Memorial Day Flower Pickup

As a reminder, we will be removing all floral arrangements within Pleasant Valley Cemetery, unless they are in a permanent vase, starting on Monday, June 18th. We will “attempt” to keep any decorations that have been placed on top of a monument. Our goal is to remove any decorations that might interfere with the law mowing process. If you wish to keep a particular arrangement that has been placed in front of or behind a monument, please remove it prior to Monday, June 18th. We will not remove mementoes, lights, flags, etc. UNLESS they might interfere with the law mowing/weed eating process or if they are in ill repair.

Also, please remember that all Shepard hooks and flag staffs must have something on them or they will be removed for liability purposes.

Pleasant Valley can experience strong winds. As a result, flags are often blown off their staffs despite attempts to keep them on. I would recommend that a couple of small binder clips be placed on the top of the flag holder to secure the flag.

Save the Date

Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00 a.m.
In front of the George Boyd Memorial Chapel

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.

Cleaning of Headstones

Some of you have expressed an interest in how to clean your headstone/monuments. While the monuments are stone or granite, you still need to exercise some degree of caution. The best and easiest method is to use a mixture of 50% water and 50% White Vinegar. On lime stone, you should use a mixture of 75% water and 25th White Vinegar. Best to wet the monument first and then use a soft bristle brush, either natural or synthetic and clean from the bottom up to the top in small circular motions. Do not bleach! Use lots of water. If you need a hose put out for this project, please let us know and we’ll make sure they are nearby. They clean up very nicely and will look great for a long time. Well worth the effort!

Community Service Hours

If you know of anyone that is looking to complete some community service hours for whatever reason, please have them contact us and we’ll see if we can put them to work. They can clean headstones in the older part of the cemetery or rake the grounds and other general maintenance projects. Please have them contact Mike Flanagan at (913) 706-3766 (cell) or

Walk the Cemetery for Exercise

There are an ever-increasing number of individuals who come to the cemetery to do their walking. It is a very quiet, peaceful and safe place to walk. It is flat and you don’t have to worry about traffic other than an occasional squirrel darting across your path. I do what I call a “Crazy 8” walking path which is essentially walking each roadway from north to south and then south to north on all four roadways. I have calculated the following:

  • Steps: Approximately 3,979
  • Miles: 1.53 miles
  • Minutes: 36

You can start at the south end by the Columbarium or Restroom. You can also park on that end. Give it a try. Doctors recommend you walk 30 minutes a day every day of the week.

Have a good Spring/Summer

“Light Up the Chapel” Capital Campaign

The Board of Directors for Pleasant Valley Cemetery District Association, Inc. would like to thank the following individuals for their generous donation to our “Light Up the Chapel” Capital Campaign. Your support is sincerely appreciated.

Donald and Revelyn Alpaugh
Gail A. Barham
Janet S. Bash
Brad and Pam Boerner
Max and Ruth Bruce
Larry Bunce
Lisa Bunce
Jonathon Burr
Lydia Cline
Lois Collins
Sharon Corben
Kendalene Crenshaw
Julia Dohr
Wendell Doolittle
Edward Jones Investments
Debra L. Eskie
Anthony Felich
Mike and Loy Flanagan
David Garrett
Tom and Jane Hang
William Hanna
Margaret Hansen
Brian and Robin Harris
Jerry and Lee Anne Heath
Shirley Hoffman
Warren Holmes
Andrew Ingolia
Beth A. Johnson
Tripp and Sally Johnson

Joetta C. Kliewer
Ann Kranker
Brenda L. LaMar
Ken and Carol Lash
Lynn Lieberman
Becky Linot
Dave Lundgren
Rebecca MacKinnon
John Martin
James McNelis
Jerry Mounts
Greg and Ann Owens
Sam and Connie Perkins
Andrea Ponte
Robert and Becky Powell
Charlie and Betha Regan
Richard Rhodes
Christopher Rigsby
Iris Sanford
Michele Schwab
Rhonda Sexton
Ruth Sherrill
Derald and Gloria Slagle
Total Financial Group (Karren Allen)
Dennis and Mary Beth Welzenbach
Paul Wirtz
Joan Woods
Shirley Young
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