Photo of Veterans Memorial

On December 12, 1921, Ordinance No. 918 was passed for the purchase of the cemetery from Harper Lodge No. 191, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Harper, Kansas, thus making it a Municipal Cemetery. As you enter, you will see the oldest part of the cemetery; graves here date back to the late 1800’s.

The Harper City Cemetery now consists of a 12.5 acre tract in the northern- most part of the city with 1011 burial spaces. A new addition is now open to the west of the existing addition with 1072 new burial plots.

Cemetery Charges

To purchase lots, please contact Karen at City Hall at 620-896-2511.

City Resident:
Single Space - $150 plus $50 Perpetual Care - $200

Single Space - $200 plus $75 Perpetual Care - $275

Lots are 4’ x 3" Wide by 12’ Long

Grave Opening Charges

Monday – Friday
Box or Vault - $500
Cremation - $200

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Box or Vault - $600
Cremation - $300

Markers & Foundations

Before any marker or foundation shall be placed or erected in the cemetery, a $25.00 permit fee shall be paid and an application completed at the office of the city clerk.

  • Die shall be four inches thick
  • Base shall be six inches thick on single and double markers, eight inches thick on all other markers
  • Foundations shall have an apron that extends six inches beyond the edge of the marker and should be at ground level
  • No wet sets shall be allowed
  • No markers shall be more than 36 inches in height, measuring from ground level, and no less than six inches (except VA markers, which are one inch)
  • Marker material should be either granite or marble
  • Location of markers shall be approved by the cemetery maintenance employee

General Rules

  • Flowers and decorations shall be removed from the grave site within seven days following the officially observed Memorial Day or the day of interment
  • No dogs or any other animals are allowed to run at large within the cemetery
  • Please keep motorized vehicles on roadway
  • No trees, shrubs, grass or plants of any nature shall be planted on lots unless approved by Cemetery Committee
      Stan Ryberg
      Cemetery Sexton

      Harper City Cemetery
      121 NE 100 Rd
      Harper, KS 67058

      Cemetery Hours
      Cemetery hours shall be between the time of sunrise and sunset, any entry between the hours of one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise of any day shall be unlawful.
      City of Harper
      201 W Main, PO Box 337  |   Harper, KS 67058
      Phone: 620-896-2511  |  Fax: 620-896-7832
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