Lanis Copeland
B: 1919-08-07
D: 2017-12-09
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Copeland, Lanis
Gloria (Ramey) Mulholland
B: 1941-04-15
D: 2017-12-09
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(Ramey) Mulholland, Gloria
Lorene Hooper-Easterday-Robb
D: 2017-12-07
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Hooper-Easterday-Robb, Lorene
Lois McAlister
B: 1941-08-03
D: 2017-12-05
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McAlister, Lois
Charles Dunn
B: 1920-05-23
D: 2017-12-04
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Dunn, Charles
Betty Wollard
B: 1932-05-17
D: 2017-12-03
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Wollard, Betty
Bernal Stafford
B: 1925-02-25
D: 2017-12-01
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Stafford, Bernal
Verna Ledbetter
B: 1929-06-10
D: 2017-11-30
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Ledbetter, Verna
Rachel Kendall
B: 1924-02-01
D: 2017-11-30
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Kendall, Rachel
Marilyn Kirk
B: 1965-06-12
D: 2017-11-27
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Kirk, Marilyn
Harold Thurman
B: 1934-12-19
D: 2017-11-24
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Thurman, Harold
Ruby Broshears
B: 1931-11-22
D: 2017-11-24
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Broshears, Ruby
Vernon Swearengin
B: 1934-04-28
D: 2017-11-23
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Swearengin, Vernon
Keron Anderson
B: 1940-06-01
D: 2017-11-23
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Anderson, Keron
Jerry Henry
B: 1933-12-26
D: 2017-11-21
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Henry, Jerry
Robert Petrie
B: 1924-11-13
D: 2017-11-17
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Petrie, Robert
Florette Turner
B: 1936-12-06
D: 2017-11-16
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Turner, Florette
Kendall Wallace
B: 1970-05-05
D: 2017-11-14
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Wallace, Kendall
Shirley Gott
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2017-11-13
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Gott, Shirley
Charley Morris
B: 1935-12-31
D: 2017-11-13
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Morris, Charley
William Maxey
B: 1919-04-18
D: 2017-11-12
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Maxey, William


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4500 S. Lone Pine Road
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 887-1929
Fax: (417) 887-0341

Our Staff

We are nothing without our dedicated staff. If you take a few minutes to get to know us online, when you walk through our doors and see familiar faces, it will make your experience with us that much better.

Andrea Peabody, Manager & Funeral Director

Andrea, a lifelong resident of the Springfield/Strafford area, has worked in funeral service for more than 15 years. As a funeral director, she feels it's very important to provide meaningful services and to offer compassion and understanding to each and every family served during their time of need.

Nick Helm, Funeral Director

Nick began working with funeral homes in the St. Louis area in 2001 and received an Associate in Applied Science from the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in 2004. After graduating from Mortuary College, he moved south to work with funeral homes in Piedmont and Ava. He is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan who likes hunting, fishing and disc golf. His favorite part of his job is all the hugs and handshakes from the families we serve.

Kathryn Matthew, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Originally from New England, Kat moved to Springfield in 2007 and instantly fell in love with its community, culture and bounty of outdoor adventures. She has worked in funeral service since 2000, and prides herself on being detail-oriented. She feels blessed to be able to serve families in their time of need, and calls many of the families she has served in the past as friends today.

Jenene Dean, Community Outreach Coordinator
Office Phone: (417) 869-2331
Mobile Phone: (417) 340-7481

Jenene brings four years of strategic case management experience from her work with the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program. In that role, she advocated for hundreds of wounded soldiers and veterans in Springfield and Ft. Leonard Wood, by connecting them to community resources for the best transition to civilian life.

Glenn Teer, Family Service Consultant

Glenn's bio will be posted soon.

Janet Felton, Regional Administrator

Janet started in the funeral industry in 1987 in Las Vegas, and then transferred in 1996 to Springfield. Janet began overseeing several funeral locations in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas in 2012. She enjoys helping families and other employees. She is married with two children and three grandchildren.

Jamie Robertson, Funeral Administrator

Jamie has been with the company since 2005, and began serving as the administrator for all of our Springfield funeral homes in 2016. She lives with her husband and two children in Willard. As a family, they enjoy fishing and camping.

Gloria Breighner, Funeral Assistant

Gloria's bio will be posted soon.

Gerry Comstock, Funeral Assistant

Gerry has worked for Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home since 2015. She is a retired minister after 40 years and is unable to stop working with people. Now a great-grandmother, Gerry continues to give loving care to those in need. She is a published author, speaker, teacher, as well as an accomplished seamstress.

Angela Lance, Funeral Assistant

Angela began working with our funeral homes in 2016. Her professional background is extensive and includes 10 years in the U.S. Air Force. She also joined the State of Illinois' counter drug program, worked in the state's human resource office, and worked for the state prosecutor’s office along with the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Molli Shearin, Funeral Assistant

Molli is a recent graduate of Missouri State University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. She feels fortunate to be a part of such a caring team at Klingner-Cope, and appreciates being able to utilize many of the skills she has learned throughout her education. She lives in the Springfield area with her husband and enjoys spending time with her cat, as well as hiking, camping, and travelling.


Catherine Brown, Cemetery Administrator
Office Phone: 417-887-1929
Fax: 417-887-0341

Cat serves as the administrator for Rivermonte Memorial Gardens and Eastlawn Cemetery.

John Dale, Cemetery Superintendent

John joined the staff in 2002, and feels it has been his privilege to show families the great care the cemetery staff puts into their loved one's final resting place. He moved to the Springfield area in the 1970's and now resides in Ava with his wife and two daughters.

David Newberry, Assistant Superintendent

David takes pride in his work at the cemetery and works hard to keep it looking its best. Before his cemetery career began in 2012, he worked for 35 years as a drywall contractor. The longtime Springfield resident is married with two sons, six grandchildren and two dogs. In his free time he enjoys hunting turkey and deer.

Kevin Lumley, Head Groundskeeper

Kevin has worked at White Chapel Memorial Gardens since 1995 and is the head grounds keeper. His favorite hobbies are hunting and fishing.

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