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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Two Portage Twp. (Ottawa County, Ohio) Cemeteries Benefit from Recent Grants

Click on the title to read the account of how the Shook Cemetery and Christy Chapel Cemetery received improvements due to $2,665.00 in grants obtained by the local township trustees.  The story was published online on May 1, 2012 at www.thebeacon.net.  

Currently, on "Find A Grave," the Shook Cemetery has 152 interments and the Christy Chapel Cemetery has 113 interments listed.  

It is great to report on this positive news which provides insight into the different ways Ohio's cemeteries are being improved giving them a much brighter future.

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