Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City, MO: (816) 561-6322

National Home Funeral Alliance:

Funeral Consumers Alliance:

Funeral Ethics Organization:

Green Burial Council:


Home Funeral Directory:

National Home Funeral Alliance:

Natural End Map of Natural end-of-life service providers:



Bureau of Vital Records – Jefferson City, MO (573) 522-1716

Missouri State Gov Page – Search Statutes Then select Statutes & Search – Note:  All current statutes direct hyperlinks available on LEGAL page of our site.

Douglas County Records Office (417) 683-4714

Douglas County Coroner/Medical Examiner – Rick Miller (417) 543-0208


Five Wishes:

Caring Connections Advanced Directives by State:


“A Movement to Bring Grief Back Home” The Washington Post June 5, 2005

“The Surprising Satisfactions of a Home Funeral,” by Max Alexander, Smithsonian magazine, March 2009

“In Home Funerals, Families Care For Their Dead,” NPR’s Talk of the Nation, April 30, 2009
“Home Burials Offer an Intimate Alternative,” New York Times, July 21, 2009

Scattering Cremains by Air:

LA Times – End of Life Issues:,0,6316828.story


A Family Undertaking. A POV Film aired on PBS: The web site hosts additional information and a study guide. The film is available for sale, or can be obtained from Netflix.

Neshamah Sacred Crossing Home Funeral Education exists as a Community Network & Educational Resource

Neshamah is not a funeral home and we are not funeral directors or medical personnel. We do not provide any services specific to funeral directors or health care professionals. We are educators and consultants guiding families in how to care for their loved ones after death.

Neshamah is a Missouri non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, founded 3-01-08