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We pride ourselves not only on our experience and expertise but the fact that we are apart of the wonderful communities that we proudly serve. Danny and Jim live in Holt, Kyle and Erin live in Polo. We care about the communities we serve and the people in them, because we are apart of it!

Kyle R. Stith

Kyle R. Stith

Owner/Funeral Director

Kyle was born in Lathrop and grew up on a farm outside of Polo. He is a 2009 graduate of Polo High School.  In May of 2015, Kyle received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Kyle became a Missouri licensed funeral director in the spring of 2015. Kyle and Erin purchased Bailey & Cox Family Funeral Service in Polo and Lathrop in September 2015.  On January 1st, 2019 they purchased the Gallatin and Jamesport funeral homes . Kyle's grandfather, BD Stith is a native of Jamesport and his father, Robin Stith is a native of Gallatin.  

Kyle has served as vice-president of the Caldwell County Health Department Board, Polo R-7 Board of Education and the Caldwell County Cares Coalition. Kyle has also served as treasurer of Polo Masonic Lodge #232, where he is a master mason.   He is a member of the Gallatin and Jamesport Lion's Clubs and the Gallatin Men's Club.  Kyle has also served on the Caldwell County Nutrition Center Board.  

Currently, Kyle is the President of Zimmerman Cemetery; sexton of Lathrop Cemetery and sexton of Bethel Cemetery.     

Kyle also serves as a Licensed Local Pastor with the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church.  He currently is the senior pastor at Polo UMC.  

Cell Phone: 1-660-973-3566

Telephone: 1-660-973-3566

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Erin P. Stith

Erin P. Stith

Owner/Funeral Director

Erin was born and raised on a farm outside of Odessa. She graduated from Odessa High School and later attended the Police Academy. She served on the Cameron Police Department for over 10 years. She is a member of the Gallatin Theatre League, Gallatin Rotary Club and the Polo United Methodist Church. Erin is committed to serving the families of  Gallatin, Jamesport, Lathrop, Polo and surrounding Communities. Erin and Kyle were married in December 2016 . She obtained her funeral director's license in 2018.Erin is the office manager at our Gallatin funeral home.  

Telephone: 1-660-354-2214

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Jim Dier

Jim Dier

Funeral Assistant

Jim is originally from Nebraska but has been a resident of the Holt-Kearney area since 1995. Jim is married to Debbie and they have a daughter, Shelby. Jim is very active in the community. He is a former Kearney School Board member, he is the current president of the Holt Fire Protection District and is a member of the Holt First Baptist Church. He is retired from the United States District Court after 30 years of service. Jim graduated from the University of Nebraska and Wichita State University where he earned a Masters Degree in counseling and served as a family counselor.

Cell Phone: 1-816-645-8699

Telephone: 1-816-528-4261

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Dave Misel

Dave Misel

Funeral Assistant

Cell Phone: 1-816-536-6541

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Mariah Gibson

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mariah Gibson is a life long resident of Gallatin and a 2003 graduate of Gallatin High School. She attended the School of Mortuary Science at Kansas City Kansas Community College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2008. There she was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma Fraternity of Mortuary Science and was a selected member of the academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Upon graduating, she completed her embalming apprenticeship at McWilliams Funeral Home, and became a dually licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director in 2009. Mariah and her son Vincent live in Gallatin.

Telephone: 1-660-354-2214

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Samara J. Wormsley

Reception and Facilities


Telephone: 1-660-354-2214


Berniece Misel

Funeral Assistant



Eric Kloepping

Funeral Assistant

Eric is a part time employee who is dedicated in serving our families in any capacity. Eric and his wife Lori have lived in Gallatin for several years. Eric and Lori have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.


Carol Weaver

Funeral Assistant



Ann Eckert

Funeral Assistant



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