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Cemetery Ordinance

Almena Township has two cemeteries: Almena and Covey Hill Cemeteries

For cemetery and burial information please contact:
Township Clerk: Sandra Rickli - Office: 269-668-6910, Cell: 269-491-0921

Current Fees
Effective May 16, 2012

Grave Site Fees
Resident
Non-Resident
$100
$1000

Full Vault Opening/Closing
Resident/Non- Resident
$400

Cremation Opening/Closing
Resident/Non- Resident
$200

Weekend/Holiday Fee
Resident/Non- Resident
 Weekend fee  - $75
Holiday fee -  $100

Payment for grave plots and grave openings must be made in advance of the funeral.

Almena Township Cemetery Ordinance #102 (.pdf)


Almena and Covey Hill Cemetery Permitted Decorations

  • - All real or artificial flowers must be placed in an
     unbreakable container or urn, (no more than two per site).
    -Must be placed only left/right side of stone
  • -No perennial plantings
  • -Shepherd’s hook for hanging flower baskets only,
    centered directly behind the stone.
  • -A headstone floral saddle may also be used
  • -Legal Veteran flags
  • -No glass items of any kind are permitted
  • -Nothing is to be placed in front of the stone
  • -Winter wreaths may be placed on a stand as of
    November 15th. Must be removed by March 15th

**Any decorations other than the above are not allowed

**All non-conforming decorations will be removed.
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Real or artifical flowers in pots, hung on a Shepherd's hook, or in a stone saddle are the only decoations allowed.
No artificial flowers are to be put in the ground - in pots only, no stake-type vases allowed. If your plants die they will be removed. If your pot is broken it will also be removed.

* Example of some of the things that we remove:
Solar lights, wind chimes, bird houses, signs, garden flags, bells, breakable items, things that are wound around the Shepherd's hook, and artificial flowers stuck in the ground.

**Almena Township is not responsible for items that have been stolen from sites


**The Almena Cemetery and Covey Hill Cemetery are closed at sunset** 

Contact Information:
Almena Township
Paw Paw, MI
49079

Phone:
 (269) 668-6910
Fax:
(269) 668-6913

Located between Paw Paw & Kalamazoo