Wright Township

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Cemeteries

Marne Cemetery

South side of Hayes St. between 16th Avenue and State Street

Wells Cemetery

Cleveland Street east of 16th Avenue

Maple Hill Cemetery

40th Avenue between Arthur Street and Cleveland Street behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church

Rates

Item Resident Non-Resident
Grave Purchase
$400
$800
Cremains
$200
$400
Opening/Closing
$450 regular vault

$500 oversize vault

$200 cremains
$450 regular vault

$500 oversize vault

$200 cremains
Grave Certificate Transfer Fee
$25
$25
Setting of Foundations
30 Cents per square inch

$85.00 minimum

*Foundations in all Wright Township cemeteries include a 2″ border*
30 Cents per square inch

$85.00 minimum

*Foundations in all Wright Township cemeteries include a 2″ border*
Administrative Fee for Grave Opening and Closing and Setting of Foundations
$25
$25
Thaw Blanket/Snow Plowing
Actual Cost
Actual Cost
  • Payments are made to: Wright Township Treasurer
  • Every earth interment shall be enclosed in a concrete box or a box of acceptable metal. Fiberglass is also acceptable.
  • Grave owners shall obtain authorization from the Township Board for grave transfers.

Care Provided

  • The cemetery grounds are maintained by Wright Township Designee. 
  • Wright Township staff does not water or fertilize the grounds.
  • Wright Township allows visitation from 8:00 am to dusk.  
  • Cemeteries are patrolled by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Burial Site Decoration

Appropriate
  • Urns or metal baskets placed within one foot of the headstone.
  • Artificial flowers placed within one foot of the headstone.
  • Must be maintained or the Township has authority to remove
Tolerated
  • Annual flowers planted within one foot of the headstone
Inappropriate
  • Trees
  • Perennials
  • Evergreens
  • Fences, railings, edging, or walls
  • Gravel, brick, stone, or wood chips around the headstone

Please Note: Under the direction of the Wright Township Board, the Designee shall have the power to remove, and dispose, from any lot, trees, branches, roots, shrubs or plants deemed offensive, unsightly, or injurious to the appearance of the surrounding lots or grounds.  They shall have the power to remove any stone, monument, railing, or other structures, which they deem improper or offensive.