Mike is a native of Poplar Bluff and graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1983. After working for several funeral homes around the state, Mike settled in Jefferson City in 2002, where he owned and operated the Thomas & Sons Service Company. In 2008, Mike and Pam purchased Morton Chapel in Linn and Chamois.
Mike attends St George Catholic Church and is presently the Deputy Grand Knight of Linn Knights of Columbus Council 4838, a 4th Degree Knight who serves on the honor guard as well as a member of the Linn Lions Club. Mike is also the President of the Linn Public Cemetery Board and the Osage County Deputy Coroner.
Mike and Pam have two sons, Blake and his wife Jennifer, along with their daughters, Reagan and Lilly who reside in Poplar Bluff. Their other son Preston lives in Columbia and attends the University of Missouri. Mike and Pam also have two cocker spaniels, Quincy and Samantha.
Pam Thomas, Funeral Director/Pre Need Agent
Pam is a native of Marshfield, a small town East of Springfield. She is a graduate of Marshfield High School and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Webster University in St. Louis.
When Mike and Pam purchased Thomas and Sons Service Company in 2002, Pam was employed with the City of Jefferson as an Accountant in the Finance Department.
After Mike and Pam purchased Morton Chapel in 2008, Pam obtained her Funeral Director's License and Pre Need Agent's License.
Pam is a member of St. George Catholic Church and the Linn Lions Club. She enjoys being a member of the Happy Bookers book club, singing in the church choir and spending time with her first grandchild, Reagan.
Kenny Dishman, Funeral Director, Pre Need Agent
Kenny was born and raised in Marshfield Missouri just east of Springfield. He has one son, Mason, who lives in St. Louis and will be graduating from Lindbergh High School this year. Kenny spent 25 years in the restaurant management field before joining his sister Pam and his brother-in-law Mike at Morton Chapel in 2009. He received his Funeral director license in February of 2012 and is also a preneed agent for the company.
Kenny is member of the Linn lions club and attends the First Baptist Church. In his spare time, He enjoys playing guitar, writing songs, and playing in a bluegrass band called Uncle Fudd.
Paula Gabelsberger, Funeal Assistant
Paula is a lifelong native of the Chamois and Frankenstein communities. Paula is no stranger to the funeral business, having worked for the Morton family in the 1990's.
She is a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Frankenstein, a member of the church choir, St. Ann's Sodality and also a member of St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary in Jefferson City.
Paula and her husband Don make their home in the Frankenstein area. They have two sons, Curtis and his wife Nicole of Hermann, Missouri, Kevin and his wife Michelle also of Frankenstein along with their two children, Megan and Michael.