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Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Mrs. Gwendelrae Hicks

Mrs. Gwendelrae Hicks

Mrs. Gwendelrae Hicks, Company Founder, Owner, President, CFOP, COO, Scottie Hicks CFOVP, CEO of Northern Star Mortuary Inc.

She received her calling at the age of 16 into the vocation of funeral service and was given a vision of being an owner.  Gwendelrae is a 1998 graduate of the Kansas City Kansas Community College Mortuary Science Program, where she earned an associate degree in Applied Science.  

Gwendelrae was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas.  She attended Kansas State University taking general study courses before moving to Kansas City, Kansas to attend Mortuary School.

She and her husband Scottie Hicks are the founders and 1st generation funeral homeowners of Northern Star Mortuary.  June 21st, 2007 the doors of NSM opened, serving the greater Kansas City metropolitan area for 12 years, October 7th, 2019 the second location was opened in Wichita, Kansas.  

Gwendelrae is passionate about her calling and lives by the four pillars of her company, Knowledge, Passion, Compassion and Faith.    She and the staff of NSM strive to assist and guide families in their time of need


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