Remembering My Mother and My Aunt

VIRGINIA LIMES & MARY STITAK - 1992 - SIDE BY SIDE PHOTOSSharing a special photo and memory for me.

I remember this day well that I picked up my Aunt Mary who lived in Lorain and drove her to where my mother was living at the Western Reserve Nursing Home in Kirtland, Ohio; and then take my aunt back home.  It was a lot of driving for one day, but my aunt didn’t drive, and I knew she wanted to see her sister.  I am so glad  I took that day off from work so this special reunion could take place.

“Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries”

Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries” — A closed Facebook Group:


Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries Facebook group is dedicated to the preservation of Ohio’s cemeteries and protecting the gravesites of those who are interred in them.

Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries:

Advocates strengthening the Ohio Revised Codes to better protect all of Ohio’s Cemeteries regardless of their status; whether active, inactive or abandoned.

Promotes the use of recommended products and procedures publicly advocated by such well-known and respected individuals and organizations as:

Jonathan Appell

Lynette Strangstad

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies

“The National Park Service National Center for Preservation Technology and Training” NCPTT


Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries specifically stands against and does in no way condone the use of harmful aggressive and abrasive products and practices including using wire brushes, power washers or power tools such as Nyalox hard nylon brush wheels that rotate at high speeds when attached to power drills.

Preserving Ohio’s Cemeteries also stands against applying products such as bleach, or “Wet and Forget” to clean gravestones which cause irreversible damage.

SEPT 23 - 2015 - BEF & AFT D2 ON 3 MARKERS

“The True Sadness of a Cemetery”


“The True Sadness of a Cemetery”

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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.”