History & Staff

In 1962, we began as an independent cemetery on farmland in Cedar Hill, Missouri known as Chapel HIll Memorial Gardens.
By 1968, Chapel Hill Mortuary began operating at this same location in Cedar Hill, representing the relocation of the
original Brimmer Funeral Home from downtown House Springs, Missouri.

In 2010, we began operating Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirkwood, Missouri which has an extraordinary history dating to 1835.
  At this same time, we began operating the funeral home on-site at this Kirkwood location which represented
the original funeral operations of Pfitzinger Funeral Home, from downtown Kirkwood, Missouri.
By 2014, we purchased both the cemetery and funeral home operations at this Kirkwood location.

In 2016, we purchased a very prominent cemetery in Bonne Terre, Missouri known as St. Francois Memorial Park
and re-opened a funeral operation at this location, as well.

Today, we retain all of the history and records while operating of each of these three (3) cemeteries.
Each cemetery has a well funded and audited Endowed Care Trust with the State of Missouri.
The funeral homes are operated under the name of Chapel Hill Mortuary at each of these locations.
Please contact us 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with any inquiries at the following, toll free phone number:
Toll Free:  (844) 914-9040

Kindest Regards,
Brian May
Chapel Hill Mortuary
Funeral Homes & Cemeteries  

Our Valued Staff

  • Brian  May

    Brian May, Owner & President

    Brian May was raised in Cedar Hill, Missouri and graduated from Northwest High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana, Illinois. He has great memories of friendships and work experience at his first full-time job with Commerce Bank in St. Louis, Missouri before joining his parents, Bill & Sandy May, at Chapel Hill in 1993 and completing his Associates Degree in Funeral Service from Forest Park Community College in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Today, Brian owns and is active in the operation of three (3) funeral homes that are each located on three (3) cemeteries in Cedar Hill, Kirkwood and Bonne Terre, Missouri, plus a funeral operation specifically focused on cremation.

    Brian maintains the following professional licenses and accreditions:
    Missouri Licensed Funeral Director
    Missouri Licensed Embalmer
    Missouri Licensed Preneed Agent
    Missouri Licensed Life Insurance Producer
    Certified Acute Loss Expert
    Certified Funeral Celebrant
    Certified Crematory Operator

    Brian is married to Amy Hofstetter May and they live in Jefferson County, Missouri with their daughter, Audrey, and their son, Will.

  • Vicky James

    Vicky James, Director of Operations - Cherish Outreach Coordinator

  • Steffanie Hermann

    Steffanie Hermann, Funeral Planning

  • Bryan Harter

    Bryan Harter, Funeral Planning

  • Katie Schubel

    Katie Schubel, Funeral Team

  • Jesse Lewis

    Jesse Lewis, Funeral Team

  • Kortnei Pilgram

    Kortnei Pilgram, Funeral Team

  • Nick Vize

    Nick Vize, Funeral Team

  • Tyler Shuman

    Tyler Shuman, Funeral Team

  • Lesley Hoffman

    Lesley Hoffman, Client Services

  • Theresa Rideout

    Theresa Rideout, Client Services

  • Michelle Ellis

    Michelle Ellis, Client Services

  • Sandy May

    Sandy May, Cherish Outreach Team

  • Samantha Hofstetter

    Samantha Hofstetter, Cherish Outreach Team

  • Susan VonderHaar

    Susan VonderHaar, Bookkeeping

  • Jason Barrett

    Jason Barrett, Cemetery Team

  • R.J. Franklin

    R.J. Franklin, Cemetery Team

  • Brendan Keener

    Brendan Keener, Cemetery Team

  • Ben Bailey

    Ben Bailey, Cemetery Team