IOOF Cemetery Board


  • Robert Carter, Chairman, Neosho Citizen
    Appointed February 18, 2020
    Term ends February 18, 2023
  • Amy Carr, Neosho Newton County Library Genealogy Department
    Appointed February 1, 2022
    Term ends February 18, 2024
  • Vacant, Newton County Resident
  • Don Arnce, Neosho Citizen
    Appointed July 20, 2021
    Term ends February 18, 2025
  • Karen Love, Newton County Resident
    Appointed February 18, 2020
    Term ends February 18, 2023
  • Cheyenne Wright, Secretary, Ex Officio Member, City Clerk
  • Charles Collinsworth, Ex Officio Member, Councilman


Section 125.260 - Establishment and Board Voting Membership

Voting membership shall consist of the following:

  1. The IOOF Cemetery Board is hereby established. The IOOF Cemetery Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the City Council. Members shall serve without compensation for such service as board members. Every attempt should be made to establish a balance of representation among members and all board members shall have an interest in the IOOF Cemetery. Of the seven members, five shall be voting members and two will be non-voting ex officio members. The Board shall be devised as follows: Two members shall be citizens of the City of Neosho, Two shall be citizens of Newton County, Missouri and if necessary and appropriate also citizens of the City of Neosho, One shall be a member of Neosho Newton County Library Genealogy, One ex-officio member shall be a City County Member confirmed by the City Council and One shall be a City of Neosho employee confirmed by the City Council.

Section 125.265 - Meetings Quorum

The IOOF Cemetery Board shall hold regular meetings at such times and at such place as the Board may determine but such meetings shall be held no less often than every three months. A quorum for all regular or special meetings shall be a simple majority.

Section 125.270 - Duties Generally

The IOOF Cemetery Board shall have the following duties:

  1. To develop and recommend rules and regulations applicable to cemetery activity within the confines of existing Federal, State, County and City laws or ordinances and recommend additional laws or ordinances or revisions thereto.
  2. To represent the City in matters dealing with the IOOF Cemetery.
  3. To receive and screen all applications for maintenance and the running of the IOOF Cemetery and make recommendations to the City Manager or City Council as applicable.
  4. To set up for the taking of donations on Memorial Weekend.

Section 125.290: Duties and Delegation to Individual Members

The IOOF Cemetery Board may delegate to its individual members such of the responsibilities and duties set forth in this Article as may be necessary to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the Board.

Section 125.300 - Expenditures

The IOOF Cemetery Board shall not commit the City to any expenditure of money nor shall it otherwise obligate the City without the specific authority of the City Council.

Section 125.310 - Responsible to City Council, Etc.

The IOOF Cemetery Board shall be accountable to the City Council and shall confine its efforts to the maintenance of the IOOF Cemetery for the City and for the citizens of Neosho, as well as the families held therein.

Section 125.320 - Term of Office

Two of the initial members shall serve terms of Three years, Two of the initial members shall serve terms of two years, and One of the initial members shall serve terms of one year. Thereafter, the terms of office for members of the IOOF Cemetery Board shall be three years. Both Ex-Officio members shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms only.