The City of Parkville Municipal Code states that any person or persons residing within the limits of the City of Parkville, or related by consanguinity (blood) or affinity (marriage) to a person buried in the Old Parkville Cemetery may purchase a burial plot. However, the cemetery is full and there are no longer burial plots available for purchase.
The City of Parkville is issuing public notice of a 90 day notification period, beginning September 10, 2015 and ending December 9, 2015, for any remaining relatives of those buried in the Old Parkville Cemetery to contact the City to reserve the right to burial on a family plot. Due to space constraints, any future burials will be limited to cremation only. Following the notification period, the City plans to propose an ordinance to amend Parkville Municipal Code Section 155.030 closing the Old Parkville Cemetery to ALL future burials, except for to those who responded during the notification period, rendering the cemetery inactive.
Those that wish to reserve the right to burial on a family plot must prove consanguinity (blood) or affinity (marriage) relations. Consanguinity will be limited to a third degree relationship (Parent, Child, Brother/Sister, Aunt/Uncle, Niece/Nephew, Grandparent, Grandchild, Great Grandparent, and Great Grandchild) and affinity will be limited to a second degree relationship (Spouse, Parent-in-Law, and Daughter/Son-in-Law). Please contact Tim Blakeslee at the City of Parkville 816-741-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.