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Our Team


Our staff is comprised of professionals with a broad depth of funeral and cremation experience.  We are dedicated to helping direct you through this stressful and difficult time. We will answer all your questions regarding your options for funeral and cremation services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Bridget Anaya

Bridget Anaya

General Manager, Funeral Director

Bridget has been in funeral service as a managing funeral director and embalmer in the Kansas City area since 1996.  A native of Coon Rapids, Iowa, she graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, in 1994 with a degree in Accounting, and is also a 1995 graduate of the Mortuary Science program at KCKCC.   She has been married to her husband, John, since 2000 and they make their home in Shawnee with their two cats.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, exercising, traveling, and volunteering.

Bridget is passionate about helping others in their time of need and recognizes the importance of making every service meaningful.  


Brinkley Grado

Brinkley Grado

Funeral Director

Brinkley moved from her hometown of Wichita, KS in 2012 to Kansas City to pursue her career in the funeral industry. She is a Kansas licensed Asst. Funeral Director and earned her Missouri Funeral Director license in 2019. Outside of work Brinkley enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, hiking, and traveling.


RaKel Hooser

RaKel Hooser

Funeral Director

RaKel is originally from South Dakota. She received a degree from a university in Minnesota before moving to Kansas City in 2010 to obtain her degree in Mortuary Arts. The funeral service and organ and tissue transplant industries kept her in Kansas City where she met her now husband, Josh. She enjoys a good book, spending time with her family at the park or going for walks, camping, cooking, and making "crafts" with her daughters. 

 

She has always had a passion for supporting families during their time of need and has always said making someone's worst day just a little bit better is the most rewarding part of her job.


Megan Breedlove

Megan Breedlove

Apprentice Funeral Director

Megan began her career in the funeral profession in 2018.  She graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2009, with her bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management. She continued her education with Stratford Career institute earning a certificate in Funeral Service Administration.

She met her loving husband in 2013, marrying him in 2016, gaining a full family with 3 step-sons. Megan is currently raising her family in Lee's Summit, MO where she was raised.

Megan has a strong presence in the local community. She is an Ambassador for the Grandview Chamber of Commerce, member of the Business Brigade for the Raytown Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and Raymore Chamber of Commerce, an active volunteer for Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, and is a member of the South Kansas City Rotary Club. 

Megan is grateful and honored for the opportunity to serve families who are struggling with loss and takes pride in honoring each family she serves with comfort and trust.  She is excited to be part of the Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery team helping and educating her hometown community.

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Nancy Klamm

Nancy Klamm

Family Service Director

Born a native to Kansas, Nancy grew up in the Northland and moved to Durango, Colorado after a couple of years at Mizzou.  Nancy has a varied background ranging from owning restaurants to working in the traditional corporate arena.  Nancy has a Masters of Organizational Leadership obtained from Southern New Hampshire University. She spent 15 years in the New England area, raising her children in Maine. 

In 2013, Nancy returned to KC to help her aging parents. Throughout this process she became focused on end of life care and knowledgeable about challenges families face during their later years.   When a counselor position became available at Johnson County Memorial Chapel, it was a natural transition to begin working in this industry to help other families navigate this journey.  


Sara Heichelbech

Sara Heichelbech

Administrative Assistant

Sara was born in Columbia Missouri and also lived in St. Louis Missouri prior to moving to Kansas City in 2001.

She is the mother of an eight year old daughter, Layla, who keeps her very busy.

In her free time she enjoys reading, going for walks, spending time outdoors, and watching baseball.


Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers

Cemetery Superintendent

Joe Rogers is currently the Superintendent of Longview Cemetery and Terrace Park Cemetery, after accepting a promotion in August 2018 to operate both cemeteries. We are grateful to have his experience and see what he brings to the cemetery in his new role. 

Joe Rogers transferred to Longview Cemetery in 2016 after having been with Johnson County Memorial Gardens for over five years as part of the cemetery maintenance personnel. Joe started his career with Johnson County as a seasonal employee and was soon promoted to a full-time position. Joe had become a dedicated leader to the rest of the cemetery staff with responsibilities including backhoe operation, placing markers, general upkeep of the indoor and outdoor mausoleums, and many other tasks.

Joe currently resides in Kansas City with his girlfriend and 8 year old son, Aiden. A Kansas City native, Joe continues to enjoy exploring the city in his free time. He also appreciates spending unending hours with his extended family in the area, time in his large garden and working on small home projects. As most from Kansas City, Joe enjoys barbequing and taking in a great Chiefs game!



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Lee Rogers

Lee Rogers

Cemetery Maintenance

Lee was born in Kansas City, MO in 1984 and is a graduate of Independence Academy. He joined the Terrace Park Team in February of 2015 with over ten years’ experience in cemetery maintenance. He transferred to Longview Cemetery in 2018.

He loves the Kansas City Chiefs, outdoor activities—especially camping and fishing—and spending time with his family. Lee enjoys the relationships he has made with those who visit the cemetery, building supportive relationships with his co-workers and being able to work outside. Lee and his longtime girlfriend, Sara, live in independence with their beloved rescue dog, Peanut.


Jenn Franklin

Jenn Franklin

Funeral Ambassador

Jenn Franklin grew up in Ventura, Ca and went to California Baptist University majoring in Behavioral Science. After traveling the world, she settled down with her college sweetheart and had 6 kids. In her free time she enjoys crocheting snowflakes and pretending to garden.


Harlan Breedlove

Harlan Breedlove

Funeral Ambassador

Harlan Breedlove came on board with Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery in 2019. He was raised in Platte City, Missouri. He is raising his 3 boys in Lee’s Summit, MO with his Wife Megan.  He has worked in Customer care for over 13 years. 

He enjoys comic books, movies, and traveling with his family.


Crystal Kleyh

Crystal Kleyh

Ambassador

Crystal Kleyh is a lifetime Kansas Citian.  She has two children and four grandboys.  She retired from the health insurance industry after 35 years.  She enjoys traveling, game nights and spending time with family and friends.  She is also an active member of First Bible Baptist Church.


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