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Gun Plain Township has three cemeteries:
- Ives Cemetery – 480 8th St, Plainwell, MI 49080
- Woodside Cemetery – 947 Miller Rd, Plainwell, MI 49080
- Hillside Cemetery – 390 8th St, Plainwell, MI 49080
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below for guidelines on using our cemeteries safely and properly.
Woodside Cemetery, Gun Plain Township, Allegan Co, MIWoodside Cemetery is one mile north and 2 tenths of a mile east of the city of Plainwell. It was originally the burial ground of the Plainfield Presbyterian Church (now the First Presbyterian Church of Plainwell, Mich.)
When do the cemeteries close?
Gun Plain Charter Township cemeteries are closed from dusk to dawn.
What happens to items that are removed from cemetery lots?
Items removed from the lots will be held for 30 DAYS at a designated area for any one who would like to retrieve these keepsakes.
How often are the cemetery lots cleaned?
Three weeks after burials, the lots will be cleaned.
Spring Clean-up will be during the weeks of April 1 – April 21. All non-permanent decorations that do not adhere to the rules will be removed during this time including, but not limited to:
- Plant Stands, Etc.
Please remove all wanted items prior to April 1. Do not replace decorations until after April 21.
Memorial Day Decorations
Memorial Day Decorations will be removed July 1.
Are there any regulations for the appearance of graves?
Yes. All graves are to be left level. No mounding up.
Are there any restrictions for how graveside plants are watered?
Yes. Hoses are not permitted to be brought into the cemeteries to water graveside plants.
Can lighting be used on graves?
No. Solar lights or any other kind of grave lighting is not permitted.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises?
No. Alcohol or containers carrying alcohol are not allowed in the cemeteries.
What are the requirements for graveside flowers?
Flowers and bulbs of a perennial variety may be planted and maintained within 6 inches of the headstone on the graveside only.
However, flowers may be placed in a permanent urn at each end of the headstone or grave marker, but not in front of the headstone. Nothing else is allowed.
- Artificial and cut flowers must be placed in a permanent urn (stone or other equally durable material).
- No bulbs that spread excessively, rose bushes (or other shrubs) or trees may be planted.
- Shepherd hooks shall only be one sided and hook must hang over stone/grave marker.
Are statues permitted?
No. Statues or statues that are used as urns are not permitted.
What are the requirements for grave markers?
Permanent grave markers must be of solid quarried stone or cast metal approved by and erected on a foundation by the supervising sexton.