The Ottumwa Board of Cemetery Trustees operates Ottumwa Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery & the Ottumwa Jewish Cemetery.
Lot Sales Please call the office at (641) 683-0687 to schedule an appointment to discuss the purchase of a lot or columbarium space. Staff will have available suitable plats showing size, price and location of lots. We accept electronic transactions.
Finding Loved Ones Finding the gravesite of a loved one can sometimes be frustrating. Visual landmarks like trees are always changing and can make a special visit turn into a wild goose chase. Cemetery visitors are welcomed at the office to help locate the graves of their ancestors. Please stop in and we will assist you.
Bi-Annual Clean Up Our Cemetery’s are cleaned of decorations twice a year. The spring clean up generally begins the first week of March. New memorials are allowed to be placed after April 1st. The fall clean up usually begins the first week in October. Following this, winter memorials may be placed after November 1st. Families that wish to keep any tributes or memorial decorations need to remove those items from the cemetery prior to the seasonal date. If a shepard’s crook is used to hang an arrangement, families may leave the shepard’s crook, but please remove the arrangement. Cemetery personnel will remove all floral tributes, decorations and wreaths remaining after that date.
Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day is a special time for families to visit and honor their departed loved ones. Cemetery Staff have a special welcoming tent at Ottumwa Cemetery and are on hand to help visitors locate graves and provide assistance to cemetery visitors. If you have a question about locating a grave in the Ottumwa, Calvary or Jewish Cemetery, please ask.
- Learn more about the history and legends about the dog statue at Ottumwa Cemetery.
- Opened in 1857 – learn more about the history of Ottumwa Cemetery.
- The Ottumwa, Calvary and Ottumwa Jewish Cemeteries accept donations and endowments.
- Cemetery Rules and Regulations
We are not associated with Shaul Cemetery or Memorial Lawns Cemetery.