Providing over 50 years of professionalism and experience...
Wall Funeral Services staff members continue to serve the families of southeast Kansas in their times of need. Our caring professionals understand that each family is unique and each has unique needs to fulfill their family’s requests and traditions. Our family of dedicated professionals includes seven full time staff and many part time employees, all who consider it a privilege to serve our area with the dignity and respect for which we stand.
Gary Wall has been a funeral director in Parsons since 1966. He and the late Jack Burris established the Burris-Wall Funeral Home in late 1965 and opened for business in January 1966. He is a Parsons native and graduated from Parsons High School, Parsons Junior College and Pittsburg State University. He received training in funeral service at the Department of Mortuary Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is a member of the First Baptist Church and the Rotary Club and is active in several other organizations.
Shirley Wall is present at many funerals and visitations in Parsons. She was a kindergarten teacher at Washington School in Parsons from 1965 to 1973. She and Gary were married in 1970 and have three children, Katherine Eitel, Emily Brown, Ned Wall and 8 grandchildren. She is a member of the First Baptist Church and of P.E.O.
Ned Wall is a licensed funeral director and has been around the funeral home his entire life. He graduated from Parsons High School, Labette Community College and Pittsburg State University. He has two children, a son Owen and a daughter Scout. Ned is a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Rotary Club. He serves on the board of trustees of Labette Health.
Martin “Marty” Mendicki is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a graduate of Parsons High School and Labette Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma and has also attained the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. He is a member of First Baptist Church and the Parsons Lions Club. He serves as a board member of several other organizations. Marty worked at our funeral home during his high school and community college days and returned to work full time in 1997.
Justin Brown in a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a graduate of Parsons High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from Central State University at Edmond, Oklahoma. He is married to the former Emily Wall, who is employed as an occupational therapist at Labette Health. They are the parents of two sons, Brady and Cade and a daughter Alison. They attend Center Bethel Church and Justin is a member of the Parsons Kiwanis Club. He is active in coaching youth sports activities. Justin worked at our funeral home while attending community college and has been a full time employee since 2000.
Karen Steinbacher has been office manager at the funeral home since 2002. For 28 years she was employed at the former Parsons Clinic. She lives in St. Paul and is a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She has four children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Brian May is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and is the manager of the funeral home in Girard. He has three adult children, Ryan, Aaron and Molly. He grew up in Altamont and is a graduate of Labette County High School and Labette Community College. He received his funeral service education at the Kansas City, Kansas Community College and has been with our funeral home full time since 1986.
Assistant Funeral Director
Rick Prideaux works part time at the funeral home in Girard and is a licensed assistant funeral director. He is retired from the Craw-Kan Telephone Company and is an ordained minister in the Nazarene Church. He serves as associate pastor of the Living Faith of the Nazarene Church in Girard. Rick is a Girard native and his wife is Diane. They have two children and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Director of Information Technology
Amy Reynolds is in charge of the graphics and technology areas of the funeral home. She designs the printed programs and multimedia items that are used for funeral services. She is a graduate of Parsons High School and Labette Community College. She is married to Tim Reynolds and they have four children. They are members of Parsons Foursquare Church and are a very active family. She has been working with the funeral home since 2006.