Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Ben Hurtt Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Ben is a life-long resident of Mountain Grove.  He and Rhonda have been married for 28 years and have 3 children, Zach, Elynn, and Luke.  The family is active in the Mountain Grove First Freewill Baptist Church.  They are also members of the Mountain Grove Chamber of Commerce.   Ben graduated high school from Mountain Grove Christian Academy and then attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he received his degree in Mortuary Science.  He is dually licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.  He also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Sterling College.  He is an active member of the Mountain Grove Kiwanis Club.  Ben has served this community in the funeral profession for 30 years.

"We are both committed to respectfully providing the area communities with genuine care and guidance and honest service through some of life’s most difficult times.  We feel that it is both an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with that care.”

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Rhonda Hurtt Owner/Funeral Director

Rhonda is a life-long resident of Mountain Grove.  She and Ben have been married for 28 years and have 3 children, Zach, Elynn, and Luke.  The family is active in the Mountain Grove First Freewill Baptist Church.  They are also members of the Mountain Grove Chamber of Commerce.  Rhonda graduated from Mountain Grove High School and then attended Missouri State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree.  She also received her Cosmetology License in 1986 and her Funeral Directors License in 1988.  Rhonda worked in the Mountain Grove, Norwood, and Mountain Grove Christian Academy school systems before joining Ben in the funeral profession in 2004.

“We are both committed to respectfully providing the area communities with genuine care and guidance and honest service through some of life’s most difficult times.  We feel that it is both an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with that care.”

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Jared Moore Funeral Director/Embalmer

Jared has been working with our firm since 1998.  He has been a life-long resident of Mountain Grove and is a graduate of Mountain Grove High School, class of 1996.  In 1998, he graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, Texas, with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service. He is dually licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer with the State of Missouri.   

“I've experienced a nearly life-long passion of helping others through the most difficult time in their lives. At the age of 10, I lost my grandfather to cancer. In going through that experience, I came to realize that I would like to help others in their time of loss. It was from that day forward that I have never stopped wanting to be a source of compassion and care for other families going through the loss of their loved ones.”

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Rick Bruffett Funeral Director

Rick has been with our firm since April 2011.  He is a lifelong resident of Norwood, MO and is a graduate of the Norwood class of 1981.  

Rick is married to Tina (Owens) and they have three children, Jacob, Cody, and Kylee.  Rick and Tina are active members of the Mansfield Assembly of God Church where Rick currently serves as Drama Director.

"It has been a long time desire of mine to work in the funeral industry.  I have always admired the quality of service and professionalism that Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home has always given to the families they serve.  I am excited to be a part of the team here at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home."

Ben Hurtt

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Ben is a life-long resident of Mountain Grove.  He and Rhonda have been married for 28 years and have 3 children, Zach, Elynn, and Luke.  The family is active in the Mountain Grove First Freewill Baptist Church.  They are also members of the Mountain Grove Chamber of Commerce.   Ben graduated high school from Mountain Grove Christian Academy and then attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he received his degree in Mortuary Science.  He is dually licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.  He also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Sterling College.  He is an active member of the Mountain Grove Kiwanis Club.  Ben has served this community in the funeral profession for 30 years.

"We are both committed to respectfully providing the area communities with genuine care and guidance and honest service through some of life’s most difficult times.  We feel that it is both an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with that care.”

Rhonda Hurtt

Owner/Funeral Director
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Rhonda is a life-long resident of Mountain Grove.  She and Ben have been married for 28 years and have 3 children, Zach, Elynn, and Luke.  The family is active in the Mountain Grove First Freewill Baptist Church.  They are also members of the Mountain Grove Chamber of Commerce.  Rhonda graduated from Mountain Grove High School and then attended Missouri State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree.  She also received her Cosmetology License in 1986 and her Funeral Directors License in 1988.  Rhonda worked in the Mountain Grove, Norwood, and Mountain Grove Christian Academy school systems before joining Ben in the funeral profession in 2004.

“We are both committed to respectfully providing the area communities with genuine care and guidance and honest service through some of life’s most difficult times.  We feel that it is both an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with that care.”

Jared Moore

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Jared has been working with our firm since 1998.  He has been a life-long resident of Mountain Grove and is a graduate of Mountain Grove High School, class of 1996.  In 1998, he graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, Texas, with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service. He is dually licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer with the State of Missouri.   

“I've experienced a nearly life-long passion of helping others through the most difficult time in their lives. At the age of 10, I lost my grandfather to cancer. In going through that experience, I came to realize that I would like to help others in their time of loss. It was from that day forward that I have never stopped wanting to be a source of compassion and care for other families going through the loss of their loved ones.”

Rick Bruffett

Funeral Director
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Rick has been with our firm since April 2011.  He is a lifelong resident of Norwood, MO and is a graduate of the Norwood class of 1981.  

Rick is married to Tina (Owens) and they have three children, Jacob, Cody, and Kylee.  Rick and Tina are active members of the Mansfield Assembly of God Church where Rick currently serves as Drama Director.

"It has been a long time desire of mine to work in the funeral industry.  I have always admired the quality of service and professionalism that Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home has always given to the families they serve.  I am excited to be a part of the team here at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home."