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 a family owned firm, we strive to care for each family as if they were our own. As the grandson of a casket maker, our founder, the late Gene Hutchens, was 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. Gene and Rose Marie's son, John Hutchens, now serves as President of the firm while John’s son, Mark Hutchens, serves as Secretary, representing the third generation of the Hutchens family to serve the greater St. Louis area. Nancy, Gene’s eldest daughter, oversees the prearrangement program. In every sense of the term, we are a family business.



Our Valued Staff

John S. Hutchens

John S. Hutchens, President, Funeral Director


Mark S. Hutchens

Mark S. Hutchens, Secretary, Funeral Director


Nancy  DeJarnatt

Nancy DeJarnatt, Pre Arrangement Manager


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


Kelly  Green

Kelly Green, Funeral Director


Clint  Wisdom

Clint Wisdom, Funeral Director


James  Long

James Long, Funeral Director


Leslie  Briegleb

Leslie Briegleb, Funeral Director


Michele  Drain

Michele Drain, Funeral Director


Denise  Shollar

Denise Shollar, Funeral Director


Kim Thornton

Kim Thornton, Funeral Director


Pat  Danna

Pat Danna, Funeral Director


Rev. Mr. Michael A. Nicolai

Rev. Mr. Michael A. Nicolai, Funeral Director


Mary Sammelmann

Mary Sammelmann, Funeral Director


Paul Newcomb

Paul Newcomb, Funeral Director


R. Brad Markel

R. Brad Markel, Funeral Director


William  Belcher

William Belcher, Director's Assistant


Tim  Brahan

Tim Brahan, Director's Assistant