Honoring the memory of a loved one with a permanent memorial brings many people comfort at the time of their loss and for years afterward. Because that recognition must be personalized for you and for the person being remembered, Union Cemetery offers a variety of tasteful choices. Among the opportunities are the following:
Most families choose to place a marker on the relative's grave. The memorial's shape, size, design, granite color, personalization and price range are up to you, although certain sections of the cemetery have specific size and design requirements. So before purchasing a memorial stone, contact the Union Cemetery office to discuss your options and to clarify what is permitted in various sections.
You can choose a marker flush with the ground, a beveled stone that extends several inches above ground, a larger upright monument marking two or more graves, or even a bench or other structure. You can even personalize the stone with engraved messages, laser-etched photographs or other symbols significant to the person honored.
Overlooking Union Cemetery's three mausoleums and cremains scattering garden is a 40-foot bell tower that greets visitors throughout the day with soothing music. Its center plaque reads: This memorial bell tower is dedicated in loving memory of our family and friends who enriched our lives. The name of a special person who touched your life can be added on a bronze plate next to the plaque for $400.
Surrounding the bell tower in a park-like setting are spaces for additional decorative black granite memorial benches. These attractive engraved markers are a visually impressive alternative for housing cremated remains. They also provide a pleasant setting where visitors can listen to the bells and pause for reflection in view of the outdoor mausoleums and the memorial chapel's stained glass window. Memorial benches are available for $5,500.
Union Cemetery is continuing to offer the annual live Evergreen Wreaths for the gravesites of your loved ones this holiday season. Union Cemetery has decided to go back to the mailing system instead of phone calls.
The Classic Wreath is 24” in diameter and decorated with a red velvet bow and pine cones. It is mounted on a metal easel for prominent display at the gravesite. The cost for the wreath is $55.00 (plus tax) This price also includes placement services by the cemetery staff and removal of wreath in March.
Complete a wreath order form and mail to Union Cemetery with your payment. We accept checks or credit cards. The credit card payment form is on the attached order form. Please return your completed form to:
Union Cemetery Association
The cemetery staff will begin placing the ordered decorations the week after Thanksgiving. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 614-267-5471.