Forks Church Cemetery

Non-denominational

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are plots available for sale?
A: Yes.  In the old (main) section a burial space is available for $595.00; in the new section, a plot costs $785.00.  Perpetual care is included.  Never any assessments.


Q: Are interments conducted year round?
A: Yes, the cemetery operations continue throughout the year.

 

Q:How are the cemetery grounds maintained

A: Forks Cemetery has no  paid employees.  Directors and officers serve without compensation.  Grave openings and closings, grass mowing, snow removal and general grounds maintenance are contracted.

 

Q: Are cemetery records maintained securely?

A: Yes, historical records are archived while plot and interment records are now maintained in computerized form.

 

Q: May I plant flowers or shrubs on my plot?

A: Any live plantings require the approval of the Board of Directors.  Since live plantings can detrimentally impact grass mowing and affect the rights of neighboring plot owners, discretion must be used.  Plots with aproved live plantings must be properly maintained in a dignified manner or the live growth will be removed at the expense of the owner.

 

Q: What is perpetual care?

A: Perpetual care is part of all plot sales.  It means the cemetery will pay for grounds maintenance, road maintenance and general upkeep costs such as providing waste receptacles.

 

Q: Who is responsible for tomb stone maintenance or damage?

A: Plot owners (or their families) are responsible for the cost of cleaning and repairing foundations and monuments.  A homeowner's insurance policy may provide coverage.  Any structural repairs to foundations or monuments must be carried out by a cemetery approved contractor.

Q: How should damage be reported?

 A: In addition to reporting damage to the cemetery using contact information on this site, you may need to report it to police authorities and insurance companies.  Forks Township police patrol the cemetery property.