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Our Staff

Jimmy McSpadden

Funeral Director/Embalmer/Owner

Jimmy is a 3rd generation Funeral Director and Embalmer. 

Jimmy lives in New Madrid, and has four children, Olivia, Eliza, Cash and Lela McSpadden.  Besides raising his family in New Madrid, he also runs and operates Richards Funeral Home, Inc. of New Madrid and Lilbourn. Jimmy is very active in the community, coaches t-ball and youth football, member of the Lions Club and New Madrid Riverbend Jaycees  Sexton of Evergreen and Sandhill Cemeteries. 

Education: 1995 graduate of Van Buren High School 

Degree: Mid-America College of Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, fall 1996 class.

Telephone: 1-573-748-2264


Marie Hunter


Marie takes care of burial policies, filing death certificates and office work. She is a retired nurse and has been with Richards Funeral home for over 25 years.

Telephone: 1-573-748-2264

Gary Lynn "GL" Keene

Funeral Director Apprentice

GL helps work visitations and funerals and is well known in the community. 
He is the minister of the 1st United Pentecostal Church in New Madrid and married to Amanda Henry Keene.  He and his wife have 3  children, Tripp, Garrison and Carlee and live in New Madrid.

Telephone: 1-573-748-2264

Destiny McSpadden

Destiny teaches school in the New Madrid County School district and helps at the funeral home as well.

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