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Interment Information

Policies and Fees for the Memorial Garden in honor of Lela N. Rhodes at  Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary:

Eligibility for burying ashes on the Seminary campus is extended to students, alums, staff, administrators, faculty, trustees, and their spouses; and to former faculty staff, administrators, trustees, and their spouses, and friends of the Seminary.

A place on the Memorial Garden wall may be reserved in advance for a fee of $400. This fee covers the interment of ashes, as well as the bronze plaque with the requested information. The Seminary reserves the right to adjust the fee in the future.

Ashes may be placed in a cardboard or biodegradable container, no larger than 9” X 9”, or may be committed directly into the soil at the burial site.

No spot within the Garden will be designated for a specific individual. Family members may reserve adjacent plaque sites for spouses for future use, as they are available.

All arrangements for interment services, including delivery of the ashes to the Louisville Seminary campus, shall be the responsibility of family members of the deceased or their designee.

The Seminary will maintain the Memorial Garden site and care for the grounds and plantings. The Memorial Garden site has been dedicated in perpetuity for the purpose of the committal of ashes.

While exceptions may be granted, advance requests for such services should be not less than 14 days prior. Reservations for space in the Memorial Garden may be made through the Office for Institutional Advancement, 502.895.3411.

If a representative of the Seminary is expected to preside at the ceremony, the Seminary will do its best to meet the request.  Early notice, beyond the 14 day minimum, is appreciated. If, for some reason, the Seminary is not able to provide someone to preside at the service, the family or its designee will provide its own presider.

Download our Interment and Memorial Service Planning Form to help you think through the details and information needed for your service. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement, 800.264.1839 or 502.895.3411.

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