Ryan Michael Hughes, 45, of Marion, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5:51 am at Herrin Hospital.
Ryan was born December 10, 1973 in Herrin the only child of Larry Glenn and Diane (Cronin) Hughes.
Ryan was a funeral director since 1994. He graduated from Marion High School in 1992 and graduated in 1994 from SIU School of Mortuary Science. Following graduation he began working alongside his father, Larry G. Hughes, at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion and Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Following the sudden death of his father he and his Mother continued the legacy of serving the families of Southern Illinois.
His memberships included the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Marion Rotary Club and Kokopelli Golf Club. Ryan had a passion for sports, he enjoyed playing golf and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ryan is survived by his Mother – Diane (Cronin) Hughes, his children, Michael Glenn Hughes, Anthony Ryan Hughes, Jack Dylan Hughes and Sophia Lorraine Hughes. Aunt and Uncle, Lorraine and Bill Phillips of Rantoul, Aunt Ann Schoenhard of Freeport, Uncle Richard Hughes of Machesney Park. His cousins and their families – Kendra and Brent Little of Rantoul, Diana and Bob Gray of Tuscola, Michelle and Jack Clark of Belvidere, Jennifer Hughes of Minneapolis, Angie Schoenhard of Freeport, Rick Hughes of Rockford, Michael Barrett of Minneapolis and Adam Schoenhard of Freeport.
Preceded by his Father – Larry Glenn Hughes, maternal grandparents Romie and Hilda Cronin, paternal grandparents Glenn and Irene Hughes.
Funeral services will be Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 11 am at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. James Slone officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening after 5 pm at the funeral home.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Marion High School Athletic Department. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.