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Staff members of Schaudt's Funeral Service are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Daniel C. Schaudt Funeral Director
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Stephen J. Schaudt Funeral Director
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Chassi Kopec Funeral Director
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Kelsey Leadbetter Funeral Director
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Lane Pilkington Licensed Apprentice Funeral Director
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Shawn Wright Funeral Ambassador
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Sandra F. Schaudt Business Manager
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William C. "Bill" Schaudt Funeral Ambassador
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Lisa Meacham Community Relations Director
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Heidi Mullings Family Service
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Ann Volz Family Service
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Reverend Gary Volz Funeral Ambassador
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William "Bo" Carter Funeral Ambassador

Daniel C. Schaudt

Funeral Director
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Daniel C. Schaudt felt the calling to pursue a career in funeral service at a young age. During high school, Daniel was employed with a local funeral home. Daniel is a graduate of Jenks High School were he was active in varsity sports and was a member of the 1993 6-A State Championship football team.

Daniel is a Certified Mass Fatalities Coordinator and a member of the Oklahoma Funeral Director's Association Disaster Team. He assisted during the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing disaster and the May 3,1999 tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City area. Daniel is also a Certified Sterile Eye Enucleator for the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank; past President and board member for the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce; a past board member of the Glenpool Public Schools Academic Foundation for Excellence; a past member of the City of Glenpool Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment and  is a member of First Baptist Church in Jenks, OK.

Daniel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service from the University of Central Oklahoma located in Edmond, Oklahoma. Daniel has twenty years of experience in the funeral industry serving families in the communities of Glenpool, Oklahoma City, Sapulpa, Tulsa, and Broken Arrow.

Daniel's wife Karie is a graduate of Pawhuska High School and Oklahoma State University. She is a Vice President of Commercial Lending with Bank SNB in Tulsa, together they have two children Sydnie Lauren and Shelbie Catherine.

Stephen J. Schaudt

Funeral Director
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Stephen J. Schaudt recently joined the family business, Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service.  Steve was called to serve with his brother, Daniel Schaudt, and brings fifteen years experience after serving families in the Oklahoma City, Norman, Shawnee, Okmulgee, Henryette, Vinita, Langley and Grove areas.

 

Steve is a 1989 graduate of Broken Arrow High School and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma where he received his four year degree in Mortuary Science.

 

 

Stephen has one son, William Scott.

Chassi Kopec

Funeral Director
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Chassi Kopec, a native to Western Oklahoma. She was born in raised in Hinton, Oklahoma, where she attended elementary and middle school, later graduating from Lookeba-Sickles High School.

 

After high school, she obtained an Oklahoma Barber license and continues to hold an active status. She graduated Redlands Community College with an Associate in Art and the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service. She was President of the UCO Sigma Phi Sigma chapter and is a member of the OFDA. 

 

Chassi has served the families, of the greater Oklahoma City metro area, over the past few years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. 

Kelsey Leadbetter

Funeral Director
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Kelsey Leadbetter was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. She was called to the funeral profession, while in high school. She graduated from Clarion-Limestone High School in 2012. She received a scholarship to Slippery Rock University for the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. Kelsey graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2015.

 

Kelsey passed the National Board Test for Funeral Directors, allowing her to hold a dual license in both Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. She is excited about helping the families of Green Country with their loved ones. She holds an active Oklahoma Insurance License that allows her to help those families who are interested in preplanning their arrangements.

 

Kelsey loves being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She has a passion for baking and enjoys running in local 5K and half marathons. She is an active member of Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church of Tulsa.

Lane Pilkington

Licensed Apprentice Funeral Director
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Lane was born and raised in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He attended Lone Star school where he was in the band and showed livestock in 4-H through the eighth grade and graduated Sapulpa High School in 2014. Being a member of the FFA throughout high school, allowed him to be very active with showing livestock, the sporting clays and welding team as well.  Lane was also accepted into the 2013 State FFA Convention Chorus in Oklahoma City, OK and talent and the 2014 National FFA Convention for talent in Louisville, KY.

 

Since graduation, he began to pursue the career of the funeral business which he was called to during high school. Lane attends The University of Central Oklahoma where he will graduate from with a bachelor’s degree in Funeral Service. In 2014 he received his funeral director and embalmer apprentice license to be able to serve more families while attending college. He has five years experience in the funeral industry and began working for the Schaudt Family in 2015.

 

Lane enjoys spending time outdoors fishing, camping and playing in the worship band at New Beginnings Church in Bixby, Oklahoma.

 

Lane’s fiance' Shay Payne, is a graduate of Jenks High School and is currently attending Tulsa Community College and Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. 

Shawn Wright

Funeral Ambassador
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Shawn was Born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma and graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 1996. Shawn was president of his local chapter of F.B.L.A (Future Business Leaders of America). Shawn then went on to graduate the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors degree in Business and Marketing. He and his wife, Shelly, have been married for five years, and attend Life Church Jenks.  They live in Glenpool Oklahoma.  Shawn enjoys time with his combined family of six children and one new grandbaby.

 

Shawn left his career of 20 years as a call center operations manager to pursue a career in funeral service. Shawn has been in the funeral service profession for over 8 years, listening and understanding every concern of families that he comes into contact with. Shawn not only has had a passion for the funeral business but truly looks at it as a ministry. He enjoys getting out into the community that we serve and working to educate on all aspects of the profession. 

Sandra F. Schaudt

Business Manager
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Sandra Frances (Dobson) Schaudt was born in Sydney, Australia and was raised in Wilmington, Delaware.  She graduated from Wilmington High School where she was active in school clubs.

Sandy married Bill Schaudt October 19,1968. They moved to Fairfax, Virginia where Bill had started his career with American Airlines and where their two sons, Steve and Dan, were born.  In 1977 they moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Sandy was a stay at home mom during the 70's and 80's. She was active and held offices in Cub Scouts, PTA and worked as a teacher assistant in the middle school environment besides participating in both sons' athletic activities.  Sandy retired after thirteen years working as an office administrator for Johnson Controls, Inc. to begin Schaudt’s Funeral Service with her family.

She enjoys spending time with her family; especially playing with her four grandchildren, shopping, traveling, going out with their long-time friends.  Sandy and her husband attend All Saints Anglican Cathedral.

William C. "Bill" Schaudt

Funeral Ambassador
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William (Bill) Schaudt was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. Bill graduated from Father Judge High School in Philadelphia and served four years in the United States Air Force. He attended Quaker City School of Aeronautics receiving his Airframe and Powerplant accreditation in 1966. Bill was employed by American Airlines in aircraft maintenance for thirty three years. He retired as the Manager of Quality Assurance. In 2000, Bill was hired by Frontier Airlines in Denver as the Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering. After 9/11, Bill returned to Tulsa to be close to family and embark on a new career in funeral service. Bill was very instrumental with the construction of the funeral home overseeing every step of the construction process. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Thomas Edison State College and a Masters Degree in Aviation Management from Oklahoma State University.Bill married Sandy Dobson in 1968, in his spare time he enjoys golfing and traveling. They have two sons (Steve and Dan) and four grandchildren. Sandy and Bill attend All Saints Anglican Cathedral.

Lisa Meacham

Community Relations Director
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Lisa Meacham has recently joined the staff at Schaudt's Funeral Service.

 

Lisa was raised in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1994 with a Bachelors degree in RHIM. She and her husband, Justin, have been married for twelve years.  They have three young children  and live in Jenks.  Her children attend Jenks West Elementary.  Lisa enjoys "weekend getaways" spent with her husband and children.

 

She moved to the Tulsa area in 1997 and started her career with Novartis Medical Nutrition and was employed there for nine years.  She continued her career with Hospice (5 years) and most recently worked in the senior retirement environment for 3 years before joining the Schaudt Funeral Service Team.

 

Lisa is a Senior Adult Leader at Southern Hills Baptist Church where she and her family have been members since 2001.  One of Lisa's attributes and what she enjoys most is interacting and planning activities (socials and seminars) for senior adults at her church.

 

Lisa has that warm fuzzy feeling and personality that attracts people.

 We consider it a privilege and honor to have Lisa as a part of our funeral service family.  She brings great knowledge besides her experience related to seniors and their needs which we consider an asset to our organization.

 

 

 

Heidi Mullings

Family Service
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Heidi (Martin) Mullings joined Schaudt Funeral Service and Cremation Care in June of 2016 and serves in the Family Service capacity.  She grew up locally, in Mounds, Oklahoma.  Heidi has been married to her husband, Jimmy, for 18 years. They have two children, Brooke and Trevor.

 

She enjoys serving the families that turn to Schaudt's during their time of need. Heidi uses her love of helping people in all aspects of her job. Whether answering the phone, greeting families, making them feel comfortable with a cup of coffee, gathering information needed to write the deceased obituary, processing payments and filing insurance for families. It is her wish to make this difficult time, less stressful and make it a time for families to honor their loved ones.

 

Her hobbies include; spending time with her family and friends, traveling, shopping, swimming, planning parties and get togethers, making wreaths and beautifying her home, and volunteering at her children's school and at church events. 

Ann Volz

Family Service
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Ann Richardson Volz is one of our Family Service Coordinators and Pre Need Counselors. She grew up in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Her formal education trained her in computers, accounting, and hospital administrative management. For fifteen years she was the Computer Operations Manager for Reading & Bates Offshore Drilling, and then spent another fifteen plus years as Office Manager to the Neonatologist who set up the Hillcrest NICU. Since that “retirement” Ann has been a pastor’s wife and has a heart for encouraging everyone she meets. Moving to Okmulgee from Tulsa in 2016, Ann has returned to her small town roots and loves meeting members of the community through Ambassadors and Rotary. “I love living in Okmulgee and serving our families during the most difficult time of their life.”   Ann has been with Schaudt’s since 2015. Ann and Gary Volz have been married since 1975. They have 5 adult children, 10 grandchildren, and currently raising 2 of their 5 great grandchildren.   What free time she has, Ann enjoys quilting, gardening, scrapbooking, genealogy, and Bible Study.

Reverend Gary Volz

Funeral Ambassador
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Gary Joe Volz born in Coffeeville, Kansas on April 18, 1945 Gary moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1947.

Mr. Volz has lived in Northeast "Green Country"’ Oklahoma the majority of his life.  He graduated in 1963 from Muskogee High School. The following fall he enrolled at Midwest Christian College in Oklahoma City.

Mr. Volz graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in the Studies of Theology with a minor in Christian Education.  In the following years he continued his education at Ozark Bible College, Cincinnati Christian Seminary and Tulsa Community College.

After retirement as a Pharmaceutical Representative in the Tulsa area, Mr. Volz has served as a hospice Chaplain and as a Sector Chief with the Tulsa Police/Fire Chaplaincy Corps. He presently serves as Minister at Glenpool Christian Church. Gary has been associated with Schaudt’s Funeral Service since 2005.

Mr. Volz has been married to his wife Ann for more than thirty-five years and they have five adult children. 

William "Bo" Carter

Funeral Ambassador
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Bowlen was born in California on March 12, 1948, at an early age, the family moved back to Oklahoma.  Bo attend Jenks Public Schools for 12 years and graduated in 1967.  He is a proud veteran of the US Army from 1967 to 1969. 

 

Bo spent many years in Northeastern Oklahoma before returning to the Jenks area.  He and his wife, Jeanneane, were married in March of 2009. Bo loves to spend time with family and friends; and enjoys being at the lake, in the RV.    Bo began working for Schaudt Funeral Service in 2011, and enjoys all facets of the funeral profession.  He and Jeanneane are members of First United Methodist Church in Jenks.