Tag: cemetery associations

Cemetery Regulations

Is this the future of small rural church cemeteries?

If you don’t live in “flyover land” like I do, you are probably not even aware of the small rural churches that have been closed.  Churches built by the pioneer throngs when they settled in rural America seem to have have run their course as it is now easier for rural families to commute to larger churches in nearby cities. However, not many of those closed rural churches, like the one featured in this story, have an AR-15 in the […]


Interesting Ohio Cemetery Court Case

Last week the trial of Karen Neff, a caretaker with her husband Keith Dwayne Baratie, Sr, of the Belmont Memorial Park Cemetery in Belmont County, Ohio, began.  Neff’s husband, and co-defendent, will have a separate trial beginning on February 7.  The couple is charged with forgery, aggravated theft and securing by deception.  According to the article from the Times Leader online of Martin’s Ferry, Ohio that you can read here, they are alleged to have stolen almost $300,000. From my point […]