Gent Funeral Home

2409 State St
Alton, Illinois 62002
Madison County
(618) 466-5544

Check with Gent Funeral Home about which type of funeral services and products the funeral home, mortuary or memorial chapel provide at their Alton, Illinois location.

Contact the Gent Funeral Home Funeral Director to ensure the services they provide match your personal needs. Call the Funeral Director at (618) 466-5544.

If there is a religious preference, make sure that Gent Funeral Home can accommodate your religious practices before, during and after the funeral ceremony and at any graveside service.


The Gent Funeral Home is one of the funeral homes in Alton, Illinois. Listed below are other funeral homes, memorial chapels, mortuaries, and funeral service providers in Alton, Illinois and Madison County.

Alton, Illinois Obituaries and News
Lyle E. Anderson February 06, 2017

Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Atlantic Cemetery in Atlantic Iowa. Gent Funeral Home in Alton, IL is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com (Alton Daily News)

Robert L Rintoul January 30, 2017

He grew up in Wood River, Illinois and moved his family to Alton over 40 years ago ... Robert’s family will be honoring his memory at Gent Funeral Home for a memorial service on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Visitation will start at 1:00 pm and service ... (riverbender.com)

First Female Coroner In Illinois Dies At Age 90 January 28, 2017

As the first woman to hold the office of county coroner in Illinois, Burke served as Madison County ... Burke will be Monday, January 30 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services are planned for 10 am on Tuesday, January 31 at St. Mary’s Catholic ... (CBS St. Louis)

Dallas Burke, first female county coroner in Illinois, dies at 90 January 28, 2017

Additionally, she trained through the Illinois Coroner and Medical Examiners Association ... Burke is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 30 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services are planned for Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic ... (The Telegraph)

Former Madison County coroner – the first female coroner in Illinois – dies at 90 January 26, 2017

Burke, the first female coroner elected in Illinois, died Friday (Jan. 27 ... Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Savoy, Illinois
Most obit's have an area where condolences may be sent, however this one is only possible to send flowers. Crass commercialization at the begining and the end I see.
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Chicago, Illinois
This place sucks they will cheat you SHEILA REID IS A DISGRACE TO MR. BRANCH
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Darien, Illinois
Be very careful with this funeral home. They may lack honesty, and or diligence. A year ago we lost a parent/In-Law. We used Modell because the parent's spouse was handled through them. During the arrangements ,with the owners daughter, we informed her that the Parent had changed it's mind, and instead of the full burial package, the Parent had previously decided on, the parent wanted Cremation, and a Memorial service at our Church. The Pastor had become a good friend. The Daughter worked with us on the Urn, cards and the arrangements of the remains. Yet, it appeared to us that she became preoccupied with other matters and wanted to give us over to someone else as soon as she could. On later reflection we questioned ourselves on her leaving us was due to the amount of money we were not spending. Months passed as I went through boxes of the parent's records, gotten food poisoning, and spent weeks sipping Broth and sleeping. As we did not pay in full immediately Modell put the account into collection. While recovering I spent an hour in the morning and another in the afternoon back in the boxes. Discovering, in a bundle of old Bank records, a Customer's copy of a Forethought Funeral Insurance policy written by Modell Funeral Home. I contacted Modell and the daughter answered. I told her what I had discovered, and her immediate response was how glad she was that she was not the person to have handled this. How that person should have checked the records. (She must have been doing something else when she spent over ten minutes checking, or she did find the records?, we do not know). She then asked to take care of the matter for us, for which I declined, having no confidence or trust in her or them. The story continues but the above is the essentials. I still question myself on whether or not she was diligent, or if she had found the policy. Did she have a lack of memory in handling us, or was she trying to cover herself. Did she put us in collection to further gain funds and cover themselves? What was nice, was that in the final meeting she never gave us or offer us any credit for there lack of service, Professional to the end. Oh, I forgot they messed up the cards.
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Geneva, Illinois
May 13, 2013 was my Dads wake, let me tell ya Dennis could not have made us more comfortable then what he did. He paid attention to all the details, large and small; under the circumstances it is a comfort to have someone looking over these things. We had 90+ attend the wake and many people asked me if we personally knew Dennis and those who worked for him, I said no but that's how they treated all of us.
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Wood River, Illinois
Marks needs an updated web site
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