The City of Ottumwa will soon start its yearly fall cemetery clean-up.
Crews at the Ottumwa, Calvary and Ottumwa Jewish Cemeteries will begin the annual fall clean up on Friday, October 1st. 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 are asked to 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 (641) 683-0687.