History & Staff

The Cashatt Family opened the funeral home honoring a profound commandment to “Love One Another.” John 13:34

Our History

Cashatt Family Funeral Home is dedicated to ensuring the memorialization of your loved one in the manner that you wish, without high pressure sales or excessive spending. Our low overhead and relationships with local providers allow us to pass savings on to you. We are committed to providing a wonderful service with a high quality casket and vault, several thousand dollars below several funeral homes in the area. Please see the link to the General Price List for local funeral establishments to compare services and prices.

We welcome you to visit or call anytime. It is our desire for you to feel that our family is an extension of yours. In times like these, we need to be a help to our neighbors more than ever and share Christ´s Love and Grace with everyone that we see. Our prayer is that this endeavor will bless your family, richly.

Ryan Cashatt, founder and operator of the Cashatt Family Funeral Home, is the son of a local pastor. Since the age of 12 years old he has had a passion to help family, friends and neighbors with arrangements for their loved ones´ funerals. It was customary for Ryan to spend his summers from junior high through college at locally owned funeral homes in Iowa and Missouri learning as much about the business as possible. A Licensed Funeral Director since 2000, Ryan has been serving families at locally owned facilities as well as D.W. Newcomers and Sons.

Living in the Northland for over 35 years, Ryan, his wife Kelly and his three young daughters moved to Platte Woods in 2010. Strong feelings led Ryan to open a family owned and operated funeral chapel in Platte Woods that would serve the entire Northland; Platte Woods, Zona Rosa, Weatherby Lake, Lake Waukomis, Parkville, Riverside, and Northmoor to name a few of the wonderful communities in the area.

Visit our Arrangement Office at:  7207 NW Maple Lane, Platte Woods, Missouri 64151 to see how saving thousands on Funerals or Cremation Services. Dignified service without spending needlessly. We offer a notary for any official paperwork. We make sure all your needs are met when visiting with us for your funeral needs.


Our Valued Staff

Ryan Cashatt, Owner and Founder of Cashatt Family Funeral Home

Ryan Cashatt is the Owner and Founder of Cashatt Family Funeral Home. Ryan has lived in the Northland for 30 years and is a graduate of Park Hill High School and UMKC. He and his wife, Kelly have three girls; Anna, Millicent and Grace. Ryan is the son of a local pastor, and it was the care and dedication he saw his father provide to families upon a death, that prompted his interest in the funeral industry. His vision is to provide a warm and caring atmosphere, earning the trust of families while serving with compassion and understanding. Ryan started volunteering at family owned establishments at the age of 12 years, dedicating summers and school breaks to learn everything that the many wonderful mentors could provide. His passion has always been the local, family owned facility that provides a personal care to services. Ryan is proud to own Cashatt Family Funeral Home; it is his family's hope and dedication that you will feel love and God's grace as you enter.


Kelly Cashatt, Funeral Assistant

Kelly Cashatt is a Funeral Assistant and Intern at Cashatt Family Funeral Home. She is the great supporter of Ryan and a wonderful mother to their three amazing girls, Anna, Millicent and Grace. Kelly is a graduate of Illinois State and Saint Louis University, holding a Master's Degree in French Secondary Education. Kelly holds a Teaching Certificate with the State of Missouri and currently works as a Substitute Teacher with Park Hill School District. Kelly was a TWA flight attendant for nearly 20 years and flew with American Airlines toward the end of her career. Cashatt Family Funeral Home is blessed to have her passion and love for people.


Jeanette Cashatt, Office Manager & Funeral Assistant

Jeanette Cashatt is the Office Manager and Funeral Assistant at Cashatt Family Funeral Home. Truly a family business, you will always be touched by an owner when you enter the Cashatt Family Funeral Home. Jeanette is the Mother to four boys; Brent, Troy, Drew and Ryan and a proud Grandma. She is the daughter of a well-known and respected Iowa Pastor and her husband, Harold Cashatt ministered throughout Des Moines and Kansas City. He was the minister at Northland Christian Church in Kansas City for nearly 20 years, of which Jeanette is a member. Harold passed away September 13, 2000. Jeanette has a passion for travel and being a dedicated mother and grandmother.


Samantha McDowell, Office Administrator and Funeral Director Intern

Samantha McDowell is the Office Administrator as well as Funeral Director Intern with Cashatt Family Funeral Home. Sam is a registered Notary with the State of Missouri for all of your notary needs. Sam is the voice of Cashatt Family Funeral Home as she is the one that answers nearly all of our calls. It is imperative to Cashatt Family Funeral Home that every call gets answered live and all questions can be answered expeditiously with ease without needing to page out a funeral director like many funeral homes who have offsite answering services that page out the oncall staff.


Mary Lucas, Licensed Funeral Director

Mary Lucas is a Licensed Funeral Director with Cashatt Family Funeral Home. Mary has been a long time resident of Kansas City North and supporter of the Park Hill School District. She has one grown son.


John Marra, Director of Veteran Affairs

John Marra serves as Director of Veteran Affairs for Cashatt Family Funeral Home. John was in the Navy and has held many positions in the VFW in McHenry, IL and at the state level in Illinois. John is Kelly's father and recently relocated to Kansas City to join Cashatt Family Funeral Home as a family business to provide support to the VFW and Veterans in the Kansas City area.


Sharon Kramer, Funeral Assistant

We are proud to have Sharon Kramer join Cashatt Family Funeral Home! Sharon is from Excelsior Springs, Missouri. She has a passion to help people in need. Sharon works Visitations and Services and is a friendly face to help in anyway that she can. She and her husband owned Kramer Hardware and since retired from that she spends every moment she can spoiling grandkids!


Pastor Hylton Lawrence Jr., Chaplain, Funeral Director

Pastor Hylton Lawrence is our Staff Chaplain, Funeral Director and Pre-need Funeral Counselor. Pastor Lawrence can be contacted for all your pre-arrangement and planning needs.