Thanking The “Chillicothe Gazette” and Chris Balusik and Jona Ison for their in-depth research and reporting of the ongoing crisis that has overtaken Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.
This once registered cemetery, that is still active, has not had a legal owner for several years.
This situation of unwanted abandonment has meant plot owners, and family and friends of those buried at Floral Hills Memory Gardens — as well as additional help from caring and concerned volunteers — have all had to continually step in to maintain the grounds and gravesites.
This story describes the events causing this long crisis and how its effects are creating unbearable hardship and heartache for those who have friends and loved ones buried at Floral Hills Memory Gardens; a modern cemetery that once held so much promise to be a beautiful place of eternal peace and rest.
Answers need to come for Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Chillicothe (and also the Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Circleville), and soon.