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Chapter 214

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  214.040.  Plots and records of cemeteries to be maintained, where — requirements. — 1.  Every person or association which owns any cemetery in which dead human remains are or may be buried or otherwise interred, except a private or family cemetery, shall cause to be maintained in an office in the cemetery, or in an office within a reasonable distance of the cemetery, a plat of such cemetery showing the entire area and location of the cemetery, the portion thereof which is formally dedicated for the burial of dead human remains, all burial lots or interment spaces, and all walks, roads, improvements and features.  The cemetery operator shall cause the plat to be updated from time to time as is necessary to cause the plat to remain current.

  2.  The cemetery operator shall also cause to be maintained at such office a record of the owner of each burial lot or interment space described in the current plat of the cemetery and a record of all dead human remains buried or interred at the cemetery, which record shall include the name of each deceased person buried or interred at the cemetery, the date of burial or interment, the location of burial or interment and, if known, the name and address of the funeral director who provided the memorial service or other final arrangements for the deceased person.  The cemetery operator shall cause reasonable assistance to be provided to burial lot or interment space owners in locating their lots or spaces and to the family or other interested persons in locating the place of burial or interment of deceased persons whose remains are buried or interred in the cemetery.


(RSMo 1939 § 15261, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1079)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 14052; 1919 § 1080; 1909 § 1302

(1959) The fact that the purchaser's name was not placed upon the plat of the cemetery lot as required by this section does not cause the purchaser to lose title to the lot.  The burden of placing the name on the plat was upon the owner of the cemetery and not upon the purchaser. Billings v. Paine (Mo.), 319 S.W.2d 653.

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