Prohibited Activities at the Cemetery

Rules for McPherson Cemetery are established by a City of Clyde Codified Ordinance Chapter 951.

  • No firearms except for ceremonial purposes
  • No animals are allowed on the grounds
  • No littering except in refuse baskets and areas designated for said purposes
  • No sale of refreshments on the grounds
  • No driving off paved roadways and don't exceed 5 MPH
  • No disturbing the quiet and good order of the Cemetery
  • No plucking any plant or flower (wild or cultivated), nor breaking or injuring any tree or shrub, or marring any monument of defacing the grounds
Care & Maintenance
April 1stFall and Winter arrangements shall be removed from grave sites.
October 1st
Spring and Summer arrangements shall be removed from grave sites. 
The care and maintenance of all sites is performed by cemetery employees. No person or persons will be permitted to perform ground maintenance work on any site, except as permitted by the Parks and Cemetery Superintendent. 


Arrangements for interment shall be made through the City Manager's Office at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled funeral service. Call 419-547-6898 and if necessary, leave a voice message.

Interments are not allowed without full payment for opening and closing prior to the scheduled funeral service, except the funeral director may deliver full payment at the time of the funeral service.

Costs & Fees

  • Grave site in baby section (1/2 grave site) - $50
  • Grave site for ashes (1/2 grave site) - $150
  • Indigent grave sites - $50
  • Each grave site - $300

Opening & Closing Graves

  • Infants through age 2 - $35 (except weekends or holidays - $135)
  • Child through age 12 - $80 (except weekends or holidays - $180)
  • Adult - $270 (except weekends or holidays - $370)
  • Ashes - $50 (except weekends or holidays - $150)

Additional Rules & Information

  • The burial of remains of more than one person for each grave site will not be permitted, except the remains of an infant. Cremated remains may be buried with a spouse or other family member provided the remains of the buried are not disturbed and Mr. Mason has determined that there is space available.
  • Removal or transfer from a grave shall be permitted only upon approval of the City Manager and shall be charged based upon the opening and closing of each grave site. A removal is charged 1 opening and closing. A transfer is charged for 2 openings and closings. The cost associated with removal or transfer shall be paid by the person ordering the work. In the event the decedent died of a contagious or communicable disease, disinterment shall be permitted only upon approval of the Sandusky County Board of Health or Court of Record having jurisdiction in the matter.
  • Veteran grave sites are available. Burial sites are released by the Sandusky County Veterans Service Office upon application by the funeral home representative who provides proof of the service of the deceased and certifies that a grave site has not otherwise been provided. Honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, marines, and airman who have been in active service of the United States are eligible. Widows of veterans may be buried next to their husbands. Requests for such burials shall be in writing to the City Manager and the cost for burial of widows shall be that of an opening and closing. A Veteran's Widows Trust Fund has been established for the perpetual care of grave sites in the amount of $85 for each site.
  • Grave site selection and purchases will be made through Mr. Mason or the Cemetery Sexton. The employees will assist the purchaser prepare the Cemetery Lot Sales Form which will include the name of the owner/owners; section number, lot number, site number(s), and purchase amount. The purchaser shall take the form to the Finance Department for payment and then take their receipt of payment to the City Manager for Deed preparation.
  • The City will buy any site(s) back where there have been no burials. Re-purchase price for each site shall be the original price paid for the site(s).
  • No Deed shall be conveyed and no monument, marker or other memorial shall be placed, nor shall a burial be permitted within a site until the purchase price of the site has been paid in full.
  • Only one family monument shall be permitted on any lot. The maximum height of a monument in either Section 5 or 6 shall not exceed three feet. All monumental work shall be designed and executed in such a manner as to insure the most permanent construction. Foundations will be installed during the months of April and October of each calendar year.
  • All monuments shall be set upon a concrete foundation constructed by cemetery employees. All foundations will be sized to match the planned monument except that monuments in Section 5 and 6 will be four inches wider and longer than the planned monument.

Cemetery Maps