C hris Mercer was born in Holton in 1965 and graduated from Holton High School in 1983. He attended Kansas University and Washburn University before receiving his Mortuary Science Degree in Kansas City.
Chris has worked at the family funeral home in some capacity for most of his life. He worked at the funeral home as a licensed insurance agent beginning in 1986 at the facility on New York Street. He later received his Funeral Director/Embalmer licenses and took over the operation of the funeral home with the retirement of his father in 1991.
Chris and his wife, Tracy, who has been an assistant funeral director since 2004, purchased the funeral home several years ago and both work full time there now. They have 3 children (Kaleb, Grant and Megan) that live with them and attend school in Holton. They are all members of the Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton.
Chris has been president of the Holton Cemetery Board since 1992. He has been on the Jackson County Friends of Hospice Advisory Board since 1992 and is a member and past president of the Holton Lions Club. Tracy has been a member of Holton Business Women and is involved in the Holton Optimist Club.
Chris and Tracy work closely together to comfort the many loyal families Mercer Funeral Home has served for the past 75 years.