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Jeff L. Bierman

May 12, 1963 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 57)


Jeffrey L. Bierman, 57, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born May 12, 1963, in Sparta, Illinois, to Arkel and Nola Williamson Bierman.  He and Paula Rhodes were married September 23, 1989, in Jackson. 

Jeff was a 1981 graduate of Jackson High School and graduated from SEMO with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 

Jeff worked in marketing for Cape County Bank and its successor banks and Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The past several years, he was part owner and manager of Swinford and Associates in Jackson, a health insurance brokerage firm.

Jeff was a longtime, active member of Crossroads Fellowship Church and Kimbeland Country Club, both in Jackson.  He was an avid “Thursday Evening” golfer, enjoyed traveling for golf tournaments, and was a Jackson High School Football enthusiast. 

His family affectionately remembers him for his quiet wisdom.  He always had a listening ear and was never critical of others.  He was a very devoted husband, father, PaPa, son, brother, and uncle. 

Loving survivors include his wife of 30 years, Paula Bierman of Jackson; son, Eric (Megan) Fraley and daughters, Palmer and Reese of Jackson; daughter, Kelsey Bierman of Memphis, Tennessee; mother, Nola Koch of Steeleville, Illinois; three brothers, Cam (Connie) Bierman of Hutto, Texas, Doug (Kathy) Bierman of Seymour, Indiana, Scott (Kim) Koch of St. Louis; father-in-law, C. L. “Buck” (Emmalee) Rhodes of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; sister-in-law, Pam (Craig) Smith of Poplar Bluff; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews

He was preceded in death by his father, Arkel Bierman, and his mother-in-law, Kathern Rhodes.

The Rev. Brian Anderson will officiate private arrangements at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and Russell Heights Cemetery.   

A Memorial Celebration will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Crossroads Fellowship, 4400 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755 OR Jackson R-2 Tribal Council, 614 E. Adams St., Jackson, MO  63755.  All checks should be clearly marked “In Memory of Jeff Bierman”.  

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the TRIBUTE WALL tab of Jeff’s personal obituary page at


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Private Services

McCombs Funeral Home, Inc.
McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center
640 West Independence
Jackson, MO 63755


Crossroads Fellowship Church
4400 E. Jackson Blvd, Jackson MO 63755

Jackson R-2 Tribal Council
614 E. Adams, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-243-9501

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