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MCMEA
News
PRESIDENT'S
CORNER
September 15, 2016

MCMEA Members,

The year is moving very quickly, fall training is in a couple of weeks and new coroner's training in December. If you
know of any new coroners already decided by the primary, make sure they are aware of the training and get them
registered. Forms are on the website www.mcmea.org.

The scene photo bill has passed thanks to the hard work by Willie, the Catalyst Group and the coroners working with
their Senators and Representatives. We need to keep our association active in the capital, so keep up the work.

Good luck to Eddie on his retirement. He did a great job for our association and he will be missed.

Again, I ask the coroners to be active in our association, it takes all of us for our association to be strong and get
things accomplished. If anyone has any ideas or thoughts for our association contract your troop director or you
can call me anytime.


Sincerely,



Jim Coplin
MCMEA President
Jim Coplin
TROOP H MEETING HELD
Members of Troop H held a
meeting Sunday, September 11,
2016 at the Lazzarone Pizzeria
in St. Joseph, Missouri. The
training / education was
conducted b Detective Richard
Shelton, Investigator with the
Buchanan County Medical
Examiner's Office.

Heath Turner, Troop H Director
Larry Earl Breshears, of Brunswick, Missouri, passed away Friday afternoon, October 21, 2016 at Boone Hospital in
Columbia, Missouri.

Larry lived an honorable life of 58 years, 7 months, and 27 days.

It was on February 24, 1958, in Marshall, Missouri, that the Lord blessed the home of Harold and Sarah (Woolston)
Breshears with the gift of a son.

Larry graduated from Brunswick High School in 1976. On June 10, 1978, in Brunswick, Missouri, Larry was united in
marriage to Victoria (Vicki) Meyer, the daughter of Patricia and the late Denny Meyer. To this union they were blessed with
one daughter and two sons.
Chariton County Coroner, Larry Breshears Passes Away
Larry worked as a parts man at Woolston Brothers Implement Company in Salisbury, Missouri from 1976 to 1982. In January of 1983, Larry and his brother, Don
Breshears opened the Brunswick Oil Service Company. In January of 1985, Larry, Vicki, and their daughter Aubrey moved to Dallas, Texas, where Larry was a
student at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he proudly graduated Valedictorian of his class in 1986. Upon returning to Missouri, Larry was employed
from 1986 to 1988 as a Funeral Director and Embalmer at the George C. Carson & Sons Funeral Home in Independence, Missouri. He then joined the staff of
Speaks Memorial Chapels in Independence, Missouri, where he worked as a Lead Director until 1996. Larry and his family returned to Brunswick, Missouri, where
he then joined Gibson Funeral Homes as a manager in Brunswick and Mendon, Missouri. In August of 2000, Larry was elected to and still holds the office of
Chariton County Coroner. In April of 2011 Larry and Vicki purchased the funeral homes at Brunswick and Mendon, and now operate them as Breshears Memorial
Chapels, LLC.  He was a board member for 12 years at the Brunswick RII School, during which time he served as treasurer for two years, and President for seven
years. He was a former member of the Brunswick Lion’s Club, a member of the Warren Masonic Lodge #74, the Missouri Coroner’s and Medical Examiner’s
Association, the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce serving as Fire Works Chairman for 16 years. He assisted with the Cub Scouts in 1997 and 1998, and for the
last 17 years he was a member of the Brunswick Pecan Festival Committee, serving as Car Show Chairman for three years, Treasurer for two years, Festival
Chairman for two years, and Parade Chairman for nine years. He was a member of the Brunswick United Methodist Church.

Larry loved his family and community. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and attending the Missouri State Fair every year. He was honest, loyal and kind to the
families he served and his presence will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Larry is survived by his wife Vicki of the home, his parents, Harold and Sarah Breshears of Brunswick, Missouri; brother, Don Breshears (Reyne) of Brunswick,
Missouri; mother-in-law, Patricia Meyer; one daughter, Aubrey Denay Samek and her husband James of Columbia, Missouri; two sons, Brandon Jeffrey Breshears
of the home, and Tyler Austin and his wife Lindy of Brunswick, Missouri; one granddaughter, Maggie Grace, and one grandson, Mason James.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Sue Breshears who died in infancy, and a father-in-law, Denny Meyer.

Funeral Service will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Brunswick RII High School, Brunswick, Missouri, with Reverend Gail Brown and Jan Schnepf
officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Breshears Memorial Chapels, Brunswick, Missouri.

Masonic Services will be held at 8:00 p.m. following the visitation.

He will lie in state on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Burial will be at Elliott Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Missouri.