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5411 South Grand Boulevard (rear)
St. Louis, Missouri 63111

tel:  314.250.8433

fax: 314.261.9433

 jhughes@hughesfuneralalternatives.com

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Flameless Cremation

provided by

the natural, gentle & eco-friendly alternative

to fire-based cremation

WHAT
IT IS

Flameless Cremation, scientifically known as Alkaline Hydrolysis, is a natural, gentle, and eco-friendly alternative to fire based cremation. The process uses WATER as opposed to fire. By using a combination of 95% water and 5% alkalinity, Flameless Cremation mimics the same natural break down of a body if it were to be laid to rest directly in the soil, only accelerated. 

During the Flameless Cremation process, a body is gently placed in a container which is then placed in a clean stainless steel vessel. A combination of warm water flow and alkalinity are used to accelerate the natural process of tissue hydrolysis and return the body back to nature.

Flameless Cremation mimics nature's process of decomposition achieving in 2-3 hours what it, in nature, takes 25 years.

Natural

 A combination of warm water flow and alkalinity are used to accelerate the natural process of tissue hydrolysis and return the body back to nature.

Gentle

As Flameless Cremation is not a combustion process, it is more environmentally friendly.  The total carbon footprint is 18x less than fired-based cremation.

Eco-Friendly

Using a combination of 95% water and 5% alkalinity, Flameless Cremation mimics the natural break down of a body laid to rest directly in the soil, only accelerated.

Alkaline Hydrolysis

Thank you for visiting the Website of Hughes Funeral Alternatives, LLC.

Our company is a provider of Flameless Cremation.

Our company is committed to providing families with alternative choices when

making funeral arrangements.

FEATURED

PARTNERS

Hughes Funeral Alternatives, LLC only provides its services through funeral homes in

St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Western Illinois, and surrounding areas.

 

You may request our services by speaking to a funeral director at the

funeral home of your choice.

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ENVIRONMENTAL 

ADVANTAGES

"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose,  for all that we love deeply becomes part of us." 

– Helen Keller

Because Flameless Cremation is not a combustion process, it is more environmentally friendly.

 

The total carbon footprint is 18 times less than fire-based cremation.

Compared to fire based cremation, Flameless Cremation reduces:​

Natural Gas

usage

by

90%

Electricity

usage

by

66%

Carbon Dioxide emissions

by

90%

Mercury

free

by

100%

ADDITIONAL  ADVANTAGES:

  • A different choice when it comes to making final arrangements for your loved one.

  • Your loved one is not exposed to harsh heat or open flame.

  • 20% more ash remains is returned in the urn. The remains are also 100% free of carbon discoloration.

  • Medical devices, such as pacemakers, do not have to be removed.

WHY CLIENTS CHOOSE
FLAMELESS CREMATION

"My son liked water.  He liked to fish.  He liked to be outdoors.  It just fit together."

OUR
TEAM

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JONATHAN E. HUGHES

Owner, Missouri Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Crematory Operator

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Jon was born and raised in Farmington, Missouri. He started working at a local funeral home when he was 15 years only and quickly developed a passion for the funeral business.

ERIN L.

HUGHES

Owner & Office Manager

Erin was born and raised in Florissant, Missouri.  She is a  home health care RN at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Erin and Jon live in South City St. Louis with their daughter, Maggie and dog, Copper.

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JEFF

EDWARDS

Consultant, Ohio Licensed Funeral Director, and Embalmer

Jeff is is a pioneer in the funeral industry being the first Funeral Director in the United States to perform the disposition method of Alkaline Hydrolysis on a human being.