Lot owners should not close a deal with any monument dealer until the cemetery supervisor or family service representative has checked the material, size and design and accepted the application as provided on the dealer’s form for that purpose. The cemetery will not be responsible for the loss to a lot owner caused by rejection of any monument or stone work where regular application for setting has been neglected or overlooked before the order was placed.
The cemetery reserves the right to restrict the placing of monuments on certain lots but such restriction will appear in the certificate of burial rites and will be sold with subject to such restriction.
Unsightly, ill-proportioned monuments and stone work are prohibited.
Monuments or markers will not be allowed on lots not fully paid for.
All material used in construction of mausoleums, monuments, markers and columbariums must be of recognized durable granite or standard bronze. Marble may be permitted of certain durable grades and finishes, but the cemetery will assume no responsibility for damages in case of the stone being unintentionally chipped or marked in the regular course of lot care. All other grades of marble, sandstone, slate, artificial stone, field stone, terracotta, wood, iron or glass in any form will not be permitted where exposed to the elements.
The cemetery reserves the right to stop any work in progress or contracted when the materials, workmanship or design is not satisfactory or which would seem undesirable or not of durable construction and may cause the work to be removed, rebuilt or remodeled where and when it would seem advisable, even after permit has been granted.
Monuments, markers and vases may be ordered at any time during the year. The foundation charge must be paid in full and be accompanied by a foundation order from the monument dealer before the monument, marker or vase can be installed.
Foundations must be installed before the monuments and markers can be placed on a lot. All monument, marker and vase foundations are installed by the cemetery.
Monument dealers must notify the cemetery office before setting monuments and markers in the cemetery.
Monuments and up-right markers are placed on a lot by the monument dealers. Flush markers and vases are installed on a lot by the cemetery, after they are delivered to the garage by the monument dealer.
St. John Catholic Cemetery cannot be responsible for any damage, vandalism or theft to any monuments, markers, vases, mausoleums or columbariums placed in the cemetery. They are placed in the cemetery at the purchaser’s risk.
A monument shall be defined as any memorial structure erected upon a lot other than a marker, columbarium or mausoleum. Only one monument will be allowed on a lot. All monuments must be centered on the middle of the lot.
Individual markers that accompany monuments must be bevel or flush markers only.
Individual markers on graves where the monument is placed must be flush and will be installed against the monument base.
Where a monument consists of a base and die, we strongly advise that the base be left in the rough or rock face as being less liable to damage or marking.
On a three grave monument lot, monuments cannot be larger than, base: 58”x12”x8”, die: 36”x24”x8” and cannot be smaller than base: 46”x14”x6”, die: 36”x20”x6”.
On a four grave monument lot monuments can be no larger than, base: 68”x14”x8” die: 54”x28”x8” and no smaller than base: 46”x14”x6” die: 36”x20”x6”.
On a six grave monument lot monuments can be no larger than, base: 68”x14”x8” and die: 54”x28”x8” and no smaller than, base: 54”x14”x8” and die: 42”x24”x8”.
Consult the supervisor or family service representative as to monument design and the proposed location.