About Ron Schofield
Ron decided to give up teaching in public schools. He then attended Dallas
Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, TX. When he returned from Dallas, he
became a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Missouri. He practiced
in Carthage for five years and later moved to Mountain Home, AR. Ron
then became a licensed embalmer and funeral director in Arkansas.
Arkansas State University in Mountain Home opened a new program for
funeral service and need a director and instructor. His teaching experience,
funeral experience and administrative experience landed him the new
position. He joined the university in 1997as Director/Instructor of Funeral
Science. He was instrumental in guiding the funeral science program to
become ranked fourth in the nation as an outstanding funeral science
program. He has taught hundreds of students throughout the United States
to become professional embalmers.
In 2006 Ron and Ted Eakins purchased the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home. Ron retired from the university in 2010. Ron has been active through
the years in various clubs and organizations. He was a board member of the
Forsyth Chamber of Commerce; a member for the BPOE Lake Taneycomo
Elks Lodge 2597 of Forsyth; a member of the United Methodist Church in
Forsyth and various professional organizations such as the American Board
of Funeral Service Education. He is also an associate member of the
International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and a proud
member of the National Funeral Directors Association.
Ron has two children, Kate and Paul. Kate works for a pharmacy in
Richland, MO and Paul is a lieutenant in the Waynesville, MO Fire
Ron's philosophy of treating others as he would be treated has been the
standard behind the operations of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home because at KSE Funeral Home, "There is a difference."
Ron Schofield grew up in Ozark County, attended school in Thornfield and
graduated from Gainesville High School. He attended College of the Ozarks
and finished his undergraduate work in education from Southwest Baptist
University in Bolivar. Ron taught elementary school in Buffalo and later at
Lutie R-IV in Theodosia. He went on and received his Masters in
Administration from Drury University in Springfield. He was principal at
Lutie R-IV for three years and then taught social studies in high school.
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home