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THE GRAVE-BLOGGER

Tracy Brookshier – Genealogy and Cemetery Revitalization Enthusiast

Digging up information and resources to find missing graves and family members of those who are laid to rest here.

Sharing information and updates regarding all things cemetery related.

The Missing Plat-Book Mystery continues…

Cemetery Scavenger Hunt!

We are very excited to be hosting a FUNdraiser: Cemetery Scavenger Hunt! Eeeewww!  A cemetery scavenger hunt?  Are you serious?  Yes!  Believe it or not, this is a REALLY cool activity because cemeteries are chock-full of history! Join us on Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm. $20 per teams of 2 with CA$H Prizes donated by Bibb-Veach…

2022 Donation Drive!

March 11, 2022 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 2021 and plans for 2022. Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions, comments, concerns or ideas regarding Bethany Cemetery!…

Goodbye 2021!

Dear Bethany Family, I hope you all are staying warm and are ready for the holidays! I want to personally wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I look forward to 2022 and the things our cemetery will be accomplishing over the course of this upcoming year including a new fence and…

Projects Underway!

The Bethany Cemetery Board has been working hard to get some much needed projects taken care of within the cemetery including a new fence and laying gravel for our families to easily visit their friends and family laid to rest here. Ed Kerns with Kerns Construction has been contracted to do the dirt work necessary…

Witching & Searching…

On August 21st, a cool summer Saturday morning, I met with other cemetery enthusiasts, My dad, Terry Burnett, Audrey Jones, and George VanMeter. We worked to try to locate any sunken stones in the areas where we suspected some of our “missing family” to be laid to rest. We probed and dug! Unfortunately we only…

Lost Souls T-Shirt Fundraiser

Well, we ARE seeking them… and we need the communities help in raising awareness to our missing plat book mystery! $25 Each – Orders Due July 1st The Bethany Cemetery Association (Louisiana, MO) is searching for our missing plat-book. Without it, there are nearly 50 souls laid to rest within the cemetery with no stone…

Clean up day recap

Good afternoon Bethany Family! We had a nice day on Saturday for our clean up day! Myself, Gary Roberts and my dad Terry Burnett were all in attendance. The boys were picking up trash and cleaning up old grave décor when I arrived. We also cleaned up around some graves where bushes and perennials were…

Bethany Cemetery Clean Up Day!

Good Morning Bethany Family! Just a friendly reminder that we will have our Clean up day on Saturday May 22 (next weekend) at 1pm! Please let me know if you plan to attend. Things suggested to bring/projects: ShovelsSoft bristle brushes5 gallon bucket for waterWeed eatersLimb trimmersWire for mending fenceIf anyone has a small trailer or…

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!…

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 will…

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