Obituaries

Margaret Palmer
B: 1936-01-08
D: 2022-09-26
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Palmer, Margaret
Robert Hall
B: 1930-05-04
D: 2022-09-25
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Hall, Robert
Robert Smothers
B: 1941-07-03
D: 2022-09-23
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Smothers, Robert
Mary Smith
B: 1931-05-30
D: 2022-09-17
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Smith, Mary
Mollie Gershon
B: 1968-04-11
D: 2022-09-11
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Gershon, Mollie
Paul Yanits
B: 1953-05-27
D: 2022-09-10
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Yanits, Paul
John Weir
B: 1974-01-28
D: 2022-09-09
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Weir, John
Rosa Faudere
B: 1926-08-01
D: 2022-08-31
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Faudere, Rosa
Mary Porter
B: 1932-03-20
D: 2022-08-26
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Porter, Mary
Lucille Frampton
B: 1949-03-29
D: 2022-08-22
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Frampton, Lucille
Lisa Mancin
B: 1961-06-07
D: 2022-08-20
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Mancin, Lisa
Beth Myers
B: 1980-12-25
D: 2022-08-12
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Myers, Beth
Marilyn Hollar
B: 1951-08-08
D: 2022-07-09
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Hollar, Marilyn
Tanner Polsgrove
B: 2003-03-21
D: 2022-07-08
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Polsgrove, Tanner
Taylor Hawkins
B: 1990-12-29
D: 2022-06-28
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Hawkins, Taylor
Sherrin Kendall
B: 1940-07-04
D: 2022-06-21
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Kendall, Sherrin
Shirley Hoog
B: 1943-10-10
D: 2022-06-09
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Hoog, Shirley
Tom Gonterwitz
B: 1954-12-20
D: 2022-06-06
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Gonterwitz, Tom
Robert Fulk
B: 1927-12-09
D: 2022-06-06
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Fulk, Robert
Rexy Que
B: 1996-10-01
D: 2022-06-03
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Que, Rexy
Susan Miller
B: 1950-10-22
D: 2022-05-25
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Miller, Susan

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1106 E. Branch St.
PO Box 1094
PLATTE CITY, MO 64079
Phone: 816.858.2129
Fax: 816.858.2347

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General Price List

These prices are effective as of May 1, 2022 and are subject to change without notice.

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the goods and services you selected.


Basic Services of the Funeral Director, Staff, and Overhead $2,350.00
Our fee for the services of the funeral director and staff includes, but is not limited to, staff to respond to the initial request for service, arrangement conference with the family or responsible party; arrangements of funeral, shelter of remains, preparation and filing of necesssary authorizations and permits; recording vital statistics, preparation and placement of obituary notices; staff assistance prior to, during and/or following the funeral, including coordination with those providing other portions of the funeral, e.g. cemetery, crematory and others.  Also included in these charges are overhead expenses relative to our facilities such as insurance, maintenance and utility expenses, secretarial and administrative costs, and equipment and inventory costs.  This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.  (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials and forwarding or receiving of remains.)


Embalming $950.00

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.


 Other Preparation of the Body                                                                                     $350.00   Includes dressing, casketing, and cosmetizing of the deceased

Transfer of Remains to Funeral Home (Within 50 Mile Radius) $450.00
Use of Facilities and Staff for Viewing or Visitation (per hour) $495.00
Use of Facilities and Staff for Funeral, Memorial, or Graveside Service $575.00
Use of Facilities and Staff for Committal Service Following Funeral Service $100.00
Funeral Coach $450.00
Family Car/Limousine $450.00
Cremation Fee $900.00
Caskets:  A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home $1,390.00 - $10,490.00
Outer Burial Containers:  A complete list wil be provided at the funeral home $1,200 - $20,540.00

 
 

Types of Services Available

We  have compiled the charges to show you the fees for some of our most common services.  Additional charges may be incurred for items such as death certificates, obituaries, clergy honorarium, etc.

Direct Cremation $2,195.00 - $2495.00
 
This charge for a direct cremation (without ceremony) includes basic services of funeral director and staff, a proportionate share of overhead costs, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home, transportation to crematory, necessary authorozations, and cremation.  If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.  Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering).  The container we provide is a fiberboard cremation container
Direct Cremation (with container provided by family)                                            $2,195.00
Direct Cremation (with container provided by funeral home)                                 $2,495.00
 

Cremation & Memorial Service

This charge includes our basic service fee, transfer of the deceased to the crematory, memorial service, register book, 100 memorial folders, and cremation.  Additional charges may be incurred for additional options selected.

$4,405.00

Cremation Following Visitation & Funeral Service

This charge includes basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home, embalming, dressing, cosmetizing & casketing of the deceased, one hour visitation, memorial service, rental casket, register book, 100 memorial folders, transportation to crematory, and cremation.  Additional charges may be incurred for additional options selected.

$7,945.00

Traditional Same-Day Burial Service

This charge includes our basic service fee, embalming, dressing, cosmetizing, & casketing of the deceased, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home, one-hour visitation, funeral service, graveside service, transportation by hearse to the cemetery, Batesville Apollo casket, Wilbert two-piece grave liner, register book, and 100 memorial folders.  Additional charges may be incurred for additional options selected.

$8,440.00

Traditional Two-Day Burial Service

This charge includes our basic service fee, embalming, dressing, cosmetizing, & casketing of the deceased, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home, two-hour visitation the evening prior, funeral service, graveside service, transportation by hearse to the cemetery, Batesville Apollo casket, Wilbert two-piece grave liner, register book, and 100 memorial folders.  Additional charges may be incurred for additional options selected.

$8,935.00
OTHER SERVICES  
Additional Mileage in Excess of 50 Miles (per mile, one way) $2.00
Flower/Utility Vehicle $200.00
Transfer To/From Kansas City International Airport $350.00
Immediate Family Only Viewing of Unembalmed Remains $250.00
Special Care for Autopsied Remains/Organ Donors (Additional Charge) $250.00
Refrigeration of Unembalmed Remains (per Day) $200.00

Body Donations

This charge includes basic services of funeral director and staff; local transfer of the remains to place of anatomical donation; completion and filing of necessary authorizations and permits.

$2,800.00

Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home

This charge includes basic services of funeral director & staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home, embalming, and local transportation.  Additional transportation, as well as a casket or shipping container may be required.

$4,100.00

Receiving of Remains from Another Funeral Home

This charge includes basic services of funeral director & staff, care of deceased, and transportation to cemetery or crematory.

$2,800.00
Receiving of Cremated Remains from Another Funeral Home $350

Immediate Burial

This charge for an immediate burial (without ceremony) includes basic services of funeral director & staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home,and local transportation to the cemetery.  This charge is for when a casket is not required or provided by the purchaser.  Additional charges may bee incurred for additional options selected.

$3,250 - $6,389
Immediate Burial (Casket provided by purchase) $3,250

Immediate Burial (Casket & Vault provided by funeral home)

The casket and vault provided by the funeral home are a Batesville Aries casket & Wilbert 2-piece grave liner.

$6,389
MERCHANDISE  
Acknowledgement Cards (per 50) $50
Air Tray (For Shipping Casketed Remains) $380
Bookmarks/Laminated Obituary $3.50
Candle $16.50
Combination Shipping Container (When No Casket is Used) $380
Crucifix $35
Guest Register Book $60
Memorial Folders (Quarter Sheet, Per 50) $35
Memorial Folders (Half Sheet, Per 50) $50
Picture DVD $150
           Additional Copies $20
Prayer Cards (Per 50) $50
Temporary Cemetery Marker $55
Ziegler Case (Metal Inner Sealer) $800

 

Social Security Information

A one-time lump sum payment to a surviving spouse or dependent child of $255 will be paid in a separate check for this amount only.  Please call 1.800.772.1213 for more information because each case is different.  Payments to the deceased should be stopped in 6-8 weeks, if checks are direct deposit notify your bank that the check should not be accepted, if they come to your home, return mail the check.

 

 

CASH ADVANCES

 
Death Certificates (Missouri)    $14 1st Copy/$11 Each Additional Copy  
(Kansas)                                  $15 Per Copy  
Escort (If Required or Requested) $360
Final Date on Granite Marker $225
Hairdresser (For Women) $30

Holiday Outer Burial Container Delivery

          (New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day)

          (No Delivery Thanksgiving or Christmas)

$450
Saturday/Sunday Outer Burial Container Delivery $150/$260
Services Scheduled After 4:00 p.m. (Per 1/2 Hour) $100
Tent & Chairs w/ Outer Burial Container Purchase $280
Tent & Chairs w/o Outer Burial Container Purchase $550
          Additional Tent & Chairs $120

A Personal Note Regarding Our Payment Policy

The loss of a loved one can be a very difficult time.  As funeral directors, we are here to provide a meaningful celebration of life, without leaving you, the family, with a financial burden to deal with in the future.  We are not in a position to offer monthly payments.  We are not able to extend credit in estate settlements.  Please feel free to openly discuss any financial concerns with us during the arrangement conference.  You will find that we can provide a number of funeral service options that can fit your financial needs.  Payment must be secured prior to the rrendering of any services and may be made in any combination of four ways:  Cash, Check, Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard)*, Life insurance Assignment** (*Credit Card Payments:  A Processing fee of 2.87% will be added to any credit card payments.  Sorry, our credit card service does not accept debit cards.  **Life Insurance Assignments:  Insurance policies must be in force.  Insurance benefit amount and beneficiaries must be verified in order to be used as payment.  All beneficiaries must be available to sign all applicable documentation at the time of arrangements or prior to final services being rendered.  Because of privacy laws, many insurance companies will not rapidly verify this information.  If policies cannot be verified before services are rendered, another payment option must be selected).

 

Additional Considerations in Regard to Our General Price List:

Pictures, Descriptions, and up to date pricing for Casket, Vaults, Urns, & Other                 Merchandise that we offer can be found on our website under Funeral                   Products.

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If you prefer to have a printed copy of our General Price List including all of the Merchandise, this can be accomplished by the following:

1. From our Homepage, towards the bottom, under Funeral Planning, choose Funeral Products.

2. Scroll down & choose "Our Current General Price List"

3. Click on "Download a Copy of Our General Price List" to generate a PDF file for your review, or to print.

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You can obtain our General Price List by visiting our Funeral Homes.