Woman says son’s grave plaque moved after decades

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman says she is heartbroken after a ground-level plaque for one of her two infant sons buried in a Topeka cemetery has been removed after three decades.

Angela Hudson says both of her sons’ graves have been marked with plaques since the 1970s, but her sister visited the graves on Memorial Day and found the marker was missing for her youngest son, who died in 1977.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the grave marker for Hudson’s older son, who died in 1975, is still there. Both boys died shortly after birth.

Mount Hope Cemetery’s new operator says temporary markers should have been removed after 30 days, but maintenance in the cemetery wasn’t always up-to-date.

Hudson says she can’t afford to buy a permanent marker for her son.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s