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Board President

Martha Kneib is the president of the Zion Cemetery Association, and has been serving on the board since 2012. She feels strongly about serving the community and hopes to shepherd Zion further in that direction. In addition to her duties with the cemetery, Martha serves in numerous other volunteer roles, including being on the council of Zion United Church of Christ and being a docent at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville, Illinois. She is an adjunct faculty member at Webster University, teaching such courses as "What Would Captain America Do?"  She is also the author of many fiction and non-fiction projects. In 2020, her short story "Featherfall" was one of the works featured in the St. Louis Fringe Fest. In 2021, her books When We Had Feathers and Paradise should be released from Word Posse and Ring of Fire Presses, respectively.



Board Member

Todd Kneib is a software engineer and owns a photography business. Many of the beautiful pictures displayed on this website are part of Todd’s contribution to keeping the beauty of Zion Cemetery chronicled. He is an avid pet lover who also enjoys traveling in his spare time. Todd serves as the recording secretary of the Zion Cemetery Association.

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Board Member

Marian McCreary is a community volunteer, president of her retiree association and is a passionate genealogist. Her love to discover has led her to author five books on her family history of which over 80 of them rest at Zion Cemetery. She is a retired Human Resources Manager, serves at Immanuel United Church of Christ, and a past subdivision trustee and credit union officer. She is interested in researching the old records of Zion Cemetery. 



Board Member

Loree Morgan works in healthcare field and for the past few years she has been able to do her dream job, working as the x-ray technician for her beloved St. Louis Cardinals. She has been a member of Zion for almost 50 years. Loree considers quality time with her husband, children and grandchildren her favorite thing to-do.



Board Member

Kathy Steigerwald, when not indulging in one of favorite past times of working on DIY projects, enjoys traveling to spend time with her family. Kathy serves as the treasurer of the Zion Cemetery Association.

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Executive Director

CeCe McCoo handles the day-to-day operations of the cemetery. She is a senior pastor, police chaplain, and a very proud Marine Corps veteran. CeCe is in the office waiting to speak with you regarding graves (traditional burials, green burials, cremation and flameless cremation), pre-need or at-need burial plans, funeral services, cremation, urns, monuments, vaults, caskets and our affordable floral program. She hopes you would be interested in supporting the cemetery with your skillful service and your servant heart by becoming a part of The Friends of Zion. The Friends of Zion voluntarily hosts family friendly events; provide administrative support, coordinates grounds beautification and so much more. Please feel free to contact CeCe at (314) 721-8631 or

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