Three areas of the older section of the Cemetery were subdivided for additional burial lots in 2003. A road was constructed in the 3rd Addition to improve access to this area as well. Lots in this new addition are currently for sale, and cost $500 per space. This addition, known as the 14th addition to Oakland Cemetery is the largest addition, with a total of 2,530 spaces.
With only one full time employee and seasonal employees, they do an outstanding job of maintaining and operating the cemetery. The grounds looked very good for Memorial Day and throughout the summer of 2017.
The City has received numerous compliments on the job the employees have done. Larry Schermerhorn, the Cemetery Sexton, is also being utilized for duties at the Omar Bradley Airport. Information regarding the Oakland Cemetery, or to inquire about the purchase of a lot can be had by contacting the Public Works Department at the City Clerk’s office at 660-269-7652.
Sales & Statistics
Twenty-one lots were sold in 2017. There were 43 burials, not including Mausoleum spaces.