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List of famous people buried in Missouri, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Missouri. If you're ever visiting Missouri and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List people include Andy Williams, Grant Green and more.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Missouri?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Missouri?"

From celebrity tombs at Missouri to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Missouri. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Missouri, like what year and where the person was born.

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Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 85 (1927-2012) Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams was an American popular-music singer. He recorded forty-four albums in his career, seventeen of which have been Gold-certified and three of which have ...more

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William Tecumseh Sherman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 71 (1820-1891) William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, for which he received recognition for ...more

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Sara Teasdale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 49 (1884-1933) Sara Teasdale was an American lyric poet. She was born Sara Trevor Teasdale in St. Louis, Missouri, and used the name Sara Teasdale Filsinger after her marriage in 1914.

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Luther Ely Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 78 (1873-1951) Luther Ely Smith was a St. Louis, Missouri lawyer and civic booster. He has been described by the National Park Service as the "father of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial." In ...more

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Sextus Barbour is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 35 (1813-1848) Dr. Sextus Barbour was a prominent American physician and planter. As the son of Philip Pendleton Barbour, U.S. Congressman from Virginia and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme ...more

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Sterling Price is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 58 (1809-1867) Sterling Price was a lawyer, planter, and politician from the U.S. state of Missouri, who served as the 11th Governor of the state from 1853 to 1857. He also served as a United States Army ...more

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Daniel Boone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 86 (1734-1820) Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and ...more

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Megan Meier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 14 (1992-2006) Megan Taylor Meier was an American teenager from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, who died of suicide by hanging three weeks before her 14th birthday. A year later, Meier's parents prompted an ...more

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Charles Henry Hardin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 72 (1820-1892) Charles Henry Hardin was a politician and governor from Missouri, and one of the eight founders of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

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Daniel M. Frost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 77 (1823-1900) Daniel Marsh Frost was an antebellum officer in the United States Army and then a brigadier general in the Missouri Volunteer Militia and the Confederate States Army during the American Civil ...more

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Grant Green is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 44 (1935-1979) Grant Green was an American jazz guitarist and composer. Recording prolifically and mainly for Blue Note Records Green performed in the hard bop, soul jazz, bebop and Latin-tinged idioms ...more

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Given Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 71 (1835-1906) Given Campbell was a Confederate officer best known for leading the final escape of Jefferson Davis in the last days of the Civil War.

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Bruce Van Voorhis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 35 (1908-1943) Bruce Avery Van Voorhis was a United States Navy aviator who was shot down in the Pacific theater during World War II. For his action on July 6, 1943, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of

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Darrell S. Cole is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 25 (1920-1945) Sergeant Darrell Samuel Cole was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States' highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his "conspicuous gallantry" at ...more

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Don Carlos Buell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Don Carlos Buell Dec. at 80 (1818-1898) Don Carlos Buell was a United States Army officer who fought in the Seminole War, the Mexican-American War, and the American Civil War. Buell led Union armies in two great Civil War ...more

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Alexander R. Skinker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Alexander R. Skinker Dec. at 35 (1883-1918) Captain Alexander Rives Skinker was a Medal of Honor recipient during World War I. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1905. He served in the Missouri National Guard from ...more

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Benjamin Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 82 (1796-1878) Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville was a French-born officer in the United States Army, fur trapper, and explorer in the American West. He is noted for his expeditions to the Oregon Country ...more

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Jack Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Jack Williams Dec. at 21 (1924-1945) Jack Williams was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War

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Thomas Biddle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Thomas Biddle Dec. at 41 (1790-1831) Thomas Biddle was an American military hero during the War of 1812. He is better known though for having been killed in a duel with Missouri Congressman Spencer Pettis.

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William M. Wherry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
William M. Wherry Dec. at 82 (1836-1918) William Mackey Wherry was an American author, soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor,

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Egbert B. Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Egbert B. Brown Dec. at 86 (1816-1902) Egbert Benson Brown was a Union general in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.

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William Evans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
William Evans Dec. at 30 (1851-1881) William Evans was an Irish-born soldier in the U.S. Army who served with the 7th U.S. Infantry during the Black Hills War. He participated in campaigns against the Sioux in the Montana Territory ...more

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Daniel Dunklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Daniel Dunklin Dec. at 54 (1790-1844) Daniel Dunklin was the fifth Governor of Missouri, serving from 1832 to 1836. He also served as the state's third Lieutenant Governor. Dunklin is considered the "Father of Public ...more

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Jack A. Davenport is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 20 (1931-1951) Jack Arden Davenport was a former Golden Gloves boxer and a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions and sacrifice of life during the Korean War.

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John H. Quick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 52 (1870-1922) John Henry Quick was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1898 during the Spanish-American War and the Distinguished Service Cross ...more

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Orion P. Howe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Orion P. Howe Dec. at 82 (1848-1930) Orion Perseus Howe was among the youngest recipients of the Medal of Honor for his service in the American Civil War as a Union drummer boy. He was awarded the medal on April 23, 1896.

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Francis E. Brownell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Francis E. Brownell Dec. at 54 (1840-1894) Francis Edwin Brownell was a soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor for killing James W. Jackson, after he shot Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, colonel of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry ...more

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Donald D. Pucket is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Donald D. Pucket Dec. at 29 (1915-1944) Donald Dale Pucket was a United States Army Air Forces officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

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George Phillips is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
George Phillips Dec. at 19 (1926-1945) Private George Phillips was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his own life to save the lives of fellow Marines on Iwo Jima by throwing ...more

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Patrick E. Burke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Patrick E. Burke Dec. at 34 (1830-1864) Patrick Emmet Burke was a lawyer, Missouri state legislator, and Civil War officer. He commanded the Western Sharpshooters Regiment and the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, XVI Corps, Army of the

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Ralph Cheli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 25 (1919-1944) Ralph Cheli was a major in the United States Army Air Forces and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. He served as the commanding officer of the 405th Bombardment Squadron in the Fifth Air Force's ...more

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Louis Rene Gaiennie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Louis Rene Gaiennie Dec. at 64 (1878-1942) Louis Rene Gaiennie was a United States Marine who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions as part of the China Relief Expedition from July 21 to August 17, 1900, in Peking, China, during the ...more

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Harold Koplar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Harold Koplar Dec. at 70 (1915-1985) Harold Koplar was a Russian-American hotelier and businessman in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Thomas Meehan III is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Dec. at 23 (1921-1944) First Lieutenant Thomas Meehan III was a commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during ...more

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Ova A. Kelley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Missouri
Ova A. Kelley Dec. at 30 (1914-1944) Ova Arthur Kelley was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.