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News & Events

EXHIBITORS: The 2016 Tri-State Convention Exhibitor Packet is now available online. Click here for more information.

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.

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

Important Dates

February 2016  
Feb. 10 District 6 & & Meeting in St. Louis
Feb. 12 Lincoln's Birthday, MFDEA office closed
Feb. 15 Washington's Birthday, MFDEA office closed
Feb. 17 Law Class at MFDEA office in Jefferson City
March 2016  
March 16 Legislative Day at the State Capitol
MFDEA Board Meeting at 1:00 PM
MFT Board Meeting at 5:00 PM
MFT Annual Meeting & Dinner at 6:00 PM
March 23 Law Class at MFDEA office in Jefferson City
March 25 Good Friday, MFDEA office closed
April 2016  
April 20 Law Class at MFDEA office in Jefferson City
May 2016  
May 8 - 11 Tri-State Convention in Overland Park, KS
May 9 Truman's Birthday Observed, MFDEA office closed
May 18 Law Class at MFDEA office in Jefferson City
May 30 Memorial Day, MFDEA office closed


Classified Ads

Posted 12/10/2015: BE MORE THAN A MANAGER . . . BE A LEADER

Baue the leading family owned funeral firm in the growing St. Charles region has an outstanding opportunity for a Sales Manager that demonstrates excellence in achieving sales goals, committed to customer satisfaction, and believes in the power of team work.

Baue’s next Sales Manager will have 4 Core Competencies:
1.     Leadership
2.     Results
3.     Communication and Empathy
4.     Management of Change, Resources and Details

Sales Team Management, Funeral or Cemetery industry skills preferred, but not required.

·       Ability to lead and grow sales and marketing staff to new levels
·       Ability to work well independently and in the team setting
·       Proven experience in conflict resolution with a focus on solutions and customer satisfaction
·       Develop and implement marketing plans
·       Excellent presentation skills, small and large groups
·       Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience managing a successful team
·       Solid work history
·       Computer and technology skills including the ability to create reports
·       Driver’ license and good driving record
·       Missouri Life and Preneed licenses, or the ability to obtain licenses within first 90 days of employment

Baue offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package.  Compensation includes base, overrides, and bonus opportunities.

If interested in applying send a COVER LETTER and RESUME to employment@baue.com.  EEO m/f/v/d

Posted 9/30/2015: The Ortmann Funeral Home is accepting applications for an experienced Missouri licensed funeral director/embalmer. We are a family owned funeral home located in St. Louis County operating two facilities in Overland and Creve Coeur. This is a full time position with benefits and every other weekend off. Applicants must have professional appearance and good work ethic in addition to being self-motivated and compassionate.

To apply send resume by mail, email or fax to: 12444 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141; email osfh@sbcglobal.net; fax (314) 878-8664.

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 7/13/2015: 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.

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
Cell (417) 437-1013

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