Lenexa Cemetery


8805 Pflumm Rd.
Lenexa, KS 66215

Dawn to dusk

Sales and customer service

17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS 66219

MondayFriday, 8 a.m.5 p.m. 


[email protected]

Tours and preplanning:
Available by appointment only

The Lenexa Cemetery is honored to assist the Lenexa community in making arrangements for their loved ones. Whether you need immediate assistant or wish to preplan, our staff will guide you through the process, ensuring your needs are met. 

Cemetery Information Packet
Cemetery City Policy (coming soon)

Cemetery History

Lenexa Cemetery was established in 1872, in what was then rural Lenexa, to provide for the management and maintenance of the cemetery. This association was made up of volunteers and managed by a board of directors. The not-for-profit group wrote articles of the association, which described how the organization would be governed by three elected trustees. In 1872, the first trustees were Adam Legler, David Brickley and Rosswell Allen.  

The dedicated volunteers of the Lenexa Cemetery Association took care of the day-to-day operations and record keeping for 150 years. Most of the prior board members and officers have family and friends buried in this historical final resting place. In 2023, pursuant to K.S.A. 12-1401, the City of Lenexa takes over ownership of the cemetery and responsibility for cemetery management at the request of the Lenexa Cemetery Association.

Interment Procedures

Please call a licensed funeral home to begin the process of interment. The sexton makes arrangements with the funeral home. The City of Lenexa does not provide tents, chairs, matting, lowering devices or other items for graveside services.


Single Grave: $1,800
Monday–Friday Full Interment: $1,125 
Monday–Friday Cremation: $550
Saturday Service Surcharge: +$250
Rock Surcharge: +$660

Hours of interment

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon

Interments shall not be made on Sundays or any City-recognized holiday.

Local funeral homes 

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home
14275 S. Black Bob Rd., Olathe, KS 66062

McGilley & Frye Funeral Home
105 E. Loula St., Olathe, KS 66061

Bruce Funeral Home
106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030

Porter Funeral Home & Crematory
8535 Monrovia St., Lenexa, KS

Cremation Society of Kansas & Missouri
18837 Roe Ave., Prairie Village, KS 66207

Amos Family Funeral Home & Crematory
10901 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66203

Heartland Cremation & Burial Society
7700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Overland Park, KS 66202


Lenexa Cemetery reserves the right to update and change policies at any time. The City of Lenexa assumes no responsibility for the placement or maintenance of any decorations placed on graves. The City of Lenexa reserves the right to remove and dispose of any decorations that prevent proper care and maintenance of the lot and/or cemetery grounds.


  • Artificial flowers are required to be displayed in containers. 
  • All decorations must be within 6 inches of any monument.


  • Shepherd's hooks
  • In-ground plantings
  • Hanging décor 
  • Physical structures or materials; for example, fencing or edging material
  • Mulching material or gravel
  • Anything placed outside 6 inches will be removed by the sexton.


Only authorized service providers may be used. 

Monument companies 

Kansas City Monument
Bryan Chidester
Kcmonum[email protected]

Bluhm Monuments
Dan Bluhm

Four County Monuments
Shane Stout
[email protected]


  • No more than 36 inches wide for a single marker.
  • No more than 72 inches wide for a double marker.
  • Only first-quality granite is allowed.
  • No vases allowed separate of marker.
  • Foundations for markers must be completed by the City of Lenexa or an approved service provider. 
  • All work must be done the same day the monument is delivered.

Transferring Rights

Please contact [email protected] with questions about transferring rights. 

Application to Transfer Lot Burial Rights (coming soon)
Surviving Heirs Notarized Statement (coming soon)

Planning Considerations

People you may need to contact 

  • Funeral home or crematory
  • Cemetery
  • Church or minister
  • Relatives, friends, acquaintances (may need to arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests)
  • Employers and schools of those attending the service
  • Arrange for childcare, if needed
  • Insurance companies
  • Veteran's association
  • Member organizations
  • Family attorney and executor of will
  • Notify utilities, landlord and post office if deceased was living alone 
  • Check on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards
  • If Social Security checks are automatic deposit, notify bank of the death

Items to bring to funeral home or crematory 

  • Deceased personal information for death certificate (Social Security Administration 1.800.772.1213)
  • Life insurance certificates (Social Security, credit union, trade union, fraternal and military)
  • Clothing for deceased
  • Obituary information
  • Photo of deceased
  • Veteran information (discharge paperwork)

Possible decisions to make for funeral home 

  • Amount to spend on service/ arrangements
  • Select cemetery or memorial garden
  • Select the casket or urn
  • Order tent and chairs if desired
  • How many copies of death certificate?
  • Select outside burial container
  • Select pallbearers
  • Select music for service
  • Select readings for service
  • Prepare eulogy
  • Types of floral/plant arrangements (arrange for disposition of flowers after funeral)
  • Military honor, if applicable
  • Set up memorial fund (church, hospice, charity or school)

Cemetery arrangements 

  • Meet with Cemetery staff for information and pricing 
  • Select burial/cremation space
  • Pay fee for opening and closing the grave
  • Order final date on existing monument
  • If no existing monument, design and order monument