Kansas Veterans' Cemetery Program

No One is Ever Buried Alone, All are Buried with Honor.

Eligibility

Eligibility is based on a Veteran meeting military service as listed.

Military service requirement for burial in a Kansas State Veterans' Cemetery must be in accordance with the eligibility standards as set by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – National Cemetery Administration and, as a minimum, must meet one of the following:

  • Veteran was discharged from “active duty” under other than dishonorable conditions, or
  • Veteran died while on “active duty”, or
  • National Guard or Reservists members with 20 years of qualifying service, who are entitled to retired pay or would be entitled, if at least 60 years of age.

Kansas state residency requirement: None

Eligibility for Veteran Dependents

Spouses, surviving spouses, and dependent children are eligible for interment in a Kansas State Veterans' Cemetery even if the Veteran is not buried there. The Veteran must have fulfilled military service requirements, which encompass scenarios such as being lost or buried at sea, missing or missing in action, or having donated their remains to science or been cremated with the ashes scattered.

Eligibility Includes:

  • The spouse or surviving spouse of an eligible Veteran is eligible for interment in a State Veterans' Cemetery even if the Veteran is not buried in a State Veterans' Cemetery;
  • The surviving spouse of an eligible Veteran who had a subsequent remarriage to a non-Veteran and whose death occurred on or after January 1, 2000, is eligible for burial in a State Veterans' Cemetery;
  • Any natural or adoptive child of an eligible Veteran who is under the age of 21 and unmarried and;
  • Under 23 years of age and pursuing a full-time course of instruction at an approved education institution;
  • An unmarried adult child of an eligible Veteran if the child became permanently physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching 21 years of age, or before reaching 23 years age if pursuing a full-time course of instruction at an approved educational institution.

Pre-registration

Pre-registration for interment at one of our State Veterans’ Cemeteries is highly recommended. Pre-registration allows a Veteran, spouse, and/or dependent child to establish eligibility for interment at one of the State Veterans' Cemeteries. There is no cost for pre-registration and it does not obligate the Veteran/dependent to be interred at the cemetery selected.

While it does not guarantee a grave-site, it can help avoid confusion and possible delays at the time of need. Pre-registration may be done by mail, or by visiting one of our State Veterans’ Cemeteries or any State Veterans' Service Representative Field Offices. You will need to fill out the KVCP Form 200 and supply the necessary documentation.

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Contact Information

Contact the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery of your choice for information about the cemetery, eligibility, interments options, and scheduling.

Heidi Goff, Cemetery Director
P.O. Box 185
403 South 13th Street
Wakeeney, KS 67672
Office: (785) 743-5685
Cell: (785) 639-1972
Fax: (785) 743-5648

Note - Call the KOVS Central Office at (785) 296-3976 if Cemetery Representatives are not available.

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