Brad Rea, Funeral Director/Owner

Brad Rea is a Missouri licensed funeral director and embalmer, graduating from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1990. He has served the Sedalia area for nearly 30 years. 

Brad is a member of the Sedalia Noonday Optimist Club, board member of the Sedalia Senior Center, member of the Sedalia area Chamber of Commerce, where he served as an Ambassador, and an elder of Lifepointe Church, Sedalia. Brad and his wife Sarah (Broyles) have three children, Andrea, Trevor and Cooper. 

Brad opened his doors at Rea Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services in September of 2009. 

Sarah Rea, Office Manager / Owner

Sarah Rea (Broyles) is the office manager and co-owner of Rea Funeral Chapel. 

Sarah is a member of Lifepointe Church, Sedalia where she is very active in the music and children’s ministries. She is frequently involved in community service events and mission projects. Sarah and Brad have three children, Andrea, Trevor and Cooper. 

Dan Hankins, Funeral Director

Dan Hankins is a Missouri licensed funeral director and preneed agent. He also maintains a Missouri life insurance license.

Dan is an ordained minister and is the staff chaplain. He also serves as the pastor of Antioch Baptist Church near Green Ridge, MO. Dan and his wife Ruth have three children, Caleb, Samuel, and Lucas.


Josie McKellips, Administration

Josie McKellips is the administrative assistant, graphics production artist, and public notary.

Josie enjoys photography and spending time with her daughter Madison.


Valerie Glenn, Administrative Assistant

 Valerie Glenn is the receptionist and assists with the preparation of services.

Valerie enjoys spending time with her two daughters Chloe and Claire.


Jaquay Buckner, Student Embalmer/Funeral Director

 Jaquay is currently a student at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service completing his last quarter via their distance education program.



Eddie Saltsgaver, Funeral Attendant

Eddie Saltsgaver is a funeral attendant and assists in various areas at the funeral home.

Eddie serves on the Smithton, MO city council and he and his wife Joyce are members of Hopewell Baptist Church.

  Dylan Wolfe, Preneed Specialist

Dylan Wolfe is a preneed specialist and maintains a Missouri life insurance license. He specializes in helping families prearrange funerals and implement insurance plans. He was recently deployed to Iraq with the Missouri Army National Guard.

Dylan is married to his wife Elizabeth.


Cooper Rea, Funeral Attendant 

Cooper Rea is a funeral attendant and assists in vehicle and grounds maintenance.

Cooper is student at Smith-Cotton High School and is very active in sports.