Sunken graves are a concern for visitors

Local News

GEORGETOWN, Ill. (WCIA) — Sunken graves are a concern for visitors at the Georgetown Cemetery. 

There were several graves in need of repair when we visited on Monday afternoon.

Workers there say they will fix the issues once the weather allows them too.

They say winter weather caused the dirt to settle and it’s been too cold and wet to add more.

People we talked with say they know it happens, but want to make sure these graves are filled soon.

Cathy Morris has been coming to the cemetery since she was a kid.

Caring for the graves of her family members.

“It’s important to me that these graves are maintained just as if they were alive,” says Morris.

The cemetery president tells us it takes time for a grave to settle and when the weather is bad, this happens.

With the amount of rain and snow we’ve had this season, it’s made keeping up with the sinkage hard.

Morris understands mother nature is sometimes difficult to work with but she doesn’t see that as an excuse.

“I understand the weather have been uncooperative up until this point but when I come to the cemetery on a routine. Weekly, sometimes daily basis and I have to walk by these sinking graves, it is heartbreaking,” Morris.

The cemetery president assures us as soon as the weather will allow his grounds crew will be out filling the sinking graves. 

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