Cemetery Guidelines

Our cemetery guidelines ensure peace and respect for all.

Glen Haven Floral Rules

At Washburn-McReavy, we want to honor and respect all of the families that have chosen us as the final resting place for their loved ones. We also want to ensure that our cemetery is a place where any family member or friend can come to cherish the life of a loved one. After all, a cemetery is truly a sacred place.

With that in mind, here are some guidelines for ensuring that everyone who visits has the experience they desire.

Funeral Services

Each and every person who attends a funeral service deserves privacy, respect and the freedom to reflect as they wish. Please remain away from areas where services are in progress to provide those service attendees with the privacy and respect they need and deserve.

Flowers

Flowers can be a wonderful way to honor a loved one when you come and visit our cemetery. However, please refrain from placing flower receptacles on any plot, or in the mausoleum or columbariums, unless they are approved by the Cemetery Authority. The cemetery provides a range of different receptacles to meet your needs so inquire with us to find a solution that honors and beautifies the resting place of your loved one. 

Children

We love seeing children at Washburn-McReavy. However, we ask that children under the age of fifteen years be accompanied by an adult while within the cemetery or its buildings. We also ask parents to please take care of accompanying children and be responsible for their well-being and actions.

Automobiles

We ask that you respect our guidelines that automobiles shall not be driven through the cemetery grounds at a speed greater than ten miles per hour. This is for the safety and well-being of all. Automobiles are also not allowed to park or to come to a full stop in front of an open grave unless they are in attendance at the funeral.

Additionally, no bicycles or motorcycles shall be admitted to the cemetery except those that may be in attendance at funerals or on business.

Pets

Unfortunately, pets shall not be allowed on the cemetery grounds or in any of the buildings. Service animals are permitted. of course.

Glen Haven Floral Reminders

Daily Cemetery Hours are 8am to 9pm

Fresh cut flowers placed in the bronze vase of a memorial marker are allowed any time. When fresh cut flowers have wilted, the cemetery grounds crew will remove them and turn the vase down into the·marker. (If you do not have a permanent vase for your bouquet you may purchase one in .the cemetery office. A limited number of temporary cones are available in the cemetery office over the Memorial Day holiday weekend).

Artificial flowers are permitted, and must be placed in the bronze vase of a memorial marker. However, artificial flowers are all attached into one stem which can be caught by the wind and blown throughout the cemetery. When mowers hit artificial flowers, the wires can damage markers, mower equipment and even injure cemetery personnel. Artificial flowers not placed in vases or cones will be removed. 

Flags as part of a floral bouquet in the bronze vase are allowed. When the flowers have wilted, however, the cemetery staff will remove the flowers and flag. 

Memorial Day You are welcome to place floral displays, including cut flowers, potted plants, wreaths and flags. These will¬∑ be kept on the graves beginning Memorial Day weekend for one full week and then removed by the grounds staff. 

Potted Plants Are permitted ONLY for the following occasions; Easter, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. Placement is allowed during the week of the occasion arid WILL BE removed the week following the occasion. 

Disposition of Unauthorized Decorations 

We urge all families NOT to bring items of monetary value or sentimental family treasures to the graveside. Shepherd hooks, wind chimes, plastic decorations, solar lights, balloons, and birdhouses are not permitted at any time

Please note all unauthorized decorations will be removed immediately. 

THE CEMETERY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS OR THEFT OF ANY FLORAL DISPLAYS, VASES OR OTHER ITEMS.

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