Fenner attends special seminar

SPRINSFIELD, Mo. – Jordan Fenner of Hinkle Funeral Home recently completed 51 hours of specialized embalming and reconstructive training at Fountain National Academy’s September series of seminars by attending the Embalming Skills Seminar and the Soft Tissue Injuries, Waxing and Airbrush Cosmetics Seminar. The seminars were conducted at the Fountain National Academy Training Facility in Springfield, Mo.

Seminars focused on specialized techniques that advanced the skill level of the professional embalmer in the areas of general embalming and post-mortem reconstructive surgery. A professional embalmer is often called upon to prepare a deceased that has severe traumatic injuries. Reconstructive techniques are sometimes necessary to achieve an acceptable and identifiable appearance to enable viewing of the deceased by family and friends. Dedicated professional embalmers understand that performance of reconstructive surgery to achieve open casket viewing provides an important and powerful psychological benefit for grieving family and friends.

Fountain National Academy’s world headquarters is based in Springfield, Mo., with representatives in Ireland, and Australia. Instructor Vernie R. Fountain is internationally recognized for his expertise in this field. He said, “Jordan’s participation in the seminars is an expression of untiring devotion and dedication to the highest standards of embalming and post-mortem reconstructive surgery care.

Scott and Diane Hinkle of Hinkle Funeral Home are sponsoring Fenner in the seminars. Fenner has completed the first two out of four training sessions in which he will participate.