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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.
E. Jean McCarter, (Father-in-law of District 6 Director, C. Don Mizell) of Collins, Missouri, formerly of Salem, Missouri, was born Thursday, August 13, 1936 at his parent’s home in southern rural Dent County, Missouri to the union of Elmer and Gladys I. (nee Dunham) McCarter and left from this life at his home in Collins, Missouri on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the age of 84 years.
Jean, or Jeano as he was known in Salem, was a 1954 graduate of the Salem High School in Salem, Missouri.
He was drafted into the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War.
He was an independent over the road truck driver for over 45 years, driving over 3 million miles. He retired from trucking in 2010.
He was a devout member of the Bolivar Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bolivar, Missouri for the last 15 years where he served as Deacon and Sabbath School teacher.
Jean enjoyed collecting cast iron, tractors, mixers and anything else he could get a good bargain on. He loved going to Lamberts for Father’s Day and his birthday, attending the annual family reunion on Labor Day weekend, tinkering on cars even though he wasn’t a mechanic, buying and selling old tractors and reading his bible daily. What he truly treasured most in life was spending time with his family and friends.
He was a loving son, brother, husband, dad, grandpa (Pa & Paco), uncle, great uncle, great great uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend of many. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Gladys I. McCarter; two brothers, Ish and wife Jewel McCarter and Jack and wife Irene McCarter; two brothers-in-law, Ronald T. Wilson and Marvin Cook; mother-in-law, Norma Cook; his four legged faithful companion, Rusty; other family and friends.
Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy include his wife, Donna L. McCarter of the home; children, Sonny and wife Suzie McCarter of Franklin, Ohio, Lesa and husband Don Mizell of Cuba, Missouri, Scott and wife Leigh McCarter of Bentonville, Arkansas, Shawn and wife Lori McCarter of Springfield, Missouri, Justen and wife Lesley McCarter of Collins, Missouri, and Jeanie Louanne Schmidt and husband Richard of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren, Lance and wife Ashley McCarter of Columbia, Missouri, Kristopher Lee McCarter of Cuba, Missouri, Kayla Baum and companion Aaron Rutz of Cuba, Missouri, Amanda and husband Drew Townsend of Wylie, Texas, Jaime Mizell and companion Mike Simms of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Lily and Jaxen McCarter who spent time with Paco every day; great grandchildren, Liam and Hudson McCarter of Columbia, Missouri and Everlee Simms of O’Fallon, Missouri; sister, Mary Wilson of Salem, Missouri; former wife and friend, Miriam McCarter of Salem, Missouri; brother-in-law, Terry and wife Debbie Cook of Collins, Missouri; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the Bolivar Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1704 E. Division Street, Bolivar, Missouri with funeral service following at 3 p.m. with Pastor Neil Dye officiating. Special music will be “It is Well with My Soul,” “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away” by Lori McCarter and Rodger Bridgeman.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bolivar, Missouri.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Green Forest Cemetery on Hwy. F in Salem, Missouri.
It is with a heavy heart that the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri serves Lesa’s daddy.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
Posted 8/14/20: Funeral Director/Embalmer – St Louis (St. Peters) Newcomer Funeral Service Group
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 6/8/20: Memorial Funeral Home is seeking an experienced Licensed Funeral Director to join their full-time staff. We are a Dignity Memorial provider, North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants. We are looking for a Missouri State Funeral Directors license that would be arranging and conducting funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner consistent with company policies and procedures.
Responsible for caring for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks which may include: performing removals and transfers including lifting of deceased human remains; dressing and preparing caskets; coordinating and assisting with funeral services and visitations.
For more information on this opportunity, please email your resume to email@example.com or apply online at https://sci.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SCI/job/MO---Columbia/Funeral-Director_Req86689
Posted 5/6/20: Debo Funeral Homes in Fulton & Holts Summit, Missouri is seeking an experienced Location Manager to join their full-time staff. We are a Dignity Memorial provider, North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants. We are looking for a Missouri State Funeral Directors license that would be managing the daily operations of multiple locations and multiple lines of business within the Funeral Home industry. Responsible for short-term planning as well as achieving annual sales revenue and production targets, Profit & Loss (P&L) goals, developing a professional and effective staff, and exceeding client family expectations.
For more information on this opportunity, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at https://sci.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SCI/job/MO---Fulton/MGR-Combo-Locations_Req84922-1 .
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.
Posted 4/18/2019: Funeral Director Position Description: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ilGBcgI35h9C9Z3v5qUEr84tUq8bUoRXYsmDAt-UTag/edit?usp=sharing
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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com