SIDNEY – With the cooperation of the weather, Morgan’s Place Cemetery has taken a big step towards becoming a reality. Several weeks ago the official inauguration took place, but recently excavations have been started by Quentin Larison of Pullins Drainage and Excavating to create a parking lot and possibly burial plots. This is all part of the first phase of the graveyard. Another aspect of phase one will be a memorial wall to remember babies who could not be buried respectfully in the past.
Morgan’s Place Cemetery is the vision of Nathan and Mollie Verdier. The location is along State Road 589 in southeastern Shelby County. Having lost two children before birth, and during a time of grief and prayer, they were called to create a cemetery for babies who did not survive birth, whether the reason was miscarriage, stillbirth or an abortion. Funeral services will be free for the family and will include items such as a casket or urn, funeral clothes and a keepsake. Bereavement support will also be offered.
All funeral services will be free for the grieving family. Therefore, phase two of Morgan’s Place will be the creation and maintenance of an endowment fund. Finally, phase three will be the construction of the Sainte-Philomène chapel. Saint Philomena is the patroness of babies. This structure will be used for non-denominational funeral services, bereavement support sessions and other related needs.
For more information about Morgan’s Place Cemetery, contact Nathan and Mollie Verdier at 937-726-9988 or Greg and Priscilla Wilt at 937-497-8118 or visit morgansplacecemetery.org
Morgan’s Place Cemetery takes a step closer to becoming a reality. Quentin Larison of Pullins Drainage and Excavating is working on the excavation of the lot and the parking lot.