Oak Ridge Cemetery

Lashonda Fitch, Executive Director
A Department of the City of Springfield

 James O. Langfelder, Mayor

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Cremation Burial


Oak Ridge has both indoor and outdoor options for Cremations.

Built in 1974, with an addition completed in 1991, the Chapel houses several hundred crypts. The crypt and niche faces are made up of Spanish and Italian book matched marble.

Completed in 1910, the Abbey is the older mausoleum.

The Abbey houses several hundred crypts with no heat or air conditioning, the Abbey stays cool in the winter and warms up in the summer. In the 1980's, two columbaria were added in the East end of the building, one on either side of the entrance. **All of the niches are sold out in the Abbey.

 



Our Mausoleums


The Chapel Mausoleum, located just inside the main gates on the right side, offers indoor burial for both cremated remains and full size burials.

Inurnment is when cremated remains are placed in the ground or in a niche.

Oak Ridge Cemetery offers several options throughout the cemetery for the inurnment of cremated remains.

The Chapel Mausoleum, which houses several hundred crypts and niches, was built in 1974 and an additional was completed in 1991 expanding the building by two additional corridors. This also allows fore space for columbaria. The crypt and niche faces are made up of Spanish and Italian book matched marble.

The Abbey is the older mausoleum and it was completed in 1910. It has several hundred crypts, some of which are still available for purchase. In the 1980's, two columbaria were added in the East end of the building, one on either side of the entrance. All of the niches are sold out in the Abbey.

Entombment is when a full size burial is placed in the Crypt (in a Mausoleum, whether indoors or outdoors, but Oak Ridge does not have outdoor Crypts for full size burial.)

Cremation is on the rise because of cost issues and some families do not necessarily think of burying the cremated remains. The fact of the matter is that cremated remains can be inurned in the ground or above ground in a columbarium. This allows the family to have a place of remembrance to visit if they so choose.

Columbarium's and Niches


The Chapel Garden Columbaria are situated directly in front of the Chapel Mausoleum.

It offers single and double niches. The price of the niche does include the bronze nameplate that will be placed following inurnment.

Oak Ridge Cemetery has just recently installed a Garden Columbarium on block 50. Block 50 is in the southwest part of the cemetery in close proximity to the Veterans Memorials. The purchase of a niche in the block 50 columbarium also includes the bronze nameplate that will be place following inurnment.

Chapel


Oak Ridge Cemetery Chapel may be used for visitation before the committal service for a fee of $400 per hour

All arrangements must be made with Oak Ridge Cemetery a minimum of twenty-four hours before the service. Notice for Monday services is required by Friday at 12:00 noon. Notice for Sundays or Holidays must be by 12:00 noon the work day prior to the service.