De Soto Cemetery

About this Cemetery

De Soto Cemetery is affectionately known as Silent City Cemetery. The origin of this name is not known, and the name is not official, but you will often find the old obituaries list it as Silent City. Though the cemetery was officially established in 1871, the oldest burial is dated 1856, for Mabel Abbott, age 6 mo. De Soto Cemetery also holds the remains of those buried in old Lexington Cemetery, who were disinterred in 1942 for the construction of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.

Sexton's Index donated by Kathy Ross, 12 Feb 2006
This index was first created by local cemetery board member, Margaret Johnston. Information was gathered directly from the gravestones by local friends, VFW Post members, Lucille and Roland Ohrenberg, Lori and Kathy Ross, Ron McDaniel, Roger Sellers, and Jack Conrad. Judy Weese contributed many obituaries and other information. Kathy Ross, cemetery board Consumer Liason and researcher, completed and donated this index and information.