Vandals Hit Monee Cemetery

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  • November 20, 2012

Vandals Hit Monee Cemetery Many tombstones damaged or destroyed source: chicagotribune.com November 20, 2012|By Steve Schmadeke, Chicago Tribune reporter Dozens of tombstones in a south suburb’s cemetery were toppled or broken over the weekend, an act of vandalism that left many in the small town feeling “violated,” its mayor said. St. Paul’s Cemetery dates back to Monee’s earliest days as a German farming community in the 1850s, and some of the damaged grave markers date from that era, officials said. Police said 44 tombstones were damaged, but officials overseeing the cemetery said more than 100 grave markers were destroyed. A […]

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St Paul’s UCC of Monee 2011 Cemetery Board Report 

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  • January 18, 2012

St Paul’s UCC of Monee 2011 Cemetery Board Report     A new Cemetery Board was elected which included John Ireland-President, Mary Brockmiller-Secretary and Christi Holston-Treasurer.  Darren Deutsche agreed to remain involved as a consultant and bring the Board up to speed on the practices and procedures of cemetery maintenance, record keeping and proper protocol when a death occurs.  Darren has been instrumental in keeping the cemetery running smoothly for years and continues to take care of daily oversight.  Rachel White is serving as a consultant as well.  She is going through the written cemetery records and clearing up any discrepancies in the files.  She is also clarifying the records of burial […]

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