Staff

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.

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Gary Wall Owner/Funeral Director garyw@wallfuneralservices.com

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, the Rotary Club, has been a director of Commercial Bank since 1971 and is active in several other organizations. 

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Shirley Wall Owner/Hostess

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 7 grandchildren. She is a member of the First Baptist Church and of P.E.O.

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Ned Wall Funeral Director nedw@wallfuneralservices.com

Ned Wall is a licensed funeral director and has worked at the funeral home from an early age. 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.

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Marty Mendicki Funeral Director martym@wallfuneralservices.com

Martin “Marty” Mendicki is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and certified crematory operator (C.C.O.). He is a graduate of Parsons High School and Labette Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma and has also attained the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (C.F.S.P.) from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (A.P.S.F.P.). He is a member of First Baptist Church and the Parsons Lions Club. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association since Octobr 2015 and was installed as President at the spring convention in 2024.  He also serves as a board member of several other organizations, including the Parsons Community Development Corporation (President), the Parsons Educational Foundation (President), the Strategic Planning Committee at Labette Community College and the Public Safety Advisory Board. Marty worked at our funeral home during his high school and community college days and returned to work full time in 1997.

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Justin Brown Funeral Director justinb@wallfuneralservices.com

Justin Brown is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a graduate of Parsons High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Central Oklahoma at Edmond, Oklahoma. He has three children, two sons, Brady and Cade, and a daughter, Allison. He attends the Parsons Foursquare Church and is a member of the Parsons Kiwanis Club.  He has been a member of the staff since 2000 and has been a licensed funeral director since 2002.

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Kelsee Yarnell Office Manager

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Brian May Funeral Director brianm@wallfuneralservices.com

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.

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Rick Prideaux Assistant Funeral Director rickp@wallfuneralservices.com

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.

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Hal Redford Pre-Arrangement Counselor halr@wallfuneralservices.com

Hal Redford has lived in Parsons since 1976 and retired from Ray Products in 2012 after thirty-eight years.  He is active in the First Baptist Church and the Parsons Rotary Club.  His wife, Judy, is a former teacher at Parsons High School.  They are the parents of three sons, Richard, Brent and Kevin and have six grandchildren.

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Taylor Blackburn Maintenance Director

Taylor Blackburn is a lifelong Parsons resident and graduated from Parsons High School in 2007.  He started with the funeral home on a part time basis while in school and has been full time for several years.  He has three children, Jase, Dirk and Abrienne.  Taylor is in charge of maintaining several of our facilities, grounds and automobiles.

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Brian Cruz Service Associate

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Larry Simmons Service Associate

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Gayle Huff Service Associate

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Jeff Sexton Service Associate

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Scott Bennett Service Associate

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Beverly Simmons Hostess

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Sue O’Brien Hostess

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Jane Hugo Hostess

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Pam Hardman Hostess

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Mary Jane Gouvion Hostess

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Mary Jean Zandler Hostess

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Nancy Bolt Hostess

Gary Wall

Owner/Funeral Director
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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, the Rotary Club, has been a director of Commercial Bank since 1971 and is active in several other organizations. 

Shirley Wall

Owner/Hostess
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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 7 grandchildren. She is a member of the First Baptist Church and of P.E.O.

Ned Wall

Funeral Director
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Ned Wall is a licensed funeral director and has worked at the funeral home from an early age. 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.

Marty Mendicki

Funeral Director
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Martin “Marty” Mendicki is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and certified crematory operator (C.C.O.). He is a graduate of Parsons High School and Labette Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma and has also attained the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (C.F.S.P.) from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (A.P.S.F.P.). He is a member of First Baptist Church and the Parsons Lions Club. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association since Octobr 2015 and was installed as President at the spring convention in 2024.  He also serves as a board member of several other organizations, including the Parsons Community Development Corporation (President), the Parsons Educational Foundation (President), the Strategic Planning Committee at Labette Community College and the Public Safety Advisory Board. Marty worked at our funeral home during his high school and community college days and returned to work full time in 1997.

Justin Brown

Funeral Director
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Justin Brown is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a graduate of Parsons High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Central Oklahoma at Edmond, Oklahoma. He has three children, two sons, Brady and Cade, and a daughter, Allison. He attends the Parsons Foursquare Church and is a member of the Parsons Kiwanis Club.  He has been a member of the staff since 2000 and has been a licensed funeral director since 2002.

Kelsee Yarnell

Office Manager
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Brian May

Funeral Director
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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.

Rick Prideaux

Assistant Funeral Director
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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.

Hal Redford

Pre-Arrangement Counselor
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Hal Redford has lived in Parsons since 1976 and retired from Ray Products in 2012 after thirty-eight years.  He is active in the First Baptist Church and the Parsons Rotary Club.  His wife, Judy, is a former teacher at Parsons High School.  They are the parents of three sons, Richard, Brent and Kevin and have six grandchildren.

Taylor Blackburn

Maintenance Director
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Taylor Blackburn is a lifelong Parsons resident and graduated from Parsons High School in 2007.  He started with the funeral home on a part time basis while in school and has been full time for several years.  He has three children, Jase, Dirk and Abrienne.  Taylor is in charge of maintaining several of our facilities, grounds and automobiles.

Brian Cruz

Service Associate
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Larry Simmons

Service Associate
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Gayle Huff

Service Associate
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Jeff Sexton

Service Associate
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Scott Bennett

Service Associate
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Beverly Simmons

Hostess
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Sue O’Brien

Hostess
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Jane Hugo

Hostess
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Pam Hardman

Hostess
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Mary Jane Gouvion

Hostess
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Mary Jean Zandler

Hostess
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Nancy Bolt

Hostess
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