Enriching our future by caring for our past. The mission of the White Rose Cemetery is to commemorate lives in surroundings of beauty and tranquility that provide comfort and inspiration to bereaved families, friends and the community.
“Show me the manner in which…a community cares for its dead and I will measure…the tender sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals.” —William E. Gladstone
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The White Rose Cemetery features an Information Center, including Site Directory, map and brochures for visitors.
To find names and locations of burials at White Rose Cemetery, visit our Online Burial Search.
Annual events include a Memorial Day Ceremony, Mausoleum Stories, and a Luminary Service. For dates and more information, see the City of Bartlesville’s Calendar of Events.
Efforts to preserve, enhance and beautify our historical cemetery are a continuous joint effort among the citizens of Bartlesville and the surrounding areas, family and friends of those buried within the cemetery, local organizations, the White Rose Cemetery Board and City of Bartlesville.
The City of Bartlesville maintains White Rose Cemetery and a City Council-appointed citizens advisory Board makes recommendations concerning improvements and beautification projects at the cemetery.
Improvements include: memorial bell tower dedicated and placed at the newest section and restoration of stained glass windows at mausoleum.
To join in preserving and beautifying our Indian Territory-era cemetery and the history it represents by donating to the Beautification Projects Fund, please send tax deductible donations to:
White Rose Cemetery Beautification Project
804 W. 11th Street
Bartlesville, OK 74003
(Credit Cards accepted for donations of $40.00 or more at the City Center Building, 401 S. Johnstone.)
At White Rose…
Lives are commemorated deaths are recorded families are reunited memories are made tangible and love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.
Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched. Testimonies of devotions, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life – not death – of a loved one.
A cemetery is a homeland for family memorials, a sustaining source of comfort to the living.
A cemetery is a history of people a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering -always.