Hillcrest Cemetery is a nonprofit 501(c)(13) and all donations are tax-refundable.
Perpetual care only covers mowing and reseeding as time and weather permits, and as long as we are financially able to do so.
Perpetual care does not cover raking leaves from around your monument. You can rake the leaves out in front of the monument and then we will mow them and mulch them up next time we mow by there.
Perpetual care does not cover gathering branches, sticks and twigs. We will pick them up when we have time but we can't get everything. The cemetery is on a hill so you can imagine the damage from high winds.
We accept volunteers and community service.
All wreaths must be removed by March 1st.
Flowers placed on or around the grave after the funeral will be removed after 1 week and disposed unless it's during winter then it will not be until Spring. You may remove them yourself since we do this as a couertesy.
We do not sell monuments. We recommend Cuetara-Hile Memorial Center (814)765-7776 and they also clean and fix leaning monuments.
We do not sell vaults.
We will fix leaning monuments for a donation depending on the size of the monument. If it's too large then you will have to get someone else.
You should place a border in front of the monument to prevent flowers from being accidentally trimmed.
You should place a weed barrier down when planting flowers since we do not hand trim weeds, and we trim for free anyways.
Weeds and grass will grow around the flowers you planted and we can only get so close when we trim using gas trimmers. You will have to hand trim them yourself if you want it to look nice.
Please do not visit the cemetery until the roads have been plowed in the winter. Enter at your own risk.
The cemetery is open from dawn until dusk and the police usually patrol day and night.
Office hours are appointment only during the week and weekends and closed on Holidays.
When visiting the cemetery, please be alert for our workers operating equipment on the roads.
Park to the side of the road in the grass so our workers and visitors can get around your vehicle.
Anyone caught curbing their dog on the premises will be cited. No excuses.
Do not leave bags of leaves/debris on the side of the road for us to pick up. You must dispose of that yourself. Anyone caught discarding debris on cemetery property will be cited for littering.
Bush and shrub maintenance are the lot owner's responsibility. If you do not maintain them then we will remove them and bill you.
All bushes and shrubs must have the caretaker's approval before planting. No trees are permitted to be planted.
*We will trim hostas down to the ground for a $20 donation.
New graves will be seeded/sodded only after sufficient rainfall has settled the grave.
When we seed or sod a grave, please water it yourself if there is not sufficient rainfall.
We do not provide water anymore.
After any storms, you should visit your lot to see if anything blew away, find it and put it back. Otherwise we will dispose of it!
Sunken graves or sinkholes are the lot owner's responsibility. We will take care of it for a donation.
Border arrangements must be removed prior to digging any new graves. If you do not remove it then it will be dug up and discarded while digging the grave, and you will not be reimbursed.
Hillcrest cemetery is not a playground. It is private property. Anyone caught loitering could be cited for tresspassing.