Rea Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services has relocated from their original location to a brand new facility at 3510 W. 16th Street in Sedalia.

An open house was held Saturday, Feb. 10 during which approximately 340 people visited the brand new funeral chapel over a four-hour period. Co-owners Brad and Sara, and the team of Carissa Crow, Valerie Glenn, Eddie Saltsgaver, Jeanene Bagley and Rachel Kiso, welcomed those touring the new facility.

Rea's now has an upgraded sound system and live video feed for online streaming for services. Rea said just click on your loved one's obit on their website and there will be a link to see the service live streamed.

A really nice community room on the west side of the building is available for families to use during visitation or service with tables and chairs, utensils and a refrigerator.

“We've used it a few times for families to have a small lunch after a service,” Rea said, adding that a local church, family members or a catering service will bring food in for the family following a service.

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The beautiful main sanctuary contains 165 chairs, with room for more seating in case of a large service. And of course, Rea's conducts funerals all the time off-site at area churches and places like the Celebration Center, which accommodate large crowds.

There were 196 chairs in the main sanctuary for the Dean Dohrman funeral a few weeks ago. And another 36 people sat in the overflow area, Rea said.

Parking at the new facility is vastly improved, Rea noted. The old place had 56 parking spaces, with many more cars lining the side streets during a service, whereas the new facility has 150 spots, with three entrances – one off of West 16th, one behind Casey's and one on Stone Creek Road next to the Water Tower.

Brad and Sarah thanked their full-time staff for all their hard work, including Eddie Saltsgaver, Valerie Glenn, Carissa Crow, Jeanene Bagley and Rachel Kiso, plus four part-time employees – Todd Asbury, Nick Gooch, Dillion Garcia and Cameron Gillmore.

“We all make a good team, everybody knows their role, and we work well together, and everybody knows what each one does, and whenever we someone who needs help, we are able to fill in and get things done,” Brad said.

“It's an honor to help families in Sedalia and the surrounding area, they've been a great support and I hope that they find our new funeral home a blessing to them,” Brad concluded.

Overall space has nearly doubled at the new 9600-square-foot facility, he noted. Call (660) 826-4732 for more information.

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