will be in Lobb Cemetery.  Donations may be made in his name to Harvester’s Food Pantry.

Chuck was born March 15, 1951 in Conran, MO to Millard Columbus and Minnie Marie Angelion (Curtis) Townsend and spent his early years in Southeast Missouri and graduated from Libourn High School.  He soon enlisted in the US Air Force on July 7, 1969 and retired as a Master Sergeant.  During his service he was stationed in Germany and Las Vegas.  Chuck began his second career as a funeral director and embalmer in 1986 and graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College with an associate’s in mortuary science. 

He worked for over 35 years at the Speaks Chapels as a funeral director, embalmer, and general manager until he retired from full time service but still worked part-time for Speaks Chapels. Chuck was the current MFDEA District 3 Director. He was a member of Eastview Lions Club, President of Lobb Cemetery and was a long-time member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and current member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. He enjoyed collecting coins, cast iron skillets and M&M memorabilia.

Chuck was married to Patricia A. Calvert on December 18, 1971; she survives of the home.  Other survivors include 2 daughters, Carrie Geib (Jon) and Amanda Hough (Geovondie); 4 grandchildren, Hailey Geib, Grayson Hough, Geneva Hough, and Romeo Rodriguez; 1 sister Connie Hayes and numerous other family and friends.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)

 

 

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February 2021
 
Feb. 12 - Office closed for Lincoln's Birthday
Feb. 15 - Office closed for Washington's Birthday
Feb. 17 - Law Class
March 2021
March 3 - Law Class
March 17 - Law Class

 

Classified Ads

Posted 2/22/2021: Schmitt Funeral Home in WaKeeney and Quinter, Kansas is hiring an experienced Funeral Director/Embalmer to lead a team of 3 licensed team members.

 The team leader will be involved in all aspects of funeral service, including removals, embalming, meeting with families, coordination and conducting of funeral services, and office and business administration.

 We are a family-owned operation with two firms serving approximately 50 families a year per firm.

 Please contact Joel Fitzgerald at 785-798-3243 or fitzfuneral@gbta.net

 

Posted 2/22/2021: Newcomer Cremations Funerals & Receptions:

No reason to wait any longer! Be a part of a growing company.


We are a progressive, growth-oriented and a privately owned funeral home currently recruiting for a Licensed Funeral Director for our St. Louis (St. Peters) chapel. We seek professional, self-motivated team players who have a passion for making a real difference helping families through difficult times.

 

At Newcomer, you can expect to be treated with fairness and respect, enjoy professional growth and be rewarded for creativity, teamwork and family satisfaction. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and prescription; paid license fees; 401(k) and profit sharing, paid time off; bonus potential and development opportunities for career growth.

 

Qualified candidates must be a Licensed Funeral Director in Missouri (or possess the ability to reciprocate), have excellent communication skills, strong computer skills and a Family First mindset.

 

Contact: Gina Coffman, Sr HR Business Partner

Phone: 785-233-6655 x284 

          Website: nfsgi.com

Posted 1/29/21: StoneMor Inc. is conducting a search for a full-time Funeral Director/Embalmer to join our team.

We offer a competitive benefits package, including: Medical, Dental, 401k, Life, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement & more.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 1 year of experience as a licensed funeral director and 2 years of post-secondary education.
  • Must be a licensed funeral director and embalmer or the ability to obtain a state license.
  • Must have the ability to obtain any additional licensing required by the state.
  • Requires graduation from an accredited school of embalming or mortuary science.

Required Skills:

  • Requires a relatively high degree of concentration and attention for a continuous period.
  • Requires occasional standing/walking and frequent lifting or pushing.
  • Must possess valid state driver's license.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact and collaborate effectively with others in a team atmosphere.

For more information regarding this position please call (417) 887-1929.

Posted 1/28/2021: Funeral Director / Embalmer needed

The James O’Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal, MO is seeking the talents of a skilled funeral director and embalmer to join our firm.  The James O’Donnell Funeral Home is a fifth-generation family-owned funeral home located in historic Hannibal, MO on the Mississippi River.  We are a growing firm serving more and more families each year and need to add staff to assist us.

Applicant must be a licensed embalmer and funeral director or a graduate of an accredited mortuary college and have completed and passed the national boards and be ready to begin their apprenticeship.

Making funeral arrangements with families, embalming, and helping our families plan the most memorable healing experiences are essential requirements and expectations of this position.

Competitive salary, health insurance, 401 K and paid time off are all included benefits.

For more information, please contact Jimmy O’Donnell at 573-795-6516 or via email at JimmyO@JamesODonnellFuneralHome.com.

For more information about the James O’Donnell Funeral Home visit us on Facebook and on our website at www.JamesODonnellFuneralHome.com

Posted on 1/12/2021: 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 have an open position for a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer or Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, with a leadership mindset, detail-oriented, adaptable, and passionate for providing exceptional service. Preference will be given to Missouri Funeral Director & Embalmer Licensed candidates.  We offer excellent pay, benefits, paid-time off, retirement plan, and a balanced on-call/weekend schedule. Work/Life balance is a foundational principle for our family, and we make that a priority for all team members. Ledford Family Funeral Homes currently serve around 180 families a year. Being a family-owned funeral home, personal service is our priority.  The position responsibilities include meeting with families, directing services, embalming, on-call, and removals. This position is a great opportunity for expanding your experience and knowledge in all aspects of the industry. Our locations are 20 miles east of Kansas City. Both towns are two great places to raise a family, live in a small town, and enjoy all the conveniences the metropolitan area has to offer. If you feel you are the right candidate for our family, and are looking to join a passionate, fun-loving, team environment, send your resume. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Contact: Christy Ledford

Email Resumes to: Christy@LedfordFamilyFH.com

www.LedfordFamilyFH.com

Posted 1/4/2021: Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, MO is seeking a licensed or apprentice Funeral Director and/or Embalmer.  We are a very fast paced firm with 5 locations and onsite human and pet crematories.  We also do trade work and are the St. Louis Inman Shipping provider.  We offer competitive pay, insurance and a 401K Plan.  If you are interested please call Eric Pitman at 636-327-6600 or email your resume to pitmanfuneralhome@hotmail.com.

Posted 12/23/2020: Hutchens Funeral Home is seeking a Missouri Licensed Funeral Director 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. The Hutchens family is dedicated to providing a superior work environment. All inquiries will be kept in strict confidence.  Interested applicants should email their resume to brad@HutchensFuneralHomes.com

Posted 11/17/20: Basler Funeral Home in historic Ste. Genevieve, MO is hiring a licensed funeral director and embalmer.  You must be willing to relocate to our community and get licensed in Missouri as a funeral director and embalmer if you are not already.  Stipend to help with moving expenses can be provided.  Ste. Genevieve is a small community 60 miles south of St. Louis, MO rich in history and is an excellent place to live and raise a family.   The community we serve is predominately catholic. 

We are a family owned funeral home of over 120 years’ experience under 4th generation ownership that understands that time off and family time is important.  We are a busy funeral home serving approximately 150 families a year out of just one location.  We offer competitive pay, paid vacation, employee health insurance, profit sharing, clothing allowance & cell phone reimbursement.

Applicant must work well with families, be compassionate and caring, pay attention to detail and have a positive attitude.  Applicant must be organized and keep a tidy work area.  Also be proficient on computers possessing the ability to learn and adapt to numerous programs. 

If you are interested or if you have questions please call or email Eric Basler at eric@baslerfuneralhome.com 573-883-3358 

Posted 9/30/20: Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum has a job opening for a foreman/project manager. Click here for full details.

Posted 9/14/20: 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 have an open position for a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer or Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer.  The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, with a leadership mindset, detail-oriented, adaptable, and passionate for providing exceptional service.  We offer excellent pay, benefits, paid-time off, retirement plan, and a balanced on-call/weekend schedule.

Work/Life balance is a foundational principle for our family, and we make that a priority for all team members.  Ledford Family Funeral Homes currently serve around 180 families a year.  Being a family-owned funeral home, this position does include meeting with families, directing services, embalming, and removals.  This position is a great opportunity for expanding your experience and knowledge in all aspects of the industry.  Our locations are 20 miles east of Kansas City. Both towns are two great places to raise a family, live in a small town, and also enjoy all of the conveniences the metropolitan area has to offer.  If you feel you are the right candidate for our family, and are looking to join a passionate, fun-loving, team environment, send your resume to:  austin@ledfordfamilyfh.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted 8/26/20: Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Mo is a Family owned and operated Funeral Home in South-East Jackson County, 20 minutes outside of Kansas City, Mo. We are looking for a Funeral Director/Embalmer or Funeral Director. We offer a great opportunity for anyone that would like to work in an establishment that is large enough to offer many benefits but small enough to treat you like a member of our family, not just another employee. We offer top pay for our industry, company match 401K, health insurance with dental, and vision. A rotating weekend schedule, company paid cell phone, paid vacation, encourage community/family involvement, all with no middle of the night removals or embalming!  Salary will be based on experience but encourage even those just getting started to inquire about the positions.  Langsford Funeral Home has the best facility, equipment, and clientele in our region. If you’d like to know more about this rare opportunity, please call 816-524-3700 or email a resume to frontoffice@langsfordfuneralhome.com

Posted 7/6/20: NOW HIRING: Licensed Funeral Directors to join Speaks Chapels L.L.C.

Our Family Owned funeral home is growing and we’re looking for an energetic, positive and compassionate Funeral Director to join our amazing team!

We are looking for someone to become an important part of our professional but fun group. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a nationally respected Family Owned Funeral Home that’s paving the way for generations ahead.

We are a progressive funeral home with three locations, serving eastern Jackson County, Missouri.  You will be involved in various aspects of funeral service and will be expected to service a very diverse community. You must be able to communicate effectively, manage relationships with those you serve and work with while also handling the pressures of managing details within our ever-changing profession.

If you are hired, you will be part of a wonderful team of smart, capable people who take pride in the work that they do. You will be part of a team that is rewarded for their hard work, through our competitive wages and benefits package including medical insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and bonus plan.

IF INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

Visit our website at www.speakschapel.com  to learn more about our amazing funeral home and caring team, stop by in person at any of our spectacular locations to fill out an application or send your personalized resume to lisa@graystoneassociates.com.   

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 1/10/20: 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 eli.wennstrom@gmail.com.

 

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.

Brian May
Chapel Hill Mortuary
Funeral Homes & Cemeteries
brian@stlchapelhill.com
cell.314.852.1380
stlfuneral.com

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:  mcdanielfs@clgw.net 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 apeab@stonemor.com 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: 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 office@bibbveach.com.
 

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.

Responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrate kind, compassionate service to families that are served.
  2. Display appropriate level of confidentiality and professionalism, presenting a professional appearance.
  3. Be available for phones and on-call time, performing removals in timely, caring manner.
  4. Prioritize needs of funeral home with an emphasis on people first and paperwork needs as well as other projects.
  5. Focus on highest priority needs, keep files current, lead services, assist with inventory, run necessary errands, assist with death certificates, assist with appearance of facilities, and perform other day-to-day operational needs.
  6. Complete additional paperwork for families with attention to detail, including drafting obituaries, notifying Social Security, submitting flag applications, and contacting insurance companies.
  7. Coordinate with cemeteries, other funeral homes, newspapers, and other parties as needed to meet the needs of individual families.
  8. Follow certified crematory practices and procedures.
  9. Follow verification and documentation procedures.
  10. Take initiative to discuss and implement supported projects as time permits to further advance care for grieving families, increase efficiency, heighten presence, better utilize technology, etc.  

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 weiker@socket.net

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