Duties of the Cemetery Department and/or Contracted Cemetery Manager(s)
- Arranging burial services
- Maintaining and enforcing City of Osawatomie Cemetery Policies and Procedures
- Curating and maintaining burial records
- Sale and transfer of burial plots
Note: The city is no longer selling spaces in Oakwood or Elmdale Cemeteries.
The City of Osawatomie owns three municipal cemeteries (Oakwood, Elmdale, and Osawatomie Cemetery). The daily management of these cemeteries is performed under a management contract held by a license funeral director at a local funeral home. Under this management contract, the City still maintains all payment processing and deed work as dictated by Kansas State Statutes. The Cemetery Manager(s) coordinates all other aspects of cemetery maintenance, such as the sale of burial spaces, grave opening/closing permits, stone setting permits, interments, and other regular activities.
Historical and/or Genealogical Records
Historical records are kept in perpetuity at Osawatomie City Hall. Records requests should be directed to City Offices, care of the Cemetery Clerk. A digital records archive is in progress as of February 2022 but not every record is currently available in digital format. Please contact the Cemetery Clerk for assistance with historical records or questions on genealogical studies.
8:00am – 4:30pm | Monday thru Friday
Emily McCrea and/or Loren McCrea
Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home
8:00am – 5:00pm | Monday thru Friday
8:00am – 12:00pm | Saturday
|Single Grave (Resident)||$150|
|Single Grave (66064 Address)||$250|
|Single Grave (Non-Resident)||$400|
|Opening and Closing (Weekday)||$615||$385||$385|
|Opening and Closing (Saturday)||$755||$525||$525|
|Opening and Closing (Sunday)||$865||$635||$635|
|Opening and Closing (Holiday)||$1,065||$835||$835|
|Rock Graves (Jackhammer Required)||$1,205|
|Disinterment (Family Requested)|
– Must have vault company present to remove vault
|2x Orig. Cost|
|Re-Interment – Same as O/C Costs||$600 + Mileage|
|Grave Opening Permit – During Business Hours||$35|
|Grave Opening Permit – Outside Business Hours||$90|
|Stone Setting Permit|
(Single, Double, Corner Markers)
|Stone Setting Permit|
|Stone Setting Bond Million Liability Insurance||$300|
|Afterhours Arrival (After 4pm) – Per Half Hour||$50|
Operation & Maintenance
Beginning in 2022, cemetery property maintenance (mowing, weeding) will be performed by a contracted third party landscaping business, and complaints regarding the physical upkeep of cemetery properties should be directed to City Hall offices for investigation and follow-up.
Memorial Day Flower Placement
Flowers and other approved arrangements may be placed on graves after 5 p.m. the Friday before Memorial Day and must be picked up within seven full days after Memorial Day. Any remaining arrangements, or arrangements that are in violation of our ordinances, will be removed at the discretion of our Cemetery Foreman.