Obituaries

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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We Honor Veterans

Showing Dedication & Appreciation to Our Veterans

Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home is now a Level Four Community Partner, which is the highest achievement in the We Honor Veterans program.

As a Level Four Community Partner, we have:

  • Increased professional and organizational capacity to provide quality services for Veterans and their families
  • Developed and strengthened partnerships with hospices, VA, Veteran organizations and other healthcare organizations
  • Promoted hospice and palliative care for Veterans
  • Demonstrated the impact of its Veteran-centric organizational programs

Though we have reached the highest recognition in this special program, Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home will always remain committed and dedicated to our Veterans to ensure they receive the best quality of care and service.


LOCAL VETERAN NEWS/EVENTS:

Open to Springfield area middle and high school students, we hope our Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest will inspire young people in our community to learn more about the true meaning of this special day. Six winners of this contest will share cash prizes totaling $1,600! Essays must be received by April 30, 2017. Winners will be recognized in a special award ceremony on May 29, 2017 during our annual Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte. Our Memorial Day program is a free and family-friendly community event to show dedication and appreciation to local veterans and members of the military.


We Honor Veterans is a program by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing Hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

As a We Honor Veterans Community Partner, Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home is committed to providing quality services to veterans and their families and to expanding community awareness of the unique needs of veterans and benefits available to them. We will strive to always do our best to ensure that happens.

By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home, in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs guide veterans and their families through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.

For inquiries regarding VA benefits and the We Honor Veterans program, please call (417) 887-1929 and ask to speak to a funeral director. It is our desire to assist you in every way possible.


10 IMPORTANT FACTS: Veterans Burial Benefits

1. Burial in a Private Cemetery
Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery may include a burial flag, Government headstone, marker or medallion, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. See below information for related details.

2. Burial Flags
A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s military service to his or her country. VA will furnish a burial flag for memorialization for an other than dishonorably discharged:

  • Veteran who served during wartime
  • Veteran who died on active duty after May 27, 1941
  • Veteran who served after January 31, 1955
  • Peacetime Veteran who was discharged or released before June 27, 1950
  • Certain persons who served in the organized military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines while in service of the U.S. Armed Forces and who died on or after April 25, 1951
  • Certain former members of the Selected Reserves

3. Who Is Eligible to Receive the Burial Flag?
Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service. When there is no next-of-kin, VA will furnish the flag to a friend making request for it.

4. How Can You Apply to Receive the Burial Flag to honor a Veteran’s military service?
Call (417) 887-1929 and ask your funeral director to help you obtain a flag.

5. Headstones, Markers and Medallions
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death.

6. How can I order a headstone, marker or medallion for a deceased eligible Veteran?
Call (417) 887-1929 and ask your funeral director to help you obtain a headstone, marker or medallion.

7. Military Funeral Honors "Honoring Those Who Served"
Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible Veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the Veteran's parent service of the armed forces.

8. How do you arrange Military Funeral Honors?
The DOD program calls for funeral home directors to request military funeral honors on behalf of the Veterans' family. To arrange military funeral honors, simply call (417) 887-1929 and ask your funeral director to help you arrange Military Funeral Honors.

9. Presidential Memorial Certificate
A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veterans. The program was initiated in March 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and has been continued by all subsequent Presidents. Statutory authority for the program is Section 112, Title 38, of the United States Code. Eligible recipients include the next of kin and loved ones of honorably discharged deceased Veterans. More than one certificate may be provided.

10. How can you apply to receive a Presidential Memorial Certificate to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veteran?
Application for a Presidential Memorial Certificate for eligible recipients can be made by U.S. Mail. A copy of the Veteran’s discharge and death certificate must be included with the application. A print copy of the application form is available at the funeral home. To obtain a print copy of the application, simply call (417) 887-1929 and ask your funeral director for a print copy of the Presidential Memorial Certificate application.

For any other inquiries regarding VA burial benefits, please call (417) 887-1929 and ask to speak to your funeral director. It is our desire to assist you in every way possible.

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