Springfield Veterans Cemetery
The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Springfield is the result of a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Missouri Veterans Commission. Realizing the National Cemetery in Springfield would soon approach full capacity, plans were made to ensure Veterans in southwest Missouri would have access to a Veterans cemetery. The result was the establishment of the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Springfield, with the first interment conducted on 10 January 2000. Situated on 60 tranquil acres, the cemetery has an approximate capacity of 30,000 gravesites. The cemetery also contains two attractive columbariums for the placement of cremains. The cemetery facilities include a committal shelter, administration and maintenance area, and paved walkways with benches for rest and meditation.
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.
5201 S. Southwood Road
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 823-3944
Fax: (417) 823-0252
The cemetery office is located in the administration building and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM. The office is closed on state and national holidays.
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