Our Memorial Garden

Seneca Presbyterian established a memorial garden for the internment of ashes in 1995. It was created through a gift from the Earl Peters family along with gifts made to the Earl Peters memorial fund. The garden is located on South First Street adjacent to the steps leading into the church building. Ashes are placed directly into the earth. All names are recorded on the Memorial Garden plaque located in the hallway by the church office and on exterior plaques located in the garden. 


This garden represents a sacred trust and is a vital ministry of Seneca Presbyterian. Funds received for the interment of ashes are used to maintain and enhance the beauty of this space. While the vast majority of persons whose cremains are interred in the garden were members of Seneca Presbyterian, membership is not a prerequisite for this ministry. 


Learn more about the saints whose ashes are interred in our garden here.  (findagrave.com) 

We lovingly care for the ashes of ... 

(listed in chronological order of internment) 

1994

Earl J.H. Peters

April 29, 1912-October 22, 1994


1995

Frederick Kuehn

October 26, 1915- May 1, 1995

Edward M. Forus

October 25, 1916-December 1, 1995

Tennyson P. Blackburn

June 12, 1935-September 13, 1989


1996

Robert W. Thomas

January 17, 1921-December 19, 1996


1997

Raymond Allen Smith

October 16, 1916-April 29, 1997


2000

Shirley Ann Moore

March 1, 1932-May 25, 2000


2002

Paul Heinz Riedel

October 27, 1920-January 27, 2002

Richard K. Lacy

June 6, 1927-November 24, 2002


2003

Barbara Willbrandt

February 25, 1926-October 11, 2003

Lillian Mabel Smith

December 12, 1913-September 5, 2001


2005

John L. Davidson

November 27, 1912-August 27, 2005

Rose C. Forrus

August 26, 1916-September 17, 2005


2006

Walter L. Dost

May 1, 1926-November 15, 2006


2007

Jean Barron

August 19, 1936-May 1, 2007

Alma Thomas

December 21, 1923-May 6, 2007


2008

Lambert Lozier

March 22, 1917-June 14, 2008


2009

Mildred E.R. Peters

July 8, 1914-January 29, 2009


2010

James "Cary" Henry

February 19, 1968-May 6, 2007

Jack and Lois Green Ritchie

June 1, 1925-January 26, 2007

November 25, 1926-September 24, 2010

Elaine D. Bringardner

October 14, 2010


2011

Howard E. DeWolf

April 12, 1922-May 21, 2011

Richard G. Bringardner

June 24, 2011

Jeanne E. Dost

June 5, 1929-June 26, 2011

Rose S. Hart

July 15, 1930-October 6, 2011

Betty Joyner Turner

December 7, 1927-November 17, 2011

Annice Bandy

March 6, 1931-February 12, 2011


2012

Robert H. Buse

May 21, 1923-January 3, 2012


2013

John Leslie Catlin

June 9, 1926-August 14, 2013

James Ronald Moore

September 3, 1931-September 8, 2013


2014

Nancy Ross Goldsmith Dendy

July 21, 1933-April 28, 2014

Archie Ingram Barron, Sr.

September 27, 1936-January 20, 2014

George E. Hart

October 23, 1930-September 1, 2014


2015

James A. Holmquist

February 6, 1934-January 5, 2015

Grace Murdoch Jacobi

December 12, 1909-January 13, 2015

Edward M. Krech

June 28, 1932-March 23, 2015


2016

Rich Simington

July 24, 1944-March 30, 2016

Barbara E. Norton

July 24, 1931-June 12, 2016

H. Ralph Geist

June 10, 1923-August 17, 2008

Betty Sliker Geist

December 10, 1930-May 21, 2011

Ralph Fogelberg Barth

November 28, 1927-October 26, 2016


2017

John T. Shively

June 21, 1921-January 6, 2016

Ada Astin Josey

September 13, 1938-October 10, 2016

Nancy E. Buse

June 1, 1924-February 13, 2017

Joan B. Lacy

February 11, 1931-May 2, 2017