During October of 2004, Sheila Morrison and Larry Tippin restored the Lane cemetery south of Bainbridge. This cemetery is well off the road in a secluded wooded area. But many people are in the vicinity of this cemetery since it is a prime mushroom hunting area.
This cemetery is the final resting place for
The Lane cemetery is enclosed by a concrete wall and is surrounded by many mature trees and overgrown vegetation. The cemetery itself has been mowed under the direction of the Township Trustee. But several of the stones in the cemetery had fallen over or otherwise been damaged by natural deterioration. During the summer of 2004 a thunderstorm toppled several of the large trees just outside the cemetery. These trees fell into the cemetery, knocking over and damaging several stones. More damage would have been done except the trees were so tall they fell all the way across the cemetery and came to rest on the concrete wall itself.
We consulted with the Township Trustee and agreed to restore this cemetery. We began by cutting and removing the fallen trees. We then surveyed the cemetery to see what work needed to be done. We could see that four or five stones were broken or had fallen off their base, in addition to the stones that were in need of repair due to natural deterioration.
The large monolith stone of
The large monolith stones for Henry and
The stones for Margaret Cornelius and Carrie Bauserman are tablet type stones that were lying at ground level. We reset these stones so they are now upright.
View photos of restoration of the
Looking south after cutting trees
Looking west after cutting trees
Looking east after cutting trees
Higgins and Angeline Lane before restoration
Margaret Cornelius before finding base
Margaret Cornelius before reset
Partial restoration looking southeast
Partial restoration looking east
After Restoration looking east
After Restoration looking east2
After Restoration looking west
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