2021 Donation Drive & 2020 Recap

March 23, 2021 Dear Bethany Family, It’s that time of year again and we are hosting our Bethany Cemetery Association Donation Drive! In this letter you will find a recap from 2020 and plans for 2021. Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions, comments, concerns or ideas regarding Bethany Cemetery!Continue reading “2021 Donation Drive & 2020 Recap”

Raffle Fundraiser Underway!

We are excited to announce our first fundraiser! Thanks to generous members and businesses of our community we have 12 gift certificates and $125 CA$H to raffle off! This raffle fundraiser will help us ensure that our cemetery gets its basic maintenance needs and hopefully some extra to use for much needed improvements! Tickets willContinue reading “Raffle Fundraiser Underway!”

Seeking Fundraiser Donations

January 13, 2021 Dear Local Businesses, The Bethany Cemetery Association is reaching out in hopes you may be willing to assist us in our upcoming fundraiser. We are asking for gift card donations of amounts $25 and up for a gift card basket raffle fundraiser. Please contact Tracy Brookshier, Secretary by January 29th. 314-971-5886, tbrookshier@pikecountyhealth.orgContinue reading “Seeking Fundraiser Donations”

The “Do No Harm” stone cleaning basics

Cleaning tombstones and monuments has become quite popular among many individuals and groups. Some groups do it as part of reading cemeteries to gather historical documentation or as a way to beautify a cemetery. The best and easiest ways to accomplish this in the most “do no harm” manner that the Cemetery Conservators for UnitedContinue reading “The “Do No Harm” stone cleaning basics”

Bethany Cemetery gets noticed in Centralia

Since as far as we know, whomever was lent our plat-book from Charles Stewart of Centralia has yet to show up. We have been pushing our story into the public eye through newspapers, facebook posts, radio and more in hopes that the right person will see/hear it and know where it is. Since our latestContinue reading “Bethany Cemetery gets noticed in Centralia”


* The Bethany Cemetery Association Board has increased the cash reward to $500 as of July 2021. The Bethany Cemetery Association Board of Directors is announcing a $500 CASH REWARD for the safe return of our missing plat-book. It has been missing since early 2016 when it failed to be returned to a previous boardContinue reading “$500 CASH REWARD FOR MISSING PLAT-BOOK!”

Our latest meeting

Bethany Cemetery Association Meeting 8/19/2020 @ Pike County Health Dept. Conference Room In attendance were Tracy Brookshier, Lesli Stross, Bess Gamm & Carolyne Puskas (via phone); as well as Tracy’s children, Stevie Jane & Trace Brookshier. Tracy discussed the progress with our new facebook page, website and blog. We also discussed the progress with theContinue reading “Our latest meeting”