“Quincy Memorial Lawn Cemetery” was established in the summer of 1932. The cemetery is located at 5200
Broadway in Quincy
Illinois. Later the name was changed
to Quincy Memorial Park. The land had been purchased from John and Ed Cain by
Mid-West Memorial Park Cemetery Company.
The plans and specifications were drawn up by Ernest Kruse an architect
from Wheeling, Illinois. The
plans called for the parkway from the entrance with drives on either side along
with a lake. The lake is often referred to as the goldfish pond. Families are
welcome to feed the fish; however, no fishing is allowed. Markers were specified to be a flat
flush type - no monuments. This remains in effect today with only flat bronze or
flat sandblast markers being permitted. Records indicate the first burials were
In 1945, the cemetery was purchased by John L. Nelson and a Declaration
of an Association was formed and known as “Quincy Memorial Park Association”.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Felber purchased it from the Nelson Heirs in 1964. Mike
Haubrich purchased the cemetery in 1973.
In 1974/75 the mausoleum with 587 crypts and two chapels was a welcomed
addition. A J Harrison from Waterloo, Iowa purchased Quincy Memorial Park from
Mr. Haubrich; later selling to Janet Armstrong. In 2008, Larry Smith the current
owner purchased the cemetery from Ms. Armstrong. Larry has been with Quincy
Memorial Park for 24 years. Quincy Memorial Park is beautifully maintained with
improvements being made as possible. There have been over 10,000 burials at
Quincy Memorial Park.