The cemetery grounds are dedicated to the proper burial and repose of the human dead and to that purpose only.

Rules and Regulations

St. John Catholic Cemetery reserves the right to make such changes or alterations in the rules and regulations as may from time to time seem expedient.


The object is to provide the public (1) with a modern cemetery (2) burial space at a reasonable cost and (3) perpetual care and maintenance of the entire property.

Perpetual Care

Every lot sold in the cemetery will be sold with perpetual care.

Landscape Development

The cemetery is working under a plan which is designed to allow the supervisor to plant and beautify the whole cemetery property as it is developed and will insure the proper landscape development.

Definition of Lot Owners

The term lot or grave owner is intended and shall be construed to mean the “Burial Rights”, the owner of burial privileges or collateral right of use of any burial lot purchased from the cemetery for a consideration evidenced by a “Burial Right Certificate” or by proved and recognized descent or devise by the original owner where same is placed on record with the cemetery.


Burial rights may be transferred only upon written permission of the cemetery or its agent endorsed upon the original certificate.
All applications for transfer rights must be accompanied by a statement showing good and sufficient reasons for such transfer and in no instance will such transfer be permitted where the purpose is speculative or where such transfer would seem undesirable.
The cemetery will not recognize as a lot or grave owner as above, persons whose names do not appear on the cemetery record.


The grade lines of all lots and single burials are established before lots or graves are sold and will not be changed.
The cemetery reserves the right to perform all work and upkeep of all lots and graves.
Unsightly objects erected or placed upon lots, out of harmony with the general landscape design as adopted by the cemetery will not be permitted and whenever objects of such nature are placed on lots and graves, the cemetery reserves the rights to remove them without notice.
Purchase of Lots: Lots may be purchased outright for cash, check or on time.


Lots purchased on time will be sold on the contract form furnished by the cemetery which provides for a down payment equal to half of the contract price, except as noted below. Consecutive monthly payments of at least $100 must be made until the lot is paid in full. Persons unable to pay cash and buying a lot by contract will be given every reasonable opportunity to make their payments, but the cemetery reserves the right to prohibit the further use of a lot or burial space on which any installment is due and unpaid or upon which there are unpaid debts.

Joint Ownership

The cemetery only advises joint ownership between husband and wife.

Divided Ownership

The cemetery strongly advises against any partnership arrangement on a lot and refuses any responsibility or liability for disagreement arising from or as a result of such divided ownership.
In case of partnership or divided ownership, the order of either or any of the recorded owners will be accepted for burial on the lot unless (1) the original owner or owners have designated and had recorded in the cemetery office those whom they wish to be buried or not to be buried on the lot or (2) unless written objection is made to the cemetery office prior to such burial.
The possession of a burial right certificate is not of itself sufficient evidence on which to record the transfer of ownership of a lot or grave; the legal right to ownership should be established and recorded at the cemetery office. A certified copy of the will and probate court proceedings would afford proper evidence of ownership or heirship.
Perpetual care shall consist of the mowing and upkeep of all lots and graves at reasonable intervals and also such items as fertilizing, reseeding, and the raising of sunken graves and semi seasonal inspection.
Perpetual care does not include anything but the essential features of lot maintenance as outlined above, as it would be manifestly unfair and unwise to raise the price of perpetual care to include all of the individual items of service and care required by some lot owners.