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SMB Trust Services

Are you thinking about your family's future? We're here to help... and have been since 1983! Our locally managed trust services department is ready to meet your highest expectations. Our goal is to professionally handle all of your trust needs accurately, courteously, responsively and in partnership with you.

Take advantage of local face-to-face customer service and when you have questions, simply call or come in for the answers. We also provide easy online access, so you can monitor your accounts at any time. Our services include total trust management, probate estate management, conservatorship management, investment management, estate and wealth transfer planning, and managed estate bill paying.

Our trust professionals have over 100 years of combined legal, investment and trust administration experience to provide you with the very best in trust services. Just call for an appointment or stop by. We will meet with you at any of our locations to make your planning easier.

We're here to protect your family legacy through all of life's transitions.

Chuck Brown, Senior Vice President, Trust Officer, SMB Trust Services

Chuck Brown

Trust Officer


As head of the SMB Trust Services, Chuck can assist you in the planning and the administration of your estate or trust.

Cathryn McNary, Trust Officer, SMB Trust Services

Cathryn McNary
Trust Officer


Kate provides assistance in estate planning strategies as well as fiduciary services. 

Kenneth Surbrugg, Trust Investment Officer, SMB Trust Services

Kenneth Surbrugg

Trust Investment Officer


Kenneth develops personalized plans to help you reach your financial goals. 

Your Trust Questions Answered

Benefits of a trust

Why your kids aren't the best option to handle your estate

How to avoid probate

Why family farm and business owners need a trust

Trusts Explained

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  • Choose who receives your property
  • Minimize expenses
  • Help your family manage their money
  • Protect your family
  • Manage your business
  • Plan for your disability
  • Continue your charitable legacy
  • Arrange details for multi-state property
  • Make plans for the management of your investments
  • Privacy
  • Estate and Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Management
  • Managed Estate Bill Paying
  • Special Needs Trust Management
  • Conservatorship Management
  • Investment Management
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Non-Profit Investment Management
One of the most important decisions you will make in finalizing your estate plan is determining who will serve as your successor trustee. Most attorneys, whether they are in private practice or otherwise, recommend the use of a professional or institutional trustee, usually a bank. You may have a family member or friend in mind to serve as successor trustee. Learn more about choosing the right trustee for your estate.
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joplin branch 32nd Indiana
Second Floor
1000 E 32nd St.
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: (417) 623-3424
Fax: (417) 627-0358
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

We will meet with you at any of our locations to make your planning easier. Call for an appointment or stop by. We look forward to meeting with you!