Our Staff's Commitment To You:

 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, and direction to all members of our community, and those who are dealing with loss and grief. We are a group of caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to us.

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

(Employee Biographies can be viewed by clicking on their respective picture)

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Hal Simpson Owner & Funeral Director
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Stefanie Simpson Funeral Director
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Randy Nace Funeral Director
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Austin Simpson Apprentice Funeral Director & Preneed Counselor
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Adam Simpson Apprentice Funeral Director
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India Wammack Apprentice Embalmer
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Amanda Simpson Office Manager
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Beverly Purcell Administrative Assistant
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Russchelle Nace Administrative Assistant
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Jackie Chavez Cosmetologist

Hal Simpson

Owner & Funeral Director
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Hal Simpson comes from a lifelong of service in the funeral industry. Hal has been working in the family business for over five decades. He has faithfully and whole-heartedly put his time and energy into the business, while respectfully serving the families of our community with honesty, dignity, integrity, and trust. Hal began his work in the funeral home as a young boy cutting the lawn, washing cars and changing light bulbs while working for his father, Jack C. Simpson. In 1974, Hal graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. As a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, he resumed more of the responsibilities of the business. Hal has been very active in the Webb City community. He went to Boy's State his junior year in high school sponsored by the Webb City American Legion. He served as Past-President of the Webb City Chamber of Commerce, Past-President of the Lion's Club and Past-President of the Boys and Girls Youth Baseball Association. Hal also received his education for eye enuculation, along with a life insurance license for the State of Missouri.

 

 

Stefanie Simpson

Funeral Director
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Stefanie Simpson joined the staff in 2001. Having successfully completed her apprenticeship under Hal and obtaining her Funeral Director's License, she assists families with compassion and dignity. Stefanie was a Webb City High School honor graduate and is an active member of First Baptist Church in Webb City, where she earned a Christian Development Diploma for the completion of Christian Education Study Courses. Stefanie graduated from MSSU and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.  She received her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education. Stefanie taught 3rd grade for three years before joining Hal at the funeral home. Outside of the funeral home, Stefanie enjoys photography and scrap booking. She enjoys spending time with her husband Hal, and sons, Austin 23 and Adam 19. Stefanie enjoys working side by side her husband in the family business. She and Hal recently added a daughter-in-law to the family and welcome Amanda into the family business.

 

Randy Nace

Funeral Director
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Randy Nace was born in West Union, Ohio, and graduated from Manchester High School in 1989. He enrolled in Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 1995 and graduated in August of 1996 with an Associates Degree in Funeral Service. Randy joined Simpson Funeral Home in 2004 and worked there until 2007, only to return a few short years later in 2011. He married his wife Russchelle in 2005 and has a wonderful family that includes Ashley 27, Trevor 19, Kolby 18, and Brianna 18. They reside in Oronogo, Missouri.

 

Randy's excellence in professionalism and emphasis on serving families with compassion and integrity is well-known to many. In September of 2021, Randy was appointed Jasper County Coroner by Missouri Governor Mike Parson. 

Austin Simpson

Apprentice Funeral Director & Preneed Counselor
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Austin Simpson, son of Hal and Stefanie, takes part in managing the business operations of the funeral home's two locations. Austin holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University, and is a Webb City High School honor graduate.

In 2021, Austin married his wife, Amanda, originally of Republic, Missouri. Together, they relocated back to Webb City to be involved full-time in the family business. Previously, while pursuing his degree, Austin worked for Mid-Missouri Bank as their staff accountant at their headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

In his free time, Austin enjoys flying planes, kayaking, and being involved in the local community. Austin is a member of the Webb City - Carl Junction Rotary, and remains involved in Gold and Silver Senior Club, a nonprofit he founded in 2015 aimed to serve those over age fifty with education and quality of life programs. He has previously served on the Webb City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Adam Simpson

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Adam Simpson, a Webb City 2020 graduate, is gaining his knowledge and training under his father, Hal as an apprentice funeral director. Additionally, he owns and operates Simpson Lawn Care, a well known lawn and landscape company in the Webb City area. Adam is a member of the Webb City Chamber of Commerce and a notary public for Missouri. He volunteers his time in many civic organizations.  Adam stays involved in the family business as he makes arrangements with families, conducts services, and maintains the grounds and maintenance of both facilities.

India Wammack

Apprentice Embalmer
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India is pursuing a degree in Mortuary Science, as well as licensure as a Missouri Embalmer and Funeral Director. She is serving her apprenticeship at the funeral home as she observes and learns both operational and cultural aspects of a licensed funeral establishment.

India is married to Brad Wammack, who reside in Carl Junction with their children.

Amanda Simpson

Office Manager
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Amanda joined the Simpson family through Austin in marriage in 2021. She is a Republic, Missouri native and graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College with an Associates of Arts in Teaching. Amanda is a high school graduate of New Covenant Academy, of Springfield, Missouri.

Amanda manages office operations at the Webb City location, and has quickly become a recognized, friendly face in the community.

 

Beverly Purcell

Administrative Assistant
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Beverly Purcell, originally from Lebanon, Missouri, moved to Springfield at a young age. She graduated high school at Parkview High School, and eventually went on to become Respiratory Therapist. Beverly moved to Joplin to work at St. Johns Regional Medical Center in 1978, where she worked until 2008. She then resigned to the home, to take care of her late husband, Ron Purcell, until his death until 2019. Beverly has 2 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.

 

Russchelle Nace

Administrative Assistant
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Russchelle joined the funeral home in 2021 as an Administrative Assistant. Russchelle works between both the Carl Junction and Webb City offices from time-to-time as the need arises. She handles a variety of office tasks, as well as displaying professionalism and care for the families we serve.

Russchelle is married to Randy, an embalmer and funeral director for the funeral home.

Jackie Chavez

Cosmetologist
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Jackie is our licensed cosmetologist, employing her skills to serve our families with the highest quality of hair design. Jackie and her husband, Ray, own Taper and Roll of Webb City, a barber shop on the corner of Daugherty and Madison streets.