Lee’s Summit, Missouri is the sixth largest city in the Kansas City Metro area with a population of 91,364. It was ranked 27th in the 2010 Money magazine 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. Three public school districts serve the children of the city, Lee’s Summit School District, Blue Springs School District and Raymore Peculiar School District. The Lee’s Summit school district receive the state’s highest recognition for academic achievement, Missouri’s Distinction in Performance Award. During fall 2011, the the Lee’s Summit School District was recognized for being among a handful of districts in the state to earn a perfect score on criteria for the Distinction In Performance Award each year for the last 11 years. The Lee’s Summit School District was among 16 percent of the nation's school districts receiving the SchoolMatch "What Parents Want" national award in spring 2012. Longview Community College, Summit Technology Center, a branch of the University of Central Missouri and a branch of Baker University all provide opportunities for higher education in Lee’s Summit.
The cemetery was founded 1865. The original land was donated to what at the time was called the Town of Strother by William B. Howard. Land was acquired and added on through 1907. Among the residents are many Civil War Veterans, Quantrills Raiders and influenza victims from the 1918 outbreak. The cemetery's most famous resident is Cole Younger who was buried in 1915. Younger was part of the James-Younger Gang and rode alongside Jesse James. The city does an amazing job decorating for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.