Winfield's three City-owned cemeteries provide a wide range of options in choosing a location and type of memorialization. From traditional inground interment to mausoleum entombment or cremation niches, comfortable solutions are available to families in their time of need.
- Union-Graham Cemetery, 443 N. Michigan, was set aside as a burial site for some of Winfield's earliest residents and founding families. First formed in 1872, the site in northern Winfield was expanded to over 20 acres by 1930.
- Highland Cemetery, 702 Amos Becker Rd., south of the Walnut River just west of US 77, is a 150 acre site laid out in the early 1870's. Setting on a bluff overlooking the community, it features the Remembrance Garden, a public cremation depository, and a turn-of-the century Mausoleum.
- St. Mary's Cemetery, 1938 E. 12th, saw its first interments in 1882. The 5-acre cemetery was deeded from the Catholic Diocese to the City of Winfield in 1941. Its heritage and history is marked by the crucifix standing tall in the center of the cemetery.
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Memorial Day Rules and Regulations
Monument/headstone/foundation setting will not be allowed one week prior to and including Memorial Day.
Memorial Day decorations are permitted one week before until one week after Memorial Day.
If not removed by the owner, the sexton shall be authorized to remove and dispose of those items.
Memorial Tree Purchase Program
The Memorial Tree Program allows individuals to purchase a tree in memory of a loved one. For $300, a 6-7 ft. tree will be placed in the cemetery of choice along with a 7"X14" limestone marker. The memorial marker will be set near the tree to indicate for whom the tree was planted. Cemetery personnel will determine the placement and the type of tree to be planted. Once planted, cemetery crews will be responsible for the general care and upkeep of the tree. The City will not be responsible for any tree that dies due to insect damage, disease, harsh weather conditions, or any natural causes. Cemetery personnel will immediately dispose of any dead trees.
Memorial Tree applications are available to individuals through local funeral homes, City Hall, Park Department, Highland Maintenance Building, or for online form. Once the application and fee are returned to City Clerk, the tree will be planted in a timely manner. The memorial marker will be placed next to the tree. Tree planting times will coincide with weather and seasonal conditions.
If you have any additional questions please contact the Cemetery Caretaker, (620)-221-5666, or click here to email.