Friends of the Cemetery

oakshadeThe Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery meet on a regular basis and assist Marion Parks and Recreation staff with seasonal clean up, perennial flower bed maintenance, headstone repairs, and genealogy and cemetery history research.

Our Mission

To preserve our historic cemetery and the memory of those interred there.

Join Us

Oak Shade Cemetery is a great place for walking and meditating. The Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery group is
meeting on a regular basis. Future projects for the group include assisting the parks staff with seasonal clean up, maintaining the perennial flower beds, headstone repairs, researching genealogy, and cemetery history. If you are interested in more information or joining the group, please contact Jay Kacena at 377-7709. Volunteer opportunities are available. Follow us on Facebook at "Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery."



cemetery volunteers at shed 



cemetery clean-up volunteers

 Nine of our 70 volunteers - join us!


 Spring clean up!


cemetery markers before


cemetery markers after

 Memorial recovery - before


 Memorial recovery - in progress


cemetery vegetation before 



cemetery vegetation after

 Vegetation control - before


 Vegetation control - after
 Cemetery Clean-up 2017  Fresh coat of paint  Cemetery Clean-up 2017
 One Day in May clean-up; fresh coat of paint
 One Day in May cleaning of head stones