The Illinois Selected Morticians Association, Inc. (ISMA) is a Chartered Member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc. (NFD&MA). Organized in 1940 as the Funeral Directors Civic and incorporated in the State of Illinois in 1949 as the Illinois Selected Morticians Association, Inc NFP 501(c) 6. ISMA was established to maintain and support the cooperative activities of the African American Funeral Directors and Embalmers; to promote education programs for the public in connection with the work of funeral directors and embalmers; and to sponsor educational seminars and networking Opportunities for the benefits of the African American Funeral Director and Embalmer.
At Illinois Selected Mortician Association, Inc., we are dedicated to providing the state required courses and CEU credit to enrich professional and personal growth and development.
Navigating Industry Regulations
At the Illinois Selected Mortician Association, Inc., we support our members through our various initiatives that keep our membership updated with compliance regulation.
With our mission always in mind, we represent the common professional and business interest of our members before various Federal, State and local legislative, administrative and judicial bodies.
Keeping You Connected
Keeping you connected with industry peers locally and nationally in the exchange of innovative ideas and resources that help you succeed professionally in the funeral industry.
"We Can Do It Better When We Do It Together".
Board Chairman, ISMA
Barbee Funeral Services
ISMA 2019-2020 Officers
Evangelist Myrtle Barbee
Sergeant At Arms
Lolita M. Travis
Shirley A. Calahan
Jerri Taylor & Edric Calahan
President 40 & Under State Chapter
Member Only Monthly Meeting
Monthly Via Zoom
Monthly Member only Meeting
Cancelled due to Covid-19
80th Annual Virtual State Convention
Coming October, 2020
The ISMA convention includes Continuing Education to funeral industry students, interns and professionals, Sponsorship Opportunities, Banquet, Scholarship Awards to Mortuary Students, Networking Opportunities, Vendor Tables and more
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next event!
ISMA 40 & Under Chapter
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Illinois Selected Mortician Association, Inc. is an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.