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In November 2009, citing numerous violations, Attorney General Kris Koster and the Missouri Department of Insurance announced that Buescher Memorial Home would lose its funeral home license and Barbara Buescher would lose her funeral director’s license. Last week, Cole County Circuit Court Judge Pat Joyce ordered Buescher to pay a contempt citation for not following a September 2012 court order.

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Funeral home owner agrees to judgment

She didn’t admit to any wrongdoing, but Barbara Buescher last week agreed to a consent judgment ordering her to pay a $15,000 penalty to “settle the allegations of civil contempt,” in Cole County Presiding Circuit Judge Pat Joyce’s words.


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