Places

  • Alton is also known as: Madison County / Alton city.

  • Alton tourist attractions include: Piasa.

Facts

  • Some of the notable people born here have been: Craig Hentrich (american football player), Christina Romer (economist and professor), Lawrence Leritz (dancer and choreographer), Andrew Schlafly (lawyer), Joe Odom (american football player), Brian Jun (film director and film editor), and Joey Wright (coach).

  • Obituaries for residents might be found in these newspapers: Alton Telegraph and The Redbird Word.

History

It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in Southern Illinois. It is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role preceding and during the American Civil War, and as the hometown of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man known. It was the site of the last Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in October 1858. The former state penitentiary here was used during the war to hold up to 12,000 Confederate prisoners of war. The city has been labeled "The most haunted city in America" by paranormal enthusiasts, due to its claimed haunted hot spots, such as McPike Mansion and other structures. Most were built on foundations of stone taken from the former Civil War prison after it was abandoned. Confederate prisoners had suffered severe overcrowding, and many died during a smallpox epidemic. The city holds regular "ghost tours" and has been visited by television crews hoping to film proof of the paranormal. The Alton area was home to Native...

The official website for the city of Alton is http://www.alton-il.com/.

There are currently 12 funeral home listings for the city of Alton, Illinois. Looking for Alton cemeteries?

Alton Obituaries

It was disclosed by Chicago Tribune on April 17th, 2016 that John E Greenwood perished in Alton, Illinois.  Greenwood was 93 years old and was born in Gas City, IN.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor John E's life.

It was revealed on April 17th, 2016 that Edward Joseph Benecke perished in Alton, Illinois.  Benecke was 73 years old and was born in Shreveport, LA.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Edward Joseph's life.

It was noted on April 7th, 2016 that Patricia Ann McBeth (McManus) passed away in St Louis, Missouri.  Ms. McBeth was 89 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Patricia Ann's life.

It was written on March 8th, 2016 that Donald R Williams passed on in Braoddus, Texas.  Williams was 72 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Donald R's life.

It was revealed by Centralia Sentinel on January 29th, 2016 that Brandy L miss White died in Alton, Illinois.  White was 41 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Brandy L miss's life.

It was written by Sarasota Herald-Tribune on January 20th, 2016 that Franklin H Dr Pfeiffenberger passed on in Sarasota, Florida.  Pfeiffenberger was 85 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Franklin H Dr's life.

It was revealed by Sarasota Herald-Tribune on January 20th, 2016 that Franklin H Dr Pfeiffenberger died in Sarasota, Florida.  Pfeiffenberger was 85 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Franklin H Dr's life.

It was noted by The County Journal on December 17th, 2015 that William H Shumway passed on in Alton, Illinois.  Shumway was 68 years old.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor William H's life.

It was reported by Centralia Sentinel on November 24th, 2015 that Maude V Morell (Dalton) died in Alton, Illinois.  Ms. Morell was 87 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Maude V's life.

It was reported on October 16th, 2015 that Donald R Treece perished in Oceanside, California.  Treece was 88 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Donald R's life.

All Funeral Homes in Alton

Elias-Smith Funeral Homes

At Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home our family will always serve your family with dignity and compassion. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help our families in a time of need and assist them with funeral arrangements. We...

Berger Memorial Chapel

Berger Memorial Chapel has served the St. Louis Jewish community since 1896, providing compassionate, professional and personal guidance and support to area families in times of need. We offer a full range of traditional funeral services to meet...

Collier's Funeral Home

Collier’s Funeral Home was founded by the late Sheldon C. "Pete" and Bernice M. Collier in 1946. Mr. Collier was licensed as an embalmer and funeral director in 1929 at the age of 20. After serving with other St. Louis area funeral homes, he...

Elias-Smith Funeral Home

Our newest funeral home, built in 2002, has all of the accoutrements of a funeral home built for the 21st century. Our large chapel, and its spacious layout, promotes flow so lines for larger visitations do not become too cumbersome. Like our...

Elias-Smith Funeral Home

Our Godfrey location offers many of the amenities ou’ve come to expect from funeral homes as well as many updated options. All on one level, this location is completely handicapped accessible, from all of the entrances, to the chapel, to the...

Herr Funeral Homes & Cremation

The Herr family is proud of its heritage. It is with that pride that we would like to share a bit of the history of our funeral home and family with you. The Herr Family Gottlieb Moritz Wilhelm came to Collinsville in 1851 with his parents. After...

Irwin Chapel

Mr. Edward H. Schildman, undertaker and embalmer, opened Schildman Funeral Home in Venice, Illinois, in the late 1800's. Mr. Schildman closed his Venice funeral home in 1924, and opened the chapel at 2801 Madison Avenue in Granite City, which...

Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

Mr. Edward H. Schildman, undertaker and embalmer, opened Schildman Funeral Home in Venice, Illinois, in the late 1800's. Mr. Schildman closed his Venice funeral home in 1924, and opened the chapel at 2801 Madison Avenue in Granite City, which...

Kravanya Funeral Home

Welcome to the Kravanya Funeral Home , serving families in Macoupin County and the surrounding areas for many years. We value our reputation for providing the highest quality funeral services, with the personal attention and professionalism to...

Lake View Memorial Gardens

Lake View Memorial Gardens was founded in 1952 by Loran Glock and LeRoy Lawrence. In 1995, Lake View Funeral Home was erected along the shore of the front lake. Our grounds encompass three lakes, a nature trail and more than 450 species of trees,...

Officer Funeral Home

Officer Funeral Home was founded in 1918 by visionaries, Annette Harris Officer and William E. Officer, Jr. Their son, Marion E. Officer, Sr. and his wife, Myrtle B. Gilliam Officer, succeded them as President and Vice-President of the firm in...

Shepard Funeral Chapel

Shepard Funeral Chapel has been family owned and operated for over 100 years. We are centrally located in St. Louis, Missouri on Natural Bridge Road in the Northwest corner of I-170 at Natural Bridge Road just east of the airport. Owners Dave and...

St Charles Memorial Gardens

For over 75 years, our family owned company has been committed to providing the best in life-honoring service to the families in the Greater St. Charles and St. Louis Areas.

Thomas Saksa Funeral Homes

Saksa Funeral Homes offers both traditional and contemporary funeral facilities while providing courteous and respectful service. Thomas Funeral Home has been in operation since 1900 and Mateer Funeral Home since 1930.

Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre

Our mission is to provide and create meaningful celebrations of life for the families that we serve. Customization is our edge and we use that edge to help carry our families through a time that life hurts the most. We are dedicated to...

Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre

Our mission is to provide and create meaningful celebrations of life for the families that we serve. Customization is our edge and we use that edge to help carry our families through a time that life hurts the most. We are dedicated to...

A
Alton Cemetery
1205 E 5th St
Alton, IL 62002
B
Burke-Fine Funeral Home & Cremation Services
727 Langdon St
Alton, IL 62002
C
Cathy M Williams & Sons
1695 Oakwood Ave
Alton, IL 62002
E
Elias-Smith Funeral Homes
2521 Edwards St
Alton, IL 62002
F
Fine & Quinn Chapel for Funerals
220 Court St
Alton, IL 62002
G
Gent Funeral Home Incorporated
2409 State St
Alton, IL 62002
S
St Joseph's Cemetery
519 E 4th St
Alton, IL 62002
Staten-Fine Funeral Home & Cremation Services
220 Court St
Alton, IL 62002
U
Upper Alton Cemetery
2090 Oakwood Ave
Alton, IL 62002
W
Williams Cathy M & Sons Funeral Home
1725 Oakwood Ave
Alton, IL 62002
Williams Mortuary
1921 Central Ave
Alton, IL 62002
Williams Mortuary
1924 Central Ave
Alton, IL 62002

Alton Funeral Home News

Sr. Dolores Marie Ramsey
Alton. The Rev. Virgil Mank will preside. Memorials may be made to the Queen of Peace Healthcare Center, 845 Danforth St., Alton, IL 62002. Staten Fine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be found at www.staten-fine.com.
http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/ramsey-46454-ursuline-alton.html

Tristate Regional News, Thursday 10/28
His funeral will be Friday at Voss Chapel in Seymour ... Three Republican governors came to Illinois Wednesday to drum up support for Brady. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was among them. He told voters that simply coming out to vote is more important ...
http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=212296

Mary A. Vergits
of New Albany and one daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Cook of Wintersville, one sister Ann DiLeonardo of Alton, IL and four grandchildren ... Calling hours are Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.hsconnect.com/page/content.detail/id/550040/Mary-A--Vergits.html?nav=5011

Helen Welsh
She retired from the Illinois American Water Company in Alton ... Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The Rev. David Olson will officiate.
http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/welsh-46730-alton-nov.html

Funeral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral

Funeral (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Funeral is the debut full-length album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on September 14, 2004 in North America by Merge Records and on ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral_(album)

Gent Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1935 Gent Funeral Home has been serving the greater Alton area. The Gent-Bowles family is dedicated to continually offer exceptional service ...
http://www.gentfuneralhome.com/

funerals in Alton, IL 62002 on Yahoo! Local
funerals in Alton, IL 62002 on Yahoo! Local Get Ratings & Reviews on funerals with Photos, Maps, Driving Directions and more.
http://local.yahoo.com/results?p=funerals&csz=Alton, IL 62002&sortby=adistance

Alton, Illinois Funeral Homes | Locate Alton Funeral Homes ...
funeral-homes.net offers you a way to find a funeral home shop in Alton, Illinois IL or anywhere you wish. We locate funeral homes in all cities and states in the USA
http://www.funeral-homes.net/Alton-IL.html

Funerals in Alton, IL on Yahoo! Local
Funerals in Alton, IL on Yahoo! Local Get Ratings & Reviews on Funerals with Photos, Maps, Driving Directions and more.
http://local.yahoo.com/IL/Alton/Government Community/Funerals Memorials/Funerals