Cemetery Entry/Exit Columns - 1946 - Readsville, MO
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N 38° 48.667 W 091° 43.106
15S E 611269 N 4296596
Quick Description: Columns for the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2018 4:12:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMXW00
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of memorial: Callaway County
Location of memorial: MO-D, about 100 yards N. of CR-152, ½ mile N. of Readsville (ghost town)
Church built: 1944
Pastor: Mary Maddox

Memorial Text:


"There is a plaque at Bethel Cemetary [sic], honoring Alma Jackson for donating money to build the entryway to the cemetary [sic]. She is buried with her parents. She was their youngest daughter and enjoyed a career as a stenographer. She also enjoyed world travel, taking cruises to Europe, Bermuda and Cuba." ~ Find-A-Grave

"Bethel Methodist Church is located on the west side of SR D approximately ½ mile north of the Readsville settlement. The large flat lot contains a brick church and a cemetery. A gravel lot is located at the southwest corner of the property and connects to a drive that circles the cemetery. Directly behind (west of) the church building is a modern gambrel roof shed & privy.

"This 1½ story church sits on a full raised basement and faces east onto SR D. Constructed in 1944 and dedicated in 1945, the brick church has a centered entrance with paired doors within a Gothic arch stone surround. The side steeple on the southeast corner of the building is of equal height to the gabled roof. It is crenellated with buttressed corners. A one story frame addition projects slightly from the northeast corner and extends across the north elevation of the church. The addition appears to provide access to the raised basement. Behind the church is a large open cemetery that appears to still be in use for interments. The graves face east and are situated in long north-south running rows. Graves are marked with limestone and granite markers in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors." ~ Rural Churches of Callaway County, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, PDF page 187

Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: 1946

Full Inscription (unless noted above):

Website (if available): Not listed

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