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Baskerville chosen to be on committee

Will serve on Pursuit of Excellence panel for funeral directors group

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 11:27 a.m. CST

Matthew Baskerville, CFSP, CPC, CFC, of Morris, Ill., has committed to serve as a member of the National Funeral Directors Association Pursuit of Excellence Committee. NFDA committee members have a significant impact on the association, its members and the funeral profession at-large.

“Matt was appointed to serve on the Pursuit of Excellence Committee because of his demonstrated  commitment to advancing the goals of NFDA,” said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE. “His work in the coming year will help NFDA fulfill its mission of supporting funeral directors as they provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity.”

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, a beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, WI, and has an office in Washington, D.C.

A graduate of Wilmington High School, Matt Baskerville attended Joliet Junior College and earned his Diploma from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. He continued his education at Northwestern University and National Louis University for his under graduate degree in Behavioral Science. He has been associated in assisting the Reeves family since the age of 12. After college, Matt completed his apprenticeship and funeral directed on the North Shore of Chicago prior to returning to his home area in 1999.

Under the direction of Baskerville, Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris, Coal City and Gardner, and Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington, all remain committed to the local community and continue to be dedicated to the highest ethical standards while providing meaningful service to each family’s individual needs. They are locally owned, operated and staffed with funeral service professionals. Each location offers the most complete range of services, facilities and merchandise, and are available at a time of need – every hour of every day.

Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. are located at: 408 East Washington Street in Morris (815/942-2500); 75 North Broadway in Coal City (815/634-2125); and 203 Liberty Street in Gardner (815/237-2526). Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home is located at 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington (815/476-2181).

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