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Over 170 Years of History

Green Burial

Green burial is an affordable and
environmentally friendly natural burial
option utilizing a biodegradable container
with no embalming, metal caskets,
and burial vaults.
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Traditional Burial

From multi-grave private lots to single plots, our affordable traditional burial options ensure you will find the final resting place appropriate
to your needs.
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Flameless Cremation

Flameless cremation is a gentle & environmentally-friendly process that accelerates the natural breakdown of the body, creating clean mineral bone ash for inurnment or burial.
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Green Burial

Niches For Cremation

Our indoor, elegant Hotchkiss Chapel
Columbarium features wooden and
glass-front niches. Our breathtaking
Lakeside columbarium features
niches on the outside walls.
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1220 - Fox Trot 5K - Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum


Fox Trot 2023

Enjoy a 5K or 10K run through Missouri’s first–and the world’s 44th–Level III Arboretum during the emergence of Spring. The rolling hills of Bellefontaine’s 314 acres will allow a greater appreciation of the 87,000 lives commemorated on the grounds of the oldest Garden Cemetery west of the Mississippi.

The race will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Participate in person or virtually. Sign up today!

Proceeds from the race support the Friends of Bellefontaine and benefit the cemetery’s community support programs like Angels Rest, historic preservation, and educational tours.

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Membership & Giving

A variety of giving levels and benefits are available for your generous donations.
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Floral Tributes & Lot Care

A place of interment provides a place of remembrance and serenity for family and friends — a place to honor those we love. Bellefontaine offers several options for honoring your loved one through lot maintenance and beautification.
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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

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1230-Iconography-Video-Presentations-Bellefontaine-Cemetery-and-Arboretum Black-History-Zoom-Presentations-Bellefontaine-Cemetery-and-Arboretum Black History Trolley Tours - Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum
Iconography Presentation
7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Black History Presentation
7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Black History Trolley Tours
Saturday, Feb. 04

Giving To Bellefontaine Cemetery

Become a Friend of Bellefontaine Cemetery. To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, you can call Joe Shields at 314-381-0750, or you can donate online in three ways:
On our website,
Using PayPal,