Higginsville Veterans Cemetery
The Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville conducted its first interment on 10 January, 2000. The cemetery is located on 55 gently rolling acres in an attractive rural setting. The cemetery has an approximate capacity of 24,000 gravesites for our veterans and their spouses.
Facilities include an administration building with a reception area and public restrooms. An enclosed committal shelter is used for the interment service. The cemetery also includes a columbarium wall for those who choose cremation. A small lake, bordered by a walking path, is located in the center of the cemetery. Benches are located throughout the cemetery, offering opportunity for quiet reflection.
Conduct of the Interment Service
The service is essentially a traditional graveside service although it is held in the committal shelter. The service consists of brief remarks and prayer by a member of the clergy followed by military honors. Immediately following the service, the cemetery staff will transport the remains to the interment site.
Location and Driving Directions
The cemetery is located on Business Highway 13 in Higginsville, bordering the Confederate Memorial State Park. From Interstate 70, take exit 49 north on State Highway 13 to Higginsville. (6 miles). Continue north on Highway 13 through Higginsville. Approximately one mile north of Higginsville, a state highway sign will direct you to turn right on Business Highway 13. The cemetery will be ½ mile ahead on the left.
The cemetery office is located in the administration building and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. The office is closed on state and national holidays.
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