About Us

    About Kemp and Stevens

    Kemp and Stevens has been providing services within the local area for over 120 years.

    At Kemp & Stevens we are able to offer you a personal service that will ensure that you can arrange the funeral to meet your own individual requirements. We appreciate this is a difficult time for you and will do everything in our power to reassure you that all arrangements are in hand.

    There has been an undertaker on our present site in the High Street since the early 1900’s. Ron Thorne was born and grew up in Alton, joining Mr Stevens as an apprentice in 1943. He married Sue in 1952 and they took over the running of the business on the death of Mr Stevens in 1960.

    Their son Geoff spent four years training in London before joining the business full time in 1974.

    Geoff married Gill in 1978. Today their two sons, Michael and Robin, are continuing to run the business, serving generations of the local community. Ably assisted by their dedicated team.

    We offer all our services from our site in the heart of Alton, with purpose built Chapels of Rest and a modern mortuary facility, together with coffin workshops and garaging for our own fleet of funeral vehicles.

    Here at Kemp and Stevens we offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Robin Thorne

    Business Principal

    Robin is the Business Principle at Kemp & Stevens. He holds the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing and is a licensed member of the BIFD and is responsible the day to day operation of the business.

    Michael Thorne

    Masonry Manager and Funeral Director

    Michael also holds the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing and is a licensed member of the BIFD. He manages K&S Memorials, arranging meaningful lasting tributes in stone and is a qualified memorial fixer.

    Simon Goff

    Funeral Director

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends. We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01420 83177 visit branch or arrange a home visit