Riverview Cemetery

Grief Support


To the Newly Bereaved

When a loved one has died, suddenly it seems like all meaning has been drained from your life. When you wake in the morning, it’s difficult to get out of bed, much less live a “normal” life. All that was right with the world now seems wrong and you’re wondering when, or if, you’ll ever feel better.

We know that you are trying to find your way in a bewildering experience for which no one can truly be prepared. The caring staff of Riverview are always available to point you in the right direction to help you find healing.


Support Groups

First Baptist Church partnering with AARP Chapter 4401 & Freeman Mortuary
“From Loss to New Life” (8-week grief support course w/workbook), especially for adults who have lost spouses
Call for dates, times, and registration
301 E Capitol Avenue
(573) 634-3603 or Charles Foster (573) 635-4382


Church of the Nazarene
“Grief Share” (13-week Christian video & workbook course)
$15 cost for workbook
Running continuously Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30pm
202 Schumate Chapel Road (Annex Building)
Church (573) 893-3922
Linda (573) 896-0241 or Melvin (573) 619-5554


Hospice Compassus
Monthly support groups, 11:30am to 1:00pm
Jefferson City: 3rd Mondays, at Perkins, 1722 Jefferson St
Jackie Bustamante BSW, Bereavement Coordinator (573) 556-3547


SSM Home Care & Hospice
Monthly support group on dealing with any loss
3rd Mondays at 6:30pm
Panera Bread Co., 2226 Missouri Blvd
(573) 761-7069


The Compassionate Friends
For adults: parents, grandparents, & siblings who’ve lost a child through any kind of death.
Last Mondays (exc. December), 6:00-8:00pm
St. Mary’s Hospital-Room 207
Laurie Hodges, (573) 301-3976


Houser-Millard Funeral Home
3-4 grief programs per year facilitated by Dr. Gene Rooney
9:00am to 3:00pm, lunch is furnished, call for dates
2701 West Main
Diantha Millard, (573) 636-3838


Online Resources

GriefNet.org – resources for adults and children dealing with death and major loss.

Good Grief Center – bereavement support.

Grief Journey – help for the bereaved as well as their friends and family.

Online Grief Support – a social community for shared grieving.

Compassionate Friends – supporting family after a child dies.

Grief Support

Grief seems to heal best when you share it with others. We'll help you find a group to get the support you need. Learn More.


Riverview Cemetery is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of concerned local residents dedicated to improving the Jefferson City area through service. It is our hope that Riverview reflects the dignity and honor befitting those interred here, their descendants, and future generations of Jefferson Citians. Learn More.

Contact Us

2600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109