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Woodlawn Cemetery
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri

701 South Noland Road
Independence MO 64050

Lat: 39° 05' 06"N, Lon: 94° 24' 44"W

Contributed by Sharon Kroner, Sep 29, 2008, last edited Oct 24, 2012 [sharonmok2@sbcglobal.net]. Total records = 11,325.

Driving directions from the intersection of I-70 and Noland Road in Independence Mo: You would drive 3.6 miles going north on Noland Road to the entrance of the cemetery on the right hand side of the road.

This is the city cemetery owned and maintained by the City of Independence MO. The cemetery was founded in 1837 with the purchase of 1.25 acres adjacent to the Stayton Family Cemetery for the “interment of all Jackson County residents.” Father Donnelly added six acres on the southern edge in 1853 calling it Saint Mary Cemetery for the use of Catholic patrons. These three cemeteries were combined in 1922 to become Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Woodland Cemetery now contains 56 acres, final resting place for over 33,000 graves. The graceful stone wall on the western frontage and northern border is a lasting tribute to the men of the WPA era.

You will find the cemetery office immediately upon entering the cemetery. Their office hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM, Mon thru Fri. Mike Hicks, manager of the cemetery can be reached by calling 816-325-7365. The cemetery is enclosed by a stone wall on the front side and by fences on the remaining sides. The gates are open from dawn to dusk.

The cemetery is divided into sections identified by street signs such as “High St. S-10”, etc. I have indicated the section the graves can be found by indicating S10, etc. Here is a map of the west side, and also the east side of the cemetery.

Started working on this Sep 25, 2008, my husband & I have completed the following sections: SH, S-1, S-2, S-3, S-4, S-5, S-6, S-7, S-8, S-9, S-10, S-11, S-12, S-17, S-19 & S-21. This is a Work in Progress.

- Sharon Kroner

* = SSDI or MO Archives
** = sexton records, no stone
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
f/o = father or
h/o = husband of
mau = mausoleum
m. = married

m/o = mother of
p/o = parents of
s/o = son of
s/w = share with
w/o = wife of

D = Division
S = Section
SH = Soldier Hill

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