History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Our funeral home has  been Cast family owned and operated since 1946.  Our legacy and records date from 1883, when we operated the Crawfordsville Coffin Company.

Our Valued Staff

  • Marshall Stewart Sr

    Marshall Stewart Sr Funeral Director/Embalmer, President

    Marshall Stewart Sr. joined the firm part-time in 2008 helping Sevier Hoefer with funerals and visitations, and joined full-time in September, 2017 upon receiving licensure for Funeral Director and Embalming. He and his wife purchased the firm upon Sevier’s retirement in January 2019. He is a life-long resident of Higginsville graduating from Lafayette Co. C-1 High School in 1997. He received his Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science in 2011 from Kansas City Community College. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club member, Treasurer for the Harvey Higgins Historical Society, Treasurer for the City of Higginsville - Industrial Development Authority, member of Highpointers Club, Board of Director - Habitat for Humanity, and a member of First Baptist Church.

    He has two children, Randen and Shane, and is married to his wife Lia with her 3 children, Cameron, Cymen, and Peyton. Marshall is most known for his mountain climbing and exotic trips with his father, Dennis Stewart. He also is an avid ATV’er, gardener, fisherman, and golfer.

  • Lia Stewart

    Lia Stewart Funeral Director Apprentice, Vice President

    Lia Stewart joined her husband, Marshall at the firm in November of 2018. Lia has been a life-long resident of Higginsville, attending Lafayette C-1 high school as well and is a member of First Baptist Church. Before joining the firm she had a fast paced tenure with a major restaurant chain, as a Director of Operations. She helps her husband in many ways - assisting with removals, assisting with funerals and visitations, office administration, and bookkeeping. She brings many skills to the table and is an asset to the firm. She is excited to build upon what the firm already stands for and expand on its legacy.

  • Lacie Luke

    Lacie Luke Student

    Lacie Luke joined the firm in January of 2019 and is currently shadowing Marshall Stewart Sr. to become more educated in the funeral industry. Lacie graduated from Lafayette County C-1 High School in 2020. She attends the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and is earning her Embalmer and Funeral Director licenses. Lacie has always had a natural desire to help others and her community. She loves creating art, reading her collection of many books and taking care of her growing houseplant collection.

  • Mike Wakeman

    Mike Wakeman