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Everyday Heroes: Funeral homes stay safe amid coronavirus pandemic

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APRIL 14, 2020 - SHAWNEE - The funeral industry is on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic every day. Parker Amos, president of Amos Family Funeral Homes, says keeping up with the changes in safety recommendations has been like a full time job. They’re not just worried about mourners’ safety, but their own too. That’s why they are working with limited staff and alternating days they come in. The Amos family will not hold services with more than 10 people.

Amos Family Funeral Home is Open in this Difficult Time

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APRIL 2, 2020 - SHAWNEE - On April 1, 2020 the Kansas State Governor's Office released a statement indicating that funeral/memorial services are considered essential and are now exempt from the statewide stay-at-home order. According to the statement, as long as social distancing is being practiced, there are no limits to the number of people that may be in attendance.

Amos Family aims to ease the loss of a beloved pet

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FEB 23, 2016 - SHAWNEE - Losing an animal friend is never easy. Whether it’s a beloved cat, dog, bird or guinea pig, their death can be difficult for the family. The Amos Family Pet Companion Crematory, in Shawnee, offers services to ease the loss of a beloved pet. Q: What are the services you offer? “We are the only funeral home in the Kansas City area that also operates an onsite pet crematory,” said Gregg Amos, an owner of the family business.

Face to Face: Amos Family Funeral Home owner Gregg Amos

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MARCH 12, 2014 - SHAWNEE - Name: Gregg Amos Born: Amos has lived in Shawnee his entire life. He attended Flint Grade School, which is now Wonderscope; Shawnee Grade School, which is now Splash Cove; and Shawnee Mission Northwest, which opened his sophomore year. He then attended Johnson County Community College, where he earned an associate's degree and also walked on to the college baseball team. He received his mortuary training from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science.


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