Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

100k
legacies honored
100
years in business
300k
moments remembered

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Since 1961, thousands of families have chosen Hawthorn Memorial Gardens for their loved ones. The traditions of The Avenue of Flags, Annual Luminary Service, and Grief Programs go above and beyond what families typically expect of a cemetery. Also many families choose Hawthorn because it is a perpetual care cemetery (a portion of every property sale is set aside into a perpetual care fund and only the interest can be used for maintenance). Others like its location surrounded by the Jefferson City Country Club and the garden-like setting our flat bronze memorials convey.

The helpful staff at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens invites you to tour our cemetery today. The cemetery offers a variety of affordable options to satisfy different needs for traditional ground burial, cremated remains (niche) or mausoleum entombment. We encourage family members to take a walk around the gardens so they can view different headstones and grave markers.

Hawthorn Memorial Gardens is a non-denominational cemetery. We can work with local funeral homes as well as funeral homes around the country.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Our location.

Learn exactly where we are, plus how and when to arrive.