Our History

1937  After learning to be an embalmer at the age of 16, Paul Fey Jr. later became an

instructor at Hohenschu-Carpenter College of Mortuary Science in St. Louis, Missouri.

Paul took over ownership of Rolland Acres Mortuary located at 4345 Washington Avenue in Saint Louis City, where he managed and operated the funeral home until 1945.


1945  Paul Fey and Grace Schwob married and moved to the township of Mehlville, MO where Paul developed Fey Ambulance Service and operated the business until 1975. Being a founder member of the Mehlville Lions Club, he also served as board chairman of the Mehlville Fire Protection District for over a decade.


1950  Built at 4100 Lemay Ferry Road, Fey Funeral Home, Inc. became one of the first funeral homes in Saint Louis County and the very first in Mehlville, Missouri.


1987  An addition to the funeral home was built, including a large family area and  second funeral parlor.


1989  Paul passed away leaving his wife of 50 years, Grace, to be owner and president. Their daughter, Deanna Fey Stark, and husband, David Stark Sr., became funeral directors and managers. Paul Fey Jr. owned and managed the funeral home for nearly 40 years.


2000  Forever Yours Memorial, Inc. was formed as a pre-arrangement service to better serve families before the time of need or loss and help lessen the burden of survivors and loved ones.


2001  Mrs. Fey passed away and Deanna and David Sr. resumed ownership.


2008 - Present  David Sr. passed away, leaving wife Deanna and their two sons,   David Jr. and Dennis Stark, to continue as managers and directors. Now with the 

fourth generation, Rebecca Shockley, licensed as both director and embalmer,            Fey Funeral Home, Inc. continues being one of the few family owned                          and operated funeral homes in St. Louis, Missouri.



Paul Fey Junior with his ambulance in 1945.