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Oxford Junction Cemetery Endowed Fund

At a Glance

About Us

Oxford Junction Cemetery Association was formed in the 1920s and has made significant contributions over the years for the improvement of Mayflower Cemetery. Major improvements made through donations and bequeaths include an iron fence on the original front of the cemetery in 1955, vinyl fencing on the south and east side in 2007, a new directory in 2013 and fencing for the new addition in 2015.

Mission

The Oxford Junction Cemetery Association is to receive, hold and invest donations and property for the betterment and improvement of Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, IA

Basic Information

Phone

563-826-2820

Address

2749 Hwy 136 Oxford Junction, Iowa 52323

Director

Rita Balichek

Director Email

rjb2749@hotmail.com

Success Story

Mayflower Cemetery is the only cemetery in Oxford Township and is used by all denominations of churches in the area. Early stones of some ancestors are written in the Czech or German language. Often several generations of a family are interred in the cemetery. The community is proud of the appearance of the cemetery and assist to keep it looking well maintained when needed. Following a storm, residents assisted with clean up of broken limbs and trees. Wapsie Legion Post #473 flies the Avenue of Flags for Memorial Day and 4th of July each year, honoring the veterans. In 2015 a fence was erected along the new section of the cemetery with assistance from a Jones County Community Endowment grant.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Oxford Junction Cemetery Endowed Fund

Year Founded

2016

Here for you. Sheila Kramer Tjaden Director of Affiliate Foundations sheila@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

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Oxford Junction Cemetery Endowed Fund