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First Annual Memorial Lantern Glow

Many thanks to all who attended Bellefontaine’s Inaugural Memorial Lantern Glow event Sunday night. Our Wildwood Valley Gardens twinkled with the many luminaries decorated, dedicated and lit by our approximately 70 attendees, in addition to the hundreds lit representing all those interred in Bellefontaine in the past two years. It was an evening of reflection and remembrance…...

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Soulful Sprint 5K Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in Sunday’s first annual Soulful Sprint 5K! Runners, walkers and spectators enjoyed perfect weather during the event. Many participants were pleased with the hilly course while others found it challenging, but everyone agreed that the scenery was the most beautiful they had encountered on…...

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Wildwood Valley featured in “St. Louis Magazine”

We are honored to be the subject of Chris Naffziger’s May 28, 2015 article for St. Louis Magazine! The article highlights Bellefontaine’s new Wildwood Valley Gardens, a lush gardenspace intertwined with paths and a stream connecting Bellefontaine’s two lakes. The cemetery is open from 8-4:30 daily, and we invite you to…...

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Fruits of our Labor

Over 100 years ago, Bellefontaine Cemetery was more than just a home for the departed.  Staff maintained certain parts of our landscape as a farm, growing a number of fruits on the Cemetery’s property.  In the early days of Bellefontaine’s history, burials provided only a portion of the business needed…...

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