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Beavertown Cemetary in Kettering
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165 posts
Mar 24, 2015
2:37 PM
With all the sad news of late about all the destruction that has taken place in that cemetary it reminded me of the times that we would go there at night just to run around and scare the girls or to go there for some nightime parking. I couldnt have ever thought to do what these kids have done. Was a spooky place on a stormy night. Went there the other day after the news story broke and I was shocked at what damage has taken place. I was lucky as none of my wife or my familys headstones were involved in what happened. Sure is disheartening though..

Last Edited by FreedomWriter on Mar 24, 2015 2:42 PM
122 posts
Mar 24, 2015
3:32 PM
My Grandma & Grampa Tobias are buried there. Grampa was a trustee in the 40's and 50, at the cemetery. He was buried there the same day president Kennedy was buried and Grandma joine him the following July. I wish I still lived up there so I could go check their graves out, but I suppose if anything happened to them, the rest of my family still living there would know. I hope They catch those kids. If they catch them and it was up to me, they'd be required to cut the grass there for the next year !
79 posts
Mar 24, 2015
5:04 PM
Really sad these things happen. It probably happened at night. Wondering if a locked gate at night would help, as some cemeteries lock their gates at nighttime. The cemetery goes back to 1803, I am thinking, or some time around then.
luv my dayton
900 posts
Mar 24, 2015
6:02 PM
The cemetery was at the end of my street and we would take walks through there. Beautiful old place and was a small one where locals were buried. Used to go and take photos. My little grandson would be with me and I told him that I would like to be buried there one day. He was excited because as he told me he could come and visit with me. I'm still around and he is now 35 and he sent me a text today and was saddened to hear this story on news. Told him it was so disrespectful but to remember the souls were gone years ago. Your large cemeteries have security on the grounds but this one is just small enough not to warrant one. Theres a house you have to pass if you go in the driveway and is only direct way to enter. Other than that it would have had to be people on foot..Hope I on the same pg with you all as the cemetery I am discussing is off of Valleywood and up behind Rikes Kettering

Last Edited by luv my dayton on Mar 24, 2015 6:12 PM
123 posts
Mar 24, 2015
7:03 PM
I just heard from my cousin who lives in Xenia. He and his wife went there today to see if our Grandparents graves were damaged. They were not. He talked to a detective there and most of the damage is around where the old cannon is. Approximatly 200 headstones were either damaged, moved off the bases and rolled away so it's hard to figure out where they go, and somehow a few of them were split apart. Don't know how you could split a piece of granite, but they did. Bill said it looked like a war zone. Anybody who would do that is sick. I hope they catch them and put them away for a while where they can't do that anymore.
luv my dayton
902 posts
Mar 25, 2015
8:39 AM
Years ago a neighbor kid went missing and his mother didn't report it to police. Three days later he was found by kids takinng a shortcut, dead from overdose. It was never a secured cemetery but am surprised with all the houses along there that some noise didnt draw there attention.
170 posts
Mar 26, 2015
9:25 AM
Yeah it isnt a secure cemetary because it never had to be since it had always been respected by most people. Its a beautiful place to take a walk where it is always quiet. Heck most people don't even know its back there. From what I saw the other day its going to take quite a bit of work to get it back as it should be once again. And costly as well. With that much damage being done, I think its safe to say that their had to be a number of people involved.

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