Marshall Stewart Sr. Funeral Director/Embalmer, President
Marshall Stewart Sr. joined the firm part-time in 2008 helping Sevier Hoefer with funerals and visitations, and joined full-time in September, 2017 upon receiving licensure for Funeral Director and Embalming. He and his wife purchased the firm upon Sevier’s retirement in January 2019. 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 Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club member, Treasurer for the Harvey Higgins Historical Society, Treasurer for the City of Higginsville - Industrial Development Authority, member of Highpointers Club, Board of Director - Habitat for Humanity, 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.
Lia Stewart Funeral Director Apprentice, Vice President
Lia Stewart joined her husband, Marshall at the firm in November of 2018. Lia has been a life-long resident of Higginsville, attending Lafayette C-1 high school as well and is a member of First Baptist Church. Before joining the firm she had a fast paced tenure with a major restaurant chain, as a Director of Operations. She helps her husband in many ways - assisting with removals, assisting with funerals and visitations, office administration, and bookkeeping. She brings many skills to the table and is an asset to the firm. She is excited to build upon what the firm already stands for and expand on its legacy.
Larry Button Funeral Director/Embalmer
Larry Button graduated in August of 1985, from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas. He then moved to Sheridan, Arkansas and started his first job on September 1, 1985 and obtained his Arkansas Embalmers and Funeral Director Licensure. In 1987 he obtained both Embalmer and Funeral Director Licensure in the state of Missouri. He worked as a funeral director and embalmer in Sweet Springs, Missouri and Concordia, Missouri before spending 20 years at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Larry joined Stewart-Hoefer Funeral Home in November of 2020.
Larry is married to his wife, Teresa (Stoner) Button who grew up in Higginsville. He has two sons – Justin and Jason and he and Teresa have twin sons – William and Jackson. Larry enjoys going to the family farm on weekends and spending time with family and friends. He enjoys watching William and Jackson in their many sports activities and is a member of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ where he has served as a Deacon and Elder.
Lacie Luke Student
Lacie Luke joined the firm in January of 2019 and is currently shadowing Marshall Stewart Sr. to become more educated in the funeral industry. Lacie graduated from Lafayette County C-1 High School in 2020. She attends the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and is earning her Embalmer and Funeral Director licenses. Lacie has always had a natural desire to help others and her community. She loves creating art, reading her collection of many books and taking care of her growing houseplant collection.