Public Works - Cemetery Division
Cemetery Office Phone Number: 417-235-4642
Dave Dunn, Superintendent - 417-235-3763

Public Work's Office Hours ..............7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday

The Cemetery Division is responsible for maintenance of three cemeteries with 11,966 cemetery lots, as well as grave openings, and selling of cemetery lots. Cox Cemetery is located at Eisenhower Road and Highway 37, IOOF Cemetery is located on Highway 37 at the north City limits, and Oakdale Cemetery is located at Sycamore Street and Oakdale Lane.

Guidelines for the cemeteries are located in our Cemetery Handbook.

Burial registers for Cox, IOOF, and Oakdale Cemeteries can be accessed below. Please note Windows Office XP is required to open these files. Due to the size of these files, dial up is not recommended; information can be obtained by calling 417-235-3495. The burial registers were last updated December 29, 2016.



The cost of cemetery lots and grave openings are listed below:

Charges for Sale of Lots:
Infants up to 5 years old - $100.00
Single grave space - $500.00
2 grave spaces - $1,000.00
4 grave spaces - $2,000.00
8 grave spaces - $4,000.00
Single Niche in Columbarium - $1,000.00

Burial Charges:
Cremation - $100.00
Infants up to 5 years old - $100.00
To open grave Monday thru Friday - $500.00
To open grave on Saturday, Sunday, or holiday – Additional $100.00
**Fees will be waived for grave openings and spaces for infants to five years old when interred in the Cox Cemetery.