At St. Joseph Memorial Park and Mt. Auburn Cemeteries, we provide many options for memorial property. Here is a complete list of the types we offer.
If you have questions or want more information about which memorial property types each cemetery has to offer, please feel free to give us a call at (816) 232-3366.
Regular ground interment is often the “top of mind” image of cemeteries. The area is covered with grass, with flush bronze or granite memorials. A concrete outer burial container that surrounds the casket, sometimes called a “vault,” is required for ground burial to prevent ground subsidence.
On the surface, lawn crypt areas are similar in appearance to regular ground burial areas. Each lawn crypt, however, includes a concrete structure below the ground, so that no outer burial container is used. The concrete structure provides the support necessary to prevent ground subsidence.
Wall crypts provide an above ground interment choice. Our wall crypts are concrete structures, typically with granite or marble facings.
A sarcophagus is a stand-alone, above ground structure made of concrete with marble or granite facing. We offer a variety of sarcophagi, usually adaptable for eight interments. While the main portion of the sarcophagus is visible above ground, only one interment is above ground level; the remaining interments are in a large concrete structure below ground.
Similar to a crypt, but much smaller, a niche is a concrete or metal structure designed to hold one or more cremation urns. Our niches are typically constructed along a wall, with the height varying by location, faced with marble, granite or glass.
We define mausoleum property as being indoors – that is with a roof and end walls. Within our mausoleums we offer crypts, niches and sarcophagi.
Our cremation garden is designed to provide a peaceful, natural setting, evoking the feeling of a national forest or park. Interments can be in simulated rocks or trees, or within granite faced niches.