Obituaries

James Martin
B: 1943-05-11
D: 2020-03-30
View Details
Martin, James
Verneda Eye
B: 1948-03-14
D: 2020-03-28
View Details
Eye, Verneda
Debbie Yates
B: 1955-10-30
D: 2020-03-25
View Details
Yates, Debbie
Steve Kaba, Jr.
B: 1923-07-18
D: 2020-03-24
View Details
Kaba, Jr., Steve
Clyde Brooks
B: 1924-05-14
D: 2020-03-22
View Details
Brooks, Clyde
Ameuel Young
B: 1926-08-16
D: 2020-03-16
View Details
Young, Ameuel
Raymond King
B: 1938-08-09
D: 2020-03-13
View Details
King, Raymond
Anna Shomo
B: 1934-10-13
D: 2020-03-08
View Details
Shomo, Anna
Donnie Whitehead
B: 1948-03-24
D: 2020-03-04
View Details
Whitehead, Donnie
Scottie Schrum
B: 1926-11-05
D: 2020-03-03
View Details
Schrum, Scottie
Alverta Glore
B: 1945-08-21
D: 2020-03-03
View Details
Glore, Alverta
Laura Bourbon
B: 1924-03-05
D: 2020-03-02
View Details
Bourbon, Laura
Harvey Siegel
B: 1948-04-19
D: 2020-03-02
View Details
Siegel, Harvey
Fred Radford
B: 1946-09-15
D: 2020-02-27
View Details
Radford, Fred
Susan Johnson
B: 1948-04-05
D: 2020-02-24
View Details
Johnson, Susan
Dorothy Shepard
B: 1938-05-12
D: 2020-02-20
View Details
Shepard, Dorothy
Robert (Bob) White
B: 1959-06-10
D: 2020-02-19
View Details
White, Robert (Bob)
Thomas Schutz, Sr.
B: 1948-07-16
D: 2020-02-17
View Details
Schutz, Sr., Thomas
Victor Stieben
B: 1945-07-05
D: 2020-02-11
View Details
Stieben, Victor
James "Sonny" Henry
B: 1942-10-31
D: 2020-02-11
View Details
Henry, James "Sonny"
Bradley Minx
B: 1990-05-30
D: 2020-02-10
View Details
Minx, Bradley

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.