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Family owned and operated since 1995 800-664-8365 necremation@metrocast.net www.necremation.com Klicker’s Krossword Answer See Puzzle on Page B4 Funeral Directors Life Names Myra Dykes as Market Center Manager Myra Dykes ABILENE,TX— Funeral Directors Life is proud to announce Myra Dykes as a new market center manager for the state of Texas. “Myra has served the funeral directors in West Texas with passion and commitment,” said Todd Carlson, executive vice president and chief sales officer of Funeral Directors Life. “We look forward to Myra bringing these qualities to our clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as she helps funeral directors grow their market share and improve their profitability in a rapidly changing marketplace.” Myra earned degrees from West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College and has 10 years of experience in the funeral profession. She joined the Funeral Directors Life staff as a select producer in 2015 and has served as an active sales manager for the last five years. “Myra has excelled at the business-to-consumer role and has been an asset to our clients,” said Mark Owen, senior sales vice president for Funeral Directors Life. “As she transitions to market center manager for North Texas, a business-to-business role, we are confident she will bring immediate value to our clients. We look forward to her success while she brings a new perspective to our North Texas funeral home owners.” Before serving in the funeral profession, Myra worked within the administrative, executive, and sales departments of several companies. She also was on staff with multiple churches, exhibiting her talent for focusing on details and prioritizing relationships. Myra’s experience and strengths will help her serve funeral professionals from Abilene to Fort Worth and Wichita Falls to Waco. “After nine years as a preneed professional, I’m most looking forward to learning another aspect of the funeral profession,” Myra said. “I am most excited to work with those on the front lines of funeral service and help funeral home owners any way that I can.” Funeral Directors Life is focused on being the best, most-respected provider of service to the funeral profession with preneed solutions, financial services, and technology offerings. They help clients improve their businesses and grow their profitability through our full-service solutions. For more information, visit www.funeraldirectorslife.com. Matthews Cemetery Products Announces New Vice President of National Accounts New Memorials Direct Announces New Luggage Tag and Golf Divot Tool Mike Harens PITTSBURGH,PA— Matthews Cemetery Products is pleased to announce that Mike Harens has been hired as vice president of national accounts. In his new role, he will maintain Matthews’ key relationships with industry leaders and organizations to assist in driving continued growth and development within their businesses. He will also play an active role within the industry associations. “Matthews is committed to being the premier, full-service memorialization industry partner, with the expertise to support cemeteries as they look toward their future,” stated R. Michael Eddy-Herrera, president, Matthews Cemetery Products. “Mike’s thorough understanding of the deathcare industry, combined with Matthews’ wide breadth of memorialization solutions, will allow us to provide cemeteries with strategic plans that drive business growth.” Mike brings 17 years of strategic sales and relationship management experience in financial services, legal, and specialized retail; including the past 7 years within the deathcare industry. Matthews International Corporation is a global provider of memorialization products, industrial technologies, and brand solutions. The memorialization segment is a leading provider of memorialization products, including memorials, caskets, cremation-related products, and cremation and incineration equipment, primarily to cemetery and funeral home customers that help families move from grief to remembrance. The industrial technologies segment includes the design, manufacturing, service and distribution of high-tech custom energy storage solutions; product identification and warehouse automation technologies and solutions, including order fulfillment systems for identifying, tracking, picking and conveying consumer and industrial products; and coating and converting lines for the packaging, pharma, foil, décor and tissue industries. The SGK brand solutions segment is a leading provider of packaging solutions and brand experiences, helping companies simplify their marketing, amplify their brands and provide value. The company has approximately 12,000 employees in more than 30 countries on six continents that are committed to delivering the highest quality products and services. For more information, visit matthewscemeteryproducts.com. GIG HARBOR,WA— New Memorials Direct personalized accessory options for men has expanded once again. NMD is pleased to announce the addition of a golf divot tool and a stainless steel luggage tag. Each new item offers extensive engraving options including: actual fingerprint, photo, handwriting, text engraving, or a combination of these options. The golf divot tool features a magnetic ball marker that slides easily on and off the tool’s smooth flat, surface. A stop ridge helps prevent the round marker from being lost. This design also includes a built-in clip on the back to allow the user to wear on their favorite hat, visor, or belt while playing. The new luggage tags can be purchased singularly or as a specially curated companion set. Each tag includes an easy open cable tie to securely attach to their baggage. Both sides of the tag may be engraved allowing for endless one-of-a-kind combinations of personalization. To inquire about these new items or any of New Memorials Direct’s products, call 1-877-995-8767 or visit www.NewMemorialsDirect.com. Your Real Source. Anywhere. 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