Grand View Burial Park was developed by the Industrial Development Corporation in 1934 as a memorial cemetery. It was intended that flat bronze markers on suitable bases would be the type of memorial used throughout the burial park. To get the park started, the corporation used the barter system in to get the land cleared, built its roads and other development needs. For instance, trucking companies supplied the equipment and road building materials to make the park accessible and in turn were given burial plots for their efforts.
The first burial was on May 11, 1934 and two more were made that month. During 1934 there were 22 burials. During the next five years that number tripled. With the need for space, more sections were added. Features were added to several sections. In Section C a large Bible was erected, in Section H The Good Shepherd memorial was added and in Section A the Lutheran Bible was installed.
In 1965, the Industrial Development Corporation sold Grand View to Hillard B. Crowell. Soon after that, the business offices were moved from North 4th street to a new building on the grounds of the burial park. Many improvements have been made from that time until now. During an average year, two hundred twenty five burials are performed.
In 1981, Grand View Burial Park saw the addition of Grand View Funeral Home, a new and modern facility with the largest funeral chapel in the area, with parking to handle the largest of funerals. This gave Grand View the ability to handle all your funeral needs in one location. Burial spaces, memorial markers, burial vaults, memorial benches, and complete funeral services all are available at one location.
In the fall of 1988, Hillard B. Crowell retired from Grand View. The burial park and funeral home were purchased by a national organization, Service Corporation International, which held ownership until the fall of 1992.
The current owners are Victor Evans and Douglas Hosmer who purchased Grand View Funeral Home and Burial Park and have continued to operate the business to the present date. Both Vic and Doug are residents of Hannibal.
Today Grand View Funeral Home & Burial Park does over 75 percent of all burials in the Hannibal. Through 2017 Grand View Funeral Home & Burial Park has done over 12,675 interments.