Fall Clean-Up Announced for Ottumwa’s Cemeteries


Crews at the Ottumwa, Calvary, and Ottumwa Jewish Cemeteries will begin the annual fall clean-up on Monday, October 2nd.

Families that wish to keep any tributes or memorial decorations need to remove those items from the cemetery prior to that date. If a shepherd’s crook is used to hang an arrangement, families may leave the shepherd’s crook, but please remove the arrangement. Cemetery personnel will remove all floral tributes, decorations, and wreaths remaining after that date. Fall and winter decorations can be placed after November 1st.

The Ottumwa, Calvary, and Ottumwa Jewish Cemeteries are cleaned twice annually (spring and fall). Residents with questions about the cemetery clean-up or the requirements for memorial decorations can call 683-0687.

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