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

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. 2nd Generation and 34 years licensed funeral director. Board Member, and two time Chairman of Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Was the youngest Funeral Home Owner Operator in the Country at the age of 18 years old. 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. Member of Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Ferguson Lions, Albert Holman Lodge #179. Member of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. Member 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

Courtney McGhee, Funeral Director

Illya McGhee-Payne

Illya McGhee-Payne, Funeral Director

Henry Woods

Henry Woods, Funeral Director

Susan Gislason

Susan Gislason, Funeral Director

David Brown

David Brown, Apprentice Funeral Director