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

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. After high school he attended St. Louis Community College – Forest Park and earned his degree in Funeral Service Education.

Jon has worked in the funeral industry for over 15 years. He is a Missouri licensed funeral director, embalmer, and crematory operator.

Jon’s skepticism about Flameless Cremation turned into fascination which ultimately led to the realization that it would be a welcomed choice to families as they make funeral arrangements. Jon’s committed to provide the best service possible to funerals homes as they take on this new chapter in the funeral industry.


Owner & Office Manager

Erin was born and raised in Florissant, Missouri. She graduated high school from Incarnate Word Academy and attended college at Truman State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science.


After graduation, Erin attended Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. 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. They are active parishioners of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.


Consultant, Ohio Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Jeff is the owner and operator of Edwards Funeral Service in Columbus, Ohio.

He 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.


Jeff is passionate about the Alkaline Hydrolysis disposition method and enjoys traveling and speaking nationwide to Funeral Directors on a professional level. He has also worked closely with numerous Funeral Directors throughout the United States in the installation and implementation of the alkaline hydrolysis technology.

Jeff has graciously invested his time and knowledge to Jon and Erin Hughes which played a huge role in bringing Flameless Cremation to the state of Missouri.


Jeff continues to guide and mentor the Hughes Family, which ensures families receive the best service possible. 


Thank you for visiting the Website of Hughes Funeral Alternatives, LLC. Our company is committed to providing families with alternative choices when making funeral arrangements.

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

tel:  314.250.8433

fax: 314.261.9433

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