To Our Families
Informational Bulletin on Funerals and COVID-19
To Whom It May Concern:
Our top priority at Hoefer Funeral Home is maintaining the trust of our families, community, and our staff. Using that as our guide, Hoefer Funeral Home will be implementing changes in our operations effective immediately.
We remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, we will continue to encourage families to participate in funeral rituals that are most important to them. However, the State of Missouri has issued orders of no more than 10 people to a gathering. Most all local churches have closed all activities and services as well, until orders have been lifted. Most all local cemeteries have tight restrictions on gatherings too and no military honors are being performed at this time.
We know how difficult it is to have these restrictions thrust upon you at a time when you’re already dealing with the loss of a loved one. Our family and staff will continue to honor your loved one with the same level of service you have come to expect from Hoefer Funeral Home.
We recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials. Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC, our state, and local public health officials have offered helpful guidance to us on this topic, which we continue to follow.
We thank you for your understanding and patience, while our community, nation, and world move through these troubled and uncharted waters. Our family will continue to pray for those already fallen ill for a quick and speedy recovery, our leaders and government officials to guide us in the right direction, our first responders and medical personal working diligently to keep people safe, and for all of our community members to work together to get through this difficult time.
Marshall Stewart Sr.
Stewart-Hoefer Funeral Home Inc.