Mount Rock Cemetery is located on Oakland Avenue in Lewistown. It is reached by going north on Spring Street from East Walnut and then right from Spring Street onto Oakland Avenue. It has been owned and managed by the Lewistown Presbyterian Church (LPC) since 1978. Mount Rock Cemetery came to the Lewistown Presbyterian Church from the Woods family. The cemetery was a private enterprise until coming under our church’s care in 1978.
The Board of Directors is comprised of members of our church and holds quarterly meetings. Susan Ferguson, LPC financial secretary/assistant treasurer, manages the finances of the cemetery. Board members include: George Buchanan (President), Charles Harklerode, Don Pecht, James Sedgwick, and Margie Smith.
In 2021, after 17 years of service as board member, financial secretary, and cemetery manager, Mr. James Leister retired. We give thanks for his dedication to ensuring grieving people are served with the utmost respect and the cemetery grounds are maintained well.
Today, Mount Rock Cemetery contains about 4,000 graves, the number of family names on the tombstones number over 1,000. There is a section dedicated to American Legion veterans and a pet cemetery, located in the back part of the cemetery. In addition to the cemetery as presently seen, the cemetery owns a large acreage of land immediately adjacent which can very easily be added. In fact, plans are now being made for the development of a very attractive area from which approximately 1,300 additional lots will be available in the near future.
Many choice lots are available in the developed portions of the cemetery and are currently (2021) priced at $400 per grave site, which includes perpetual care. In addition to purchase of a burial plot, burial fees are payable at the time of internment. Effective June 2021, the following rates were approved by the board: casket burial – $750 (addt’l $100 for Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) and burial cremations – $500 (addt’l $100 for Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays).
Lots may be purchased by contacting Lewistown Presbyterian Church at 717-248-4561 between 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays. After hours, please leave a recorded message and someone will be in contact as soon as possible. The cemetery manager, Zhanna Glushak, is available by appointment to meet those interested in viewing lot locations.