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Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home provides funeral and memorial services with a personal touch. Since 1922, our caring team has been committed to serving families in Liberty, Missouri, and the greater Kansas City area.

Funeral home amenities

Chapel at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral HomeAt Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, we are happy to offer complete funeral services in our spacious funeral home, which features an arrangement room, a visitation room and chapel that accommodates up to 150 guests. We also offer ample on-site parking.

Personal care and guidance

Families can rest assured they will receive personalized, individual attention when making arrangements with Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home. Our professional and caring team members understand the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience and are here to help.

Meet with our team to find the options that best suit your family. We host traditional and contemporary funerals and cremations, as well as celebrations of life with catering and music. Each person is different and we feel funeral services should be, too.

With a focus on understanding and support, we'll walk you through the process and discuss funeral costs, location, special requests, obituaries and other memorialization needs. For us, it's about more than hosting a service. It's a commitment to building long-lasting relationships.

Contact our team

Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home has a long history in the Kansas City area. We have assisted families for over 95 years. Whether you want to plan for a funeral in advance, wish to learn more about the benefits of planning ahead or have an immediate need, we're here to help. Please contact us for more information or visit our welcoming funeral home in Liberty.


The Church-Stephens Furniture and Undertaking Company first advertised in a local publication in 1922. At that time, the funeral home was located on the south side of the Liberty Square at the corner of East Kansas Street and Main Street. Today, that building is Restoration 1894 located next to La Costa Mexican Restaurant.

A new start

In 1923, Church separated from the furniture business and joined Edgar Archer to form Church-Archer Funeral Home and relocated to the northwest corner of the square. Later, they purchased a 3-story brick house at 111 North Water Street. The funeral home remained at that location until July of 1980. In 1944, Church sold his interest in the funeral business to the Archer family.

Step back in time

As for the history of the Pasley Funeral Home, we return to the early 1900s. Looking to the east side of the Liberty Square, you would have found the Hills Funeral Home. Mr. Hill opened his funeral home in 1908 and built our present building in 1923. It was known as the Hill Funeral Home from 1908-1930. It then changed to Hessell Funeral Home from 1930-1939, the Corder Funeral Home from 1939-1949, the Pasley-Tyler Funeral Home from 1949-1961 and the Pasley Funeral Home from 1961-1980.

Amenities and service additions

In 1980, Church-Archer purchased Pasley Funeral Home from John Pasley and combined both operations into our current location at 119 East Franklin Street. In 1986, the D.W. Newcomer’s Sons group purchased the business from the Archer family and retained the name Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home.

Today, we are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We continue to create meaningful ways to pay tribute to loved ones with compassion and the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 816-781-2000 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.

"People may not realize how the COVID tragedy has completely overwhelmed every aspect of daily life- especially funeral homes. They are not only dealing with the normal amount of deaths that occur at any given time (as was the case with my beloved father), but the unique, unrelenting circumstances during a pandemic. Brian & Alise have been genuinely sympathetic, empathetic & personally engaged with us throughout the entire process- not least of which, is instantly remembering very specific details of our family & situation upon answering the phone, while greeting me by my first name. These things may not seem so extraordinary on their face, but when you're grieving the unexpected loss of your dad, while having to consider social distancing guidelines in making final arrangements & all the other matters that need to be dealt with following the death of a loved one, that type of personalized service, attention to details & true kindness is by far, the EXCEPTION, not the rule & is appreciated more than words can say! Thank you so much, Brian & Alise!"

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February 2021

"When a loved one leaves us there are so many emotions and the family is very appreciative of the compassion and care that was shown to us."

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January 2021

"Professionalism was standard operation procedure with Church-Archer staff. We were very impressed and pleased with everything they did. They comforted us, they prepared us for things we did not know to expect. They took care of things when we did not know where to start. We were very pleased with the director and the entire staff."

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February 2020

"Bryan and the other staff were very accommodating with all of our requests and made sure everything ran smoothly. They went above and beyond our expectations to make our celebration of life perfect."

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February 2020

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