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Funeral Service Foundation links regarding Youth and Funerals:
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VA Burial Flag Request Form now availabe in Documents and Downloads of Members Only secion.

Music License now available in Documents and Downloads of Members Only section.

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.

In Memoriam

Death Notice - Carol Davis

(wife of funeral director David Allen Davis of Smith Funeral Home and Chapel)
Carol L. Davis, 70, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at her home.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at the First Christian Church in Hannibal.
Visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the First Christian Church.
The family has entrusted arrangements under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
Carol was born on March 7, 1948, in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Maurice Lane and Helen Louise (Mayor) Clark, Jr.
She was united in marriage to David Allen Davis on August 7, 1971, at the First Christian Church in LaBelle, MO. 
Carol is survived by her husband, David A. Davis of the home; son, Christopher Clark Davis (Lynne Reed) of Rolla, MO; daughter, L. Lou Davis (Audra Sergel) of Columbia, MO; granddaughter, Ciara (CeCe) Cheyanne Davis Frazier and husband Paul of Lee's Summit, MO; brother, William Lane Clark of Fort Worth, TX; aunt Mary V. Martin Clark of Punta Gorda, FL; brother-in-law, Tim T. Davis and wife Mary Jo of Mexico, MO and two nephews and a niece.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents.
Carol grew up in Kirksville, MO and graduated from Kirksville High School in 1966.  She went on to further her education at Columbia Christian College in Columbia, MO where she received her A.A. Degree and later transferred to NMSU (Truman University) and received her B.S. in Education.  Later in her career, Carol received her Master of Education from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO.
Carol taught school for over thirty-two years.  Her teaching career lead her to teaching in Mexico, MO, Lewis Co. C-School District, Knox County School District (Novelty & Edina)  and Hannibal Public School District #60 (Oakwood Elementary School) before her retirement in 2006.
Carol met the love of her life, David Davis on a blind date arranged by one of her co-teachers in Mexico.  Carol and David later moved to LaBelle, MO where David was the manager of Coder Funeral Home.  While in LaBelle, Carol was an active member of the LaBelle First Christian Church and served as the church organist for twelve years as well as being involved with the youth, women's group, and was instrumental in starting the Living Nativity.
In 1985, Carol and her family moved to Hannibal so her husband could continue his career as a funeral director at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel and she began teaching at Oakwood Elementary School until her retirement.  While in the Hannibal School District she presented numerous workshops for teachers and was featured in Newsweek magazine for her teaching methods.  After retirement, Mrs. Davis taught graduate classes at Hannibal LaGrange University.  Teaching Kindergarten was her passion.
Carol was a faithful member of the First Christian Church (DOC) in Hannibal.  Her involvement throughout the church included (CWF) Christian Women's Fellowship, she served as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, member of various committees such as the WeCare board and the Prayer Shawl Ministry, along with serving as a board member of  NE Area Christian Church.
Away from work and church, Carol was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter KV, PEO Sisterhood, Sigma Sigma Sigma social sorority, and OES #316.
Mrs. Davis loved her family and cherished the time spent together with them, especially her granddaughter, CeCe.  She also enjoyed genealogy, swimming, sailing, fishing, reading, shopping with her friends (her angels), Donna, Shelley, and Bobbie
Carol also enjoyed the simple things in life like trips across the country side with her husband enjoying Gods creation.  It was not unusual for her to insist that Dave stop the car along the side of the road and give money or food and drink to people down on their luck - even inviting them into the car and taking them to a restaurant and visiting with them - raising their spirits.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Youth Fund or Caring Hands Tutoring Program, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Important Dates

February 2019  
Feb. 27 District 3 Meeting
March 2019  
March 6 District 8 Meeting
March 7 District 6 & 7 Meeting
March 11 MFDEA Board of Directors Meeting
  MFT Annual Meeting and Dinner
March 12 Legislative Day at the Capitol
March 20 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
April 2019  
April 3 - 5 NFDA Advocacy Summit
April 17 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
April 19 Good Friday, MFDEA Office Closed
May 2019  
May 4 - 10 Tri-State Convention, MFDEA Office Closed
May 15 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
May 27 Memorial Day, MFDEA Office Closed
June 2019  
June 19 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
July 2019  
July 4 Independence Day, MFDEA Office Closed
July 13-20 NFDA Leadership Conference, San Diego
July 24 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City
August 2019  
August 21 MFDEA Law Class, Jefferson City


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Posted 4/18/2019: Funeral Director Position Description: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ilGBcgI35h9C9Z3v5qUEr84tUq8bUoRXYsmDAt-UTag/edit?usp=sharing

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Posted 4/15/2019: Family owned funeral home with two locations in Mid Missouri seeking funeral director/embalmer for managerial position. Experienced person preferred with salary, health insurance, time off and guaranteed vacation included. Please email resume to weiker@socket.net

Posted 4/2/2019: Professional Opportunity with Dynamic Firm
The James O’Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal, MO is seeking the talents of a skilled funeral director and embalmer to join our team.  The James O’Donnell Funeral Home is a 5th generation family owned funeral home located in historic Hannibal, MO on the Mississippi River.

Applicant must be a licensed embalmer and funeral director.  Making funeral arrangements, embalming and helping our families plan the most memorable experiences are essential requirements and expectations of this position.  Competitive salary, health insurance, 40l K and paid time off are all included benefits.  For more information please contact Jim O’Donnell at 573-221-8188 or email us at jimmyo@jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.     For more information about our firm visit www.jamesodonnellfunerahome.com or visit us on face book.

Posted 3/27/29: Family owned central Missouri Funeral Home with two locations seeking a possibly dual licensed individual to manage one of the locations. Some experience is required and must meet public well. Salary based on experience with health insurance included .  Please send resumes to weiker@socket.net

Posted 3/6/19: Employment Opportunity: We are a family owned & operated Missouri funeral home & crematory, located in Eastern Jackson County, looking for a funeral director and/or 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.  We have a rotating weekend schedule, with every third weekend (Saturday & Sunday) guaranteed off.  Wages & benefits will be based on experience & ability.  If you are interested in this position, you may send your resume to royer@royerfuneralhome.com or call us at 816-690-4441 for more information.

Posted 2/27/19: Ledford Family Funeral Homes has two locations East of Kansas City, Missouri. Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa, MO and Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington, MO. We are looking for the right person that is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. We offer excellent pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement plan, and a FAIR on-call week and weekend schedule. Ledford Family Funeral Homes will currently serve around 180 families a year. Our locations are 20 mi. east of Kansas City, you have two great places to raise a family, live in small towns and enjoy all of the convenience the metropolitan areas have to offer without having to drive far. If you feel you are the right candidate for our family please send your resume to jaustin.ledford@gmail.com.

Posted 2/27/2019: Colliers Funeral Home is looking to hire a licensed Mo. Funeral Director you can contact Thomas M. Collier or Colleen M. Collier. Phone - 314-298-1212. www.colliersfuneralhome.com

Posted 2/25/2019: Rupp Funeral Home will be having an estate sale of the Clark Sampson Funeral Home contents on March 1 and 2, 2019. For detailed information see the following link: https://www.estatesale.com/sales/view/226533.html

Posted 2/11/19: Licensed Missouri Funeral Director seeking employment with a funeral home in the Jefferson City / Columbia vicinity.  The candidate is proficient with conducting arrangement conferences, directing services, producing memorial DVD’s, audio/visual media, computers, Microsoft Office products, and general office skills.   The candidate is detailed, organized and possesses strong verbal and written communication skills.  The candidate has served families from varied backgrounds, with the goal of providing superior service.   If you are interested in receiving a resume and possibly scheduling an interview, please email: mofuneraldir@gmail.com

Posted 1/16/19: Colliers Funeral Home is looking to hire a licensed Mo. Funeral Director you can contact Thomas M. Collier or Colleen M. Collier. Phone - 314-298-1212.  www.colliersfuneralhome.com

Posted 12/27/18: Funeral Director/Embalmer – St Louis (St. Peters) Newcomer Funeral Service Group

Are you looking to grow your funeral career? Newcomer Funeral Home is a large family owned, multi-location funeral home looking for a motivated Funeral Director to join our St. Louis chapel (located in St. Peters). 

This position will oversee daily activities, meet with families to provide the highest quality services and products to satisfy the needs of any client family and maintain a positive employee relations atmosphere. Candidates must be a Licensed Funeral Director in the State of Missouri or the ability to reciprocate, have a clean driving record and proficient with computer programs.

Competitive wages and benefits. Join our team and become part of a growing, progressive funeral home.

To learn more about this position and to apply online, visit: www.nfsgi.com

Posted 12/13/2018: The Oltmann Funeral Home has two locations in Missouri. We are currently seeking a licensed embalmer and funeral director. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and a great work environment. We are in a growing rural community and serve approximately 200 families a year. This position will require weekends, evenings and nights. The position will be primarily embalming to start and moving into meeting with families as well. The position will also require removals and the candidate must be able to lift and go on home removals. The position requires going between the two funeral home locations which are approximately 10 miles apart. We would ask for a resume and two reference letters submitted to Jessica Oltmann. Our mailing address is 103 N Church St. Union, MO 63084 or email jessica_ofh1908@icloud.com

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