Cemetery addition for cremation remains

Miamisburg, Ohio - April 10, 2019:  Historic Hillgrove Union Cemetery on Central Avenue has added a new structure to accommodate cremation remains.

Called a columbarium, this structure has 72 individual vaults for the interment of urns.  It is the first columbarium ever at Hillgrove; urns have previously been buried underground.

“There is an increasing market for this type of service for cremations, and Hillgrove is pleased to be able to meet this increasing need,” said City Council member Mike McCabe, who is the current president of the Hillgrove board.  “There has already been a positive response in the community.”

Hillgrove is operated and supported jointly by the City of Miamisburg and Miami Township, and each jurisdiction contributed $20,000 toward the purchase of the columbarium.  The cemetery contributed $8,800.

McCabe said there is space for additional columbaria in the future if the demand warrants.  He said the intention of the board is to support any future acquisitions with the funds generated from existing structure(s) so that additional funding by the City or Township is not necessary.

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