OUR STAFF

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  We are proud to have them on our staff

Stephen Watkins, CFSP, President, Licensed Funeral Director
Email: info@watkinsfuneralhome.com
Office Phone:  573-624-3548
Fax: 573-624-3549
Home Phone:  573-624-8760

Stephen L. Watkins serves as President of Watkins & Sons Funeral Service, Inc. and is a licenced funeral director. He also serves as Immediate Past President of the Missouri Funeral Directors Association and is active in his local community. He is presently serving as Missouri's representative on the National Funeral Directors Association Policy Board and the NFDA PAC. In 2006, he received his Certified Funeral Service Practitioner status from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.



Darrell Penberthy, Embalmer & Funeral Director
Office Phone:  573-624-3548
Fax: 573-624-3549

Darrell is our head embalmer. He has not only attended mortuary school but has attended the Fountain National Acadamy of embalming techniques. The Fountain National Acadamy conducts training for embalmers from not only the United States but from around the world. Mr. Fountain, the owner, provides training at state association as well as the National Funeral Directors Association meetings. Darrell's committment to his profession makes him an integral part of the team at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service.




Tonja Pulling, Funeral Director/Parma Facility
Office Phone:  573-357-4513
Fax: 573-357-4752

Mrs. Pulling is the manager at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Parma, Missouri. She handles the day to day operations at the funeral home.




Nelda Burge, Funeral Director/Puxico Facility
Office Phone:  573-222-3585
Fax: 573-222-3585

Mrs. Burge is the resident manager at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Puxico, Missouri. She handles the day to day operation at the funeral home.



Richard T. Watkins
In Loving Memory"
December 6, 1958 - March 31, 2007

Richard was Vice-president of Watkins & Sons Funeral Service and was a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He was Past-president of the Southeast Missouri Funeral Directors Association and was also active in his community.




Ike Watkins, Retired - Embalmer & Funeral Director
Office Phone:  573-624-3548
Fax: 573-624-3549

Licensed embalmer & funeral director.






Marsh Watkins, Retired - Funeral Director
Office Phone:  573-624-3548
Fax: 573-624-3549

Licensed funeral director.



Sarah Watkins-Ferrell, Bookkeeper, Apprentice Funeral Director

Office Phone:  573-624-3548

Fax:  573-624-3549