“We pride ourselves on offering a warm and caring atmosphere where no detail is too small or too large for us to handle.”
Family Owned & Operated
Larry G. Hughes (1940-2017)
Ryan Hughes (1973-2018)
Diane Hughes, President
Larry G. Hughes grew up on a 250-acre dairy farm in northern Illinois in a small town called Scales Mound. The farm was built by his grandfather whose parents immigrated to America from Wales in the 19th century.
He was in the first mortuary class at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL., graduating in 1966. During his college years he worked for Johnson Funeral Home in Herrin.
He married the former Diane Cronin of Herrin, the daughter of Romie and Hilda Cronin. The couple had one son, Ryan M. Hughes. Working together as a family, Larry, Diane and Ryan took pride in the care and support they offered the families they served. After Larry and Ryan’s passing, Diane has continued that love and compassion serving the families of southern Illinois.
Our Caring Staff
Diane Hughes, Owner/President
Neica Allred, Business Manager
Alex Blaise, Southern Illinois University Mortuary Student/Funeral Assistant
Monte Blue, Funeral Director/Embalmer/Certified Crematory Operator
Emily Emery, Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice
Jane Hancock, Funeral Assistant
Steve McHargue, Funeral Assistant/Certified Crematory Operator
Justin Nehrkorn, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Keith Owens, Funeral Assistant
Vonda Rosado, Funeral Director/Embalmer
Sam Smith, Funeral Assistant/Certified Crematory Operator
Amber Stewart, Administrative Assistant