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News & Events

Posted 8/23/2017: The Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home is accepting applications for an experienced Missouri licensed funeral director who is skilled in all areas of arranging and directing.  See Classifieds for more information.

Posted 8/23/2017: ST. LOUIS CREMATION is hiring a full time licensed Missouri funeral director. Benefits include 401(k), health care, competitive compensation. Please email your resume or questions to Justin.King1@gmail.com

Posted 8/1/2017: Experienced Funeral Director/Arranger. See Classifieds for more information.

Posted 7/26/17: FOR SALE:  20 matching wood biers for selection room.  In great condition and move around easily.  $75 each!  Also assortment of quarter cut York caskets, metals and woods, 20 total.  $75 each—these can be displayed or traded in to company for different display units.  Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau—573-335-3223 or crain@crainsonline.com   Photos available upon request.

Posted 7/19/2017: Embalmer/Funeral Director. Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. See Classifieds 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.

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

Gene Ward, age 90, of Marble Hill, MO; passed away on July 27, 2017 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

He was born Nov. 23, 1926 in Olathe, CO; son of Buford and Dell Underwood Ward.  He and Rae Hopper were married on June 29, 1948 and she passed away on Jan. 22, 1998.

Mr. Ward served his nation proudly in the U. S. Army during WWII where he served in the occupation army of Germany.  He was a member of the Marble Hill First Baptist Church, where he had served as a Deacon and various other duties of the church, a member of Masonic Trowel Lodge #440, the Marble Hill Rotary Club, Bollinger County VFW Post 5900, a retired Funeral Director having founded and operated the Ward Funeral Home in Marble Hill with his wife Rae from 1953 until 1979 at which time they sold the business to the Liley Family.  During this same time period, he owned and operated the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery.  He served several terms as Bollinger County Coroner.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert (Janeann) Ward and Timothy Ward of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; two grandchildren, Kelliann (Micah) Hammel, Colorado Springs, CO and Beau (Laura) Ward, Cleveland, GA.

Preceding him in death was his parents, wife, and a daughter Tamara Ward Morehouse.

Visitation will be Tuesday August 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill.

Funeral Services will be at the Funeral Home, Tuesday August 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Fred Ritter   officiating burial will follow in the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors by the Missouri Honor Team.

Memorials are suggested to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting WWW.lileyfuneralhomes.com



Kathleen Stapleton-Gorman, 88, was born on June 20, 1929 in New York City. Kathleen attended Cathedral High School in Manhattan and Hunter College. She was married to George Ulrich Gorman for 47 years before his passing in 2000. Kathleen worked for Wells Fargo in Mercerville, NJ as an Office Manager for many years before her retirement.

Kathleen lived a selfless life, always devoting herself to helping others.  Serving as a foster parent to numerous children in the past and volunteering for Meals on Wheels are just a few examples of her work.  She was a devoted Catholic, serving as a Eucharistic Minister for many years at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Whiting, NJ. Kathleen also loved animals, especially her cat, Princess.  She liked to read, play pool, and meet with the Whiting Lunch Bunch often.  She was a Hamilton Square, NJ resident prior to moving to Whiting, NJ in 1991 and recently moved to Holts Summit, Missouri where she passed away on July 25, 2017 at the age of 88.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Daughter of the late, Walter and Marguerite Stapleton; she is survived by her four children, Rev. Robert Gorman of Raritan, New Jersey, Michael James Gorman and his wife, Cindy Glukowsky-Gorman of Holts Summit, Missouri, James Walter Gorman and his wife, Aquatia Owens-Gorman of New York City and Trisha Ann Gorman-Slaton and her husband, Alan Slaton of Trenton, New Jersey; five grandchildren: Patricia Doyle and her husband, John, Jessica Bijaczyk and her husband, Anthony, James Mulvan, II, Kimberly Gorman, and Joseph Gorman and his wife, Heather; and six great-grandchildren, Fiona, Chelsea, Aubrianna, Julian, Sienna, and Anna.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Saul Colonial 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ with her son, Reverend Robert Gorman officiating. 

Interment will follow in Brigadier General Wm. C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. 

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Saul Colonial Home. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Gorman's memory to charity or organization of your choice (Mobile Meals of Hamilton possibly?) by visiting In Memory Of at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.

Important Dates

September 2017  
September 4 Labor Day, MFDEA Office Closed
September 20 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
   
October 2017  
October 9 Columbus Day, MFDEA Office Closed
October 18 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
   
November 2017  
November 10 Veterans Day, MFDEA Office Closed
November 15 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
November 23 & 24 Thanksgiving, MFDEA Office Closed
   
December 2017  
December 25 & 26 Christmas, MFDEA Office Closed
   
   
   
   
   

 

Classified Ads

Posted 8/23/2017: The Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home is accepting applications for an experienced Missouri licensed funeral director who is skilled in all areas of arranging and directing. We are a family owned funeral home located in St. Louis County operating two facilities in Overland and Creve Coeur. This is a part time or 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 email resume to info@osfuneralhomes.com

Posted 8/23/2017: ST. LOUIS CREMATION is hiring a full time licensed Missouri funeral director. Benefits include 401(k), health care, competitive compensation. Please email your resume or questions to Justin.King1@gmail.com

Posted 8/1/2017: EXPERIENCED FUNERAL DIRECTOR/ARRANGER
Are you someone that strives to create unique life-honoring services for families? Do you desire to work for a company that is a leader in the funeral profession?

If you have a passion for serving others from the heart and want to join an organization committed to excellence in all that we do, you may be the individual we are looking for!

We are the leading, multi-generational family owned firm in the St. Charles Region and we are accepting applications for a Funeral Director/Arranger that demonstrates excellence in customer service and believe in the spirit of teamwork! We are a well- established, family-owned firm, with multiple locations in a rapidly growing area.

We have a career opportunity for an experienced licensed Funeral Director/Arranger within the St. Charles County area. We are seeking an experienced, licensed funeral professional with a minimum of two year’s experience who is skilled in all areas of arranging and directing. This person should be detail oriented, organized, patient, professional, compassionate and have the desire to take part in community events.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Prior customer service experience and a minimum of two years’ experience as a Funeral Arranger. 
  • Must have Missouri Funeral Director License or be able to reciprocate. 
  • Ability to work in a high pace, high paced 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 and long-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.

Posted 7/26/17: FOR SALE:  20 matching wood biers for selection room.  In great condition and move around easily.  $75 each!  Also assortment of quarter cut York caskets, metals and woods, 20 total.  $75 each—these can be displayed or traded in to company for different display units.  Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau—573-335-3223 or crain@crainsonline.com   Photos available upon request.

Posted 7/19/2017: Embalmer/Funeral Director. Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory is seeking an embalmer/funeral director position to be  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. 

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 eric.montegna@meierhoffer.com

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