For Further Information, Contact:
Mr. John Hutchens – (314) 831-3100
Mr. Mark Hutchens – (636) 936-1300
A New Chapter for Funeral Service in Florissant
St. Louis, MO – For the past four years, the Hutchens family has been honored to own and operate the chapel and cremation center created by the Stygar family in Florissant, MO.
The Hutchens family purchased the facility on New Halls Ferry Road from the Stygar family back in 2016. It was important to the Stygar family that another local family would step in to carry on the legacy they started building back in 1937.
To continue the same quality care the Stygar and Hutchens families have delivered to the greater Florissant community for generations, all funeral and cremation services will now take place at the Graham Road location. The Stygar location on New Halls Ferry Road will now serve as a worship space for a local church, Florissant’s Peace of Faith Worship Center.
“The time has come for a new chapter for both the Hutchens and Stygar families, but the community will still be able to rely upon the same staff and service they’ve become accustomed to for decades, as these two locations will be consolidated into one facility in Florissant,” said Mark Hutchens. “The greatest advantage from merging the two firms into one facility is the cost reduction, which will allow us to keep our prices in line with the budgets of the families we serve.”
The proceeds from the sale, which was finalized on Feb. 4, 2020, will be used to create more space in the form of a new community room, an additional chapel, and celebration of life areas at the Mid Rivers Mall location. The Graham Road location will also undergo a renovation – including upgrades in décor, lighting, and technology, as well as redesigned office space and upgrades to equipment and vehicles.
Moving forward, Hutchens Funeral Homes will continue to serve families at two facilities: Hutchens Mortuary & Cremation Center at 675 Graham Rd. in Florissant and the Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center at 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in St. Charles. All prearrangements made at the New Halls Ferry Road location are still intact and will be honored as they were written.
“We believe this will be a positive change for everyone involved. Not only do we feel confident that the former Stygar facility will be used for a positive and helpful purpose in our community going forward, but we also know this is one way we can ensure that both the Stygars’ and Hutchens’ legacy of family-owned service – a combined 148 years – is able to not only continue but thrive in the Florissant area,” said Mark Hutchens. “We understand that families who have made their preneed arrangements at the Stygar location may have questions. We encourage them to call us at any time and are ready to help.”
“We extend an open invitation to the community to visit our funeral homes for a personal tour and to get answers to your questions about cremation options, funeral pricing, and the advantages of preplanning,” said John Hutchens. “We are here to stay, and this consolidation is proof that we are committed to this community and plan to serve families for many more years to come.”
You may call (314) 831-3100 any time to schedule an appointment to meet with a licensed funeral director.