• David L Freeman


    David serves as the president of Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri. David's family has proudly served families in the greater Kansas City area for 113 years and 4 generations.

    David strives to provide this same exemplary service to families today.

  • Matthew J Roening

    General Manager

    Matthew is a 1989 graduate of the University of Minnesota where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mortuary science. Following graduation he began serving at Nelson Berger Funeral Service in Sioux City, Iowa. Completing his apprenticeship, Matthew served as a funeral director and embalmer before becoming the general manager at Memorial Park Cemetery. In May 1996, he moved to Kansas City and served as the general manager at two cemeteries: Forest Hill/Calvary in Kansas City, Missouri, and Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kansas. He served the two cemeteries until an opportunity opened to serve at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home and Cemetery as general manager.

    In 2000 Matthew became the acting location manager of Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home. He is active in the local LIFT (Living Information for Today) Program, serving widows and widowers since 2002. Matthew says, "It is an honor to provide service beyond expectations to each of our families and I am humbled to share in honoring your loved one's life."

    Active in the community, Matthew currently serves as an assistant scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 10 in Leawood, Kansas. He is a vigil member in the Order of the Arrow and an honorary warrior in the Tribe of the Mic-O-Say. Matthew has three sons, which will all reach the rank of Eagle Scout and a daughter who is involved in Girl Scouts. Matthew's wife also works in the funeral industry and understands the time and dedication that is involved in serving community families.

  • Rodney Dean Heinsohn

    Funeral Director

    Rodney grew up working with his family in the cemeteries that they owned, beginning with mowing the lawn and helping with service at the age of 8. Following high school and longing for a break from the cemeteries, he joined the Navy as a hospital corpsman and was quickly transferred to serve with the Marine Corps. Leaving the service, Rodney returned home, started college and continued work in the family cemeteries. After a couple of years, he moved to Kansas City to attend mortuary school and began working with the McGilley family. Upon graduating in the early 1980s, he stayed on as an embalmer and then as a funeral director. After over three decades of service, Rodney still serves with McGilley Memorial Chapels.

    Desiring to keep his medical skills and maintain variety in his life, Rodney has served as an EMT and firefighter with the local fire department. Further advancing his medical skills, he served 15 years on a surgical team for Midwest Transplant. Rodney also serves on the board of directors for several wildlife groups.

    Rodney and his wife have one grown daughter and he spends his free time in the garden, workshop or on his farm.

  • Hylton Hylton Lawrence

    Funeral Director

    Hylton grew up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, attending college in Danville, Virginia, and at Liberty Bible Institute. "Pastor Hylton" has served in pastoral ministry since the 1980s, and whether ministering as a pastor or a funeral director, he has participated in over 500 funeral services. He serves each family with loving concern and compassion.
  • Donald L Lewis

    Funeral Director

    Don Lewis has been part of the Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home family since 2011. He considers it a privilege to be able to meet with families, helping to guide them during one of the most difficult life experiences. Don and his wife are residents of the south Kansas City area.

  • Courtney Michelle Rogers

    Funeral Director

    Since 2017, Courtney has provided compassionate care to families in the Kansas City area. Courtney earned her degree in mortuary science from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2016. She is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial team and feels honored to help families through the grieving process. When she is not serving families she enjoys jigsaw puzzles, crafting, antiquing and spending time with her family.