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…

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!Continue reading “2022 Donation Drive!”

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 andContinue reading “Goodbye 2021!”

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 necessaryContinue reading “Projects Underway!”

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 onlyContinue reading “Witching & Searching…”

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 wereContinue reading “Clean up day 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”


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