History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
In 1946, James Otis (J.O.) and Margot Mudd purchased the property at
606 West Main Street in Bowling Green, Missouri. The building at
that time was a large house dating from the 1880s. The exact date of
its construction is unknown. The Mudds did extensive remodeling and
redecorated the building. They opened the business under the name
J.O. Mudd Funeral Home. Later that year, the Mudds purchased Vomund
Funeral Home in Silex, Missouri and continued building a rich tradition of personal, caring service to the surrounding area.
After 41 years of service in Bowling Green, J.O. and Margot Mudd sold
the funeral home on January 1st, 1987 to John
and Cathy Veach. Later that year, a third location was opened in
Frankford, Missouri. The business was renamed Mudd-Veach Funeral
Homes. In 1994, the Silex location
was remodeled and expanded. In 1997, a new property in downtown
Frankford was acquired. In 2006, the site in Frankford was closed
and service to the Frankford area continued through the remodeled
facilities in Bowling Green.
In 2004, the property in Bowling Green underwent a major expansion and remodeling project. Renovations and additions included a new chapel equipped with an audio/video projection system, closed-circuit television system, main office, arrangement office and casket display center, handicap accessible restrooms, lounge, and parking expansion. That same year, Ryan Bibb joined as a full-time staff member. Our state-of-the-art facilities and qualified staff allow us to offer personalized options to meet your family's needs. We are committed to continuing the rich tradition of offering personal, professional funeral service.
On January 1, 2015 Mudd-Veach Funeral Homes took another step in its rich history by going through a name change as Ryan and Stacey Bibb took on an ownership role in the funeral home. With this change, we felt it was an appropriate time to transition the name to Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes, LLC.
Our Valued Staff
John and Cathy Veach
John and Cathy Veach assumed ownership of Mudd-Veach Funeral Homes in January of 1987. John attended Central Missouri State University and graduated from Forest Park Mortuary College in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a licensed embalmer and funeral director for over thirty years. Cathy attended MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. She has been a licensed funeral director since 1976. John and Cathy are involved in serving their community through various civic organizations, the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, and their local church. They are members of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association. They have two sons, Jason and wife Regan, and Josh and wife Rashele. They are the grandparents of Carter Veach and Anna Veach, the children of Jason and Regan.
Ryan V. Bibb, Owner/Funeral Director & Embalmer
Ryan Bibb joined Mudd-Veach Funeral Homes in August of 2004 and became a partner in Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes, LLC in January of 2015. Ryan is a 1998 graduate of Bowling Green High School and graduated in 2000 from Forest Park College with a degree in Mortuary Science. He is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He is active in serving his community through local civic groups and through his local church. He and his wife Stacey reside in Bowling Green They have four children: Philip, Jack, Conor and Jorie.
Lori Smith, Office Assistant/Funeral Director
Lori Smith joined Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes in January 2012. She is a graduate from the Bowling Green High School and in 1997 received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Marketing with a Minor in Business from Northeastern State University/UCT in Tulsa, OK . Lori received her funeral directors license in December of 2015. She is involved in serving her community through organizations and her local church. She, her husband Scott and their daughter Samantha live in the New Hartford area.