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Journal Star
News From Springdale Cemetery
Date: 12/3/2009 Album ID: 901855
Photos by Leslie Renken
Nita Sunderland works with Bryan Stewart Tuesday morning to put together a tablet grave stone that is broken in multiple pieces. During the winter when it is too cold to pour concrete, Sunderland brings damaged pieces into her workshop at Springdale cemetery where they are expertly repaired.
LESLIE RENKEN/ JOURNAL STAR Springdale Cemetery executive director Jon Austin
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LESLIE RENKEN/ JOURNAL STAR Nita Sunderland holds her hand up to show how tall a marble tablet stone will be once it is repaired while discussing the restoration work she is doing in the Oak Hill section of Springdale Cemetery. Tablet stones are the oldest and most fragile type of grave marker in Springdale Cemetery.
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LESLIE RENKEN/ JOURNAL STAR Nita Sunderland works with Bryan Stewart Tuesday morning to put together a tablet grave stone that is broken in multiple pieces. During the winter when it is too cold to pour concrete, Sunderland brings damaged pieces into her workshop at Springdale cemetery where they are expertly repaired.
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LESLIE RENKEN/ JOURNAL STAR Bits and pieces of monuments from Springdale Cemetery set in Nita Sunderlands workroom awaiting restoration.
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