Our Team | Longview Funeral Home and Cemetery | Kansas City, MO 64149
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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.

Philip J. Zehms

Philip J. Zehms

Director of Operations

Phil has been in Funeral Service since 1998 and has had a variety of experiences in Pre-Arranged and Immediate Need Funeral and Cemetery Services including burial and cremation services as well as Pet Services. In all areas Phil focuses on tailoring the services to meet the families financial and service needs. His favorite part of funeral service is getting to meet so many interesting people and helping them create services that reflect a life well lived.

Phil earned two bachelor degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Go Tigers!!) and is a licensed Funeral Director in both Ohio and Missouri. Phil is a Certified Funeral Celebrant, he earned his cremation certification from the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and Matthews Cremation; and is a member of other professional organizations including the Associated Cemeteries of Missouri (ACM); where he serves as Secretary, National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA); graduating from the ICCFA University in 2018 and is a past member of the Pet Loss Professional Alliance (PLPA).

Phil is originally from the St. Louis, Missouri area. He moved to Kansas City in 2014; he is an avid volunteer spending a great deal of time with the Gladstone Rotary Club, serving as the Club President 2017-2018; an active member of both the Smithville and the Northland Chambers of commerce, the Northland Breakfast Club; and a variety of other activities during the year. He especially enjoys using his skills as an Emcee to enhance any event. When he is not working or volunteering, Phil enjoys reading, running and playing golf.


Miranda Walker

Miranda Walker

Care Center Manager

Miranda Walker graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College, with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2017. Miranda has been a licensed cosmetologist since August 2003. She worked as a Makeup Artist, until deciding to further her education in 2011.

Born and raised in Emporia, Kansas she relocated to Pleasant Hill, Missouri twelve years ago, with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, and friends. Her hobbies include camping; kayaking, traveling and watching her children participate in sports. 




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.


Megan Breedlove

Megan Breedlove

Funeral Director

Megan joined the death care profession in 2018 as a Family Service Counselor, later being promoted to Funeral Director after completing her license in 2021. She is excited to be working for Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery as well as Terrace Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, helping and educating her hometown communities. Megan is grateful and honored for the opportunity to serve families who are struggling with loss as she aspires to continue making a difference in people's lives with her care and compassion. She met her loving husband in 2013 marrying him in 2016 gaining a full family with 3 stepsons. Megan is currently raising her family in Lee's Summit, MO where she was raised herself.

 

Megan has a strong presence in the community and volunteers for several local organizations. She is a member of the Lee’s Summit High School Music Parents and Booster Club, an Ambassador for the Grandview Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce with a focus with the military affairs committee and is Past President of the South Kansas City Rotary club. 

 

Megan Graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2009 with her bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management. This is why she believes in bringing customer service as a priority in her profession and takes pride in honoring each family she serves with comfort and trust. Following this, she continued her education with Stratford Career institute getting a certificate in Funeral Service Administration to better help her understand her craft. She is currently enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at Arapahoe Community College to finish her education to become a licensed embalmer. 

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Devyn Bailey

Devyn Bailey

Funeral Director

Devyn has been in funeral service as a funeral director and embalmer since 2016, serving communities such as Kearney, Lawson, Excelsior Springs, and her home town of St. Joseph, MO.


She was born and raised in St. Joseph and Savannah, MO, graduating from Savannah High School in 2015. She then became a graduate of the Mortuary Science program at KCKCC. Following this, she began her journey in the funeral industry.


Funeral business has been her top priority and she believes that God has blessed her to help those in need, during a time of grief. She believes in treating every family with compassion and integrity and will always do her best to help families navigate through the loss of their loved one. As well as the funeral business, Devyn has a love for fitness and hopes to become a Personal Trainer soon. She has competed in her first competition and hopes to continue on to help others learn more about health and fitness.


Susan Morrison

Susan Morrison

Administrative Assistant

Susan joined the Park Lawn Corporation as the Administrator for Longview Funeral Home and Cemetery in 2020.

 

She grew up in Topeka, Kansas and moved to the Kansas City Missouri area in 1988.

Susan has served on many different boards such as PTA, Altar and Rosary, Friends of Oak Grove and Freedom of Road Riders. She has over 20 years of experience as an administrator.

Susan is the mother of 5 and the grandmother of 10, so in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her oldest daughter and family who live nearby in Belton and traveling to see her other 4 children and 8 grandchildren who live in 4 different states. She also enjoys reading, bowling, photography and riding her Harley Davidson.

 


RaKel Hooser

RaKel Hooser

Family Service 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.


Jerry Wettengel

Jerry Wettengel

Family Service Director

Jerry is an accomplished Insurance Executive with over a decade of experience in insurance operations, people management, project management, business development, and sales.  It was an easy transition to a Family Service Director to be able to help families with pre-planned funeral and cemetery policies.  Jerry has been in the Funeral Industry for over four years and has received several awards and recognition for helping families.  He enjoys the quiet small-town life of Lecompton KS where he calls home.  When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, wheeling off-road in his wife’s jeep and putting miles on his Harley Davidson.


Brent Bachtel

Brent Bachtel

Grounds Supervisor

Brent was born and raised in Independence Missouri, where he graduated from Truman High School. He is married with three beautiful daughters: a definite girl dad! He previously worked as a concrete finisher in a family owned concrete construction business for many years.  He loves working at Terrace Park Cemetery and could not ask for a better team to be on board with.

Brent's hobbies include writing music, camping, fishing, barbecuing, working in the yard, bowling, and most of all spending valuable time with family.


Andre Murray

Andre Murray

Cemetery Maintenance

Andre Murray began working for Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens in 2013; and was entrusted with the care and maintenance at Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery in 2021. 
He was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where he still resides and graduated from Southwest High School. He has three children. Andre has a passion for tennis, not only playing, but also teaching other adults and children to play as well. He spends many hours a week on a tennis court, when he is not spending time with his children. 
In years passed, he was a member of Hilltop Racquet Club, Tennis Team and has supported his step-mother, a survivor of breast cancer, by running in the Susan G. Komen race for the cure. Other than tennis, Andre enjoys playing pool, darts, bowling and the many museums that the city has to offer.


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.


Alexis Maslak

Alexis Maslak

Student/Funeral Ambassador



Kelly Toler

Funeral Ambassador



Robbin Kennedy

Robbin Kennedy

Ambassador



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