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OSHA Training via Teleconference - MFDEA is making it easier to receive your required annual training. For detailed information on the teleconference click here. To participate in the teleconference click here to Register now.

Clark Grave Vault seeks Outside Sales Representative: See Classifieds for detailed information

Full Time Funeral Director at McGilley Memorial Chapel: See Classifieds for detailed information.

Cremations of the Ozarks has two openings. See Classified for detailed information.

Embalmer/Funeral Director family-owned firm in Northwest Missouri. See Classifieds for detailed information.

Langsford Funeral Home has a position open for experienced Missouri licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. See Classifieds for detailed information.

Basler Funeral Home seeking Funeral Director and Embalming Apprentice - See Classifieds for detailed 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

Beverly Lee “Kitty” Moore of Potosi, Missouri was born on July 13, 1929 in Cario, Nebraska. A daughter of the late, Marcus Lorensen and the late, Patience (O’Field) Lorensen. Kitty departed this life on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri having reached the age of eighty-six years, eleven months and fifteen days.

Kitty was united in marriage to Bob R. Moore on June 20, 1949 in Colorado and were blessed with five children.

Kitty is survived by two daughters, Clara Lynn Dunn and husband, Delane of Branson West, Missouri; Cindy Schallenberg and husband, Dolph of Washington, Missouri; William “Bill” Moore and wife, Connie of St. Charles, Missouri; James “Jim” Moore and wife, Sherry of Potosi, Missouri; John H. Moore and wife, Tina of Potosi, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren: Tim and wife, Caycee, Bryan and Karen, Katie, Joni, Mike, David, Emily, Mollie, Allison, Devin, Jonathan, Jamie, Joe; great-grandchildren: Mason, Kolette, Kayden, Tiny Keith, Chase and Andy; sister-in-law, JoAnn Roderique and husband, Don of Jacksonville, Florida; special son and daughter, John and Mary Jo Tweedie and their children, Andrea, Dr. John T. and James; Nephews, Butch Lorensen and wife Sheri, Chris Roderique; nieces, Janet Meastes, Sue Ann Gorman;also surviving are other relatives and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob R. Moore, one brother and sister-in-law, Harold “Sparky” and Jeannie Lorensen, two sisters, Patricia Lorensen and Chuckie Lorensen. 

Kitty was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years and served as Past Worthy Matron, Past District Deputy Grand Matron. She was also a member of the Samaritan #24 and served as Past Worthy High Priestess, Past Supreme Instructor and a member of the White Service of Jerusalem. She enjoyed volunteering at the Washington County Memorial Hospital for many years, visiting with all the patients and other workers. Kitty was always baking sweet treats for everyone. She loved spending time with family and friends and especially her kitties.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the WCMH Foundation c/o Washington County Memorial Hospital, 300 Healthway Dr., Potosi, MO 63664. 

Visitation will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.

A Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Moore Memorial Chapel, Potosi, Missouri with Pastor Don Anderson-Little and Rev. Mike Jarvis officiating.

Final prayers and burial in the New Masonic Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri. Serving as pallbearers were: Delane Dunn, Tim Dunn, Jim Moore, Joe Moore, John Tweedie, Bryan Smith, Mike Conley and Devin Moore. 

Services were Entrusted to the Care and Direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark Street Potosi, Missouri. 


Grace A. Gibson of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Fulton, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri while visiting her son.

Grace was born November 3, 1931 to the late John and Margaret (Lesperance) Ploeckelmann in Gibson, Wisconsin. She married James E. “Jim” Gibson February 29, 1964 in Waukegan, Illinois.  He survives of the home.

Grace will be sadly missed by one son, John Pautz of Poplar Bluff. Three grandchildren; Jason Pautz of Fulton, Missouri, Andrea Pautz and wife Jen of Overland Park, Kansas, Joel Pautz of Fulton, Missouri. Two great grandchildren; Damien Pautz of Phoenix, Az and Aven Pautz of Overland Park, Kansas. Two sisters; Sharon (Brull) Strouf and husband Butch, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Carol (Brull) Tess and husband Tom of DePere, Wisconsin and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son Steven Pautz, and a set of infant twins. Seven brothers; Ruben Ploeckelmann, Sidney Ploeckelmann, Vernon Parker, Ernie Brull, Roger Brull, Willbert Brull and Elmer Albrechat. Two sisters Sylvia Wall, and Lucille Fisher.

Grace owned and operated Four Seasons Beauty Shop in the Palace Hotel in Fulton for many years and was co-owner of Jim’s Appliance and Radio Shack. She enjoyed traveling and going to garage sales and auctions.  

Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Cotrell Funeral Service Chapel in Poplar Bluff, Missouri with Celebrant John Pautz and Rev. Jim Schremp officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon till time of service on Wednesday.

Memorials are suggested to: First Christian Church, 400 Reagan Street, San Benito, Texas 78586 Memorial Fund in Grace’s name.

You may leave condolences by visiting www.cotrelfuneralservice.com


David Joseph Glowczewski - Thursday, April 13, 1972 - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

David Joseph Glowczewski, age 44 of Fredericktown, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born on April 13, 1972 in Dunedin, Florida. On September 21, 2012 he was united in marriage to Debbie (Reynolds) Graham, she survives in Fredericktown.

Other survivors includes his parents - Larry & Fran Whitchurch of Fredericktown; six children - Kendra Glowczewski of Lesterville, Missouri, Brad Glowczewski, Brittany Glowczewski, Cheyenne Graham, Jacob Graham and Zack Graham all of Fredericktown; two sisters- Tara Whitchurch (Amin Sykes) of Farmington, Missouri and Jennifer (Jon) Gregory of Waynesville, Missouri; two granddaughters - Izabell and Elizabeth Brooks of Doniphan, Missouri and two nephews - Damian Gregory and Marcus Whitchurch, grandparents; Lorene Bounds and Omega Whitchurch.

David was preceded in death by one brother Matthew J. Whitchurch, grandfathers William Robert Bounds and Lloyd Whitchurch.

David worked at the Madison County Wood Products and enjoyed fishing, hunting, barbecuing and watching his favorite TV show, Duck Dynasty. He enjoyed taking his jeep or pickup and going road running with his kids on Friday evenings.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Sawyer officiating.  Interment will be at the Redford Memorial Cemetery in Redford, Missouri.  

Important Dates

August 2016  
Aug. 17 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
   
September 2016  
Sept. 5 Labor Day, MFDEA office closed
Sept. 21 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
   
October 2016  
Oct. 5 MFDEA Board Meeting in Jefferson City
Oct. 10 Columbus Day, MFDEA office closed
Oct. 19 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
Oct. 23 - 26 NFDA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 31 Halloween
   
November 2016  
Nov. 6 Daylight Saving Time Ends
Nov. 8 Election Day
Nov. 11 Veterans Day, MFDEA office closed
Nov. 16 MFDEA Law Calss, Jefferson City
Nov. 24 & 25 Thanksgiving, MFDEA office closed

 

Classified Ads

CLARK GRAVE VAULT COMPANY SEEKS OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE – MISSOURI

Job Description
Clark Grave Vault Company, located in Columbus, Ohio, is recruiting for an outside Sales Representative in Missouri.  Prior sales or sales development experience is required and the candidate must live within the described territory (Missouri), preferably near Jefferson City.  The selected candidate will maintain positive relationships with the current customer base while prospecting for additional clients in order to achieve annual sales goals.  An average of four nights of overnight travel per month will be required.  The person must be comfortable working in and around the funeral industry including visiting funeral homes daily.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Valid driver’s license, current registration, and reliable transportation.
Strong work ethic, high-energy with a positive attitude.
Previous sales or marketing experience.
Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years prior outside, traveling sales experience.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook
Demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and commitment to clients.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent presentation skills

Training
The person will be required to train in the Corporate (Columbus, Ohio) offices for two weeks, then travel with the National Sales Manager several times each year.

Company Information:
Clark Grave Vault Company manufactures steel burial vaults. We have been in business since 1898, with Corporate Offices located in Columbus, Ohio.  We serve clients throughout the United States, with distribution centers strategically located to help enhance and help the sales force.  We are fourth generation family owned and operated, with this position reporting to the National Sales Manager.

Compensation:
This position will be salaried for one year, then it will become a commissioned position with an expense account to help cover the cost of fuel and hotels. 

How To Apply:
Please send your resume to:  kendy@clarkvault.com


Full Time Funeral Director at McGilley Memorial Chapel-
Overview & Responsibilities:
We currently have a full time opening for a Funeral Director at McGilley Memorial Chapel – State Line in Kansas City, MO. This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial® provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.

This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is responsible for creating and maintaining a premier level of client family satisfaction. Our Funeral Directors are looking for more than a career – it's a calling. Here is the chance to make a real difference helping families during difficult times through compassion, understanding and providing the utmost in service. This is a great opportunity to develop your career, with training and advancement.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must have Missouri funeral license or the ability to reciprocate license from another state
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with families during time of need and create and maintain a premier level of client family satisfaction
  • Proficient with computers and technology with knowledge of MS Office Tools
  • Ability to manage a caseload while creating an exceptional customer experience
  • Excellent driving skills and record
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Funeral discounts, and more

We offer advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our funeral home, please visit our website at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com or contact Peter McGilley, Manager, at 816-942-6180.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


Full-time Funeral Director at Cremations of the Ozarks
Cremations of the Ozarks is located in the scenic Tri-Lakes area, nestled between Table Rock Lake (home to bass fishing and watersports), Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Taneycomo (host to world-class trout fishing). We are a family-owned and operated, contemporary funeral home and crematory in Hollister, Missouri. Although we are a young establishment, we are expected to exceed 250 calls this year, and our emphasis is on kind, compassionate service with honest, consistent pricing.

We offer competitive pay, paid on-call time, every other weekend off, benefits options, and a positive work environment.

Required qualifications: Current Missouri Funeral Director license (or ability to obtain reciprocal license in your state quickly), crematory operator certification (or willingness to complete), basic or advanced computer skills, professional written and spoken communication skills, compassionate care for families, collaborative work ethic, clean driving record, and willingness and ability to perform a variety of day-to-day operational functions.

Email resume to jason@cremationsoftheozarks.com


Funeral Director Assistant at Cremations of the Ozarks
Cremations of the Ozarks is located in the scenic Tri-Lakes area, nestled between Table Rock Lake (home to bass fishing and watersports), Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Taneycomo (host to world-class trout fishing). We are a family-owned and operated, contemporary funeral home and crematory in Hollister, Missouri. Although we are a young establishment, we are expected to exceed 250 calls this year, and our emphasis is on kind, compassionate service with honest, consistent pricing.

We offer competitive pay, paid on-call time, every other weekend off, benefits options, and a positive work environment.

Required qualifications: Crematory operator certification (or willingness to complete), basic or advanced computer skills, professional written and spoken communication skills, compassionate care for families, collaborative work ethic, clean driving record, and willingness and ability to perform a variety of day-to-day operational functions.

Email resume to jason@cremationsoftheozarks.com.


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


Langsford Funeral Home has a position open for experienced Missouri licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. We are an 85 year old family owned and operated, high end establishment. We offer normal business hours, rotating weekend schedule, shared phone duties after hours, health insurance option, 401K, and a great working environment in an excellent suburb with many local amenities and award winning school district. Send resume and salary requirements to: Langsford Funeral Home attn: Sandy Langsford, 115 SW 3rd, Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063 or to sandy@langsfordfuneralhome.com


 

Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve, MO is accepting resumes for a Funeral Director and Embalming apprentice.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Graduated from an accredited mortuary college
  • Ability to lift over 75 pounds and stand for 2-3 hours
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Knowledge of computers and some software including MS Office products required

You can mail your resume to Basler Funeral Home  P.O. Box 306, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 or to eric@baslerfuneralhome.com .  Call 573-883-3558 for more information.


Embalmer

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 an Embalmer must demonstrate excellence in customer service and believe in the spirit of teamwork! 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Embalming, cosmetizing and casketing of deceased
  • Set up deceased in visitation parlors
  • Transportation of deceased from homes, hospitals, nursing homes and other locations to our funeral home
  • Attend training sessions as requested and demonstrate commitment/support to skills and techniques learned

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Prior customer service experience
  • Must be licensed Missouri embalmer
  • 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

Benefits:

  • Opportunities for Leadership Growth and Comprehensive Training Program.
  • Competitive pay and benefits.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flexible family oriented schedule.

We are located in downtown St. Charles, MO.  Visit us online and send your resume to employment@baue.com or visit one of our locations and complete an application in person.   You may also fax your resume to Human Resources at (636) 240-5515.

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