About 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
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 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home