Patsy Welker
B: 1930-03-07
D: 2019-01-03
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Welker, Patsy
Carl Smith
B: 1937-10-13
D: 2018-12-30
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Smith, Carl
Elsie Hendershott
B: 1928-08-02
D: 2018-12-15
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Hendershott, Elsie
Jewell James
B: 1924-12-05
D: 2018-12-15
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James, Jewell
Robert Irvin
B: 1956-07-13
D: 2018-12-11
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Irvin, Robert
Wayne Leadbetter
B: 1939-09-30
D: 2018-12-09
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Leadbetter, Wayne
Larry Schlimme
B: 1944-08-27
D: 2018-12-07
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Schlimme, Larry
Helen Underwood
B: 1931-04-30
D: 2018-12-01
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Underwood, Helen
Joan Hanners
B: 1941-02-07
D: 2018-11-24
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Hanners, Joan
James Kirkpatrick
B: 1949-04-18
D: 2018-11-22
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Kirkpatrick, James
Charles Ezzell
B: 1927-05-18
D: 2018-11-18
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Ezzell, Charles
W. C. Hogland
B: 1924-08-09
D: 2018-11-15
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Hogland, W. C.
Wallace Deets
B: 1930-09-27
D: 2018-11-13
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Deets, Wallace
Gene Bollinger
B: 1938-11-12
D: 2018-11-07
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Bollinger, Gene
Martha Horrell
B: 1934-12-02
D: 2018-10-31
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Horrell, Martha
William "Bill" Ramey
B: 1955-08-10
D: 2018-10-28
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Ramey, William "Bill"
Donald Lincoln
B: 1952-02-25
D: 2018-10-23
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Lincoln, Donald
Virginia Mouser
B: 1936-11-10
D: 2018-10-22
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Mouser, Virginia
John Wunderlin
B: 1948-02-07
D: 2018-10-11
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Wunderlin, John
Wanda Bynum
B: 1934-01-01
D: 2018-10-09
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Bynum, Wanda
Tonja Jones
B: 1963-01-09
D: 2018-10-09
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Jones, Tonja


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410 Union Street
Marble Hill, MO 63764
Phone: (573) 238-2820
Fax: (573) 238-3859

What to do When a Death Occurs

A death has just occurred in your family and you don't know what to do or where to turn to help. This page will give you guidance on the steps to take. Remember that you are never alone. Our staff is available 24/7/365 to assist you when you experience a death in the family. 

Is the Death At a Hospital?

Please call us at 573-238-2820 or 573-866-2050. The hospital will ask you what funeral home you'll be using, but that does not mean they are going to call us. In fact, they almost never do. Please call us to notify us of the death so we can begin the process., get information from you, and convey information to you. Is the death at a nursing home or extended care facility?

The nursing home will usually call us, but we need to hear from you, also. As above, there is information you need from us, and information we need from you.


Is the Death at Home?

If the deceased was under hospice care, the hospice representative will either contact us or advise you to contact us. 

If the deceased died suddenly at home, please immediately call 911 or your local emergency number. Even in the cases where the death is from natural causes, a sudden death involved a county coroner. They will ascertain the circumstances of the death before they authorize the funeral home to come to the home and remove the remains. 


Is the Deceased Out-of-Town?

Call us. Many times each year, we help families bring their loved ones back home when death occurs while traveling, or simply because they have relocated from this area. We're experts in the details involved, and will help make the process as easy as possible. We coordinate with a funeral service company to remove, embalm and arrange for air transportation back to St. Louis. 


What to Expect When You Call Us

When you call Liley Funeral Homes, you know what our staff answers our phones at all times. Our telephone numbers 573-238-2020 and 573-866-2050 are answered at all times. 

We'll Ask you for this information:

  • Deceased's Full Name
  • Location and address of where the deceased is (hospital name, nursing home name, home address)
  • If the death was at home, we'll ask if the coroner has been notified
  • Your name, relationship to the deceased, address, telephone numbers (home and cell), and your e-mail address
  • If you are not the next of kin, we'll ask you for the name information for the next-of-kin
  • If there a prearranged funeral plan with Liley?
  • We will also ask for permission to do the embalming. If you're planning a public visitation/ceremony, embalming
  • We will also ask for permission to do the embalming. If you're planning a public visitation/ceremony, embalming needs to be done from a practical standpoint. If you aren't sure, we'll wait for your decision and permission.


We will set an appointment time for you to meet with a licensed funeral director at either our Marble Hill or Patton location to make the funeral or cremation arrangements. Usually, just the most immediate family comes to make the arrangements. 

You will need to bring some things with you when you come to the funeral home to meet with the funeral director: 

  • Clothing for the deceased (a complete compliment of clothing, including undergarments. Shoes are optional)
  • Recent photograph, to help us in the preparation and for the hair dresser. 
  • Social security number of the deceased
  • Veteran's discharge papers (Usually called DD-214)
  • Pre-Arrangements Paperwork
  • Cemetery lot information
  • Photographs for the Memorial DVD, if you wish
  • Insurance policy, check or credit card for payment


If you are unable to make your appointment time, please call us to reschedule. We want to make sure we are immediately available to you and your family. Please do not schedule services or visitations before you speak with us. There can be schedule conflicts, cemetery regulations or requirements, and other situations which you are not aware of. It is imperative to include the funeral home in the funeral planning process.


Death Certificate Information 

The funeral home takes care of completing statistical part of the death certificate. We will ask you for this information at the arrangement conference:


  • Full name of the deceased 
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of birth
  • Parents' names, including mother's maiden name
  • Marital status
  • Spouses full name (maiden name if a surviving spouse)
  • Level of education
  • Occupation and kind of business or industry
  • Social security number
  • Informant's information

You may need copies of the death certificate for a variety of reasons. Here is specific information abut why you may need copies. At the arrangement conference, we will ask you how many copies of the certificate you are going to need.


Obituary Information

You may wish to complete a list of survivors. At the conference we will compose the funeral notice with you for the newspaper. Keep in mind, the Southeast Missourian charges by the word. Generally, brevity is necessary. If you want a longer obituary, it can be posted to our website without charge. If you have composed an obituary already, you can email it to or bring in the obituary on a flash drive or memory stick. 


The Arrangement Conference 

Our experienced funeral directors will guide you through the process of arranging the funeral, memorial service, visitation, gathering, burial, cremation and reception. The arrangement conference is the meeting with the funeral director to make these plans and usually takes about two hours. 

In the arrangement conference together we will:

  • Gather from you the information needed to complete the statistical portion of the death certificate (see above)
  • Prepare the obituary notice for the Local Newspapers, any out-of-town newspapers, and our website
  • Present pricing information (the General Price List) before we ask you to make any service decisions
  • Set the day and time of the visitation or gathering
  • Set the day and time of the funeral ceremony or memorial service
  • Decide on the officiate and music for the ceremony
  • Gather pallbearer's names (usually six carry the casket)
  • Arrange and coordinate the burial at the cemetery
  • Select register book, memorial cards, acknowledgement stationery
  • Select casket and outer burial container, or urns
  • Ask you about the number of copies of the death certificates you need
  • Exchange information to make your loved one's ceremony personalized (see the Honoring a Unique Life page)
  • Explain and sign contracts and other documents and give you copies
  • Secure payment

When the arrangement conference is completed, you will know what costs you have incurred with Liley Funeral Homes. There may be some items that are estimated, such as the newspaper notice and/or airline costs.