Membership is not automatic. Prospective members are subject
to approval by the board of directors of the Shaw-McHugh Memorial
To be eligible for burial, the interred person, including
pre-need, must have a family relative who is, or has been, connected
by blood, marriage, or adoption, to any of the cemetery founding
families. The family connection must also within a family group,
whose family members are, or have been, dues paying sustaining
members of the association.
Shaw-McHugh Memorial Cemetery is a heritage cemitery. Descendants
of deceased persons who inter their family member are responsible
for the yearly maintenance dues of the the cemetery after burial
of the family member.
Once established, membership includes all persons in a family
who are under the "household" of a relative as defined
above here. It is understood that should any member of that particular
family leave the home for any purpose of independent life, i.e.
marraige, they are entitled to membership on their own. If this
is done within one year after leaving the home, that person shall
be exempted from the payment of an entrance fee, but be obligated
to pay yearly dues.
for membership eligibility and dues