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Founded in 1926, Noland Road Chapel is conveniently located near the historic downtown Independence Square in Independence, Missouri. Our 5,000-square-foot funeral home features a beautiful high arc chapel with seating for up to 150 guests. We also offer 2 visitation rooms, 2 arrangement rooms and 2 large parking lots to accommodate all your family, friends and guests.

Compassionate care

As a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, all of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience. We are committed to providing compassionate care with professional and personal service.

Whether you wish to have a traditional funeral service or Celebration of Life® ceremony, plan to have a large gathering or would like a more intimate service, our expert team will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs, wishes and budget are met.

Our complete range of services, products and memorialization options are tailored to meet all of your requests and considerations. It is our promise to provide you with the utmost care and ability to customize a memorial service that is special, meaningful and personalized.

Planning ahead

Lobby at Noland Road ChapelAt Noland Road Chapel, we also recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting during your immediate time of need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to plan your final arrangements in advance.

By preparing these details ahead of time, you are giving a sense of relief, peace of mind and comfort to your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met to your specifications. We are here to discuss your funeral and cremation options.

Let us serve you

Thank you for considering us for your funeral needs. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, wish to tour our facility or would like more information about our products and services.


Noland Road Chapel has a long history tied to Independence, Missouri, and its wonderful people.

Family tradition since the 1800s

Christian Ott Sr. settled in Independence, Missouri, in 1849. He owned a furniture store and funeral home on the northeast corner of Independence Square. Following Christian’s death, his son, Henry Joseph Ott, took over the furniture and funeral home businesses. Henry later sold the furniture store and focused solely on the funeral home business. Rubey B. Mitchell later joined him in the business and the funeral home name was changed to Ott and Mitchell Funeral Home. Rubey was connected to the funeral home for more than 60 years until his death.

Later years

In the early 60s, we moved to our present Noland Road location where we continue to serve Independence families. Today, we are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We always give quality, compassionate care and service you can trust.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 816-252-8900 to request a custom quote.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"It was news to me just how much an obituary in the newspaper would cost, and Newcomer's will post your obituary to their website as a service included within their funeral arrangements. This gives everyone who knows your loved one a chance to post a memory about them and gives you the ability to see how everyone remembered them as well."

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December 2020

"We would like to thank all involved for a pleasant and respectable handling of arrangements. Most was prepaid years ago and when father died in 2015, we were not happy about much of anything. We expected some challenges this time because of that experience. I'm pleased to say this was exceptional. Apparently, problem solved."

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November 2020

"In a time of heartache, Nicole was there for me every step of the way and I just can't thank her enough for that!!!!"

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September 2020

"Very professional staff and cordiality"

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August 2020

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