Jayme A. Koup Funeral Director / Embalmer
AS in Mortuary Science from Kansas City Kansas Community College 1995
After working for the previous owner for seven years, Jayme, together with his wife, Sheila, and Norma Koup (his mother who is now deceased), purchased the funeral home in August of 2002. When he isn’t working as a funeral director/embalmer, Jayme enjoys spending time working at home raising chickens. In addition, he maintains a yearly garden and orchard where he grows fruits and vegetables, which he subsequently cans. Also an avid woodworker, one can often find Jayme working in his shop on a woodworking project. He and Sheila have three children and six grandchildren. Much of their time is spent enjoying family.
Sheila E. Koup Bookkeeper
Sheila Koup serves as Vice President and bookkeeper for the funeral home. She is responsible for payroll and accounting, as well as purchasing. In addition to her role at the funeral home, Sheila is a high school English teacher. Together with Jayme, she has one son and two daughters. They also have six grandchildren who provide countless hours of fun and enjoyment.
Matthew W. Thompson Assistant Funeral Director / Monument Specialist
Contact Person – Greenwood County All Veterans’ Memorial
Upon purchase of the funeral home, our son Matthew began working for the funeral home as an assistant funeral director. Matthew is currently working on obtaining his funeral directors/embalmers license. In addition, he maintains the account for the Greenwood County Veterans’ Memorial and manages all additions to the wall. He is married to Trystan, and they have two sons, Indy and Liam. When he isn’t working at the funeral home, Matthew spends his time at Boy Scout and Cub Scout events and enjoying family and friends.
Sherry L. Stapleford Office Manager
Our office manager, Sherry Stapleford, began working for Koup Family Funeral Home in March of 2015 and has already proven herself to be a valuable asset to the firm. As the office manager, Sherry stands on the front lines ready to assist anyone who might need it. She works side-by-side with the funeral directors in arranging and directing funerals, handling phone calls, greeting visitors at the door, maintaining the organization of the office, generating notices and folders, making various deliveries, and anything else we might need. Prior to her employment with the funeral home, Sherry spent much of her adult life working in the pharmaceutical industry as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She is married to David and they have two daughters and four grandchildren, all of whom bring great joy to their lives.
Kodi M. Koup Funeral Director's Assistant
When she is not working as a full-time student at Kansas State University pursuing a degree in Family Studies and Human Services in the field of Gerontology, Kodi spends her summers working at the funeral home as a Funeral Director’s Assistant. Her role includes helping arrange and direct funerals, fielding phone calls, answering the door, organizing the office, operating the computer, delivering notices, and anything else anyone might need.
Lily the Cat Greeter
Lily showed up at the back door of the funeral home one morning and has been with us ever since. The missing part of her ear is from the notch done when she was spayed, a common practice with stray cats. You can probably find Lily on the rail by the main doors before and after services greeting everyone willing to acknowledge her.