site image
site image

          Founders         Roscoe and Clara Hough

site image

Robert and Temple Hough

site image

William R. Hough

Since 1899, four generations of Hough's have been dedicated to serving families in Central Illinois. Today, we continue the tradition of compassion, personal attention, and professional services that started long ago. We have always tried to place the needs of our families first to provide them the information to make wise decisions at such a delicate time in their life. 

Roscoe M. "Bally" Hough obtained his license number 1492, he was 16 years old and had received his education at a 10 day course at the National School of Embalming in St. Louis, Missouri. In the beginning he worked for the local undertakers as an embalmer, later opening up a funeral parlor in Raymond, Illinois. He married Clara Fleigle of Morrisonville and in 1936 she became a licensed Funeral Director - one of few women in the state at the time. Roscoe passed away in 1939 and Clara continued to run the business up until Robert "Bob", one of their six children, became licensed in 1940. Bob and his wife Temple (Wilson) Hough continued the family tradition for many years devoting their life to caring for others. Temple became a licensed funeral director in 1960.   

In 1943 seeing the need to provide families with a place to hold funerals somewhere other than a funeral parlor or family home, they purchased the Charles Sherer Home at 512 E. Broad St. in Raymond. The Hough's - seeing a community need - provided the first ambulance service to Raymond and the surrounding area from 1940 until 1977. The third generation of operation was handled by William "Bill" R., the son of Bob and Temple. Bill obtained his license in 1975 after he graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. In early 1978, the Hough's expanded their service area by purchasing Murphy Funeral Home in Farmersville, and later that year, the Fishburn Funeral Home in Morrisonville. In 1994, the Hough's expanded their operation to Hillsboro, building a modern funeral home to offer area families a choice and generations of experience.

Since then, the fourth generation of Hough's have continued the family ownership at their Raymond, Farmersville, and Hillsboro locations. Left are Bill's sons, Daniel "Dan" R. and David A. Hough, who are honored to say that in 2024, Hough Funeral Homes, LTD. celebrates 125 years of continuous family ownership and service. The Hough Family is incredibly honored and thankful for your trust in caring for your loved ones in the past, present, and future.

In this section

About Us

Our Staff

Our Facility

Contact Us

Privacy Policy

© 2024 Hough Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility