Cemetery Info

General Information and Rules


Monuments

When ordering monuments be sure to tell the representative to send a written order with dimensions and a check for footer to Pierce Township Cemetery preferably the same day you buy your monument. Generally the the footers for monuments are poured in large groups and take no less than 90 days to install. Pierce Township reserves the right to install all monument footers. Homemade monuments are not permitted on any lot. All monuments shall be granite, marble or bronze to conform to cemetery standards.

Monument Engravings

Family names, poems and eulogies on either side of the monument are acceptable. The full name of the deceased and any dates on the monuments shall face:

  • West in sections: 1-A, 3-B, 1-B (lots 61 through 120)
  • East in sections: 1-B (lots 1 through 60), 2-B (all lots)
  • Monument Dimensions

  • Single grave shall not exceed: 16″W x 34″L x 36″H
  • Double grave shall not exceed: 16″W x 64″L x 36″H
  • Section 2-B (Memorial Gardens)

    All monuments shall remain at ground level.

    Veteran Markers

    Veteran markers, if used, shall be placed at the head of the deceased. Veteran marker installation: $55.00

    Adornments

    For proper care of the cemetery, seasonal arrangements and decorations are removed approximately 4 weeks after a holiday. Prior to being discarded, all arrangements and decorations are placed in a box by the Service Building, and held about 30 days for reclaiming. All removals are discretionary.
    Pierce Township Cemetery does not permit; fences, glass, marble chips, gravel, statues, toys, pin wheels, balloons, shepherd hooks, etc. on grave lots or monuments. Permanent planting of bushes, flowers or trees is not permitted on grave lots. Planting of flowers must be within 12″ on the grave side of the head stone.

    All decorations shall be placed against head stone or head of grave. No decorations in aisles. Pierce Township is not responsible for items placed at the grave site and reserves the right to remove all decorations and plants of any kind from the cemetery when they do not conform to approved standards.