Mt. Olivet Cemetery is a non-profit association established as an “incorporated benevolence.”
As such, the cemetery’s income is derived exclusively from lot sales, burials, interest on savings, and donations from family and friends.
The beauty of this 100 acre cemetery comes at a cost, especially with the price of gasoline. The cost of fuel alone to mow the cemetery in 2014 was $4,500! Perpetual care funds still invested. With interest rates at all-time lows, the interest monies received do not begin to cover a week’s worth of gasoline.
The maintenance crew puts in long, hard hours coping up with whatever Mother Nature throws its way: destructive high wind, stifling heat, monsoonal rains, or blizzards. There is never enough praise for all they do to maintain Mt. Olivet.
As a tribute to those buried here, everyone works hard to stretch a dollar; but with times as they are, it becomes more difficult.
Your donations are always greatly appreciated and wisely used for the care of what we think is the most beautiful cemetery in all Northeast Missouri.