Lorraine Duckworth
B: 1928-12-03
D: 2017-04-18
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Duckworth, Lorraine
Jan Michael
B: 1939-03-24
D: 2017-04-18
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Michael, Jan
Roberta Postma
B: 1918-12-22
D: 2017-04-18
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Postma, Roberta
Hazel Ollson
B: 1919-11-24
D: 2017-04-11
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Ollson, Hazel
Donald "Don" Jones
B: 1929-04-24
D: 2017-04-09
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Jones, Donald "Don"
Juanita Caviness
B: 1930-02-10
D: 2017-04-09
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Caviness, Juanita
Dorothy Cain
B: 1925-08-23
D: 2017-04-07
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Cain, Dorothy
Menno Frerichs
B: 1936-01-21
D: 2017-04-06
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Frerichs, Menno
Helen Scott
B: 1920-01-12
D: 2017-04-04
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Scott, Helen
Carol Avery
B: 1940-09-23
D: 2017-04-02
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Avery, Carol
Stella Young
B: 1947-08-08
D: 2017-04-02
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Young, Stella
Wilma Burnett
B: 1926-08-25
D: 2017-03-30
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Burnett, Wilma
Richard Richardson
B: 1940-05-11
D: 2017-03-29
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Richardson, Richard
Carol Wilson
B: 1941-03-25
D: 2017-03-28
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Wilson, Carol
Mary Roeder
B: 1948-11-07
D: 2017-03-28
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Roeder, Mary
Bobby Aldridge
B: 1934-10-27
D: 2017-03-28
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Aldridge, Bobby
Esther Bunell Fuller
B: 1927-05-17
D: 2017-03-26
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Fuller, Esther Bunell
Farris Creed
B: 1927-07-03
D: 2017-03-25
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Creed, Farris
Joel Nichols
B: 1953-03-03
D: 2017-03-25
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Nichols, Joel
Beverly Bebout
B: 1939-03-13
D: 2017-03-19
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Bebout, Beverly
Florence Francis
B: 1924-06-02
D: 2017-03-19
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Francis, Florence


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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.

Michael McGeehan, Funeral Home Manager

Mike joined the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Homes as our Manager after working in Sedalia, MO for six years. Prior to that, he worked in St. Louis after graduating from the Funeral Service Education Program at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in May 2006.

Andrea Peabody, Funeral Director

Andrea, a lifelong resident of the Springfield/Strafford area, has worked in funeral service for more than 11 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.

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

Jenene brings four years of experience in strategic case management from her work with the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program. In that role, she advocated for hundreds of wounded soldier and veterans in Springfield and Ft. Leonard Wood, connecting community resources to the individuals and families for the best transition to civilian life. In 2014-2015, her efforts collaborating with local and national non-profit organizations resulted in two veterans and families receiving a mortgage-free home in Springfield.

Janet Felton, Regional Administrator

Janet started in the funeral industry in 1987 in Las Vegas and then in 1996 she transferred to Springfield where she has overseen both funeral and cemetery processing. In 2012, Janet was transferred to oversee several funeral locations in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. 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 funeral homes in 2016. She lives with her husband and two children in Willard. As a family, they enjoy fishing and camping.

Carmen Reinkemeyer, Cemetery Administrator
Office Phone: 417-866-5012

Carmen has worked as the administrator at all three cemeteries, starting with Eastlawn in 2008. She has now settled in as the cemetery administrator of White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

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.

Tom & Barbara Smith, Funeral Assistants

Tom and Barbara are a husband and wife team that serve as visitation hosts at all four Klingner-Cope locations. She is a Missouri native and has lived in Springfield since 1970. Tom spent most of his formative years in Omaha. In 1969, he started working in funeral service while living in Arkansas, and continued in the industry when he relocated to southwest Missouri in 1971.

John Dale, Cemetery Superintendent

John joined the Klingner-Cope 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.

Eddie Tucker, Cemetery Groundskeeper

Tony Fox, Cemetery Groundskeeper

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