Our Staff at Hedges - Scott Funeral Home

Meet Tim & Joy Scott

Tim & Joy Scott

Tim, a licensed funeral director & embalmer since 1980, has over 35 years experience of caring for families.  As owner of Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes, his desire is to provide a place of trust and compassion to turn to during a most difficult time.

Tim and Joy have been married for 34 years, and have two daughters, Emily Scott and Courtney Thomas (Derek) and five grandchildren, Ainsley, Harper, Milla, Myles, and Nora.  Through the years Tim has served with many organizations including Kiwanas, Rotary, Optimists, Camdenton Chamber of Commerce, Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Sharing and Caring Foundation, Camdenton Education Foundation, and others. Joy has served as a  volunteer with the Lamb House of Camdenton, Food Pantry, and served with a women's jail ministry for several years. Tim is a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. Tim and Joy are members of First Baptist Church of Camdenton.

Meet Myron & Cindy Fesler

Myron & Cindy FeslerMyron and Cindy, both licensed funeral directors, began their careers with  Ragan-Thieme Funeral Home in Ava, Missouri in 1985 and worked there for 7 years where Myron was manager of the funeral home. From there they moved to the Lebanon area and began working for Shadel's Colonial Chapel for several years before joining the staff of Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes in 2006. Myron is an ordained minister and is honored to assist families through difficult times.

Myron and Cindy have been married 43 years and have three children and ten grandchildren. They attend the Osage Beach Assembly of God Church where Myron teaches adult Sunday school class and Cindy helps in different areas of the church..


Meet Don & Judy Varner

Don & Judy Varner

Don, a licensed funeral director since 2000, joined the staff of Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes in 1999. Don and his wife, Judy,  were both born in Camden County.  Their families moved to Kansas City when they were young and they relocated back to their roots in 1976. 

Don and Judy have been married 41 years and between them they have five children, eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  They are both active members of First Baptist Church in Macks Creek, Missouri.


Meet Jim & Ann Long

Jim & Ann Long

Jim, a licensed funeral director & embalmer, graduated from the Worsham Mortuary School, Chicago, Illinois in 1969. Upon his graduation he purchased Gilbert Funeral Home in Dixon, Missouri. He later purchased Moss Williams Funeral Homes in Crocker and Waynesville.  Jim and his wife Ann, also licensed, owned and operated the funeral homes together for 30 years and retired to Lake of the Ozarks in 1999, when they joined the staff of Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes. 

Jim and Ann have been married 46 years and have two daughters, Melissa Kline (Guy) of Osage Beach, Missouri and Stacy King (Jason) of Blaine, Minnesota and four grandchildren, Olivia and Ethan Kline, and Asher and Anson King.


Meet Paul & Sandi Janssen

Paul & Sandi JanssenPaul is a licensed funeral director & embalmer who joined the staff of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home following his retirement in 2006. He began his career in funeral service in 1964 at Harris Funeral Home in Highland, Illinois as a funeral assistant. After four years working at the funeral home, he enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at SIU in Carbondale, Illinois. Following graduation he returned to Harris Funeral Home until 1974, at which time he joined Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois and was employed there until 2003. Paul then accepted a position as manager of Valhalla Holten Funeral Home in Belleville and remained there until 2006, when he and his wife retired to Lake of the Ozarks.

Paul and Sandi celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2013. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. Paul and Sandi are members of Canopy Church in Camdenton. Paul also works part-time for Hulett Chevrolet in Camdenton. Music has always been a passion in his life and he sings with the Truelove Southern Gospel Quartet from Lebanon.  Paul is honored to serve families in the Lake of the Ozarks area.


Meet David & Caroline Cotten

David & Caroline Cotten

David, a licensed funeral director, has been on staff with Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes for 21 years.  David was first hired full time with Walter and Norma Hedges and was a familiar face at the Osage Beach location.   David "retired" a few years back, but continues to work part-time for the funeral home.  David is a member of Al Whitaker Post 6514- VFW,  and is a member of the Golden Oldies Band, a bluegrass band, where he sings, and plays guitar and bass.

David and Caroline have been married 54 years. They first met when they were 5 & 6 years old playing tag as neighbors. They went through School of the Osage together and married at 17 years of age. They have two daughters and one son.


Meet Jim & Deb Bertram

Jim & Deb BertramJim joined the staff of Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes in 2008.  He was formerly employed as an engineer for Caterpillar Inc. in Aurora, Illinois and retired in 2004 after 30 years of service. Faith then led Jim and his wife Deb to their 2nd career as the owner/operators of Majestic Oaks Campground in Eldon. When health issues led to their 2nd "retirement", Jim was asked to join the Hedges-Scott team.

Jim and Deb have one son, Jacob, a senior at UCM in Warrensburg, MO.   Music has always been a passion of Jim's, having sung in Barbershop Quartets for 22 years.  He now sings on the worship team at Osage Beach First Assembly of God.  He enjoys motorcycles, and is involved with Biker's for Christ Ministry. He and his wife of 25 years enjoy traveling vacations, visiting friends and family across the country, as well as an occasional cruise.