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Jon Cozean Receiving our funeral homes 11th Pursuit of Excellence Award from NFDA President Robert T. "Bob" Rosson at the National Funeral Directors Association's 2013 convention held in late October at Austin, Texas.

Cozean Memorial Chapel & Crematory is a recipient of the 2013 National Funeral Directors Association's (NFDA) Pursuit of Excellence Award, placing them among the top 2 percent of funeral homes nationwide. This elite group of professionals is dedicated to maintaining a positive image to staff and adherence to only the highest ethical and professional standards.

Achieving a Pursuit of Excellence Award requires that a funeral home must meet strict quality service criteria that include: compliance with state and federal regulations; continuing education and staff development; family outreach and support; community service and education; professional association service and participation and marketing, advertising and public relations.

NFDA is the leading funeral service association, serving approximately 19,000 individual members in the United States and other countries. Of the 154 funeral homes that received this year's Pursuit Award this past October at the NFDA's 2013 national convention at Austin, Texas only two other Missouri funeral homes received this honor: Schrader Funeral Home & Crematory at Ballwin and Holman-Howe Funeral Home at Lebanon. This is the eleventh year in a row that Cozean Chapel has received the Pursuit in Excellence Award.

While our website is constantly evolving and updated, you will find individual pages that offer, historical listing of those we have served dating back to the mid-1940s, information on preplanning and aftercare, our firm's history, tribute videos, links with florists, profiles of our staff members, and a look at our facilities. We also offer other features that might be unnique to the funeral profession anywhere in the nation. Being proud of our home-town city of Farmington (population 16,200), we maintain on this website information (both photos and texts) on community events, churches, motels, and restaurants plus various community links for the benefit of out-of-town visitors to Farmington and our funeral home. For a number of years we have also provided extensive photo coverage of Mineral Area College baseball and Farmington High School football as well as other sports.

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Life Choices

Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.

Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.

Please call us at (573) 756-4541 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.

Why Pre-Plan?

Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.

Personal Choice
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

Lower Costs
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.

Immediate Arrangements

In Time of Need

We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.

Please call us at (573) 756-4541 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.

Grief Support

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library

Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director

Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:

Helping a Friend in Grief

Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving

Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal

Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died.  It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth

Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies

Mustering the Courage to Mourn

Love and Grief:
In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts

Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies

Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member.  The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death

How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy

Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief

Helping Children Cope With Grief

Helping Children with Funerals

Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief


FARMINGTON, MO 63640-1704
(573) 756-4541