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Kirby-Boaz Receives Eagle Award
Kirby-Boaz receives Eagle Award Mary Boaz (center) and Elton Kirby (right), co-owners of Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors, are shown with Mark Musgrove, president of the National Funeral Directors Association at the NFDA National Convention _ Expo at Nashville, Tenn. Kirby and Boaz attended workshops covering the core areas of today's funeral service environment and saw the latest products and services on display by 440 exhibitors at the Expo. One day of the conference was "Pursuit of Excellence Day" when Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors and other award winners were honored in front of their peers. Kirby-Boaz received the Eagle Award, a higher-level Pursuit of Excellence award. This is the fourth year Kirby-Boaz has received an award of excellence. Kirby-Boaz Receives Eagle Award

Kirby-Boaz Owners Receive Award
Kirby-Boaz Owners Receive Award
Doggett Whitaker, treasurer of the National Funeral Directors Association, (from left) presents Mary Boaz and Elton Kirby the Pursuit of Excellence Achievement Award during the recent national convention of the National Funeral Directors Association. This is the third year in a row Kirby-Boaz has received this award for outstanding service. Only six funeral homes in Arkansas met requirements for the award this year.

Kirby-Boaz Receives Third National Pursuit of Excellence Achievement Award
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors has received its third consecutive National Funeral Directors Association Pursuit of Excellent Achievement Award for outstanding community service, professional integrity and dynamic public relations program.

To achieve recognition in the pursuit of excellence program, a funeral home must meet quality service criteria in eight categories of achievement. The categories include education, compassionate service, technical skills, community and professional service, library or media resources, professional development, in-house staff training and public and community relations.
Only six funeral homes in Arkansas received the achievement award, presented during NFDA's 122nd annual convention at Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors is locally owned by Elton Kirby and Mary Boaz. Kirby established the business here in 1976 and expanded to Bull Shoals in 1979. Mary Boaz became a partner in 1998. Kirby-Boaz owns and operates Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery and Crematory. The company's Web site is www.kirbyboaz.com. They may be reached at 425-6978 in Mountain Home or 445-4227 in Bull Shoals.

Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors honored with award
Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors honored with award
Mary Boaz and Elton Kirby (right) recieve 2002 Pursuit of Excellence award from NFDA representative (left).

Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors Earns National Achievement Award

Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors of Mountain Home and Bull Shoals has received the 2002 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Pursuit of Excellence Continuing Achievement award. The Continuing Achievement award was presented October 21 at the NFDA convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Kirby-Boaz is one of only four firms in Arkansas and only 74 funeral homes nationwide receiving the Continuing Achievement award this year. The award honors firms for their outstanding community service, professional integrity and dynamic public relations programs.

The Pursuit of Excellence program is the premier standard for funeral service excellence, said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper. The Continuing Achievement award is presented to funeral homes that continue to display outstanding commitment and professionalism each year, she added.

Kirby-Boaz first received the Pursuit of Excellence award in 2001. To achieve recognition in the Pursuit of Excellence program, a funeral home must meet quality service criteria in nine categories. The categories include: service, technical skills, community and professional service, library or professional development, in-house staff training, and public and community relations.

NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. It is the oldest and largest nationwide funeral service association, serving about 13,500 members.

Elton Kirby established the funeral service in Mountain Home in 1976, and Mary Boaz became a partner in the business in 1998. Kirby-Boaz operates Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery _ Mausoleum Complex four miles southwest of Mountain Home on Tucker Cemetery Road. For more information, call 870-425-6978 in Mountain Home or 870-445-4227 in Bull Shoals.

Kirby-Boaz Earns Top Achievement Award from National Funeral Directors Association
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors honored with Award of Excellence

Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors honored with Award of Excellence

Elton Kirby (at left) and Mary Boaz hold the plaque representing one of the highest honors given in their profession, the Pursuit of Excellence Award from the National Funeral Directors Association. The plaque is inscribed to honor the Mountain Home company for achievement in the fields of professional, educational and community service. Elton Kirby established the business in Mountain Home in 1976 and expanded to Bull Shoals in 1979. Mary Boaz became a partner in 1998.

Kirby-Boaz Funeral Directors, owned and managed by Elton Kirby and Mary Boaz, has received the 2001 National Funeral Directors Association Pursuit of Excellence Achievement award for outstanding community service, professional integrity and dynamic public relations programs.

"The Pursuit of Excellence program is the premier standard for funeral service excellence. First-time recipients of this award receive a beautiful walnut recognition plaque to display in their funeral home," said NFDA Acting Chief Executive Officer Christine Reichelt-Pepper.

To achieve recognition in the Pursuit of Excellence program, a funeral home must meet quality service criteria in eight categories of achievement. The categories include: education, compassionate service, technical skills, community and professional service, library or media resources, professional development, in-house staff training, and public and community relations.

The Achievement award was presented to 49 funeral homes nationwide during NFDA's 120th annual convention at Orlando, Fla. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. It is the oldest and largest funeral service association, serving about 13,500 members.

In 1976, Elton Kirby's family established the funeral service in Mountain Home and expanded to Bull Shoals in 1979. Mary Boaz became a partner in the business in1998. Kirby-Boaz operates Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery _ Mausoleum, located four miles southwest of Mountain Home on Tucker Cemetery Road, and participates in the American Cemetery Association's lot exchange program.

Please call us at (870) 425-6978 or contact us via e-mail for
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