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Funeral Director/Embalmer - 5 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.

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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

Richard E. “Gene” Carroll, Sr., 88, of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Villages of Jackson Creek. Visitation 6-8pm Thursday, Feb. 26th at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel with rosary recited at 5:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial 11am Friday at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 Lee’s Summit Rd., Indep. Interment following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Gene was born February 3, 1927 in Kansas City, KS to Patrick Michael Carroll, Sr. and Catherine Ellen (McGuire) Carroll. Gene joins his wife Mary Therese (Sheil) Carroll in eternity.  Gene was the loving and devoted husband and father.  He is survived by two sons, Richard Eugene (Rich) Carroll, Jr. (Terry); Dennis Patrick Carroll, Sr. (Kathleen) and one daughter, Jean Therese (Carroll) Ferrara (D. Aldon-deceased). He is also survived by two brothers Patrick Michael Carroll, Jr. (Deannie) of McKinney, TX and Dennis P. Carroll, Sr. (Lyn-deceased) of Lindenhurst, IL.  He leaves 9 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.

Gene was a proud resident of Historic Northeast Kansas City, Missouri for more than 60 years.  He was a founding member of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association and served several terms as President.  He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and served the church as President of the Parish Council for several terms.  Gene and Mary Therese were honored with the Bishop’s Recognition more than once for their dedication to the Church and Schools in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Gene was a licensed Funeral Director and embalmer for over 50 years and regarded his role for families a vocation.  He was a former owner of Sheil Funeral Homes, Inc.

Gene was a proud World War II veteran of the United States Coast Guard and the United States Marine Corps Reserve.  He served with the Coast Guard in the Atlantic during WWII. Gene was a Charter Member of Council 3430 Knights of Columbus and a Fourth Degree member of the Fr. Donnelly Assembly. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Bishop Sullivan Center, 6435 E. Truman Rd., KCMO 64126. Online condolences to www.mcgilleysheil.com. Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., KCMO 64133, 816-353-6555.

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

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 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 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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