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Staff members of HEATON-BOWMAN-SMITH & SIDENFADEN CHAPEL 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 Team

Sally Smith

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory of Sally Smith who served as Chairwoman of the Board of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel until her passing on October 22, 2018.

She was a licensed funeral director and had been with the firm since the Smith family purchased Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home in 1956.

 

Judy Smith

President

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-232-3355

Judy has been President of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel since the passing of her husband Kent in 1993. She is a licensed funeral director and pre-arrangement counselor.

Kristi Smith-Stephens

Vice-President of Operations

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-232-3355

Kristi is the Vice-President of Operations of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. She is a licensed funeral director and pre-arrangement counselor and has been with the funeral home since 2005.

Kacee Smith

Vice-President of Finance

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-232-3355

Kacee is the Vice-President of Finance and Administration of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. She is a licensed funeral director and pre-arrangement counselor and had been with the funeral home since 1998.

Michael Walter

Funeral Director and Manager of Operations

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-232-3355 or 816-324-3355

Michael "Mike" Walter began working in funeral service in the mid 1970's as a funeral assistant. He joined our staff in 2012 and is a licensed funeral director and pre-arrangement agent and currently serves as manager of operations for both the Heaton-Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel and the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. 

John Sommer

Lead Funeral Director and Embalmer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-232-3355

John joined our firm in 2018 with over 30 years experience in the funeral industry.

Chrissy Szczepanik

Embalmer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-232-3355

Chrissy is our lead embalmer. She is also a funeral director and pre-arrangement counselor. She has been with the funeral home since 2002.

George Szczepanik

Funeral Director

Jerry McFee

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Phone: 816-232-3355

Rex Strayer

Celebrant of Life & Funeral Assistant

Phone: 816-232-3355

Jesse England

Pre-Arrangement Counselor

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-232-3355
Cell Phone: 816-646-7690

Emily Kier

Administration Assistant

Lisa Tadlock

Apprentice Funeral Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-232-3355

Perry Kendall

Funeral Assistant

Helen Kerns

Funeral Assistant

Jan McQueen

Funeral Assistant

Jim Wion

Funeral Assistant

Roger Kerns

Funeral Assistant