WARSAW — Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer was in attendance at the Oakwood Cemetery Board of Regents meeting held Thursday, Jan. 4, to swear in Board of Regents President Dave Baumgartner, Vice-President Max Mock and board member Arthur Brown. Mock, a lifetime resident of Warsaw and financial advisor at Edward Jones Investment Agency, replaced Lewis Dobbins, who recently retired from his position on the Board of Regents.
Oakwood Cemetery Sexton Hal Heagy informed board members that he would like call attention to a kind gesture by McHatton Sadler and Redpath-Fruth funeral homes, both located in Warsaw.
“Every year McHatton and Redpath-Fruth honor my employees, my secretary and myself. They provide us with a meal to thank us for what we do here, for the service we give them,” said Heagy. “It’s a very nice thing they do and I just wanted everyone to be aware of it. My guys really enjoy that and appreciate it.”
Stone work is scheduled to begin around the Legion 1 area of the cemetery in the spring due to erosion.
“If I don’t take care of it, vaults are going to start to be exposed on that hill,” Heagy stated.
Heagy asked for input from board members regarding changes and improvements to the cemetery. He said that eventually another cremation garden would need to be added.
- The columbaria have been set. One columbarium has slight damage to it, which will require either repair or replacement of the top.
- Board meeting dates for 2018 were approved.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1.