Sunset Cemetery provides a resting place for generations of Columbus-area residents in a tradition dating to 1922. We offer beautifully groomed gardens directly on historic Route 40 in Galloway, Ohio.
- Cremation Memorials
- Customized Memorials
- Flat Markers
- Private Family Estates
- Private Mausoleums
- Upright Headstones
- Veterans Cemetery Section
- Water Feature
An ideal resting place in Galloway
Situated on 132 acres replete with beautiful trees, meticulous landscaping and gently rolling hills, Sunset Cemetery marks a quiet refuge to honor the memory of loved ones. Our tranquil pond offers a relaxing site to reflect while feeding the ducks and geese that visit the cemetery every year. Our cemetery has 3 dedicated veterans gardens, as well as 2 Masonic gardens. Sunset Cemetery offers traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment and niche inurnment options.
Our team will guide you through the process of selecting from a variety of caskets, urns, vaults, bronze memorialization or upright granite monuments. For those interested, family estates can preserve your family name in one central location so future generations may return to reflect. Customization is our specialty, and your imagination is our only limit. We are here to help you secure arrangements that fit your style, finances and needs.
Connected within our community
Sunset Cemetery proudly partners with the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hilltop Business Association and the Grove City Chamber of Commerce, with 2 of our team members serving as Chamber Ambassadors. It is our pleasure to host special services on Mother's Day, Memorial Weekend, Father's Day and Veterans Day.
We are an official collection site for the M.A.S.H. Military and Service Heroes Pantry, and work closely with the Franklin County Veteran Service Commission and AMVETS #1928 for the annual Wreaths Across America project. We hold an annual Remembrance Ceremony in the Mausoleum Chapel in December for the families of those lost during the past year.
You can also catch us at local community events, including Taste of Grove City, WE LEAD Women's Forum, Your Life/Your Legacy Seminars and other M.A.S.H. Military and Service Heroes Pantry activities.
Come for a tour of our memorial park
Please reach out at any time. We'd love to answer any questions you might have and give you a tour of our beautiful grounds.
Sunset Cemetery is a favorite spot for Canadian geese, protected under both the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Ohio State law. This protection extends to the geese, gosling, nests and eggs. While we make every attempt to clean up any mess associated with their visits, we are unable to prevent it, and we appreciate your understanding as we host these protected birds.
Otis D. Leach founded Sunset Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, in 1922. Otis was an attorney from St. Louis, Missouri, before starting cemeteries near Columbus and Springfield, Ohio. His brother personally dug the cemetery's heart-shaped pond by hand.
The crematory at the cemetery was originally built as a mausoleum dedicated to Otis, and later became a repository for others. Cremation services are now provided by our local partners. Four generations of Leach descendants ran the cemetery as a family business until 1999.
Today, we're proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. We promise you continued trustworthy service from a locally based team.
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
Memorial Day Decorations
May 21st through June 4th
VETERAN FLAGS: Each year flags are placed on each veteran’s grave by volunteers who are willing to dedicate their time to walk the entire cemetery grounds. While we make every attempt to identify every veteran laid to rest in Sunset Cemetery, there may be some that are missed or overlooked. If your loved one’s grave was missed, we sincerely apologize and invite you to stop by the cemetery office or the information tent for a free flag to place at their grave.
Memorial Day Weekend Events
Friday, May 25th - Monday, May 28th
Memorial Day is only once a year, but our gratitude is endless. Please join us for these special Memorial Day events in honor and celebration of those who have proudly served our country.