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 benhurtt@craighurtt.com

Ben is a lifelong resident of Mountain Grove.  He and Rhonda were married in 1987 and have three children, Zach, Elynn, and Luke.  The family is active in the Mountain Grove First Free Will 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 rlhurtt@craighurtt.com

Rhonda is a lifelong resident of Mountain Grove.  She and Ben were married in 1987 and have three children, Zach, Elynn, and Luke.  The family is active in the Mountain Grove First Free Will 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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Zach Hurtt Funeral Director / Embalmer zachhurtt@hotmail.com

Zach is a lifelong resident of Mountain Grove. He graduated from Mountain Grove Christian Academy in 2008 and graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He graduated from Arapahoe Community College in 2014 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science and is licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.

 

"I'm honored to serve my hometown community and proud to represent the third generation at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home."

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Jared Moore Funeral Director / Embalmer jdmoore@craighurtt.com

Jared has been working with our firm since 1998.  He has been a lifelong 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 rickbruffett@hotmail.com

Rick has been with our firm since April 2011.  He is a lifelong resident of Norwood, Missouri 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."

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Mattie Adams Funeral Director / Embalmer mattie_adams@hotmail.com

Mattie joined the Craig-Hurtt team in September 2021. She lives in Mansfield, Missouri.  Mattie is formerly from Moberly, Missouri. She graduated from Moberly Senior High School in 2008.  She then attended Kansas City Kansas Community College where she graduated in 2009 earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science. She is dually licensed in Missouri as an Embalmer and Funeral Director. She is also a licensed Funeral Director in Iowa.

 

Mattie has three children, Caden, Kylie, and Gary. In their free time her family enjoys traveling to rodeos where her kids compete in calf riding and barrel racing. She also enjoys her time on the trap field or at the river. They are proud to call the Ozarks home!

 

“The Lord called me to this profession at 14 years old, and since then I’ve learned helping families through the most trying time of their lives is an honor. I was gifted with the empathy, compassion, and selflessness it takes to work in this industry. I am excited to join a team with honor and dignity at the heart of it all. I look forward to continuing my career in the Ozarks!”  

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John Miller Funeral Director / Embalmer jtmillerpa@yahoo.com

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Ray Bradley Funeral Director / Embalmer ozarktexan1@gmail.com

Ray grew up in Arlington, Texas and graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1970.  After high school he traveled and sang professionally in Southern Gospel and with evangelistic teams.  This career brought him to Mountain Grove in 1974 where he met and married Teresa (Dale) Bradley that same year.  Ray began working at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in 1980 and later that year attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he graduated in 1981.  He left the funeral home in 2005 and has been back since October of 2022.

 

"Funeral service is my true calling, and I have always considered my occupation a ministry.  Whatever I can do to bring comfort and peace during the funeral process is indeed rewarding."

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Amanda Hurtt Office Manager - Mountain Grove amandahurtt@outlook.com

Amanda is married to Zach Hurtt.  She is a graduate of Cabool High School and College of the Ozarks with a double major in Business Administration and Mass Communications.

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Maxona Lawler Office Manager - Hartville

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Jan Fugitt Office Manager - Seymour craighurttseymour@gmail.com

Jan has been a resident of Mountain Grove since 1987. She is married to Bruce Fugitt, and they have two daughters, Jennifer Harrison and Misty Clemons.

 

Jan has been an office manager for the last 21 years at her previous job.

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Allen Dickinson Funeral Assistant agaadickinson@gmail.com

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Bob Crump Funeral Assistant

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Jason Perkins Funeral Assistant

Jason has lived in Mountain Grove since 1998.  Jason is married to Teresa (McCune), and they have two daughters, Molly and Emily.  Jason and Teresa are active members of Hopewell Freewill Baptist Church in Graff where Jason serves as a Deacon.

 

Jason graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995, and he worked for the State of Missouri until he retired after nearly 30 years of service.

 

Jason joined our team in April 2022.

 

"I feel called to serve in this new endeavor.  I'm honored to be able to support my community through Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home."

 

Ben Hurtt

Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Ben is a lifelong resident of Mountain Grove.  He and Rhonda were married in 1987 and have three children, Zach, Elynn, and Luke.  The family is active in the Mountain Grove First Free Will 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 lifelong resident of Mountain Grove.  She and Ben were married in 1987 and have three children, Zach, Elynn, and Luke.  The family is active in the Mountain Grove First Free Will 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.”

Zach Hurtt

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Zach is a lifelong resident of Mountain Grove. He graduated from Mountain Grove Christian Academy in 2008 and graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He graduated from Arapahoe Community College in 2014 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science and is licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.

 

"I'm honored to serve my hometown community and proud to represent the third generation at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home."

Jared Moore

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Jared has been working with our firm since 1998.  He has been a lifelong 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, Missouri 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."

Mattie Adams

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Mattie joined the Craig-Hurtt team in September 2021. She lives in Mansfield, Missouri.  Mattie is formerly from Moberly, Missouri. She graduated from Moberly Senior High School in 2008.  She then attended Kansas City Kansas Community College where she graduated in 2009 earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science. She is dually licensed in Missouri as an Embalmer and Funeral Director. She is also a licensed Funeral Director in Iowa.

 

Mattie has three children, Caden, Kylie, and Gary. In their free time her family enjoys traveling to rodeos where her kids compete in calf riding and barrel racing. She also enjoys her time on the trap field or at the river. They are proud to call the Ozarks home!

 

“The Lord called me to this profession at 14 years old, and since then I’ve learned helping families through the most trying time of their lives is an honor. I was gifted with the empathy, compassion, and selflessness it takes to work in this industry. I am excited to join a team with honor and dignity at the heart of it all. I look forward to continuing my career in the Ozarks!”  

John Miller

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Ray Bradley

Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Ray grew up in Arlington, Texas and graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1970.  After high school he traveled and sang professionally in Southern Gospel and with evangelistic teams.  This career brought him to Mountain Grove in 1974 where he met and married Teresa (Dale) Bradley that same year.  Ray began working at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home in 1980 and later that year attended Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he graduated in 1981.  He left the funeral home in 2005 and has been back since October of 2022.

 

"Funeral service is my true calling, and I have always considered my occupation a ministry.  Whatever I can do to bring comfort and peace during the funeral process is indeed rewarding."

Amanda Hurtt

Office Manager - Mountain Grove
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Amanda is married to Zach Hurtt.  She is a graduate of Cabool High School and College of the Ozarks with a double major in Business Administration and Mass Communications.

Maxona Lawler

Office Manager - Hartville
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Jan Fugitt

Office Manager - Seymour
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Jan has been a resident of Mountain Grove since 1987. She is married to Bruce Fugitt, and they have two daughters, Jennifer Harrison and Misty Clemons.

 

Jan has been an office manager for the last 21 years at her previous job.

Allen Dickinson

Funeral Assistant
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Bob Crump

Funeral Assistant
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Jason Perkins

Funeral Assistant
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Jason has lived in Mountain Grove since 1998.  Jason is married to Teresa (McCune), and they have two daughters, Molly and Emily.  Jason and Teresa are active members of Hopewell Freewill Baptist Church in Graff where Jason serves as a Deacon.

 

Jason graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995, and he worked for the State of Missouri until he retired after nearly 30 years of service.

 

Jason joined our team in April 2022.

 

"I feel called to serve in this new endeavor.  I'm honored to be able to support my community through Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home."