MARION COUNTY PIONEER CEMETERY COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
April 30, 2012
The regular meeting of the Marion County Pioneer Cemetery Commission was held April
30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Rural Fire Station, W. Main, Knoxville, IA.
Members present were Marla Suter, Carla Huebler, Dave and Janet Ritchie, Carl Nollen,
Larry Fudge, Carolyn De Cora, Val and Kent Van Kooten, Linda Burton, Howard
Pothoven, Jack Sterling and Bev Jones.
Val Van Kooten called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Officers present were Val Van
Kooten, Janet Ritchie and Bev Jones. Stephanie Visser was excused and John Thomson
Janet Ritchie made a motion to approve the March 26, 2011 minutes with the correction
of two name spellings and seconded by Kent Van Kooten. All ayes.
Janet Ritchie stated that we had a balance of $3,818.13 in our account. Kent Van Kooten
turned in a bill for $275.04 for new fence at Pendroy cemetery. Union Township is
paying for the new fence at Shirey Cemetery which was $382.03.
Shirey Cemetery was cleaned up, old fence tore out and new fence built on April 25,
2012. Mark and Deb Core loaned us there tractor to tear out the fence. Carla Heubler,
Marla Suter, Val & Kent Van Kooten, Connie and Daryl Jordan, John Thomson, Howard
Pothoven, Larry Fudge, Janet & Dave Ritchie, Carl & Ramona Nollen and Bev Jones
worked on the cemetery repair. Sign will be ordered.
VandeKamp Cemetery- No report.
Pendroy Cemetery – Pella High School students cleaned up the cemetery and built aCa
fence. Sign to be ordered.
Grave-sniffing Dogs – April 7th, Shelly Sedberry and her two dogs went to Jelsma,
Applegate, Shirey and Gibbens Cemeteries to sniff for graves.
Gibbens Cemetery – Val is checking with a Pella Sunday School class about mowing the
Val Van Kooten had some Central College students record the Karr, Mikesell, Shirey and
Sell Fremont Caulkins D(1945
Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Iowa
Ricker "Rick" Maddy (born in Knoxville, IA 06/24/49 at Collins Memorial Hosp.) ..... buried in Graceland, Concord, Greenwood and Rees cemeteries so the cemetery site was most helpful. ...... He sold the business to his eldest son, Wilbur Owen Froggatt about 1900. ...... for Sell Fremont Caulkins' (10/28/1878;8/25/45)siblings
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