For July, I thought, at the request of Donna Beall and with a submission by Judy Iager fill in all those who were unable to attend the dedication of the Cemetery Expansion this past June 17th and record the event for the Archive.
Our expanded Cemetery Dedication was held on Sunday, June 17th at 11 am. A nice crowd was present for Pastor Carolyn’s prayers and Charles Iager’s comments. Everyone seemed happy with how the new section of our cemetery turned out. Recently seven “pin oak” trees were planted to fulfill St. Paul’s obligation to Howard County. Thanks to the Heyser Family for planting the trees. Five of the trees are on the border ridge and two are at the entrance of our new road. Thanks to Elise Mae Bassler for donating the two closer trees.
We’d like to thank R.L.O. Contractors (Robert Littleton Orndorff Contractors) - Bobby and Jerry Orndorff—for the beautiful job they did on the excavation, tree removal, stump removal, grading, seeding, etc. (Also thanks to their mom, Peggy.)
Gutechick, Little and Weber did a lot of work for us (including Dan Sweeny) to help get all the permits through the county, and we thank them.
J Bar W Ranch (Johnny Williams) installed the fence posts to match the rest of the cemetery. We had some local help paint the chains and posts. Thanks to Danny Green and Rodger Atkins.
George Strott and Family and Michael Brashear keep the grass looking good.
Graves are available for sale.
I would also like to add as Charles Iager mentioned in his comments. The difference between a graveyard and a cemetery is that a cemetery is connected to a church, were as a graveyard is just a field without a connection to a church.
St. Paul’s Cemetery is definitely connected to a church as many of our members have generations of loved ones buried in the original section of the cemetery.
Now thanks to the vision of all the membership and leadership over a multi-year period we can continue for generations to come to lay our loved to rest here at St. Paul’s.