River View Cemetery is located on a 30-acre plot of land less than ten minutes from downtown Aurora, Indiana. The cemetery was designed in the classic Victorian style by architect, William Tinsley, and was established in 1869. It features a number of winding, tree-lined pathways that navigate the more than 13,000 burial arrangements.
As members of the The River View Cemetery Association, we are tasked with responsibility of funding and managing the operation and maintenance of the River View Cemetery. We are also responsible for raising awareness locally of the value of the cemetery as a community resource.
The mission of the River View Cemetery Association is to seek philanthropic support, manage the Perpetual Fund and endowment, maintain and improve its buildings and grounds, interpret its history, and promote it as a place to enjoy its natural beauty. Our vision is to sustain the River View Cemetery's financial viability, buildings and grounds, and its natural beauty in perpetuity.
The Cemetery Board is not a paid position. All members are volunteers who have a shared interest in maintaining the upkeep and natural beauty of the River View Cemetery now and for future generations.
*Eleven Corporators are elected annually to serve as Managers.
Randy Turner, President
Larry Giffin, Vice President
Dave Hizer, Secretary
Mike Crider, Treasurer
Jim Blair, Sr.
Nancy Fahey Turner
Shirley Meyer, Emeritus
This video is educational and entertaining. Learn about the history of River View Cemetery that began with its creation on 30 acres of land bordering Laughery Creek in the late 19th-century.
Whether you are interested in local, rural history, classic Victorian architecture and design, or just like to learn about beautiful, tranquil green spaces, there is something here for everyone. This 30-minute video features two renowned local storytellers as they share their appreciation for the local history and lore of this beautiful landmark.
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3635 E. Laughery Creek Road
Aurora, Indiana 47001
There are always a number of projects to complete at any given time of the year and limited resources with which to do them. We rely on the time and energy volunteers provide and are extremely grateful for their help. In lieu of time, we also accept donations. Every little bit helps!