Plot owners at Coopers Plains Cemetery claim victory over caretaker

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Dan Carr is no longer the caretaker for the Coopers Plains Cemetery. That’s according to Ronda Strawser, who has been fighting for Carr to be removed since last summer.

Several plot owners stood behind Strawser in her efforts, citing missing/removed items and mown over gravesites as examples of poor maintenance and general mismanagement by Carr.

“It feels like I lost my parents and my family all over again,” Pamela Pierson said in June 2018.

Strawser wrote in a Facebook post Thursday night:

GREAT NEWS. Dan Carr is no longer care taker of coopers cemetery. There was a meeting yesterday with me, my attorney, a few plot owners, 3 church trustees and their attorney. The church is sorting through paper work left by Dan Carr. They (church trustees) are very open to plot owners organizing a plot owners association. Mowing will be done. To help with this transition we are organizing a work day at the cemetery for anyone willing to help. This will involve weed eating and basic yard work. This will be before memorial day…date still to be determined. If u have a weed eater and want to help in any way let me know or Nancy and Ralph Foster. Coopers plains cemetery WILL be restored to its original beauty. The entrances will not be blocked off. Thanks to everyone that helped and never gave up. Special thanks to Attorney Ray Schlather…helped make this all happen.

It’s not clear if Carr quit or was forced to resign. 18 News will keep you updated as we learn more. 

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