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 Valued Staff

  • Brian  May

    Brian May

    Brian May was raised in Cedar Hill, Missouri and graduated from Northwest High School followed by University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois before joining his parents, Bill & Sandy May, at Chapel Hill in 1993. Brian received his degree in Funeral Service from Forest Park Community College in St. Louis, Missouri and is a Missouri Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer.

    Today, Brian owns all 3 of our Chapel Hill Mortuary funeral home operations along with each of the 3 cemeteries where these funeral homes are located – Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Cedar Hill, Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirkwood and St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre.

    Brian and our Chapel Hill family are passionate about continuously re-focusing our talents and energies in ways that allow us to educate our clients and to support our clients with intentional funeral planning that leads to healing experiences for those they love.

    Brian lives locally in Eureka, Missouri with his wife and children and is active in the communities where he lives and works.

  • Scott  Shelton

    Scott Shelton

    Scott Shelton was raised in High Ridge, Missouri and graduated from Northwest High School followed by Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri before joining Chapel Hill in 2003.

    Today, Scott is a Missouri Licensed Funeral Director and shares responsibilities as Director of Operations for all our companies - which includes leading a team of nearly 50 full and part-time staff members.

    Scott lives locally in House Springs, Missouri with his wife and children and is active in the communities where he lives and works.

  • Corey Johnson

    Corey Johnson

    Corey was raised in Hastings, Nebraska and attended University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska before graduating Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois. Corey is a Missouri Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer and received extensive training under 2 notable funeral firms in St. Louis and Kansas City before joining Chapel Hill in 2004.

    Today, Corey shares responsibilities as Director of Operations for all our companies - which includes leading a team of nearly 50 full and part-time staff members.

    Corey lives locally in Festus, Missouri with his wife and children and is active in the communities where he lives and works.

  • Dianne  Lowerre

    Dianne Lowerre

    A Registered Nurse for more than 25 years, Dianne Lowerre is our Outreach Director at St. Louis Funeral & Cremation, where she most notably has been facilitating our two suppport groups since their inception, providing support, counseling and crisis intervention to counselors, teachers and clergy throughout our community and speaking and presenting during memorial and rememberance ceremonies hosted and staged at our various locations. Currently, Dianne is also on staff with COMTREA of Jefferson County, with previous experience as a Nurse with Northwest R-1 School District and more than 20 years experience as Intake Coordinator of Psychiatric Services for St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Missouri. Dianne and her family live in Dittmer, Missouri.