CIRCLEVILLE – Located at 905 North Court Street in Forest Cemetery, a new trending way to handle death has popped up in Circleville. Called a Columbarium it holds 72 nitches to store ashes. Each Pane is an engravable headstone. “We’ve seen a dramatic increase in cremation. It’s a cost-effective burial. This type of burial gives people another option. You can only put two urns per plot or headstone for creation making it expensive. Using a headstone and grave for ashes spending 5 to 13 thousand dollars. With this this option it costs 1,500 total. This type of burial is seen all over the United States now; most other cemeteries have them now. Ours is not completely finished, we are working on the landscaping and waiting for the ground to settle. When its done it will have beautiful groundwork and, it will have benches around it also. Giving people an enjoyable place to sit and visit,” said Jeff Wosious manager and caretaker of Forest Cemetery.
An interesting thing I found out about Forest Cemetery is that they are a non-profit 5013c. The business employs only three employees taking care of the entire graveyard. They have plans in the future to increase the fencing and more landscaping as the budget allows.