Earlier this week, a new 64-niche columbarium was installed in the City of Liberty's Fairview Cemetery. Columbariums provide a place for the respectful storage of cinerary urns.
Once the weather warms up, staff from the Parks & Open Spaces Division will plant landscaping around the columbarium.
The Liberty Cemetery Advisory Committee recommended installing a columbarium as an enhancement to the Fairview/New Hope cemeteries.
Fairview Cemetery was established in the mid 1800s and was so named because it overlooked what once were the community's fairgrounds. The fairgrounds eventually became New Hope Cemetery.
Fairview is marked by a majestic stone arch at its entrance. The cemetery resonates with the history of the community. For example, Col. Alexander Doniphan, one of the most prominent statesmen and military leaders in American history, is buried there. The "Confederate Soldier" monument pays tribute to the fallen soldiers from Clay County.
Donations of any amount are accepted for the cemetery. Donations are placed in the Perpetual Care Fund to ensure and improve the continued care of the cemetery. If you would like to make a donation or have any questions regarding donation procedures, please contact the cemetery records clerk at 816.439.4457. You can also make secure online donations through the Liberty Parks and Recreation Charitable Fund.