Green Burials

General Description

Green burials are accommodated in Oak Grove West Cemetery in a separate location located on the north side, parallel to the railroad tracks.  These are burials without a traditional casket, vault, or embalming.

Guidelines for Green Burials

  • The Cemetery requires a minimum of 24 hour notice before a green burial is to take place.
  • Burial rights can be purchased pre-need, but individual burial sites are determined at the time of burial, to ensure all burials are sequential.  This is to minimize disturbance of those already interred.  The only exception is sites will be reserved for significant others.
  • Families may choose to memorial the burial site with a plaque no larger than 24" x 12" mounted flush with the ground.