Williams, Laura1 In May of 2010, Laura Williams joined Hoefer Funeral Home as a full-time member of our staff.

A native of St. Louis, she received a degree in Mortuary Science from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in 2006. Before coming to Higginsville, she worked as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Moberly, Missouri.

Laura has a son who resides in St. Louis and a daughter living in Washington, Missouri with her husband and three children.


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Rodney Kirchhoff began to work part-time with the firm in August, 2007. Being an EMT and Paramedic since the early 1980's, he has served the health care industry for 35 years. He worked as Director of the Higginsville Ambulance Department from 1979-2004 and has been the Emergency Response Planner for the Lafayette County Health Department since January 2005.

Since September 2009, Rod's wife, Ricki, has been working part-time in the office helping Janice in the preparation of the paperwork facet of our funeral business. After 31 years of service, mainly in the Member Services department, she retired from West Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., also located in Higginsville.


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Ron Bodenstab is a native of Lafayette County, Missouri, where he grew up on a farm that has been in the family since 1835. As an adult, he owned and operated several retail businesses in Columbia, Missouri. He retired in 2001 from Midwest Block & Brick, a masonry supply company.

He returned to the area in 2011 and now resides in Higginsville. He has been employed part time with us since that time.

Of his only child, Brandon Von Bodenstab, whose life ended in 1999 at the age of 19, Ron said, "Nothing will ever touch and change my life more than the birth and passing of my son."