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Staff members of Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors. Our staff serves all faiths with the utmost care and compassion.

Our Team

Joshua J. Meyer

Joshua J. Meyer

Manager/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-243-2121
Cell Phone: 785-243-5883

Joshua J. Meyer joined the staff of Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in April 2001. He has been the manager of the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home and it's associated chapels since 2003. He attended Kansas State University and then mortuary school at Kansas City Kansas Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. He completed his apprenticeship with Broadway Mortuary and continued to work there until he relocated to Concordia.

He is married to the former Jamie Stroh of Belleville, Kansas.  Jamie is a math teacher at Concordia High School and also teaches College Algebra at Cloud County Community College. They have one daughter, Madelyn, age 19, who attends Fort Hays State University and is a member of the Tiger Debs Dance Team.

He is a member of Concordia Rotary Club, serving as club president in 2007-2008; a member and former board member of the Concordia Chamber of Commerce; a former board member for the Cloud County Community Foundation, he also served as the President on the Frank Carlson Library Board of Directors; a member of Cloud County Ducks Unlimited where he serves as the Chairman.  Joshua also volunteers with the Cloud County Community College Foundation and the Annual Scholarship Auction, serving as the emcee for the past several years.  He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #76 and a member of Concordia Golf & Wellness Golf Course in Concordia. He and his family attend the Concordia Lutheran Church where he served on the church council.  He is currently the District 6 Director for the Kansas Funeral Directors Association.

He enjoys playing golf, hunting and is a registered basketball official with the Kansas State High School Athletics Association for the past 20 years.

Kenton R. LeBlanc

Kenton R. LeBlanc

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-243-2121
Cell Phone: 620-870-8541

Kenton LeBlanc joined Chaput-Buoy Funeral Homes in September of 2014, as a licensed funeral director/embalmer. He has been licensed in the State of Kansas since 1992. From 1991 to 1992 he served his apprenticeship under the direction of Jim Buoy at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. Kenton also worked with Dean Frazier, Alec Chaput, John Chaput and Alexine Chaput.   Kenton also holds a Nebraska funeral director/embalmer license.

He has also worked as a sales representative for a national funeral supply firm The Dodge Company of Cambridge, MA.. Prior to his sales position he was in the funeral service profession in Newton, Coffeyville, Lyons, Kansas communities as well.

He was a Graduate of Clifton-Clyde H.S. 1984, NCKAVT School Auto Tech 1985, Attended Washburn University Fall of 1985, Cloud County Graduate 1990 and Kansas City Kansas Community College Graduate in 1991 receiving a Degree in Mortuary Science.

Kenton grew up in the St. Joseph community on the farm as well as his wife Stephanie.  They have a daughter, Becca and a son, Kollin and  all currently reside in Clyde since 2007.  Stephanie is a Teacher’s Aide at USD 224 at the Clifton Grade School.  Becca is currently enrolled in the RN Program at CCCC.  Kollin is a 2017 graduate of Clifton-Clyde HS.

He enjoys, spending time with his family, golfing, hunting, carpentry, and mostly being outdoors.

He is a member of the KFDA, NFDA, Concordia Rotary Club, American Legion Post #76, VFW Post 7515, NRA, Ducks Unlimited.

Kenton and his family are also members of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Clyde and also serves on the Board of the Guardians of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Samantha Goff

Administrative Assistant

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-243-2121

Samantha joined the staff of Chaput Buoy Funeral Home in August 2011. She is the daughter of Bob & Tina (Hill) Goff. She is a lifelong resident of Concordia. She graduated from Concordia High School in 2005 and then received her Associates of Arts Degree in Accounting from Cloud County Community College in 2006. 

She was a big sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters for several years. She is also a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and a past member of the Concordia Fire Department Auxiliary, serving as Secretary from 2007-2008.  

Samantha enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking and reading.

Maxine Smith

Maxine Smith

Funeral Assistant / Chapel Attendant

Phone: 785-439-6244
Cell Phone: 785-243-0360

Maxine is a lifelong Cloud County area resident. Maxine has been a part of our firm for several years, beginning with our Blachly & Buoy Chapel in Jamestown. Maxine assists in all facets of our funeral home. She assists with funerals and chapel sitting at all of our locations.

David Demars

David Demars

Funeral Assistant

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-243-4043
Cell Phone: 785-243-4874

David handles all types of duties for all our chapels. He is retired from the Cloud County Co-Op Elevator and now has more time to devote to his growing number of grandchildren and serving our communities.

Kim Buoy

Chapel Attendant

Phone: 785-243-1760

Kim Buoy is the daughter of James Buoy, former owner and operator of Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home.  Kim has relocated back to Concordia and is eager to serve the Concordia community as a chapel sitter and funeral assistant.

Rex Harper

Funeral Assistant

Phone: 785-243-7792
Cell Phone: 785-243-4925

Rex Harper is a Clyde, KS native.  He was a former employee of Boogaarts, Fleming & Scrivner Foods.  He is married to the former Jolene Chaput.  Her parents were Joseph & Marian Chaput, one of the former operators of the funeral home.  Rex & Jolene have 3 children.  Rex continues to uphold the 'Chaput' tradition of serving our communities.

MaryLynn DeLude

Funeral Assistant / Chapel Attendant

Phone: 785-446-2944

MaryLynn is a chapel sitter and funeral assistant at our Clyde chapel.  She is married to Kenneth DeLude and you will always be greeted with a warm, friendly smile by MaryLynn.

Scott Seifert

Scott Seifert

Funeral Assistant

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-446-3566
Cell Phone: 785-243-0801

Scott assists us at our Clyde chapel on a part time basis. He is part of a century year old jewerly business in Clyde. Seifert's Jewerly has been a part of Clyde, Kansas since 1906. He and his wife, Dawn are the proud parents of four children and they are assets to the Clyde community.

Christine Marcotte

Chapel Attendant

Phone: 785-446-2895

Christine is a chapel attendant and cleaning expert for our Clyde location.

Kathie Winter

Chapel Attendant

Phone: 785-243-2121

Kathie Winter is a Chapel attendant for our Concordia location.  She is married to Jim Winter and they have 2 children and 1 grandchild.  Kathie is always friendly and eager to assist our families.