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"Asleep in Jesus, time nor space/Affect this blissful hiding place./On indian plains or upland snows,/Believers find the same repose."--This little verse is so appropriate to the location that one imagines it to have been penned by some local poet for just this application.
The always-poignant Victorian "farewell."
The Darling tombstone is very similar to the Bales stone having the leaning, broken tree stump indicating interrupted life,and mourning.  Notice the family name Darling is shown with wood and plants. Also present are oak leaves and acorns indicating potential in life.  Eudora, Kansas City Cemetery Dec. 15, 2001
The Nacy stone is topped with a little angel, symbolizing rebirth, resurrection, after life in heaven, mercy and divine love.  There is a green gazing ball in front of the stone.  Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Missouri, Dec. 8, 2001
The stone in the back is labeled "cenotaph"  which indicates a monumant erected to the dead but it does not contain the remains. There are several brothers but only one is buried here, one in St. Joseph, MO. and one in Houston, TX.  Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Missouri Dec. 8, 2001
The Johnson tombstone resembles a tree trunk most often used with members of Woodsmen of the World (W.O.W.) and their families.  Ivy entwines the trunk and ferns and vegetation are at the base.  Ivy represents fidelity, attachment, undying affection, eternal life.  Dec. 2001
The Stayton tombstone is adorned with poppies which symbolize eternal sleep.  Lee's Summit City Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Nov. 17, 2001
Unlabeled metal coffin top found in the Lee's Summit City Cemetery, North 291, Missouri.  Acorns, symbolizing potential,  adorn the top.  Nov. 17, 2001
Lee's Summit City Cememtery is the site of Cole Younger's grave.  He was famous for his outlaw activities and riding with Quantrill during the Civil War on the Confederates side and afterwards with the "bushwackers" who raided Ks-Mo. border towns.  Nov. 17, 2001
The DeLoss stone has an angel playing the harp.  Angels represent rebirth, resurrecton, protection, wisdom, mercy and afterlife in heaven.  The harp symbolizes hope, harmony with the universe and ascent to higher things.  Cemetery NW of Savannah, Missouri Nov. 3, 2001
The Bowman stone is the familiar tree trunk, shorter in this case, ivy surrounding the trunk, and a broken branch with a dove perched on it. The girl was only 15 years old.    A tree trunk represents brevity of life, the dove for love, purity, peace, resurrection and the Holy Spirit.  Cemetery NW of Savannah, Missouri Nov. 3, 2001
"Bring Me Your Dead" December 30th, 2011 Acushnet Cemetery
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"Asleep in Jesus, time nor space/Affect this blissful hiding place./On indian plains or upland snows,/Believers find the same repose."--This little verse is so appropriate to the location that one imagines it to have been penned by some local poet for just this application.

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"Asleep in Jesus, time nor space/Affect this blissful hiding place./On indian plains or upland snows,/Believers find the same repose."--This little verse is so appropriate to the location that one imagines it to have been penned by some local poet for just this application.
"Asleep in Jesus, time nor space/Affect this blissful hiding place./On indian plains or upland snows,/Believers find the same repose."--This little verse is so appropriate to the location that one imagines it to have been penned by some local poet for just this application.

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