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Funeral Director/Embalmer - 4 positions open. Click on Classified tab for more information.

Register now to become a Certified Celebrant - Space is limited! Glenda Stansbury of Insight Books will be holding a Certified Celebrant Training session in conjunction with MFDEA's Annual Convention. Click here for Registration and detailed information.

2015 Convention Exhibitor Packets are now online! Click here for registration packet.

Equipment For Sale Duotronic V, Dodge embalming machine,Pierce electric aspirator. See Classifieds for more information.

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.

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

Clair "Cy" Schulz, 85, of Pierce, NE, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at his residence.


Cy was born Feb. 25, 1929 in Lincoln, NE, and adopted by the late Emil Paul and Eva (Koehler) Schulz. He was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Peirce on March 29, 1942.


Cy worked as a butter-maker at the Pierce Creamery. In 1959 he and his wife, Jean, owned and operated a contract milk hauling business. Later they purchased the Gambles Hardware Store from the Behrend family. He was also a substitute rural mail carrier for Delbert Otto. When that became full time they sold out the store. He retired from the Postal Service in 1981. He was a long time active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Pierce Lions Club, Pierce community golf course and Pierce Firemen. After his retirement, he continued to enjoy golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time at their second home in Sunshine Bottom with his wife LaVern and other family and friends. He played cards and worked crossword puzzles until his last days.


On Nov. 29, 1949 he married LaJean Prahl of Pierce, NE. They had two children, Linda and Randy. They were married for 50 years until her death on Dec. 25, 1999. On Jan. 19, 2002, he married LaVern (Wragge) Dickinson in Crestview, FL. She survives.


Other survivors include his children: Linda Schulz of Lincoln, NE and Randy Schulz (Lorrie) of Poplar Bluff, MO; two step-children: Jan Sandoz (John) of Anthem AZ and Holly Butler (Norbert) of Damascus, MD; two grandchildren: Carrie Cohen (Charles) and Emily Schulz, all of Long Island City, NY; a step-grandson, Nick Butler of Damascus, MD; two great-grandchildren: Jack and Levi Cohen; a sister, Charlene Richardson of Sloan, IA; a sister-in-law, Marsha Schulz of Colorado Springs, CO; two brother-in-laws: James Gatlin of Crestview, FL and Kenneth Prahl of Pierce, NE; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Stonacek Memorial Chapel in Pierce. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Gordon Bruce officiating and Vicar Eric Obermann assisting. Interment will be at Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce.


Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Pierce Lions Club.


Stonacek Memorial Chapel of Pierce NE is in charge of arrangements.

Important Dates

October 2014  
October 12-15 NFDA Convention, Nashville, TN/td>
October 13 Columbus Day, MFDEA offices closed
October 21 MFDEA Board of Directors Meeting
October 22 MFDEA Law Class in Jefferson City, MO
October 29 NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Seminar
October 31 Halloween
November 2014  
November 2 Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 6 MFT Board of Directors Meeting at Eagle Bank
November 11 Veterans Day, MFDEA offices closed
November 19 MFDEA Law Class in Jefferson City, MO
November 27, 28 Thanksgiving, MFDEA Offices Closed
December 2014  
December 24, 25 Christmas, MFDEA Offices Closed


Classified Ads

Posted Jan. 20, 2015: FOR SALE:  Assortment of quarter cut caskets for Matthews/York display room.  Metals and woods—20 total.  $150 each or negotiable for the entire lot.  Specifics and photos are available.  Also we have 20 matching wood biers for a full size selection room.  They are in great condition and move around easily.  $150 each or $2000 for entire lot.  Contact Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau at 573.335.3223 or by email at: bcrain@crainsonline.com

Posted Jan. 13. 2015: Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit Missouri is seeking an experienced, licensed, full time Funeral Director or Funeral Director/Embalmer.  We are a family owned business in our 3rd generation of ownership. Please send resume to 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063  

Posted Dec. 12, 2014: For Sale - contact Chris Howard at chris.howard74@ymail.com
3 sets of instruments for $1250.00 a piece
Duotronic V for $2000.00
Dodge embalming machine for $2250.00
2 Pierce electric aspirators for $650.00 a piece

Posted Dec. 3, 2014: Freeman Mortuary, a three generation family funeral home, located in Jefferson City, Missouri is looking for a skilled funeral director/embalmer.  It is a select opportunity for an experienced funeral director that is highly motivated, has great leadership and communication qualities, and over three years of experience. Position will be responsible with helping with day to day operations as well as community outreach and business development. The position offers a competitive compensation based on experience, complete benefit package, and quality of life for our profession.  Must be a Missouri Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer or be able to reciprocate licenses. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence and submit resumes to rcf@freemanmortuary.com.  If you have questions, please call 573-636-5533.

Posted Nov. 10, 2014: Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve, MO is accepting resumes for a full time Funeral Director/Embalmer position.  Resumes and references can be sent to Basler Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. Call 573-883-3558 or inquire within for more information.

Posted Oct. 21, 2014Funeral Director/Embalmer seeking employment in Southwest Missouri.  Licensed in Missouri and Arkansas.  Resume and references available upon request. 
Email: missourifuneraldir@att.net.  All communication will be kept confidential. 

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