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Ron Schofield

Ron Schofield was born in Portola, California and grew up in Ozark County. He attended school in Thornfield and graduate from Gainesville High School. He attended College of the Ozarks and finished his undergraduate work in education from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Ron taught elementary school in Buffalo and later at Lutie in Theodosia. He went on and received his Masters in Administration from Drury University in Springfield. He was principal at Lutie for three years and then taught social studies in high school.

Ron decided to give up teaching in public school. He attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, TX. When he returned from Dallas, he became a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Missouri. He practiced in Carthage for five years and later moved to Mountain Home, AR. Ron then became a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Arkansas.

Arkansas State University in Mountain Home opened a new program for funeral service and needed a director and instructor. His teaching experience, funeral experience and administrative experience landed him the new position. He joined the university in 1997 as Director/Instructor for Funeral Science. He was instrumental in guiding the funeral science program to become ranked fourth in the nation as an outstanding funeral science program. He has taught hundreds of students throughout the United State to become professional embalmers.

In 2006 Ron and Ted Eakins purchased the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. Ron retired from the University in 2010. He as been active through the yeas in various clubs and organization. He was a board member of the Forsyth Chamber of Commerce; a member of the BPOE Lake Taneycomo Elks Lodge 2597 of Forsyth; a member of the United Methodist Church in Forsyth and various professional organizations.

Ron has two children, Kate and Paul. Kate works for a bank in Richland, MO. She and husband, Daryle have two children, Levi and Macy. Paul is a Sargent for the Missouri Department of Correction in Jefferson City, MO.

Ron's philosophy of treating others as he would be treated has been the standard behind the operations of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home because at the KSE Funeral Home, "There is a difference."


15945 US Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO 65653


Phone: (417) 546-6250