Woodmere Memorial Park, established in 1918, is situated on 62 acres in a residential area in Huntington, West Virginia, and provides a quiet place to honor the memory of your loved ones.
- Cremation Memorials
- Crematorium On-Site
- Flat Markers
- Private Family Estates
- Private Mausoleums
- Upright Headstones
Discover an ideal resting place
Our cemetery is replete with well-kept landscaping, tender bluegrass and mature trees. Woodmere Memorial Park also features the Woodmere Abbey Mausoleum, which is made of white marble. In addition, Woodmere boasts a wide selection of gardens that allow granite monuments for families who prefer upright memorials, as well as gardens dedicated solely to flat bronze memorials.
If you would like a tour of our grounds, please contact us, and one of our family service counselors will be honored to assist you.
Our commitment to Huntington
Woodmere Memorial Park is a host to a variety of community activities, including Jeannie's Run in the Sun. This annual 5K route offers a combination of paved and off-road rolling terrain. The Mission of Jeannie's Wish, Inc. is to raise community awareness of brain aneurysms, their symptoms and increase early detection.
Woodmere Memorial Park was charted in 1918 under the operation of the Burial Park Corporation, including the following investors from Huntington, West Virginia: Dave Gideon, Azel Meadows, Sol Birke, R.E. Wise and Rose Sweeney. B.L. Wookey served as president. The original purchase included 42 acres of land that stretched from Washington Boulevard to Norway Avenue.
In May 1926, Burial Park Corporation purchased an additional 200 acres of land and reorganized the company under the name of Woodmere Memorial Park. B. L. remained as general manager and continued his vision of creating a cemetery that would be rated one of the top in the country. Woodmere had already placed itself as a leader in the industry with Woodmere Abbey Mausoleum, a stately building with granite, marble and bronze, as well as 432 crypts, 2 private rooms and 36 columbaria for cremations that was the first of its kind in the area.
Continued growth and distinction
In 1931, Woodmere Memorial Park was re-chartered under the name of Woodmere Inc. The corporation was operated by R.M. Bagby, president, and Harry S. Shivel, vice president. During this period of growth and prosperity, Woodmere expanded its operations to include Ridgelawn Memorial Park on Pea Ridge Road and the Huntington Vault Company. In 1953, Harry became president with Don Shivel as vice president of the corporation. During Harry’s administration, Woodmere Inc. gained a tremendous reputation in the Huntington community. After his retirement in 1983, the company was operated by Lucille Shivel, president, and Harry S. Shivel Jr., vice president.
Our cemetery today
In 1999, Woodmere Memorial Park joined the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation, and cemetery providers. Today, we offer a wide array of services and benefits while preserving the goals of our founding fathers.