Sherry Williams, managing funeral director at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, completes specialized training.


From:  Fountain National Academy, 2211 West Norton Road, Springfield, Missouri 65803

Phone:  417-833-5130    FAX:  417-833-6203     Website:



Date:  September 12, 2012

Contact:  Vernie R. Fountain

Phone:  417-833-5130



     Springfield, Missouri- Sherry Williams, Managing Funeral Director at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville, Indiana recently completed 23 contact hours of specialized embalming and reconstructive training as part of Fountain National Academy’s “Embalming Skills Seminar”.  Held at the Fountain National Academy Training Facility, the seminar focused on highly specialized embalming techniques and included special surgical techniques.  These techniques advanced the skill level of the professional embalmers attending regarding general embalming techniques and post-mortem reconstructive surgery techniques. 

     A professional embalmer is often called upon to prepare a deceased that has severe traumatic disfiguring injuries.  In these situations reconstructive techniques are necessary to achieve an acceptable appearance of the deceased to enable viewing by family and friends.  Dedicated professional embalmers understand that performance of reconstructive surgery on a deceased to achieve open casket viewing of the deceased provides an important and powerful psychological benefit for the grieving and mourning process of the family and friends.

     Fountain National Academy’s world headquarters is based in Springfield, Missouri with representatives in Ireland, Wales and Australia.  Instructor Vernie R. Fountain is internationally recognized for his expertise in this field.  He states that Sherry Williams’ participation in the seminar is an expression of untiring devotion and dedication to the highest standards of embalming and post mortem reconstructive surgery care.

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