Traditional Burial

The concept of “traditional” burial has evolved over time. Earlier in America’s history, the family cared for the body after death, wrapped it in a shroud or placed it in simple wooden coffin, and buried it at home or in a nearby cemetery. Today, for most Americans, it is considered “traditional” to use a funeral home, embalm the body, and bury it in a casket and vault in a public cemetery.

Earth Interment of the Cremains

One option you have with interring cremains is earth interment. At G.A.R. Cemetery we allow the interment of your loved one’s cremains to be placed in the grave space of a family member. There are certain restrictions and criteria that must be followed. If this is something that you are interested in finding out more information about, you may contact the office and someone will be able to assist you with this option.

The other option is to purchase a grave space. A traditional grave space will be able to hold 2 interments, and one may be a full casket while the other must be cremains. Or, there are cremains grave spaces available where two cremains may be interred.

Mausoleum Crypts

A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the crypt, interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people.

G.A.R. Cemetery has one mausoleum located just to the west of our gazebo. Call or email for more information if this is an option that you are considering.

New Columbarium – Coming 2025

We are excited to offer a brand new columbarium in 2025!

Please check back regularly for updates on pre-purchases.