Shelves of urns

 

The columbarium at Wildey Odd Fellows Cemetery in Washington, Missouri is thought to be the only known facility that holds unclaimed cremated remains. They built the facility after learning that many funeral homes have unclaimed cremated remains on their shelves. As of now, they have about 1,100 cremated remains and can fit about 10,800 more in their building.

 

To read the full article by Valerie Schremp Hahn in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, click here.