Higginsville Veterans Cemetery
The Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville conducted its first interment on 10 January, 2000. The cemetery is located on 55 gently rolling acres in an attractive rural setting. The cemetery has an approximate capacity of 24,000 gravesites for our veterans and their spouses.
Facilities include an administration building, public restrooms and maintenance facility. An enclosed committal shelter is used for the interment service. The cemetery also includes a columbarium wall for those who choose cremation. A small lake, bordered by a walking path, is located in the center of the cemetery. Benches are located throughout the cemetery, offering opportunity for quiet reflection.
Conduct of the Interment Service
The interment service is a traditional graveside service although it is held in the committal shelter. The shelter provides ample pew seating for the immediate family and is large enough to provide inclement weather protection for numerous service attendees. A podium and public address system is provided for the clergy or ceremony speaker. The rendering of military honors for the Veteran is then performed in the committal shelter plaza area. Following the service, cemetery personnel escort the deceased to the assigned plot or columbarium niche and complete the interment.
20109 Business Hwy 13
Higginsville, MO 64037
Phone: (660) 584-5252
Fax: (660) 584-9525
The cemetery office is located in the administration building and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. The office is closed on state and national holidays.
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