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Main Branch

301 N. Walnut St.

Dexter, MO 63841-0096

Phone 573-624-3548

Fax 573-624-3549

Click here for a map and directions.

Our Services

We understand that it is not always possible to pay respects in person, & hope that this small token will help.

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The Watkins Vision

We focus on and serve with excellence our customers in the area of funeral service and do not try to be all things to all people.We work to understand our customers' needs and concerns, exceed their expectations and build exceptional, long-term relationships with them. We know that the only way we can create value is with satisfied customers.We believe everything we do can be improved to the advantage of our customers.We respect the value and worth of every individual. We do this with absolute honesty and integrity and by living the spirit and letter of the law wherever we do business. This is the foundation of our relationships with our clients, our suppliers and the communities we serve.

Book of Memories

The pinnacle of memorialization, any family member or friends can take advantage of this free services by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.


Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

Expressions of Sympathy

It can be difficult to find the right words, so we have hand-picked a collection of sympathy and remembrance gifts that will be cherished.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Weekly Email Tips to Support a Grieving Friend

Those grieving are in great need of support. If a close friend has recently experienced a loss, fill out the form below to subscribe to our weekly tips and find out how you can be most helpful.

Daily Grief Support by Email

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our daily grief support email, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

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Location & Directions

We provide our families with an open door policy. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day.

301 N. Walnut St., P O Box 96
Dexter, MO 63841-0096

301 N. Hickman St., P O Box 38
Puxico, MO 63960-0038

200 S. East St., P O Box 347
Parma, MO 63870-0347

207 Beech St., P O Box 329
Morehouse, MO 63868-0329

Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home
106 N Prairie, P O Box 22
Bloomfield, MO 63825

301 N. Walnut St., P O Box 96
Dexter, MO 63841-0096

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Helping You Plan

Are you looking to add a personal touch to your loved one's funeral service? Would you like to browse through our catalogue of viewing merchandise? Maybe you want to learn more about planning your own funeral.  We've made all of this information — and more — available for you to explore in the comfort and privacy of your home.

Helping You Grieve

It's not unusual to feel lost and alone after losing a loved one. Our grief support programs can help you through this difficult time. Visit our Online Grief Resource Centre here. or call us at 573-624-3548.

Proudly Serving the Communities of Dexter, Essex, Bloomfield, Bernie, Parma, Morehouse, Puxico, Poplar Bluff, Fisk, Wappapello, Advance, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Chaffee, Scott City, New Madrid, Sikeston, Campbell, Clarkton, Gideon, and Malden
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