Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Choosing a funeral home or cemetery can be an overwhelming decision, especially at an emotional time. That’s why it is important to know that there really is a difference. Longview Cemetery has been serving families of South Kansas City since 1964. Longview Funeral Home opened its doors in 1986, on the grounds of Longview Cemetery. Today, we continue to provide families with quality, compassionate care, and this unique funeral home/cemetery combination offers the convenience of making all arrangements from one central location.

At Longview Funeral Home and Cemetery, we offer complete funeral services and burial options in a unique and tranquil setting. The funeral home, which encompasses 3,000 square feet, is nestled on a hillside overlooking Longview Lake and is bordered by tree-filled parks, providing a comforting atmosphere for bereaved families. The chapel seats 200 people, and there are two arrangement rooms and two visitation rooms. Our cemetery features a variety of interment options including traditional ground burial, lawn crypts and special columbarium niches for cremated remains. We are also proud to honor veterans in our Beautitudes Veterans Section. Ample parking is available to accommodate guests.

Families can be assured that they will receive personalized, individual attention when making arrangements with Longview Funeral Home and Cemetery. Our professional and caring staff members understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience, and are here to help. At Longview, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life.

Why 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.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Mathew P Forastiere

Mathew P Forastiere

Vice President, Operations - Kansas & Missouri
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Melissa A Beall

Melissa A Beall

General Manager
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Miranda Walker

Miranda Walker

Apprentice Embalmer/Funeral Director
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Jennifer Bono

Jennifer Bono

Administrative Assistant
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Stephen M. Terry

Stephen M. Terry

Family Service Counselor
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Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers

Cemetery Superintendent
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Steve Haynes

Steve Haynes

Grounds Maintenance
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Libby Reed

Libby Reed

Funeral Ambassador
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Barry Beall

Barry Beall

Funeral Ambassador
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Charley Harper

Charley Harper

Funeral Ambassador
Tina Payton

Tina Payton

Funeral Ambassador
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