Wednesday, November 15, 2006

It?s astonishing insensitivity

To those who have loved ones buried at the Ketchum Cemetery: Read this letter.

My husband, William M Clements, is buried in the Ketchum Cemetery where he's been since March 1995. How would you like to find out that your loved one's headstone was moved from his or her gravesite without your permission or knowledge? Well, that is what happened to me and my family. The Ketchum Cemetery board of directors, in August 2006, moved my husband's headstone without consulting me. Yes, I mean that literally. How would any of you like to visit a family gravesite and find no marker of their grave?

I thought it had been stolen. Including my husband's marker, eight headstones were moved. I wonder if any of those seven families are aware of this. Doesn't the Ketchum Cemetery board of directors have a fiduciary responsibility before upsetting a gravesite?

I am not a full-time resident of Ketchum, but, luckily, I live there in the summer. Otherwise, I would never have known of this disturbance. This is a lack of sensitivity on their part and has caused me great stress and undue suffering. Watch out. It could happen to you.

Ginny Clements

Tucson, Ariz.

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