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In Memoriam

Liz Berg
We lost a wife, our mom, our grandma, our sister, our aunt and our friend on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:36pm. You may have known her as Maureen, Liz, Lizzie, Lizard or Butch. She was one of the sweetest, quietest, most gentle comforting souls. Even though she was all of these things, she was also strong and tough in her 15 year long fight with Multiple Myeloma. She graduated from Randolph High School in Randolph, NY with the Class of 1960. She was a graduate nurse from Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Olean, New York. Liz then completed her nursing degree from Baylor University Hospital in Dallas Texas with a post-graduate in Pediatrics and Obstetrics. It was at this time in 1965 that she was set-up on a blind date to find her future soul mate and father of her four children, Ronald Berg. They would have been married 50 years this May 1st. When this family moved to Concordia, MO in 1967 they were greeted with open arms by a community they would call home until moving to Olathe in 2002. It was in Concordia that she returned the favor by never hesitating to volunteer and join many organizations, clubs, and causes while also being instrumental in the lives of her four children and the family business, Berg Mortuaries. She eventually obtained her Missouri Funeral Director license and later her Kansas Assistant Funeral Director license. Some of those that benefitted from her passion and commitments to her community and children were: teaching CCD at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Higginsville, MO, helping the Concordia Schools through booster clubs, she was active with many of the summer school, sports and health programs. She was a consistent member of various chamber and business organizations throughout the Concordia, Sweet Springs, and Blackburn, MO communities. She was also active with her husband in the Missouri Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and Missouri funeral legislation. Liz continued her funeral career at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, where she assisted families for over 7 years. She was always counted on to volunteer for most anything. Later in life she took pride in being an important part of the lives of her seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed working with flowers, and loved having her own dog, cat, chickens and rabbits. She shared the fruits of her labor with many. She never lost the passion to fish with her family at the Lake of the Ozarks, as she did with her father in her childhood in upstate NY, he lovingly nicknamed her Butch. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Victor I Roberts and mother, Anna Maureen (Carmody) Roberts of Randolph, NY; father-in-law, David F Berg and mother-in-law, Laura A. Berg of Sweet Springs, MO.

Liz is survived by her husband Ronald H Berg of Olathe, KS; her children, Ronald H Berg, Jr and wife Sheri Stamper of Overland Park, KS, Michael P Berg and wife Amy of Baldwin City, KS, Mary E Berg and husband Brent Groves of Olathe, KS and Timothy K Berg and wife Wendy of Baldwin City, KS; her seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She is also survived by her sister Mary Ruth (Dr Robert) Rasey of Weston Mills, NY and her brother Thomas R (Lou) Roberts of Chesterton, IN. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held from 6pm-8pm, Friday, March 27th at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home, 105 E. Loula St, Olathe, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am, Saturday, March 28th at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 16000 W. 143rd St, Olathe, KS with burial immediately following in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, KS.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City, PO Box 32243, Kansas City, MO 64171-5243.

Important Dates

March 201  
March 10 MFT Dinner - DoubleTree Hotel, Jefferson City
March 11 MFDEA Board Meeting
  Legislative Day at the State Capital
March 18 MFDEA Law Class in Jefferson City, MO
April 2015  
April 3 Good Friday, MFDEA offices closed
April 5 Easter Sunday
April 15 MFDEA Law Class in Jefferson City, MO
  Taxes Due
May 2015  
May 8 Truman's Birthday, MFDEA offices closed
May 10 Mother's Day
May 20 MFDEA Law Class in Jefferson City, MO
May 25 Memorial Day, MFDEA offices closed
May 28-30 Certified Celebrant Training in St. Charles, MO
MFDEA offices closed
June 2015  
June 1 - 2 Annual Convention and Tradeshow 
MFDEA offices closed
June 3 MFDEA offices closed
June 17 MFDEA Law Class in Jefferson City, MO
June 21 Father's Day


Classified Ads

Posted Feb. 25, 2015: For Sale: Used Mortuary Body Life, 1-3/4 inch steel tubing with single hydraulic lift on five caster rollers with straps. Price: $50.00. Must pick up as it cannot be delivered. Contact: Gary Schowengerdt, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel at 660.679.6555 in Butler, Missouri.

Posted Feb. 24, 2015: Ruschmeier Funeral Homes is looking for a full time apprentice or licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. We are a family owned business based out of Milan, Missouri, with two other locations in Green City and Browning, Missouri. Please send your resumes to ruschfuneralhome@gmail.com.

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 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
2 Pierce electric aspirators for $650.00 a piece

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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