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The fax numbers for both offices remain unchanged; 314.352.0097 and 314.381.3218 respectively.
Resurrection Cemetery: Statue Installed Nestled in a serene, wooded area across from Section 19, a life-size statue of St. Joseph has been installed, March 2012. The area has been mulched and includes beautiful rose bushes of many colors. Photos may be seen on this website under the Photo Gallery for this cemetery.
Calvary Service Building - Open and Functional - Final Inspection is Complete.
Our Lady Cemetery new niches have been added in the mausoleum for the entombment of cremated remains. January 2, 2012
Ste. Philippine Cimitiere: Statue Installed
The week of October 21, 2011 marked the installation of a white marble statue nestled in the woods at Ste. Philippine Cimitiere in St. Charles County. Photos of the lifesize statue of Our Lady of Grace may be seen on this website under the Photo Gallery for this cemetery.
Calvary Cemetery: Service Facility
Final inspection is planned for Fall 2011.
Our Lady Cemetery: Inaugural product offering
We are excited to be able to offer this package purchase which includes a single grave for the burial of two individuals, the existing upright monument and the engraving for both persons. This product is offered only in this cemetery, in Section 3 just west of the columbarium for the entombent of cremated remains. Contact the office for more details. 314.792.7738
St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery: New Section opened
along Randolph Street, spring 2011, offering both monument lots and lawn level marker lots. This option is determined by the family at the time of selection.
Resurrection Cemetery: New Ornamental Gates
The week of May 9, 2011 new custom made ornamental black metal gates, approximately five feet in height, were installed at the two Mackenzie Road entrances to Resurrection Cemetery. These replace the unattractive “railroad crossing” type bars which had served as “gates” for many years. The upright spindles of the new gates are ornamented with alternating crosses and fleur-de-lis as well as decorative filigree work. Each gate is fixed to a square metal column, six feet in height, and surmounted by a cross. The new gates will daily be opened at sunrise and closed and locked at 5:00 p.m. to secure the cemetery after sunset.
The new maintenance facility consists of two buildings located within a 2.2 acre enclosed compound. The enclosed compound has areas for equipment wash down, fuel dispensing and ample area for outside material and equipment storage.
The maintenance building is 14,900 square foot steel structure with masonry walls and a standing seam metal roof. The main building contains areas for vehicle and equipment storage, vehicle maintenance, tent storage and the employee break and locker room facilities. The maintenance area features a 1 ton monorail hoist and a 2 ton bridge crane as well as a fluid dispensing system and provisions for 72,000 lbs. vehicle lift equipment. The maintenance, tent and break rooms are heated by wood burning furnaces, fueled by the logs from the Cemetery’s ongoing tree trimming and removal operations. The building features skylights and translucent wall panels to provide abundant natural lighting. Most of the lighting fixtures in the main building are controlled by motion sensors that turn the lights on and off automatically.
The second building is a open sided, 4,500 square foot steel structure with poured in place concrete walls and a standing seam metal roof use for parking the larger pieces of equipment and keeping the firewood dry.
The project also required storm and sanitary sewer extensions to a MSD trunk sewer located on the cemetery property. A new water service main had to be bored under the Norfolk and Southern railroad tracks to the nearest city water main.
Washington Engineering & Architecture was responsible for the civil, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical design of the project. Hoff Construction, Inc. is the general contractor. The project is expected to be completed by winter 2011.
Burial Sections have been expanded
in Holy Cross Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Resurrection, Ste. Philippine, Sts. Peter and Paul, and St. Peter Cemeteries, Summer 2010. Both monument and lawn level marker lots are offered, this decision being made by the purchaser at the time of selection.
A New Infant Shrine and Burial Section
were added in Resurrection Cemetery, Summer 2010.
A Shrine Columbarium with Niches
for cremated remains was set on May 28, 2010 in Section 34 of Calvary Cemetery.
identifying the sections throughout Calvary Cemetery were added in the Spring of 2010 to make it easier for visitors to locate the burial sites of loved ones, as well as to locate the sites on the historical tour of Calvary Cemetery.
Roadside signs were then installed in Resurrection, Our Lady and Sts. Peter and Paul Cemeteries, followed by installation in all of the Catholic Cemeteries.
Calvary Shrine Mausoleum Chapel Renovated
Ascension is the seventeenth of our Archdiocesan Catholic Cemeteries. It provides opportunities for ground burial, mausoleum entombment and niches for cremated remains. We are pleased to be able to serve more effectively the people of the Washington Deanery.
5563 Country Club Road
Washington, MO 63090
I-44 West to Exit 251, Hwy 100 West
Turn right on Hwy 100 to Hwy A (the 1st major intersection after crossing Hwy 47)
Turn left on Hwy A
Turn left on Country Club Road.
The cemetery entrance will be at the top of the hill on the right.
Native American Monument
There is a new Native American Monument at Calvary Cemetery as of the summer of 2003. One of the inscriptions reads: "We Nimiipuu honor these men who gave their lives for all of us. We respect the 15,000 people who share this site with them."
Follow the link below for photos and additional inscriptions.
Visit the Calvary Cemetery site for more photographs.
Click the 'Slide Show' button to the left to enter the page. Simply change the drop down list of cemeteries to view photos from that cemetery.
Additional photos have been added to the Photo Gallery as well.
We are not sure how this service will be licensed.
Soundex search capability added (August 23, 2002)
We are pleased to announce that you can now perform searches on our database without worrying about spelling variances. By using our new Soundex option under type, special algorithms are performed to match the name you entered against other spelling variations.
Our New Server is installed (July 29th, 2002)
The new server has been installed, and is running very well. The server was very well tested when Fox 2 ran a story on August 1st. We had a 10-fold increase in activity the next day. The new server is handing the load quite well, and reliability has been much improved. We are on-pace to serve over 125,000 pages in August.
New Site under Construction (July 1st, 2002)
We have decided to display the entire site during this time so that we may test portions of the site.
If you see a misspelling or incorrect information, please fill out the form on the site located under "Contact Us." Some features may not be working or may give unexpected results; there is no need to contact us regarding these items.
Thank you for your patience and help in making this a great site!
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Additional features will be added later, but those available at the moment are (but are not limited to) photo galleries, cemetery history, burial plans/services, maps, etc...