For the Weekly Record Herald
TIPP CITY — The seventh annual cemetery walk, “If Tombstones Could Talk…” will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. It will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery, which is on S. Hyatt St. in Tipp City.
The family history of local painter Roger Haas will be shared by David Glaser, Jean Glaser Ware and Reed Hass. Bob Bartley will give the history of American Legion Post No. 586 at their memorial.
Remember Ralph and Nel Rodenberg of the decorator store? Their business and community involvement will be shared by their son, Bill. Gordon Honeyman will portray L.T. Ball, Tipp Schools Superintendent for many years. Susan Furlong and Marilee Lake will portray the infamous “Mast Girls,” Erma and Danza, and give the history of their family.
This event is sponsored by the Tippecanoe Historical Society. The historical society encourages those of all ages to stroll from site to site to hear the interesting stories of people from the past who called Tippecanoe/Tipp City their home. Take some extra time to check out the very unusual stones, many of which tell their own stories. Explain to your families the special markers and the sacrifice and service they represent. Talk with your families about the many people you remember through school and community associations.
If it is too difficult for you to navigate the cemetery grounds, you are welcome to drive from site to site. The township trustees do ask that you park in such a way that you do not block the drive as there might be those who are there to visit a particular site and not take part in the cemetery walk. The society does appreciate the work done by the cemetery staff to prepare the cemetery for this activity.
There will be people from the Society at the entrances to provide maps of the walk. For further information call Paula at (937) 545-5201 or Susie at (937) 698-6798.