Our staff's commitment to you

All great businesses share a common trait - people make the difference. The caring associates at Meadors Funeral Home have been serving the community one family at a time. Below you will find bio’s on each of our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Please feel free to contact any of us, we’re always here to help.

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Rita Bishop General Manager

Job Description: Rita oversees the day to day operations of the funeral home.  She assists families for pre-arrangement planning, and at need arrangements.  She also assists at funerals, gravesides, or memorial services; and carries out many other responsibilities that are needed, such as the hiring and training of employees.

 

Education:  Graduated from Republic High School; earned a Associate of Arts degree; and is currently in apprenticeship for Funeral Directing.

 

Anything else:  Rita joined Meadors Funeral Home part time in July 2016, and full time on November 2018.  She has lived in the Republic community her entire life.  Rita is married with two children.  Rita was a volunteer for over fourteen years for the local American Cancer Society.

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Kathryn L Roberson Embalmer and Funeral Director

Title:  Licensed Embalmer and Licensed Funeral Director

 

Job Description:  Kathryn is an embalmer and makes other preperations for the body, she meets with families to make funeral arrangements, she directs visitations as well as funeral services, graveside services and services of remembrance; she carries out any other responsibilities as needed.

 

High School: Mercy High School, Middletown, Connecticut.

 

College: Briarwood College, in Southington, Connecticut, with an Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science, in 2003. 

 

Anything else: Kathryn joined Meadors in 2019. She is married with one child.

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Richard "Rick" Lindsey Licensed Embalmer and Licensed Funeral Director

Job Description:  Rick is an embalmer and makes other preparations for the body; and assists in directing funerals, gravesides, or memorial services; and carries out any other responsibilities as needed.

 

High School:  Lafayette High School, St. Joseph, Missouri

 

College:  Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, in Dallas, Texas, with an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Science and Embalming, in 1976.

 

Anything else:  Rick joined Meadors Funeral Home in the spring of 2004.  Although sadly, Rick has lost his wife, a son, and infant baby; he proudly has two other children, and many grandchildren.  He is a U.S. Air Force veteran, and has been an embalmer and funeral director for over 40 years. 

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Russ Allen Licensed Funeral Director/Licensed Preneed Agent

Job Description:  Russ meets with families to make arrangements; prearrangements; directs visitations, funerals, gravesides, or memorial services; and carries out any other responsibilities needed.

 

Education: Buffalo High School; and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

 

Anything else:  Russ first joined Meadors Funeral Home on July 1980, and after a brief hiatus, came back as a part time funeral director.  He is married with three children; is a member of the Republic First Christian Church; and the Masonic Lodge. 

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Ronnie "Dozer" Keithley Support Staff

Works part time, and joined Meadors Funeral Home in 2018.

 

Anything else:  Dozer is married with four children.  He graduated from Clever High School; works for the City of Clever; and is the Chief of the Clever Fire Protection District.

Rita Bishop

General Manager
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Job Description: Rita oversees the day to day operations of the funeral home.  She assists families for pre-arrangement planning, and at need arrangements.  She also assists at funerals, gravesides, or memorial services; and carries out many other responsibilities that are needed, such as the hiring and training of employees.

 

Education:  Graduated from Republic High School; earned a Associate of Arts degree; and is currently in apprenticeship for Funeral Directing.

 

Anything else:  Rita joined Meadors Funeral Home part time in July 2016, and full time on November 2018.  She has lived in the Republic community her entire life.  Rita is married with two children.  Rita was a volunteer for over fourteen years for the local American Cancer Society.

Kathryn L Roberson

Embalmer and Funeral Director
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Title:  Licensed Embalmer and Licensed Funeral Director

 

Job Description:  Kathryn is an embalmer and makes other preperations for the body, she meets with families to make funeral arrangements, she directs visitations as well as funeral services, graveside services and services of remembrance; she carries out any other responsibilities as needed.

 

High School: Mercy High School, Middletown, Connecticut.

 

College: Briarwood College, in Southington, Connecticut, with an Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science, in 2003. 

 

Anything else: Kathryn joined Meadors in 2019. She is married with one child.

Richard "Rick" Lindsey

Licensed Embalmer and Licensed Funeral Director
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Job Description:  Rick is an embalmer and makes other preparations for the body; and assists in directing funerals, gravesides, or memorial services; and carries out any other responsibilities as needed.

 

High School:  Lafayette High School, St. Joseph, Missouri

 

College:  Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, in Dallas, Texas, with an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Science and Embalming, in 1976.

 

Anything else:  Rick joined Meadors Funeral Home in the spring of 2004.  Although sadly, Rick has lost his wife, a son, and infant baby; he proudly has two other children, and many grandchildren.  He is a U.S. Air Force veteran, and has been an embalmer and funeral director for over 40 years. 

Russ Allen

Licensed Funeral Director/Licensed Preneed Agent
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Job Description:  Russ meets with families to make arrangements; prearrangements; directs visitations, funerals, gravesides, or memorial services; and carries out any other responsibilities needed.

 

Education: Buffalo High School; and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

 

Anything else:  Russ first joined Meadors Funeral Home on July 1980, and after a brief hiatus, came back as a part time funeral director.  He is married with three children; is a member of the Republic First Christian Church; and the Masonic Lodge. 

Ronnie "Dozer" Keithley

Support Staff
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Works part time, and joined Meadors Funeral Home in 2018.

 

Anything else:  Dozer is married with four children.  He graduated from Clever High School; works for the City of Clever; and is the Chief of the Clever Fire Protection District.