Cemetery Board of Trustees


Samantha Rivera

(Term expires 12/31/2021)


Rosemary Leshinski

(Term expires 12/31/2024)


Marilyn Makruski

(Term expires 12/31/2022)


Paula Knodel

Phone: (440) 985-0171

The Village of South Amherst, through its Cemetery Board, administers and maintains two cemeteries within the Village.

Pioneer Cemetery is located on South Lake Street and is the resting place of many of our early settlers.

Evergreen Cemetery is located on West Main Street (Route 113) next to The United Methodist Church. Evergreen has a Memorial Garden which was added in 2005. For information regarding lot sales or other questions, please contact the Cemetery Board Clerk at (440) 985-0171.

Evergreen Cemetery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During Daylight Savings Time, the evening hour is extended until 8:00 p.m.

To download the Cemetery Rules, you can click here for pdf version. Any payments for lot sales, opening and closing costs, footers, and memorial brick orders should be made payable to Evergreen Cemetery 103 W Main St, South Amherst, Oh 44001. We will no longer accept any financial transactions conducted on cemetery grounds. Rules are also available upon request at town hall.

The cemetery board meets the second Wednesday every month at 6:00 p.m. and the meetings are open to the public.  If you have a need to communicate with the board, please utilize the discussion form attached here.

EXCITING NEWS!  You may now pay your Village of South Amherst cemetery payments right here on our village website just by clicking the "Cemetery Payments" button below.  This will take you to our payment website to set up your bank account information to utilize this feature.  If you have any questions, please call us at (440) 986-2222 ext. 4.  This is a new feature for us, and we hope that you find this helpful.

Winter & Spring Holiday flowers now available for sale and place on lots

We now have Winter Holiday wreaths, vases & saddles available for sale and will place them on the lots for you.  Print out the form below and mail back to the Village of South Amherst Evergreen Cemetery, 103 West Main St, South Amherst 44001 with your check or money order.  Click here for Winter order form.  Click here for Spring order form.

Cemetery Spring Clean up to begin May 1, 2021

Christmas decorations should be removed by March 1st of each year.  Please have all memorial decorations that are faded or broken removed by May 1, 2021.  Our cemetery crew will be working to cleaned up the cemetery for the spring season.  Decorations which have become worn, faded, or destroyed by inclement weather will be disposed of upon the discretion of the groundskeeper or Cemetery Board of Trustees.

Cemetery Fall Clean up to begin after Veteran's Day

The small veteran flags will be removed after Veteran's Day by a volunteer group.  Worn or tattered spring and summer arrangements will also be removed.  Tripods are permitted after the mowing season at the end of November.

Cemetery Rates are as follows:


Resident Lot: $480.00
Resident Cremation Lot (4X5): $240.00
Non-Resident Lot: $840.00
Open/Close: $900.00
Non-Resident Cremation Lot (4X5): $420.00
Cremation Burial: $330.00
Records Charge (Replace deeds, transfer deeds, and record second remains in casket) $50.00
Military Footer: At cost
All other Footers: Current: $120.00 + $4.00 per running inch up to and including 20 inches in width. Twenty two inch in width will be at $4.50 a running inch. Twenty four inch in width will be at $5.00 a running inch.  All others at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
Gravel Bed $ 50.00

***Any funeral arrivals after 2:00 PM have an additional charge of $150.00.  Any Saturday funerals are an additional charge of $150.00

Memorial Garden Information

Bricks, tables and benches may be purchased for placement in the Memorial Garden.  Prices are as follows:


  • 4" X 8" are $75.00 each, which includes a 3-line inscription
  • 8" X 8" are $150.00 each, which includes a 6-line inscription

Click here for 4" X 8" brick form
Click here for 8" X 8" brick form