Obituaries

Dorothy Gross
B: 1939-04-01
D: 2018-11-13
View Details
Gross, Dorothy
Melvin Caruthers
B: 1943-08-06
D: 2018-11-12
View Details
Caruthers, Melvin
Marjorie Drown
B: 1931-02-16
D: 2018-11-11
View Details
Drown, Marjorie
Mable Baird-Leaf
B: 1925-09-19
D: 2018-11-11
View Details
Baird-Leaf, Mable
Joan Bossert
B: 1946-12-13
D: 2018-11-11
View Details
Bossert, Joan
Richard Pugh
B: 1919-03-23
D: 2018-11-08
View Details
Pugh, Richard
Linus Drees
B: 1919-09-23
D: 2018-11-07
View Details
Drees, Linus
James Amos
B: 1960-05-20
D: 2018-11-07
View Details
Amos, James
Theresa Runyon
B: 1957-08-29
D: 2018-11-07
View Details
Runyon, Theresa
Glenn Peters
B: 1945-09-15
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Peters, Glenn
Elizabeth Eyssell
B: 1925-05-06
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Eyssell, Elizabeth
Ricky Tyra
B: 1963-09-17
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Tyra, Ricky
James Kuhn
B: 1928-08-16
D: 2018-11-04
View Details
Kuhn, James
Zelia Harber
B: 1939-02-24
D: 2018-11-03
View Details
Harber, Zelia
Marsha Gabehart
B: 1948-08-26
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Gabehart, Marsha
James Cathey
B: 1923-09-04
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Cathey, James
Wayne Sedge
B: 1930-05-24
D: 2018-11-01
View Details
Sedge, Wayne
Ronald Cox
B: 1944-10-30
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Cox, Ronald
Thelma Haralson
B: 1919-04-30
D: 2018-10-30
View Details
Haralson, Thelma
Charles Horne
B: 1925-10-28
D: 2018-10-29
View Details
Horne, Charles
Dale Largent
B: 1928-03-05
D: 2018-10-29
View Details
Largent, Dale

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
1501 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7900
Fax:

Prearrange your service

We can help you make plans to protect your family, honor your wishes, and save you money. Click here to request more information.

Your money is kept in the community at UMB

The Speaks Trust-funded Preneed Plan has been in place since the 1970s.  Your money is held in trust for you at UMB bank, right here in the Kansas City area.  Most people consider it important to know that their funds are not sent off to some out-of-state corporate office.  It is administered locally, right here in the community.  And our Preneed Trust is regulated and audited by the State of Missouri on a regular basis, as well as by the bank auditors. 

 

Not an insurance product, so you save money

With an insurance-funded preneed plan, you pay for the so-called “cost of insurance.”  That means that if you had an $8,000 funeral plan you might pay the insurance company an additional amount, perhaps up to $4,000 in some cases, to “insure” you.  So your plan might actually cost you a total of around $12,000, if you use the typical insurance product to fund your service.  With Speaks, you use a Trust-funded preneed plan and there is no “cost of insurance” that ends up in the pocket of the insurance company.

 

No health questions, so anyone can qualify

Our preneed plans do not require you to answer any awkward health questions.  We don’t ask if you have been diagnosed, if you are sick, or if you have any major health conditions.  Instead, our preneed plan is open and available to anyone that wants to put a plan in place.  We find that having this easy qualification process makes it easier for you and your family.

 

Flexible payments on your preneed plan

We are able to adjust your monthly payment amount to fit your budget. An insurance company won’t do that. You can pay in one lump sum, make 12 monthly payments, 36 months, 60 months, or even 120 months….or any number in between.  By doing it this way, your plan can be affordable and work within your existing financial situation.

 

Money-back guarantee

We offer a money-back guarantee.  If you move out of state, need to provide financial assistance to a relative, or just decide that you want your money back for any reason, we will cut you a check. In full.  An insurance company will never provide a total refund.  With our Preneed Plan, you can rest assured that if something happens and you need a refund, you will not be penalized.