Obituaries

Deloris Owens
B: 1934-07-06
D: 2019-11-28
View Details
Owens, Deloris
Steven Brown
B: 1950-08-28
D: 2019-11-28
View Details
Brown, Steven
Larry Wilkson
B: 1941-11-12
D: 2019-11-26
View Details
Wilkson, Larry
Junior Neff
B: 1955-09-03
D: 2019-11-20
View Details
Neff, Junior
Susie Eye
B: 1967-09-21
D: 2019-11-18
View Details
Eye, Susie
Wilma Woolsey
B: 1927-06-25
D: 2019-11-17
View Details
Woolsey, Wilma
Annetta Swift
B: 1924-04-28
D: 2019-11-15
View Details
Swift, Annetta
Patricia Ball
B: 1948-08-28
D: 2019-11-14
View Details
Ball, Patricia
Darrell Arndt
B: 1945-09-22
D: 2019-11-11
View Details
Arndt, Darrell
John Seibel, RPh.
B: 1944-07-18
D: 2019-11-08
View Details
Seibel, RPh., John
Lola McMurtrey
B: 1935-02-28
D: 2019-11-07
View Details
McMurtrey, Lola
David Dobbs
B: 1960-07-22
D: 2019-11-07
View Details
Dobbs, David
Norma Jean Yount
B: 1932-05-29
D: 2019-11-07
View Details
Yount, Norma Jean
John Pitts, Jr.
B: 1953-11-02
D: 2019-11-06
View Details
Pitts, Jr., John
Rickey "Pap" Bourisaw
B: 1949-11-13
D: 2019-11-03
View Details
Bourisaw, Rickey "Pap"
Donna Mosier
B: 1961-03-28
D: 2019-10-29
View Details
Mosier, Donna
Sarah Minor
B: 1958-09-07
D: 2019-10-28
View Details
Minor, Sarah
Geraldine Courtway
B: 1935-09-11
D: 2019-10-25
View Details
Courtway, Geraldine
Laverna Kay
B: 1936-09-17
D: 2019-10-24
View Details
Kay, Laverna
Rolalie Loughary
B: 1930-02-11
D: 2019-10-20
View Details
Loughary, Rolalie
Charlie Harbison
B: 2012-06-04
D: 2019-10-20
View Details
Harbison, Charlie

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
301 E High Street
POTOSI, MO 63664
Phone: (573) 438-2105
Fax: (573) 438-7279

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.