“A cemetery is a history of people – a perpetual record of yesterday and sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering – always.”
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
His Obituary-Death of Dr. Shaw-Dr. James S. Shaw, one of the pioneer settlers of this county, of late years a resident of Denver, died Monday after a long illness. The body was brought to Indianola Tuesday morning, the funeral taking place from the Congregational church of which he was a member. Dr. Shaw was the first physician to locate in Red Willow county, having located in Indianola in 1873. The church was filled to over flowing with former neighbors and friends. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved ones. Mrs. Shaw accompanied the remains on the sad journey. Friday 2 May 1902
CLICK ON THE LINK ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO SEE THE LISTING OF THE NAMES OF PEOPLE BURIED IN THESE CEMETERIES.
The cemeteries are located 1 mile Northwest of Indianola. The Catholic Cemetery is located on the South side of the road and the Indianola Cemetery is located on the North. In the Indianola Cemetery there are actually 3 different cemeteries. As you drive into the main entrance, through the gate with the cemetery sign above it and along the Directory, the Indianola Cemetery would be located to the East of this road, the Cedar Grove Cemetery would be located to the West of this road and the newest part the Indian Hills Cemetery is located in the North half of both these cemeteries.
I have spent the last 7 or 8 years off and on putting the Indianola City cemetery records on a computer and hope to be able to add the list of names to this page some day.
I FIGURED OUT A WAY TO GET THE NAMES OF ALL 4 CEMETERIES ON THE INTERNET (HOPE I DON’T GET CAUGHT 🙂 ) BUT WITH ONLY THE NAMES AND GRAVE LOCATION. NO DATES. EMAIL ME WITH ANY REQUEST AS THIS WAS DONE IN 2009 AND IS NOT UP TO DATE.
CLICK ON THIS ADDRESS TO SEE NAMES IN THESE CEMETERIES.