5925 Ridge Ave. S.E., P.O. Box 434, East Sparta, OH 44626
The cemetery rules and regulations are posted in 4 different areas of Melscheimer Cemetery AND are listed below. If decorations do not adhere to the rules, they may be removed and placed by the garage.
These rules became effective 5/1/95; revised 4/15/96.
No artificial flowers or wreaths in the mowing season, except flowers securely mounted on top of monuments.
No fences, borders, mulch, marble chips or stones.
Flowers to be placed at base of upright monuments, not to extend more than 12 inches in front of monument.
Flowers permitted May 5th thru June 15th.
Fresh flowers to be placed in receding vases in Flush Stone Area.
No planting of shrubs or evergreens.
All existing plantings, trim to 4-1/2 feet or less
All lots to be cleaned three (3) days after Easter.
Trash to be put in receptacles or removed from cemetery.
No pets permitted in cemetery.
No person shall enter cemetery from dusk to dawn WITHOUT PERMISSION.
01/11/2018: Tammy L. Mayle
01/23/2018: Margie E. Burns
01/30/2018: Zeb V. Malavite
02/08/2018: Kevin A. “Jake” Jacoby
02/14/2018: James E. Bonsky
02/16/2018: Marguerite L. Malavite
02/16/2018: Raymond A. Taylor – U.S. Navy Veteran
03/01/2018: Scott R. Morrison
03/01/2018: Susan M. Cool
03/07/2018: Florence M. Pelger
03/07/2018: Stephen G. Phillips – U.S. Navy Veteran
04/07/2018: Jill L. Warner
04/10/2018: Gladys M. McCoury
04/27/2018: William G. Gillis
05/10/2018: Hannah Sawyer
05/10/2018: Benjamin Sawyer
05/10/2018: Kenneth H. Bailey
06/07/2018: Arthur E. Foote
06/15/2018: Shirley L. Morrow
07/06/2018: Lola K. Collins
07/11/2018: Josiah F. Eversole
07/16/2018: James B. Adams – U.S. Navy Veteran
07/17/2018: Donna S. Meese
07/17/2018: John Forte – U.S. Army Veteran
08/07/2018: Margaret “Peg” Plaskett
08/09/2018: Theodore W. “Big Red” Ritchey
08/11/2018: Allen V. Morris
08/25/2018: Katie L. Shipley
08/29/2018: Herbert W. Groves
09/27/2018: Helen A. Casto
10/01/2018: Bruce L. Bracken
10/05/2018: Eva M. Stauffer
10/05/2018: Charles L. Edwards
10/15/2018: Ellalee Fisher
Lot Fees: Pike Township Resident: $600.00 per space Non-Resident: $900.00 per space
Internment: (opening & closing) $800.00 per burial
Cremation or Infant burial: $400.00 per burial
Burial of Double Cremains: (two sets in one urn) $600.00
ADDITIONAL FEES: (in addition to above burial fees)
Internments: Saturday or Federal Holidays is an additional $200.00
Saturday burial hours will be between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
There will be no Sunday burials.
2018 Federal Holidays: January 1, January 15, February 19, May 28, July 4, September 3, October 8, November 12 (observed), November 22, December 25
Late arrival at cemetery (after 2:30 p.m.) $ 250.00
Disinterment Fee: $1,400.00
Deed Fee: $25.00
Rates Effective January 2, 2017
MONUMENT FOUNDATIONS – (Rates change effective 1/4/2016)
Effective June 8, 1999, the deadline dates for accepting orders for the normal spring and fall pouring of foundations is:
April 1st and October 1st
Stones should NOT be delivered to the cemetery without prior notification from the township that the footers are ready and the stones can be set.
The current rates for all foundations are as follows: (subject to change from time to time)
$.80 per surface square inch for concrete foundations; minimum charge of $155.00.
$1.00 per surface square inch for special pouring of foundations; minimum charge of $220.00
$150.00 flat rate for all flush/grass markers in Hilltop Section, installed on sand.
All stones in the Old Section and New Addition Section of Melscheimer Cemetery, Bowman, Asbury, Oak Grove and Zion Church Cemeteries, will have concrete foundations. Concrete foundations will have a 3” (3 inch) border on all sides and be 30 inches deep and the size limits are:
Single monument or marker will not exceed 12” x 24”
Double monument or marker will not exceed 12” x 50”
Triple monument or marker will not exceed 12” x 66”
Upright monuments are limited in height to 30” above foundation.
Types of stones permitted in the Melscheimer Hilltop Section varies. Most of the Hilltop is flush markers only, but some lots are permitted upright monuments. Please contact the cemetery sexton regarding placement of monuments.
All correspondence should be addressed to Pike Township and mailed to the above P. O. Box to the attention of the Cemetery Sexton. Any questions can be also directed to the Pike Township office at (330) 866-3433, or by email to email@example.com.