Welcome to Walter J Kent Funeral Home


Walter and Tyler Kent of the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home in Elmira and the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads announce their plan of action regarding the current COVID-19 event.

Over the recent days we have seen many changes and limitations regarding funeral homes and funeral services.

Most recently, the directive of NYS funeral homes from the Federal Government, NYS Dept. of Health, and the Governor's Office is as follows:

Limited private family viewing and services taking place at the funeral home.
No gatherings larger than 10 people.
Limitations have been placed by local cemeteries

Federal and State agencies have announced the quarantine procedures to extend into April.

We have placed reminders throughout our facilities to ask guests to limit physical contact as much as possible (hand shaking, hugging, etc.) and are providing hand sanitizer.

We are taking extra precautions to sanitize public areas of our facilities.

We are taking extra precautions with decedent transfers and handling to ensure all parties and institutions involved will not have unnecessary contact or unlikely transfer of any virus by following routine infection prevention, control procedures and practicing universal precautions.

Our family and staff are here to serve, protect, and honor each family that calls upon us, along with our greater community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.


Two generations, Serving our community.

It is our promise to provide service, support, and comfort to those in need. Please use our website as a means of finding information and resources to make informed decisions and connect with our licensed directors.

Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is locally owned and family operated in Elmira, NY. Opened in 2003, our funeral home was the completion of the founder's life long dream to serve families of his community under his own roof.
As of March 2014, we now operate as a father & son funeral service.

We proudly serve all faiths and offer professional, personalized service to those who have endured a loss as well as those seeking to plan ahead for the future. Our website serves to provide information for those in need as well as a place to leave condolences and memories for friends and loved ones.
‚ÄčTake time to learn about our family owned funeral home and the services we offer our community.

We are honored to continue serving Elmira and surrounding communities as a second generation family profession.