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News & Events

District 10 Meeting on August 29, 2015. Click here for details.

Help Wanted: Click on Classified Tab to view latest employment opportunities.

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

Joyce A. Weiker, 77, of Blue Springs, formerly of Fayette, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice House.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 28, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Slater United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Sisney officiating. Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 until 10:00 A.M. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Kansas City Hospice House.

Born June 23, 1938 in Kansas City, she was the daughter of the late Marvin W. and Nadine Howelman Dusenberg. On August 17, 1958 in Fayette she married Joe Weiker, and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2013.

She is survived by her son, Jason D. Weiker and his wife, Bethany of Slater; two grandchildren, Lauren Ann Crews and her husband, Zach, and Andrew Jason Weiker of Slater; and several cousins.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs and formerly a longtime member of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in Fayette. She was a 1956 graduate of Fayette High School, and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia school of nursing, where she received her RN degree. She worked as a surgical nurse at Boone County Hospital and later a special duty nurse at Lee Hospital and Keller Memorial Hospital in Fayette.

Important Dates

July 2015  
July 12 - 15 NFDA Leadership Conference
   
August 2015  
Aug. 19 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO
   
September 2015  
Sept. 7 Labor Day, MFDEA office closed
Sept. 16 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO             
   
October 2015  
Oct. 12 Columbus Day, MFDEA office closed
Oct. 21 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City, MO
Oct. 31 Halloween

 

Classified Ads

 

Posted 8/17/2015: Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. - DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, a family-owned and operated funeral home and crematory in Springfield, MO,  is now accepting applications for a MO licensed funeral director/embalmer to join our team.  Please email resume and three professional references to:  rahumiston@gmail.com for immediate consideration. Questions may be directed to Dr Ruth Ann Wood-Humiston-phone-#417-886-6127.  

Posted 8/17/2015: Southeast Missouri funeral home looking for a funeral director/embalmer apprentice.  Full time with benefits and plenty of time off.  Start your funeral service career off in a family owned well established funeral home.  Some experience is preferred but not required.  Must have passed the National Board Exam and be able to work toward your Missouri licensure after hire.  Send resume to Basler Funeral Home PO Box 306, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 or call Eric @ 573-883-3558 for more information.

Posted 7/22/2015: We are a Mid-Missouri (East of KC) funeral home & crematory, family owned & operated, looking for a 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.  Applicant will work one weekend, be on-call the second weekend, and have every third weekend off.  You’ll have one day off mid-week when you work the weekend.  Salary & benefits will be based on experience & ability.  

If you are interested in this position, you may send your resume to barpetro@yahoo.com

Posted 7/21/2015: Progressive funeral home with a cemetery with the focus on personalized service is seeking a part-time, 20-30 hr/week MO licensed funeral director.  Every other weekend is scheduled off and applicant must be compassionate and detail-oriented.  This is the perfect position for a retired director looking for an extra earning opportunity .   Please call Stephanie or Janis at 314-739-1133 with questions.  Resume may be directed to Janis.hopkins-nugent@dignitymemorial.com.

Posted 7/20/15: EXPERIENCED FUNERAL DIRECTOR/ARRANGER

Come join our Progressive, Combination Funeral, Cremation and
Cemetery Service Firm in the growing St. Charles Region!

We are the leading, Multi-Generational Family Owned Firm in the St. Charles Region and we are accepting applications for a Funeral Director/Arranger must demonstrate excellence in customer service and believe in the spirit of teamwork!

We have a career opportunity for a licensed Funeral Director/Arranger within the St. Charles County area. We are seeking an experienced, licensed funeral professional with a minimum of three year’s experience who is skilled in all areas of arranging and directing. We are a well established, family-owned firm, with multiple locations in a rapidly growing area.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Prior customer service experience and a minimum of three years experience as a Funeral Arranger. 
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Missouri Funeral Director License. 
  • Ability to work in a high pace atmosphere (1200+ calls) with strong multitasking and organizational abilities. 
  • Must be available every other weekend and some holidays and evenings
  • Must have a good driving record and have or be able to obtain a class E license
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; making funeral arrangements with families, preparing visitation rooms and directing funeral services. 

We offer excellent salary compensation, health and dental insurance, life insurance, short-term disability, a matching 401K plan and paid vacation.

If you are interested and have a passion for helping others, please respond by emailing your resume to employment@baue.com or applying online at our website.

Posted 7/13/2015: Employment Opportunity: If you’re not making at least $20.00 an hour, we have a position available for a licensed funeral director or funeral director/embalmer that is willing to learn all aspects of a funeral home and crematory.  These include making removals, pre need & at need arrangements, directing funerals & memorial services, and other responsibilities associated with a funeral home & crematory.  We are a family owned funeral home & crematory with our crematory being utilized by our funeral home only.  We have a set work schedule with one day off during the week, every second weekend on stand by and every third weekend off. Applicants must have a professional appearance, be ambitious, conscientious and have a good work ethic.  Salary & benefits based on the applicants experience and ability, with living quarters available for potential employees.    

Resumes can be e-mailed to daveduncan@funeralmation.com., mailed or faxed to: Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR 72715; fax # 479-855-3858 or call 479-855-1611 and ask for David Duncan for further information.  All applicants considered with inquiries kept confidential.      

Posted 7/6/2015: Embalmer/Funeral Director - The embalmer/funeral director position is responsible for preparation and care of the deceased for multiple locations from a central embalming care center and crematory.  Funeral service delivery is also included in the job responsibilities. 

Our firm is an established, family-owned firm in Northwest Missouri.  The position is responsible for coverage every other weekend.

Requirements:
Licensed Missouri embalmer or the ability to obtain reciprocal license from your state quickly.
Licensed Missouri funeral director or the ability to obtain reciprocal license from your state quickly.
Certified Crematory Operator
Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Office

Position Expectations:
Demonstrate a high level of compassion, empathy and integrity
Identify ways to streamline and/or improve work processes and efficiencies
Maintain positive working relationships with fellow staff members
Handle customer challenges with willingness, friendliness and the right attitude
Accommodate customer needs with flexibility to ensure the highest level of satisfaction
Multitask, prioritize and organize
Adhere to company policies, procedures and rules

Benefits include: health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, variety of supplemental insurance options, 401(k), vacation & sick leave and the best schedule in the industry.

To apply send resume and contact information to JohnFlanders19@gmail.com

Posted 6/4/2015: Career minded individual needed to fill position as embalmer/funeral director for our family owned funeral establishment in Southeast Missouri.  We are seeking a well-rounded individual,  willing to be active in their community  and  work in all phases of our profession. Only licensed experienced personnel need to apply.  Competitive salary and benefits including profit sharing and health plan. Exceptional working environment. Respond To: leftfield1186@yahoo.com

Posted 4/29/2015: A well established family owned and operated firm in Eastern Missouri is looking for a funeral director/embalmer to join their family friendly staff. Our firm does approximately 175 calls per year. All responsibility will be shared with another funeral director/embalmer. We offer a retirement plan, health benefits, and 2 weeks paid vacation. We know family is important and we are understanding of family obligations. We also encourage community and church involvement. We are looking for a compassionate individual who is looking to serve families in their time of need. Someone who looks at our profession as a vocation and not a paycheck. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume to publications@mofuneral.org. 

Posted 4/23/15:  Parker Mortuary in Joplin, Missouri  and its sister company, Four State Cremation, are searching for a licensed funeral director, apprentice funeral director and embalmer, or a person committed to soon becoming a licensed funeral director.

We are searching for just the right person with a heart for serving families in making arrangements, assisting in day-to-day operation and conducting services. The applicant should be self-motivated, possess a can-do attitude and have the willingness to mesh with our team of mission-committed staff.

Parker Mortuary has been serving Joplin area families since 1931, and currently helps 600 families annually. Scheduled hours 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. On duty two weekends, then off two three-day weekends plus a Wednesday off preceding your weekend on call. Group health insurance and life insurance provided. Funeral uniform provided. Cell phone provided. Two weeks paid vacation per year. Salary commensurate with experience. Fluency in Spanish a plus, but not required.

Serious applicants should reply confidentially directly to:
Tom Keckley
Parker Mortuary
1502 S Joplin Ave
Joplin MO 64804
twkeckley@cableone.net
Cell (417) 437-1013

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 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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