Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Michael D. VanArsdale Owner and Funeral Director
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Donald "Jamie" Moore Manager and Funeral Director
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Sheri VanArsdale Owner/Accounting
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Whitney Newkirk Funeral Director

Michael D. VanArsdale

Owner and Funeral Director
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Donald "Jamie" Moore

Manager and Funeral Director
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Sheri VanArsdale

Owner/Accounting
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Whitney Newkirk

Funeral Director
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Whitney was born and raised in Lebo, KS. She graduated in 2016 from Friends University with a B.S. in General Biology and went on to get her Associate in Applied Mortuary Science in 2017 from Kansas City Kansas Community College. While attending school, she worked as a student employee for Highland Park Funeral Home & Crematory in Kansas City, KS where she also served her Funeral Director's and Embalmers apprenticeship for the State of Kansas. After attaining her full licensure, she moved to a full time funeral director and embalmer through Highland Park where she had the privelege of individually serving around 130 families every year.

Whitney lives in Burlington, KS with her husband and two fur-babies, Ellie and Odin.