Missouri Financial Group, LLC traces its roots more than a century ago when a company owned agency was formed by Kansas City Life Insurance Company in Springfield, MO. Since 1912, the agency’s owners and agents have been helping to provide financial security to individuals and businesses throughout the Ozarks and beyond.
In 1968, G. Clair Plank took over individual ownership of the agency until 1990, when the current owner Michael Morris, CLU®, ChFC®, took control until this year when Scott Lassley, CLU®, ChFC® became owner and General Agent. Only three owners in more than 103 years. We believe that by treating people right and taking their situations seriously, we’ll be serving our clients long into the future.
Our solid relationships with Kansas City Life and Securities America allow us to offer many possibilities to solving issues dealing with retirement income, accumulation needs and legacy plans in which we specialize. Our health and employee benefits experts will search the entire marketplace for those solutions that will help solidify financial security and profitability for our clients.
We are tremendously grateful to do what we are able to do; help our individual clients have greater peace of mind and our business clients the assurance to focus on what they do best, their own business.
If that makes sense to you and you have a question or are in need of advice, please contact us.
Our Expert Team
Our investment experts constantly evaluate the best ways to put your money to work.
D. Scott Lassley
Owner, General Agent
Scott is a lifelong resident of the Ozarks, has been in the financial services business since 1997 and joined the Missouri Financial Group in January 2000, focusing his practice on retirement income and legacy planning. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree and later a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in finance from Missouri State University. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® and Chartered Life Underwriter® from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He is a former member of the Greene County (MO) Estate Planning Council and former president of the Ozark Chapter of the Financial Service Professionals. Aside from work, Scott enjoys volunteer coaching of youth sports teams and cooking (inside or outside). He and his wife Ruth have several children and stepchildren and even more grandchildren and step grandchildren. The live just outside of Springfield.
Agent, Advanced Planning
Mike entered the insurance business in 1974. He has received the Chartered Life Underwriter® and Chartered Financial Consultant® designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He has served as President of both the Springfield Association of Insurance and Financial Planners as well as the Ozark Chapter of Financial Service Professionals. He graduated from Missouri State University in 1972 with a BS degree in Education. Mike and his wife Linda have resided in the Springfield area throughout his career, and have 2 children,and 3 grandchildren. Through Mike’s leadership Morris Financial Group has been selected for three consecutive Agency Building Awards from Kansas City Life and honorable mention for that award on three other occasions.
Wendie returned to Missouri Financial Group in May of 2017 after taking some time off to raise her family. She worked with Missouri Financial Group for 5 years while she attended college at Missouri State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. As office manager, Wendie excels at providing exceptional customer service and agent support. Outside the office, Wendie enjoys spending quality time with her family, gardening, and volunteering.
Rhiana joined Missouri Financial Group in July of 2017. As Marketing Assistant she works with Agents to help bring in new clients as well as providing customer service to current clients. She attended Missouri State University of West Plains where she studied Business Management. While not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting and watching her son play baseball.
Agent, Legacy Specialist
Robert Debbaut has been a member of the Missouri Financial Group team since 2006. Bob is a California native who relocated to Missouri in 1963, attending Springfield’s Jarrett Junior High and Parkview High School and Missouri State University. He holds advanced degrees from UMKC and the University of Michigan. At the Missouri Financial Group Bob specializes in legacy planning and retirement. When he’s not working in financial services Bob composes and arranges music and writes articles on artistic subjects. His musical works have been played throughout the United States and in Canada, Guatemala and Russia and are published by Amazon.com. With his wife, Alina, their daughter, Sofia, and their three house cats the happy Debbaut family makes their home in Ozark.
Employee Benefits Specialist
David and Debbie, married for over 30 years, have raised 5 children here in the Ozarks. His professional focus has been on providing businesses with affordable options for employee benefits. He has been in the insurance business since 1993 after graduating from Texas A&M University and teaching for 5 years. As a former teacher, he takes great satisfaction in helping business owners and their employees understand the complex concepts of the employee benefits market – creating plans that meet the employers’ costs points and budget goals while at the same time providing benefits that are valuable to employees. He has been with the Missouri Financial Group since 2005.
Senior Health Specialist
Mike and his wife Cathy have lived in Springfield for more than 30 years and Mike has been in the insurance business for nearly that long himself. A native of Bolivar, Missouri, Mike has specialized in solutions for senior health and group benefits and has in recent years broadened his practice to include legacy planning and retirement income planning. He and Cathy have two children and two grandchildren that also live in the Springfield area. He has been with the Missouri Financial Group since 2002.
*Robert Debbaut, David Lohn and Mike Rowan are not affiliated with Securities America.