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

Our History

Serving the area for over 61 years and continuing the tradition of their father, Tyrus A. McGhee, the second and third generations of the McGhee family is dedicated to serving everyone's needs with compassion and respect.  We are staffed with Missouri and Illinois licensed professionals who understand that each family has unique requests and traditions.  These wishes will be attentively carried out to suit each family's needs.  Archway Memorial Chapel offers many unique services designed to bring dignity with a personal, caring touch to your loved one's remembrance.  Below is our complete staff listing.

Our Valued Staff

  • Kenneth G McGhee

    Kenneth G McGhee, Funeral Director

    Kenneth G. McGhee - Funeral Director in Charge. Son of Archway Funeral Home founder, the late Tyrus A. and Shirley McGhee. Ken is a 2nd Generation and 36 years licensed funeral director. Also, a two term Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Director Member and two time Chairman of Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and 6 year Chairman over the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors Pre-Arranged Funeral Committee. He was the youngest Funeral Home Owner Operator in the Country at the age of 18 years old in 1985. A Member of the National Funeral Directors Association.
    Education: Hazelwood School District: McNair Elementary and Hazelwood West High School. St. Louis Community College Forest Park School of Mortuary Science. Served in the United States Air Force. Current Member of the Missouri State Board of Private Investigators and Private Fire Investigator Examiners; Past Board Member of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce and Member of Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Ferguson Lions, Albert Holman Lodge #179. Member of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. A Farmer and Member of the Pilot Grove Farm Co-op.
    Ken is also a Missouri Licensed Insurance Producer.
    Married to Sharon (also a licensed funeral director)
    Daughters: Emily and Courtney (both licensed funeral directors)

  • Sharon McGhee

    Sharon McGhee, Funeral Director

  • Brenda  Irving

    Brenda Irving, Funeral Director

  • Andre Graham

    Andre Graham, Manager

  • Douglas  McGhee

    Douglas McGhee, Funeral Director

  • Charles McGhee

    Charles McGhee, Funeral Director

  • Dr. Emily McGhee

    Dr. Emily McGhee, Funeral Director

  • Courtney McGhee PharmD

    Courtney McGhee PharmD, Funeral Director

  • Illya McGhee-Payne

    Illya McGhee-Payne, Funeral Director

  • Henry Woods

    Henry Woods, Funeral Director

  • Susan Gislason

    Susan Gislason, Funeral Director

  • Ronald Cockrell III

    Ronald Cockrell III, Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer