Joplin, MO

About Us

Why Cremation Should Be An Option

Established in 1928 Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery is Joplin’s only Perpetual Care Cemetery. With over 20,000 burials, we are the experts to help you choose the right memorial and burial for you and your loved ones. Our compassionate staff is committed to helping families choose the best options.  We offer a variety of options that will best fit your needs. We pride ourselves on making sure your family is cared for in your time of need. Choosing the perfect memorial can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help you make important decisions during a difficult time.

Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of question, look here and see if we can answer your question first! We’re always happy to help if you don’t see the answer here, please call us today for a consultation. 

How does the cost of cremation compare to more traditional burials?

The basic fee for direct cremation is substantially less than that of a traditional burial, which tends to be the biggest reason people choose cremation over burial. 

What about scattering the cremated remains?

This is very much a personal and emotional decision. Some choose to keep the cremated remains in a permanent urn in their home. Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery has a scattering garden within our dedicated property with the option for permanent memorialization.

Is cremation becoming more popular?

Yes, in recent years the percentage of cremation has steadily increased. Cremation is accepted by most religions today.

Should I make arrangements in advance?

Yes, the topic of cremation should be discussed with family members in advance. Arrangements for memorialization should be discussed at this time as well to avoid impulse and emotional purchases. Making arrangements in advance allows for all parties to make a business decision rather than an emotional purchase during an already trying time.