History & Staff

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

Our History

As the grandson of a casket maker, Gene Hutchens has been a part of funeral service since birth. A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, Gene taught at the St. Louis College of Mortuary Science and the American Academy of Funeral Service in New York City before establishing his own funeral home. In 1955, Gene and Rose Marie, his wife, founded the Florissant Mortuary in Old Town Florissant. By 1965, they had opened their current facility, the Hutchens Mortuary, located at 675 Graham Road in Florissant.

Now in his nineties, Gene Hutchens is still an active member of the business while new generations of the Hutchens family have joined the firm. Gene and Rose Marie's, son, John is president and a co-owner of the firm. He started with the company at age 15 and has worked with his father for over 40 years. In 1985, Nancy, Gene and Rose Marie's eldest daughter, started with the company and presently oversees the pre-arrangement program. John's son, Mark, has worked at the firm since he was a teenager and joined the firm full-time in early 2013.


Our Valued Staff

John S. Hutchens

John S. Hutchens, Owner, Funeral Director


Nancy  DeJarnatt

Nancy DeJarnatt, Pre Arrangement Manager


Mark  Hutchens

Mark Hutchens,


Linda  Vetter

Linda Vetter, Office Manager


Douglas C. Glenn

Douglas C. Glenn, Funeral Director


Les  Suchman

Les Suchman, Funeral Director


Larry  Allen

Larry Allen, Funeral Director


Terry  Brahan

Terry Brahan, Funeral Director


Mike  O'Connor

Mike O'Connor, Funeral Director


Vincent  Koeller

Vincent Koeller, Funeral Director


Walter  Mack

Walter Mack, Funeral Director


James  Long

James Long, Funeral Director


Clint  Wisdom

Clint Wisdom, Funeral Director


Leslie  Briegleb

Leslie Briegleb, Funeral Director


Pat  Danna

Pat Danna, Funeral Director


Denise  Shollar

Denise Shollar, Funeral Director


Michele  Drain

Michele Drain, Funeral Director


Kelly  Green

Kelly Green, Funeral Director


Rev. Mr. Michael A. Nicolai

Rev. Mr. Michael A. Nicolai, Funeral Director


William  Belcher

William Belcher, Director's Assistant


Tim  Brahan

Tim Brahan, Director's Assistant