Recent Obituaries


             FEMA COVID Funeral Expense
              Reimbursement Information

Who is Eligible?


To be eligible for funeral assistance, the following conditions must be met:

  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.


How to Apply

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time


If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:

  • An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. If a death certificate needs to be amended, please contact the signing physician or coroner – the funeral home cannot assist with this amendment.  A copy of a death certificate may be obtained by visiting any county health department in Missouri. 
  • Funeral expenses documents(receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
  • Proof of funds received from other sourcesspecifically for use toward funeral costs. FEMA is unable to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance (this does not include term or whole life insurance policies), financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.


How Funds are Received

If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.


A Message To Our Families Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 NOTICE: We closely monitor the developments Of COVID-19 mandates. With the Greene County and City of Springfield orders at this time, there is NOT a mask mandate.  However, if families request guests wear a mask during their loved one's services, we will communicate this with visitors. Hand sanitizer is available in all public areas. Cleaning with sanitizing are done on a regular basis.

Throughout the COVID-19 mandates, we have continued to be here for our community with visitations and funerals to honor loved ones who have passed away. We have the ability to live stream services on our funeral home on the person's obituary page for more people to participate. Services may also be delayed to a later date, visitation times staggered to give respects, etc.

We ask that if you are ill or been exposed to someone who has been ill, that you refrain from attending services or coming into our funeral home.

Please contact us for ways to send condolences to families during this time, how to make arrangements without visiting our funeral home in person, and with any questions.


To view a livestreamed service online follow these instructions:

  • Select the obituary For the service you wish To view
  • On the Left side Of the page Select “Tribute Wall”
  • Scroll down To find “Live Webcast”
  • Press the Arrow icon To view the service. The service will start at the time published.

Click here To go To the Obituary page Or Click the Obituary button above

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. Degraffenreid-Wood-Crematory is a trusted provider of funeral, burial, and cremation services in Missouri. In 1989, we established a funeral home that is committed to providing families with customized, professional, and caring services. Our mission is to relieve your family's pressure during this difficult time so that you can concentrate on memorializing your loved one's life and starting your grief journey. See what other families have written about our programs and meet our professional workers. We offer dignified funeral and cremation services to families in SpringfieldRepublic, and Battlefield, MO. Don’t hesitate to call us so we can assist you.

Welcome To Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. 

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Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. – DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory Is a locally family-owned and operated funeral home and crematory. We are personally committed to providing "Tender Moments - Tender Care" services With "Our Family Serving Your Family." Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. - DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory was founded in 1989 In Springfield, Missouri, by the DeGraffenreid and Wood families. DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory was added in 2013. We are not a corporately-owned funeral home, that has simply bought a family-name funeral home and advertise as such, as is common in the Springfield area. Prior To 1989, the Wood family owned and operated Wood Funeral Home in Hartville, MO, For many years. We are small enough to give personal attention, but large enough and experienced to accommodate even the largest of funerals. Our family serving your family, providing tender care during those tender moments.

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