The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Bellerive Gardens Cemetery. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

For anyone interested in cemetery and burial information: I have had several occasions over the past 3 years to deal with Mandi Barrett at Bellerive Gardens. She is very qualified and knowledgeable about all phases of activity at Bellerive Gardens. I found her to be very reliable and helpful in deciding issues for us on what to do. John Fleck, Chesterfield

John Fleck February 01, 2018
5 stars

"It is during life's most difficult times that we have to rely on others who have the knowledge to help. Whether it's a doctor, a police officer or during the heartbreak of losing a loved one. My husband lost his battle to brain cancer in December of 2015. We had made no burial arrangements at all and I felt so overwhelmed with how I was going to plan it all. I had driven past Bellerive Gardens Cemetery before and thought how very peaceful and beautiful it was. So in the days after my husband's passing, I called Bellerive and Mandi picked up the phone. At such a confusing and overwhelming time she offered me compassion and made such a difficult time bearable. She took the time to drive me around the cemetery grounds and helped me find the most beautiful burial place for my husband. He loved to play golf and is buried just off a putting green there. Even the decision on his marker, when I didn't even know where to begin, she provided me with all the information, with no pressure at all, and answered every question as a good friend would. Grief and loss is not easy, but what peace of mind I have that his burial place is at a such a beautifully well cared grounds where such kindhearted and compassionate people like Mandi oversee. Life after loss is so very difficult, but because of Mandi's kindness, passion and professionalism, her help alone makes that part of the journey so much lighter." - Jo Wannemuehler

Jo Wannemuehler October 28, 2017
5 stars