Ground Burial Services
This portion of the web-site contains information regarding traditional ground burial. Burial of Cremated Remains can be accomplished by entombment in a Mausoleum, Crypt, Columbarium, Niche or by earth burial in a cremation burial lot. These options are discussed under Cremation Services and Products.
Woodland still has hundreds of lots and graves available in the "Historic Section" of the cemetery. Some graves are "Monumental," meaning large upright monuments can be purchased and placed on the grave or lot. These lots vary in size from single and double graves to 4, 6, 8 or larger plots.
Like-wise, the Historic Section also has "flush marker" graves and lots of various sizes, but upright monuments are not permitted on these graves. Monumentation is restricted on these lots due to design or access requirements. Only flush markers, grass markers, bronze flat markers or ledgers are permitted on these graves. Flush Marker lots are less expensive than Monumental Lots.
A limited number of premium "Family Estate" and Private Mausoleum Properties are also available.
Ledgers are large (3x6) markers that lie flush with the ground and can always be used on either a flush marker grave or a monumental grave. See Monument/Memorial Products for additional information.
South of Stewart Street and bordering on the University of Dayton Campus is our Newer Section, which was established in the 1960's.
As discussed in the Historic Section, lots in the Newer Section range in size from a single grave to family lots of 2, 4, 6, 8 or more graves. Graves and lots are either "Monumental" or Flush Marker. "Ledgers" can memorialize loved ones on any grave. South Section graves are less expensive than those in the Historic Section.
Opening/Closing and Grave Set-Up
Unless purchased in a package or pre-arranged and pre-paid, there is always a charge to "open" the grave at the time of interment, to set up and prepare the grave for service, and to close it or fill it and seed or sod it after the service. A tent and chairs are usually included in the set-up, and a temporary grave marker will be placed on the grave following the service with purchase of a marker or monument from Woodland.
Veterans, EMT and Public Servants will be offered an "Honor Walk" set up pictured below at no additional cost.
Outside Burial Containers
Please Note: Features, prices and benefits are significantly different from product to product and manufacturer to manufacturer. This web site is designed to give you a general overview of our products and services, and is not intended to be exhaustive. Your Family Service Representative can explain the differences to you, and the reason for any price differences when you meet.
Lined Bronze Vaults: These vaults offer the highest strength, quality, beauty, workmanship, and reliability. There are no finer quality vaults available.
Double Lined Vaults: These vaults represent improvements in manufacturing made in the 1980's and 90's, when very heavy equipment began to be used for opening graves and setting monuments. They are lined on the inside and outside and contain steel reinforced concrete. Double and Triple Lined Vaults represent the top of the line in value and strength.
Single Lined Vaults: In the 1970's when cemeteries began to use backhoes to open graves, a "liner" was added for additional strength. These vaults weigh over 2500 lbs and represent the middle of the line offering and provide an excellent value for the dollar.
Concrete Rough Box: Concrete boxes are designed merely to prevent the grave from collapsing. They replaced wooden containers in the 1950's and 60's when most graves were dug by hand. It is the most basic container and meets the minimum cemetery requirement.