Obituaries

Robert Kincaid
B: 1971-11-05
D: 2017-05-18
View Details
Kincaid, Robert
Jesse Barnes
B: 1936-11-16
D: 2017-05-18
View Details
Barnes, Jesse
Paul Jennings
B: 1941-03-27
D: 2017-05-12
View Details
Jennings, Paul
Lois Doty
B: 1926-05-16
D: 2017-05-10
View Details
Doty, Lois
Carol "C.J." Rosenberg
B: 1937-10-31
D: 2017-05-06
View Details
Rosenberg, Carol "C.J."
Ed Tuhey
B: 1936-05-22
D: 2017-05-06
View Details
Tuhey, Ed
Agnes Williams
B: 1936-12-07
D: 2017-05-05
View Details
Williams, Agnes
Betty Flanagan
B: 1943-10-12
D: 2017-05-05
View Details
Flanagan, Betty
Thelma Lumley
B: 1927-02-16
D: 2017-04-30
View Details
Lumley, Thelma
Billy White
B: 1938-09-04
D: 2017-04-30
View Details
White, Billy
Audrey Gardine
B: 1930-01-19
D: 2017-04-20
View Details
Gardine, Audrey
Lorraine Duckworth
B: 1928-12-03
D: 2017-04-18
View Details
Duckworth, Lorraine
Jan Michael
B: 1939-03-24
D: 2017-04-18
View Details
Michael, Jan
Roberta Postma
B: 1918-12-22
D: 2017-04-18
View Details
Postma, Roberta
Hazel Ollson
B: 1919-11-24
D: 2017-04-11
View Details
Ollson, Hazel
Donald "Don" Jones
B: 1929-04-24
D: 2017-04-09
View Details
Jones, Donald "Don"
Juanita Caviness
B: 1930-02-10
D: 2017-04-09
View Details
Caviness, Juanita
Dorothy Cain
B: 1925-08-23
D: 2017-04-07
View Details
Cain, Dorothy
Menno Frerichs
B: 1936-01-21
D: 2017-04-06
View Details
Frerichs, Menno
Helen Scott
B: 1920-01-12
D: 2017-04-04
View Details
Scott, Helen
Carol Avery
B: 1940-09-23
D: 2017-04-02
View Details
Avery, Carol

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
4500 S. Lone Pine Road
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 887-1929
Fax: (417) 887-0341

Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest & Award Ceremony

Klingner-Cope Community Outreach, a program of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Homes, will announce the winners of their Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest on May 29, 2017 in a special awards ceremony during the Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance.

Six winners of this contest will share cash prizes totaling $1,600! Winning essays will be featured on Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home's website, social media pages, and other related print and electronic media.

This essay contest was open to all Springfield area middle and high school students, and submissions were accepted at the funeral home during the month of April 2017. All entries had to be presented in a personal essay format, with 500 to 525 words on the true meaning of Memorial Day.


Official Contest Rules CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RULES [PDF]

1. Eligibility: Entrants must be middle or high school students enrolled in the Greene County, MO area School District. Entries from private, charter and home schools will also be accepted.

2. Format: Entries must be presented in the format of a Personal Essay, between 500-525 words, using a double-spaced 12-point font and must include a bibliography (not included in the word count).

3. Topic: “The True Meaning of Memorial Day”. Students are encouraged to discuss the essay theme with teachers, parents and friends. The essay should be positive and clearly focused on the theme. Teachers and parents may check essays, but the content of the essay must be that of the student.

4. Research: Research is essential in creating a quality essay. Please cite library resources, Web URLs with access dates, and personal interviews.

5. Bibliography: The bibliography must cite at least two references. Entries that do not include a bibliography will be disqualified.

6. Essay Entries: Must be submitted and received between April 1 and April 30, 2017. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned, and they become the property of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Homes. Essays should be mailed to: Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 South Lone Pine Rd, Springfield, MO 65804. Entries must be accompanied by a 3x5 index card, attached but not stapled to essay containing the following information: contestant’s name, mailing address, phone number, name of school, grade level (ex: 8th grade; 10th grade), student ID number, and name of parent/guardian who will accompany contestant at the May 29, 2017 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.

7. Evaluation Process: Winning essays will be selected on the following basis:

>25 points—Originality and creativity
>25 points—Compliance with the assigned topic
>20 points—Factual accuracy
>15 points—Grammar and organization of content
>15 points—Scope of research

8. Awards: $500 will be awarded to one each middle and high school first place winner; $200 will be awarded to one each first place runner-up at middle and high school levels and $100 will be awarded to one each second place runner-up at middle and high school levels. Each winner and his/her parent/guardian must be present to receive their prize. Winners will be notified prior to the May 29 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.


Our 2016 Youth Essay Contest Winners:

The winners of Klingner-Cope's inaugural Youth Essay Contest were recognized during the annual Memorial Day Remembrance. All Greene County area middle and high school students were invited to participate, and submissions were accepted at the funeral from through the entire month of April. The contest's purpose was to inspire youths in our community to learn more about this important holiday.

High School:
First Place: Maria Starnes
Second Place: Madeline Thompson
Third Place: Alyssa Everett
Middle School:
First Place: Abigail Coates
Second Place: Madeline Cope
Third Place: Noelle Moseley
Honorable Mentions:
Angelina Vasquez | Gabrielle Roberts

Throughout the course of the year, Klingner-Cope Community Outreach hosts free workshops, seminars, and remembrance events intended to enhance the well-being and overall health of the Springfield community. All of our Community Outreach events are free of charge and open to all, regardless if they have been served by our company.

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.