City of Olathe, KS

738 N. Chestnut
Olathe, KS 66051
Telephone: (913) 971-5226
Email: bnilges@olatheks.org

Cemetery Etiquette

A cemetery is a unique place within the community where tranquility and quiet are the desired norms. These cherished grounds are to be treated with respect and reverence as the final resting place of departed loved ones.


Maintain quiet behavior. Loud voices or music disturb the tranquility of the area. Running, yelling or playing on monuments does not show proper respect.

Make an effort to walk on pathway areas.

Comply with posted hours and cemetery policies.

Help maintain the area by properly disposing of litter, worn flowers and faded decorations.

In respect for other visitors, leash and clean up after pets.

Drive slowly, obey posted directional traffic signage and yield to funeral processions.

Respect the fragile nature of older monuments that are easily subject to damage.

Respect the privacy of other visitors and funeral services.

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