REPUBLIC, Mo. (KY3) – Vandals recently focused the Evergreen Cemetery in Republic, leaving group members in shock.
On Thursday, August 5, one native submited to Fb, “Was driving by way of Evergreen and noticed this. It has already been reported. What On the earth!?!? Regulate factors Everytime You’ve a liked one buried right here.”
A slur was written throughout one tombstone, however Based mostly on the submit, it has been cleaned off.
One native woman tells KY3 she rushed to Evergreen Cemetery after seeing the Undergo Guarantee her Relations’ graves Weren’t defaced.
“Evergreen Cemetery means Tons to me,” said Carol Booher. “My husband needed to be buried right here as a Outcome of It is throughout The road from the ball area wright here our grand youngsters performed, so he might watch in spirit. As quickly as I heard of the vandalism, I rushed to see if any of our stones have been hit.”
Booher says people have stolen sentimental gadgets off of her husband and daughters graves a quantity of occasions.
“They stole good gadgets that Weren’t even that costly off of their graves, like pigs and frogs. One factor that was particular to my husband and daughter inside our household,” said Booher.
Carol Booher shared Lots of her pals and neighbors have additionally been sufferer to theft.
“One grave down, from wright here my husband is laid to relaxation, was hit. Her grave had A very lovely 5-foot tall column and factors, And completely different people simply knocked off all of her stuff. It makes me so unhappy,” said Booher.
Booher informed KY3 she hopes the Republic Police Division will patrol The world extra and that vandals Shall be caught and held accountable.
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