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Linda Darby-Sempsrott Named President of FAMIC

May 12, 2011

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Linda Darby-Sempsrott Named President of FAMIC

Longwood, FL — The National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA) has announced that Linda Darby-Sempsrott, CEO, Trigard Vaults/Greenwood Plastics, Inc. of Danville, IL, has been named to a one-year term as President of the Funeral and Memorialization Industry Council (FAMIC). She is a former Board member of the NCBVA.

Linda has been in the memorialization industry since graduating from Illinois State University in 1984. Along with her sister and brother, she is co-owner of her family’s business, including Trigard burial vaults, Trigard Memorials, six funeral homes and a memorial park.

Linda has served on various associations, including the Board of the Illinois Cemetery Association with its involvement in Legislation and Public Relations, and the Board of the Arizona Funeral Directors Association. She also sat on the Illinois State’s Comptroller’s Cemetery Advisory Board for two years, and co-chaired the Women in Funeral Service Scholarship program for the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA). She is a trustee for the Funeral Service Foundation. An experienced speaker, Linda makes presentations at national conventions, state shows and smaller area funeral homes. She also speaks regularly to mortuary science schools across the country.

Other FAMIC officers for 2011 are: Ernest Adams Jr. (FAMIC President-Elect) of Watkins-Garrett-Woods Mortuary, Greenville, SC; and Jim Kepner (FAMIC Treasurer), Kepner Funeral Home, Wheeling, WV.


FAMIC is committed to making available to the public direct and open information regarding deathcare and memorialization from the leading associations of service providers and businesses.

NCBVA is a professional membership association comprised of burial vault manufacturers, franchisers in the deathcare industry, and supplier companies that provide products and services to burial vault manufacturers. NCBVA provides a forum through which manufacturers of concrete burial vaults cooperate for the purpose of developing high standards of quality; promoting the use of concrete burial vaults through approved advertising and ethical sales methods; encouraging fair trade practices among its members; and engaging in such research and educational activities that contribute to the growth and improvement of the concrete burial vault industry.