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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."

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Sharing the latest report about Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon, Lorain County, Ohio

"Residents complain about the condition of Resthaven Cemetery" by Bruce Walton of the Elyria "Chronicle-Telegram" newspaper; which is also posted online on March 6, 2019. 
Sadly, problems, and thus complaints, have been plaguing Resthaven Memory Gardens for a number of years.  

Resthaven Memorial Gardens is owned by StoneMor.  
A dedicated Facebook Group has been recently created especially for those who are plot owners or have friends or family buried at Resthaven Memory Gardens.:
"Rescuing Resthaven Cemetery"
Membership in this closed Facebook Group has grown to 341 as of this writing. 

Putting a focus back on Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware County, Ohio

Sharing this link to a short news story and accompanying video from Channel 10TV  - WBNS in Columbus, Ohio.:  "Fate of Fairview Memorial Park still undecided" from their news reporter, Shelby Croft.  
An excerpt from the story:
"Those with family members buried in the cemetery say it’s not being maintained and they just want the court case decided.
The receiver says the only money coming into the cemetery is from ongoing burials, about once a month so there is little to work with.
“Here we sit, two years later, still waiting for somebody to take it over, who’s going to take care of it,” said Tim Foor, who has family buried in the cemetery.
The case was back in court Friday, the judge is now writing a decision.
The families are planning a protest for Sunday at the cemetery at 1 p.m."
Tim has created a Facebook Group where more information is provided.: "Cemetery Advocacy Group"
"This page is for people who have loved ones buried in Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware, Ohio, Suburban Memorial Park in Dover, Pennsylvania and Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna, Ohio to discuss issues with the cemeteries."