The caring and experienced professionals at Versailles are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.
You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.
Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes were founded in 1952 by Jim and Honey Scrivner in Versailles Missouri. Their dream was to provide quality funeral service to the people in Versailles and the surrounding communities. Their goal was not selling a casket, but to truly assist a family at the time of their greatest need. Over the years Jim and Honey expanded into Stover and Russellville, where they continued to offer the same care and assistance to the families in those towns and the surrounding communities. Jim and Honey also instilled those beliefs of service and compassion in their three daughters, Mona, Sherry and Jamie, who all worked for their parents while growing up in the funeral home. More than Sixty years later Jim and Honey's youngest daughter Jamie, and their son-in-law Doug Morrow, continued the family business. Jamie and Doug purchased the three funeral homes from Jim and Honey in January of 2005.
In 2021, Doug and Jamie sold the funeral homes to Jeff Page and Chris Dady. Jeff worked at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia since age 18, and Chris began working for Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor at age 13.
Even though times have changed, one thing hasn't, our commitment to providing personal, professional assistance to the many families that call upon us each year. Just so you know, we are not a large establishment; which allows us the time to get to know the families we are called to serve and we wouldn't want it any other way. We may be a throwback to the days of old, but some things in life should not be processed like an assembly line and caring for a loved one who has just died is one of them.
Many people today select specialist to help with everything from weddings, gender reveal parties, birthday parties, office parties, etc., shouldn't you select a specialist to carry out your wishes at one of the most important events in your life, the loss of a loved one?
We believe in the importance of remembering the unique life that has been lived. We also know that the ceremony is a very important step in beginning a healthy grief process following the loss of a family member. While a funeral service reflects on the life that has been lived, the funeral itself is for the living. Whether a family chooses to have a member of the clergy officiate or selects a more casual service with a celebrant for a speaker; recognizing the loss and confronting our grief begins the process of healing.
When the time comes to choose the funeral home that will care for your loved one, select an establishment that believes in the value of the services they offer and in the value of the life that has been lived.
Like all funeral homes, Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes offers the funeral service where a casket and vault are selected. We offer a variety of cremation services for the families who prefer cremation. We also offer guaranteed prepaid funeral plans. What we try not to offer is the feeling that we are not listening to what you want, but instead trying to sell you a funeral service. What also makes us different is our focus on the small details. We want you to tell us what florist you want to use, where you want the service to take place, whether you want photo displays, video tributes, etc., you request, we listen. We make contact with the minister, musicians and casket bearers, and try to answer any questions they may have. We try to make sure names and addresses are complete on all memorial contributions given, so writing thank you notes will be easier. Following the service we will see that you do not worry about transporting your floral arrangements back home. We will deliver them to a local destination and help unload them. We make sure that Social Security is notified. We assist with all insurance forms, whether it be a claim form or a change of beneficiary form. If Veterans benefits are applicable, we will help complete those forms too. We try to make the most difficult time of your life, just a little less complicated.
The early history of the funeral home is vague, but at one time it was known as Stoecklein Funeral Home. Later Pendleton Earl Hays partnered with George Stoecklein. Mr. Hays later partnered with Bob Painter and the business was known as Hays and Painter.
Bob Painter later partnered with Wayne Woodard for a short time and the business was known as Painter-Woodard.
Edward and Kenneth Meisenheimer purchased the funeral homes in Pilot Grove and Otterville in 1975.
In 1989, they partnered with Doug Griswold from Eldon to establish a funeral home in Tipton.
Edward Meisenheimer passed away in 2013 and Kenneth Meisenheimer passed away in 2014.
The business was continued by Ken and Connie Hulett until their retirement in 2020. The funeral homes were then purchased by Jeff Page and Chris Dady.