Fancy, symmetrical scrolling flourish.
Scenic Beauty. Peaceful Sanctuary.

About Us

The River View Cemetery Association is a 501(c)13 non-profit organization.

A plaque declaring River View
              Cemetery an Indiana Historical Site and listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

The Cemetery

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.

What We Do

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.

Our Mission & Vision

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 2017-18 Board of Managers & Corporators

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

John Borgman

Jim Blair, Sr.

Heather Bressert

Pete Nocks

Diane Peters

Nancy Fahey Turner

Julie Whitaker


Jimmy Adams

Helen Brauer

Doug Denmure

Shirley Meyer, Emeritus

J.D. Moritz

Roger Rullman

Tom Ward

In Memoriam Gifts 2017 - 2018

Bill Backman

Marcella Heilig

Billie Lee Ullrich

Bill Cheek

Kenneth Keith

Sandy Thayer

Cover artwork of the Sites, Sounds,
              and Stories of River View Cemetery DVD.

Sites, Sounds, & Stories of
River View Cemetery

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.

Get your copy today!

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The Cemetery Grounds

Explore some of the historic sites of River View Cemetery.

Map of the grounds of River View Cemetery.
River View Cemetery

3635 E. Laughery Creek Road
Aurora, Indiana 47001

Contact Us

Send us any questions you may have or you can call us at (812) 926-1496.

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