Johnson County Cemetery

Find Johnson County Iowa cemeteries, memorial parks, mausoleums, graveyards, gravesites, graves or mortuaries. Cemeteries provide information on funerals and burial services including internment, headstones and grave markers, burial grounds, cemetery plots, vaults, crypts, as well as burial records for national, state,.

Iowa City Memory Gardens Cemetery 2600 Muscatine Avenue Iowa IA 52240 319-338-0231

Iowa City Oakland Cemetery 1000 Brown Street Iowa IA 52245 319-356-5105

Iowa City St Josephs Cemetery 1122 North Dodge Street Iowa IA 52245 319-351-7126

North Liberty Ridgewood Cemetery 2246 Scales Bend Road Northeast North Liberty IA 52317

Yoder Cemetery 5014 Sharon Center Road Southwest Iowa IA 52240 319-683-2314

About Johnson County Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Johnson County, IA are burial grounds where cultural, ethnic, or religious burial observations and rituals are practiced. Public Cemeteries in Johnson County make their plots available to the general public. Johnson County Private Cemeteries restrict their use based on religious affiliation, family, ethnicity, or some other group identifier. Military Cemeteries in Johnson County are generally restricted to veterans and other individuals who have served in the armed forces. In some cases, family members of veterans may also be buried in Military Cemeteries.

Interested parties may contact Cemeteries for questions about:
  • Finding a cemetery near you
  • Johnson County Public and Private Cemeteries
  • Military Cemeteries in Johnson County
  • Information about funerals and burials
  • Johnson County burial records and gravesite history
Johnson County Burial Records

Johnson County burial records, which are of interest to genealogists and family researchers, are available as public records. Burial records for individuals buried in Johnson County may be obtained from the office of the Johnson County Cemetery where that burial took place. The Johnson County government may provide these records at the Offices of the Johnson County Cemetery, Johnson County Parks and Public Works Departments.

Public Cemeteries in Johnson County, IA

Public Cemeteries may be owned by the Johnson County government, or they may be privately owned. They are open to the public and generate most of their revenue from the sale of individual burial plots, gravesites, and mausoleums in Johnson County, Iowa. Government-owned Cemeteries may also be partially funded by the operating budget of Johnson County. The operation and maintenance of government-owned Cemeteries in Johnson County is usually the responsibility of the Johnson County Parks Department or Public Works Department.

Johnson County Private Cemeteries

Iowa Public Cemeteries that are privately owned include Cemeteries owned by Johnson County businesses and non-profit organizations, such as churches. A Cemetery owned by a church or other religious institution may be considered a Public Cemetery if it is open to the general public. Many Cemeteries are owned by small, Johnson County based businesses. However, a growing number are owned by a handful of large, national companies. In these cases, a local Johnson County business is often retained as the operator of the Cemetery.

Cemetery Operations

The licensing and operation of Cemeteries is regulated by Iowa State. The location of Public Cemeteries is regulated by local ordinances and Johnson County zoning rules. Iowa State requires Johnson County Public Cemeteries to establish an endowment or other fund for the perpetual care and maintenance of the Cemetery. A certain portion of each burial plot sale must be designated for the future care and maintenance of the Cemetery grounds. These requirements are intended to ensure that funds are available to maintain the Cemetery even after all of the burial plots have been sold. Iowa may also regulate service fees charged by Johnson County Cemeteries.