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News & Events

Baue Funeral Home seeks Transfer Care Team Member: See Classifieds for details.

Midlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens located in Union, Missouri is currently accepting resumes for a full or part-time funeral director and/or embalmer. See Classifieds for detailed information.

Parker Mortuary is looking for a full-timeEmbalmer/Funeral Director: See Classifieds for detailed information

Hidden Valley Funeral Homes is looking for a full-time Funeral Director or Funeral Director/Embalmer: See Classifieds for detailed information

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home seeks Funeral Director: See Classifieds for detailed information

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

Lyle Clinkingbeard
Ava, MO

Lyle, 87 years, passed peacefully to Heaven on December 15, 2016 in his home with his loving wife, Florence and family by his side.

Lyle C. Clinkingbeard was born on April 27, 1929 in Ava, MO to Clarence Virgil and Inez Pauline (Garrison) Clinkingbeard.

Lyle was a 1947 graduate of Ava High School. He was proud to be on the basketball team that played in the finals of the first Blue & Gold Tournament. He later attended Drury College in Springfield, MO then went to St. Louis Mortuary College to receive his Embalmers and Funeral Directors Licenses.

He was an Army Veteran and served in the Korean War.  He was Co-Owner of Clinkingbeard Funeral Homes, Inc., both in Ava & Gainesville. Originally, the family business was located on the west side of the square called, Clinkingbeard Furniture and Undertaking. As a child, he always had interest in the business.

On March 13, 1954 Lyle and Florence Rhoades were united in marriage in Davenport, IA and to this union three children were born. It wasn’t long that Lyle saw the need for Florence to join him in the business and from then on, not only were they a team in marriage but also in business. They worked together for 56 years. Lyle helped operate the only Ambulance Co. in Ava and Douglas County for over 25 years. He later served as Chairman on the Ambulance Board to help get it tax supported in Douglas County.

He was a Christian and a longtime member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Ava, MO. He also was a member of the National Funeral Directors Assoc. and the (MFDEA) Missouri Funeral Director’s and Embalmers Assoc. where he received a 60 year member certificate. He also was a lifetime member of the Ava VFW Post #5993, and member of the Troy Herd American Legion Post #112.

He enjoyed farming, working his cattle, hunting, fishing and sports. He especially loved taking his grandchildren fishing. He also loved watching his grand and great grandchildren in all their interests and endeavors. Lyle was a devoted husband, son, father, grand and great grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene Clinkingbeard.

Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Florence of the home in Ava, three children and their spouses, Brenda & John Caine, Eldon, MO, Kirk & Gina Clinkingbeard, and Toni & Rod Van Dyne, all of Ava, MO, grandchildren, Natalie Caine and husband, Matt Trygstad, Rochester, MN, Adam Caine and wife, Lisa, Kansas City, MO, Kyle Clinkingbeard, St. Louis,  MO, Cody Prock and wife, Rachel, Ava, MO, step grandchildren, Justin Van Dyne & wife, Sonia, Raymore, MO and Kelsey Main & husband, Justin, Lee’s Summit, MO, great grandchildren, John William and Trevor Trygstad, John Joseph & Lucy Caine, Caden & Connor Prock,  step great grandchildren, Lochlan & Breckyn Main and Noah & Micah Van Dyne, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The Clinkingbeard family wants to extend a heartfelt thanks to the caregivers, and also to Hospice Compassus for the loving and compassionate care that was given to Lyle. We will always be grateful.

Services for Lyle will be Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial following in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, MO with military honors by the Troy Herd American Legion Post 112. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Rick Spacek, Pastor Oren Alcorn, and Pastor Dick Bishop.  Memorials may be made to the Clinkingbeard Family Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 548, Ava, MO 65608 or at the funeral home. Online condolences maybe made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.

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

Transfer Care Team: We are the leading, Multi-Generational Family Owned Firm in the St. Charles Region and we are accepting applications for Transfer Care Team who will demonstrate excellence in customer service and believe in the spirit of teamwork!

Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Transport deceased to and from funeral homes as directed
  • Accept on-call status as required and is able to be dispatched to funeral home for the first call within 20 minutes of request for services
  • Assist in dressing, casketing and any other preparation as directed
  • Set up viewing area as directed
  • Assist in disassembly of visitation rooms as directed
  • Monitor telephone calls when required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must posses high school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong verbal communication skills and good written communication skills
  • Ability to speak effectively with customers and employees of the company
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as required for completion of assigned responsibilities
  • Must have a valid insurable class E drivers license
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 150 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to (pinch or pick) maneuver small objects precisely by whatever means
  • Ability to exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly in order to move or carry objects

Benefits:

  • 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. You may also visit one of our locations and complete an application in person.


Midlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens located in Union, Missouri is currently accepting resumes for a full or part-time funeral director and/or embalmer.  Licensed in Missouri. Please, no phone call or walk-in inquiries.

Email: midlawnfh@gmail.com

Mail:
Midlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
7280 Hwy 47
Union, MO 63084


Parker Mortuary - Embalmer/Funeral Director: We are a locally owned funeral home and crematory establishment in Southwest Missouri looking for a talented embalmer/funeral director to join our unique team.

We are a very fast-paced funeral home located in Joplin, Missouri with over 600 calls annually.

The right individual will be expected to work in all aspects of our funeral services.  Waiting on and meeting the needs of our families, prep room duties, removals, phone duty and working services are just to name a few of our expectations.  This person must also be teachable and willing to adapt to our high level of customer service.

We offer a favorable work schedule, salary, bonus incentives, paid vacation, health insurance and an atmosphere like nowhere else.

All interested applicants may email resumes and inquiries to pmirwin@cableone.net

Thank you for your interest.
Pat Irwin, Owner
Parker Mortuary


Family-owned and operated Funeral Home seeking a Full-Time Funeral Director or Funeral Director/Embalmer.

Hidden Valley Funeral Homes is looking for a full-time Funeral Director or Funeral Director/Embalmer to join our dynamic team and assist with our establishments in Kearney, Lawson, and Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Must be currently licensed and live in the area. Experience in Funeral Directing, arrangements, and removals desired. 

All resumes considered. email resumes to hvfhjobs@hiddenvalleyfuneral.com


 

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home seeks Funeral Director: We are currently accepting applications for a full-time licensed and experienced funeral director.  A person with an embalmer/funeral director license is a plus!  Position to begin January 2, 2017. 

Please submit your resume with salary and benefit requirements and three references to:  Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, MO  65807 - Attention:  Dr. Ruth Ann Wood-Humiston, or email to:  rahumiston@gmail.com.  Questions about position may be sent by email or by calling:  #417-860-7681. 

All inquiries and resumes will be held confidential.  


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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