About Us


Belden has years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are  dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.


Our Caring Staff

Ray Rodriguez

Ray was born and raised in Leavenworth and has been with Belden Larkin Funeral Home for 15 years. He worked for the State of Kansas in the Child Support Enforcement legal department as a senior legal assistant. Ray is a member of the St. Joseph / Immaculate Conception parish, Knights of Columbus (3rd Degree) and the men’s auxiliary to the VFW. He also serves as a local coordinator for Academic Year in America (AYA) and an Ambassador for the Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ray is married to his wife of 36 years, Connie (Shipman) Rodriguez and they have five children and ten grandchildren. 


Ray enjoys assisting families he serves and knows what it takes to be a caring and understanding person at a time when families need compassionate service. 

Bill McNamee

Bill is a lifelong resident of Leavenworth. He graduated from Immaculate High School, Donnelly College - KCK and the University of Saint Mary. He is a member of the Sacred Heart - St. Casimir Catholic Parish. Bill is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He is married to his loving wife, Margaret McNamee and together they have three children and seven grandchildren.

Bill enjoys assisting Ray at funerals and serving each individual family.

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