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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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Sips, Souls, and Strolls

Get tickets now for our first 2023 Sips, Souls, and Strolls events! Enjoy a pleasant evening of light refreshments, beautiful surroundings, and a leisurely tour at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum.

On Fridays, April 14 and 28, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., our events will focus on those who helped propel the Missouri Botanical Garden to International status.

Enjoy beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres as you walk through the beautiful grounds of Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. Walking terrain is mild, with a mixture of hard and soft surfaces. Please wear appropriate outdoor walking attire. This is a rain or shine event, except in the case of extreme lightning. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

RSVP with a $15 suggested donation (limit of 4 registrations per order). Your donation helps our nonprofit cover refreshments and marketing expenses and is greatly appreciated. Proceeds cover our free community programs and services.

Reserve your Sips, Souls, and Strolls ticket(s) now

Friday, April 14


Friday, April 28


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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

Join us for one or all of our events!

Bellefontaine in Bloom
April 4, 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
1904 World’s Fair Zoom Presentation
April 5, 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Arbor Day
April 15, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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,