Ground Burial

Today, there are many types of unique and personalized interment options to fit individual or family needs and preferences. Our trained counselors will be happy to provide additional details on any of the following options, or to answer any questions you may have.

Traditional Ground Burial

ground burial garland brook cemetery columbus indianaTraditional ground burial provides a wide variety of choices, and allows for personal preference by offering individual locations within featured gardens and special areas.

We have a “gardens” section where flat, bronze markers are required. Vases are necessary for decorations. The remaining section of Garland Brook, offer the choice of either flat bronze markers or granite memorials. Our most recently opened section 91 offers the availability to have multiple burial spaces together.

Garland Brook offers a veteran section for veterans and spouses. Markers for the veteran are provided by the VA. Spouses would purchase an identical marker from the cemetery. The VA will also provide the veteran with a bronze marker or niche plaque at no cost to the family. These markers can only be applied for at the time of the veteran’s death. Our staff or the Funeral Director can assist the family with the paperwork.

Recently, spaces have been available in our oldest part of the cemetery. Families may be interested in visiting our office for map information to see if availability is near loved ones.


cremation garland brook cemetery columbus indianaAcceptance and choice of cremation has been increasing every year. From the time interment was first practiced, cremation has been accepted as a respected form of memorialization. Final disposition of the cremains is what we are interested in at the cemetery. We find that it is a very important decision the family makes in deciding this final resting place. Cremating is on the rise and many families are thinking of scattering or keeping rather than entombing. We have found that it is part of the grieving process for loved ones to visit a place where they can memorialize, adorn and pay respects. A cemetery is a perfect place for that.

Urns can also be buried directly in the ground. We do not require urn vaults. Our staff can go over our options for ground burial.

Garland Brook Cemetery allows a single set of cremains to be interred on the top of a traditional burial in a single space. While Garland Brook does not require urn vaults for burial, we do require that all cremation urns be non-biodegradable.

Garland Brook has a community mausoleum and spaces available for private mausoleums. This offers a way for families to have traditional burials and cremains together. We now have a columbarium that has both single and companion niche spaces. This is front and center upon entering our gate.

Our Cremation Gardens at the Bell Tower as an additional option. It is landscaped with trees, flowers and bushes that give it a wild garden feel. There are an abundance of flowers and live plants, therefore, we do not allow additional decorating.

Mausoleum Entombment

mausoleum entombment garland brook cemetery columbus indianaSince early civilizations, mankind has embraced the concept of building a tomb to hold and honor the deceased. Now, people who can afford a traditional earth burial can afford entombment in a mausoleum.

The cubicle within a mausoleum that holds the casketed remains of your loved one. It is highly suggested that metal caskets be used in mausoleums.

Memorials for the mausoleum crypts and niches are made from a high quality bronze and may be personalized.

Interment and Service Fees
Service fees vary depending on the day of the week and the time of day the entombment takes place.

Private Estates
Private family estates can be designed, developed and created to reflect your family’s wishes. Two man, 4 man and 6 man private mausoleums are available in a wide range of granite, size and shape.

The benefit of Mausoleum Entombment is that the initial cost covers all of the cemetery expenses. Included is the opening of the crypt, the name plaque, the use of the Chapel for committal services and no vault or tent is necessary. There will be no added expenses at the time of death.