Associates

  • Kent Evan Knudsen

    General Manager

    A Missouri native, Kent Knudsen was born in Kirksville and grew up in Jonesburg and High Hill, graduating from Montgomery County High School in 1983. While still in high school he began working for his father's business, Knudsen Photography, in Columbia until he was hired as a family service counselor at Memorial Park Cemetery in March 2001. After serving his apprenticeship, Kent became a licensed funeral director in December 2002. In May 2011 he took a position at Parker Funeral Service, also in Columbia, where he served until accepting his current position.

    Married on September 24, 2016, Kent and his wife each have a son. They enjoy taking care of their dog and cats, golfing, bowling, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and attending Mizzou basketball games.

  • Clayton Joseph Vogl

    Funeral Director

    Clayton Vogl was raised in Slater, Missouri, on his family’s farm. He graduated in 2002 graduate from Slater High School and began taking courses in mortuary science at State Fair Community College in Sedalia while working for Heckart-Gillespie Funeral Home.

    In the summer of 2003, Clayton moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and began working at McGilley Antioch Chapel. He continued to study mortuary science at Kansas City Kansas Community College. He graduated from KCKCC in 2004 and earned his funeral director’s license. A year later, he earned his embalmer’s license. Clayton joined the team at Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery in August 2016.

    Clayton and his wife, Emily, and have a son and are members at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He is grand knight of the local Knights of Columbus–Council 1529.