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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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First Annual Coyote Crawl 5K & Head for the Hills 10K

We are excited to announce our first annual Coyote Crawl 5k and Head for the Hills 10k to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Enjoy a 5K or 10K run through Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum’s 314 acres during the cooler temperatures of Fall. The rolling hills of Bellefontaine will allow a greater appreciation of the 87,000+ lives noted on the grounds of the oldest Garden Cemetery west of the Mississippi and the over 9,000 trees throughout the cemetery.

Please join us and benefit from an excellent fitness opportunity, enjoy the grounds and cooler weather, contemplate the stories, and know you travel the same pathways as scores of previous generations.

Virtual options are also available if you can’t make it in-person for this event.

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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!

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Horticulture Hike
2 p.m to 4 p.m.
WWI Veterans Video Presentation
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
A Spirited Holiday Past
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Giving to Bellefontaine Cemetery

Become a Friend of Bellefontaine Cemetery. To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, you can call Cara Crocker at 314-381-0750, or you can donate online in three ways:

On our website,
Using VENMO,
Using PayPal,