F. Sevier Hoefer, the fourth generation began working with his father and grandfather in 1973. He became the manager and vice-president in 1976, and purchased the firm in 1989 upon his father's retirement. Sevier is a lifelong resident of Higginsville and a member of Salem United Church of Christ. He is a graduate of Lafayette Co. C-1 High School, class of 1970 and a 1973 graduate of Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas, Texas. He has a daughter, Sarah, who is a Process Coordinator for the Lees Summit School District, and two grandchildren, Blake and Lily. His son, Robert (Rob), has been in Heaven since 1999. Sevier has volunteered for many civic organizations throughout his career including Lions Club, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and Higginsville Historic Society. He has been on many bowling teams and leagues, an avid fisherman, and golfs. He is proud of the legacy the firm has built and the families it has served over the years. Hoefer Funeral Home, Inc. is still located in the original home of its founder. Much remodeling has been done to the 100 year-old building through the years and it continues to stand tall and proud.
Marshall S. Stewart Sr.
Marshall S. Stewart Sr. joined the firm part-time in 2008 helping with funerals and visitations and joined full-time in 2017 upon receiving licensure for Funeral Director and Embalming. He is a life-long resident of Higginsville graduating from Lafayette Co. C-1 High School in 1997. He received his Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science in 2011 from Kansas City Community College. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Lions Club, member of Highpointers Club, and a member of First Baptist Church. He has two children, Randen and Shane, and is married to his wife Lia with her 3 children, Cameron, Cymen, and Peyton. Marshall is most known for his mountain climbing and exotic trips with his father, Dennis Stewart. He also is an avid ATV’er, gardener, fisherman, and golfer.
Laura Williams joined Hoefer Funeral Home as a full-time staff member in 2010. A native of St. Louis, she received her degree in Mortuary Science from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in 2006. Before coming to Higginsville, she worked as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Moberly, Missouri. Laura has a son who resides in Arizona, and a daughter who is married with three children living in Washington, Missouri.