The Cemetery Division of the Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the care and upkeep of the 38-acre Elmwood Cemetery located at 12th and Poplar. The Cemetery Division sells lots, opens and closes all interments, and assists in the set-up of services. Additionally, the division opens and closes all interments for St. John's Catholic Cemetery.

Cemetery Fees

  • Burials after hours, holidays and weekends: additional $150
  • Cremation over 24 inch by 24 inch: $200
  • Cremation under 24 inch by 24 inch: $150
  • Grave Spaces: $300
  • Infant Burial: $100
  • Standard Burial (Opening and Closing): $400
  • Veteran and Spouse Grave Spaces in Soldier Square: $0

Cemetery Rule

Temporary wreaths, flowers, shepard hooks and other items at the memorial, not in a permanent structure, will be removed the first of April and 10 days after Memorial Day.

Cemetery Ordinance 2228

If you need assistance in locating or purchasing lots, or in setting up any other cemetery services please call the Parks and Recreation office at 785-738-2270. You may also see a listing of the identified and known graves at the cemetery (PDF). A corresponding map is available at a kiosk located near the cemetery entrance. Please note that this listing is not final and should be considered a best effort attempt at identifying and locating graves. The list will be updated as we identify additional grave sites.