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About Ron Schofield
Ron decided to give up teaching in public schools. He then 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 need a director and instructor. His teaching experience, funeral experience and administrative experience landed him the new position. He joined the university in 1997as Director/Instructor of 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 States to become professional embalmers.

In 2006 Ron and Ted Eakins purchased the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. Ron retired from the university in 2010. Ron has been active through the years in various clubs and organizations. He was a board member of the Forsyth Chamber of Commerce; a member for the BPOE Lake Taneycomo Elks Lodge 2597 of Forsyth; a member of the United Methodist Church in Forsyth and various professional organizations such as the American Board of Funeral Service Education. He is also an associate member of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and a proud member of the National Funeral Directors Association.

Ron has two children, Kate and Paul. Kate works for a pharmacy in Richland, MO and Paul is a lieutenant in the Waynesville, MO Fire Department.

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 KSE Funeral Home,
"There is a difference."

Ron Schofield grew up in Ozark County, attended school in Thornfield and graduated 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 R-IV in Theodosia. He went on and received his Masters in Administration from Drury University in Springfield. He was principal at Lutie R-IV for three years and then taught social studies in high school.

Arkansas State University Mountain Home
Funeral Science Program
Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
(417) 546-6250
"There is a Difference"
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home