Updated Cemetery Regulations

SMHOC Cemetery prices – Effective 07/01/2022

Cemetery regulations for ground burials
The cemetery is open from sunrise to sunset year round.

A Vault is required for all ground burials.
Two cremations may be buried on one adult grave, but only one marker is allowed.

One cremation, along with one ground burial may be in the same grave.
One casket or one cremation urn in mausoleum crypt.
Cremation burials must be in a non-deteriorating container.
All monuments and markers should have a cross emblem.

The management reserves the right at all times to approve and prescribe the kind, size, design, symbolism, craftsmanship, quality and materials of memorials, inscriptions, monuments, or markers placed or to be placed in St. Mary Help of Christians Cemetery.

All memorials are subject to the approval of the management prior to the placement, and acceptance or rejection shall be based upon such approval.

All monuments settings require the approval of the cemetery board to avoid improper installation of the foundation or a non-confronting monument marker.

Tombstone height is 32″, foundation 48″ single plot, must have 5″ on all sides of base.

No personal mausoleum allowed in cemetery.
No marker or monument can be set until the grave site is paid for in full.

Flowers and memorials are permitted on the grave from May 20 thru June 15, after that they will be removed.

Flowers are permitted all season in one legged flower stands or in planters which are part of a monument or marker. No vases, tape, pictures, etc. on the mausoleum.

The cemetery is open sunrise to sunset year around.

No animals are allowed.

Flowers may be on the grave from May 20 to June 15.

Before May 20 and after June 15 all flowers must be attached to the grave stone or they must be removed.

Any other items are permitted only on the grave between May 20 and June 15.

No items may be attached to the mausoleum at any time. Items may be placed around the mausoleum between May 20 and June 15. After this date they must be removed.

Single post flower stand and shepherd hook are permitted in line with grave stone. Pot holder or shepherd hook not being used will be removed.

No planting is permitted on any grave.

No glass or marbles are allowed.

Please take all debris with you.

Grave stones being placed in the cemetery must be approved by the cemetery board.

Setting of the grave stone requires the approval of the cemetery board to avoid an improper foundation or too narrow a border to permit the mowing of grass.

Vaults are required for all burials.

Private mausoleums are not permitted.

The Cemetery board has the right to remove any item off the cemetery and to make changes without notice.

Cemetery Board Chair, Jerry Koltes

If you have any questions regarding our cemetery, please contact Jerry Koltes.

Home phone 320-252-1354