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Woman Says Sons’s Grave Plaque Removed After Decades

KSAL StaffJune 9, 2014

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 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.

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Associated Press Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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