Cemetery projects

Worthington has six cemeteries: South Worthington, Ringville, Brewster, Benjamin, North Cemetery and Center Cemetery. Members of the Worthington Historical Society have been working to map these cemeteries and, in concert with the Town of Worthington Cemetery Commission, to clean and repair damaged stones and buildings on cemetery properties.We will be posting cemetery lists as they are completed.

Cemetery work

From left: Frank Feakes, Aaron Rutz, Pat Kennedy, Diane Meehan and Bob Randall at work at Center Cemetery, summer 2009 (photo by Diane Brenner).

Cemetery work

Kai Nalenz repairing a stone using epoxy, North Cemetery, summer 2010. His rig can be seen in the background.

Cemetery Work

Bob Randall at North Cemetery 2010.

Cemetery work

Diane Meehan and Bob Randall at Center Cemetery, 2009 (photo by Diane Brenner).

Cemetery work

Alan Schultz washing the Tower obelisk at North Cemetery (photo by Diane Brenner).

Cemetery work

Pat Kennedy and Frank Feakes help Aaron Rutz reset gravestone of Mrs. Julia Clapp at Center Cemetery, summer 2009 (photo by Diane Brenner).

10 Responses to Cemetery projects

  1. JMW Queen says:

    My great great grandfather, David Worthington (d ca 1812, Peru) and his wife, Affa Gilbert, were residents of the Peru/Middlefield/Worthington area. I am interested in locating their headstones, if still extant. Would you have any record of where these might be?

    • James Bianco says:

      You are in luck, I am documenting and will be photographing all three major cemeteries for Peru. As of right now I have documented everyone buried up until the 1930’s. Your ancestors David Worthington and his wife Affa Gilbert are buried in The North Peru Cemetery. I was there last week, way too much snow to really do any investigating but if their stones exist they will be online as soon as all this snow melts. The worst case scenario is that I can tell you where they are buried, the stone existed and was clearly legible in 1930.

  2. Pat Kennedy says:

    No Worthington stones in Worthington, as far as we can tell.

  3. James Bianco says:

    David Worthington died April 20, 1818 aged 63 and Affa Gilbert Worthington died April 18, 1834 at the age of 77..

  4. William Packard says:

    Looking for the Packard family headstones from 1790 – 1900 -lived /died in Worthington. Not certain what cemetery. William Packard specifically born Oct 1791 died Nov 1870

  5. Pat Kennedy says:

    Dear Mr. Packard,
    The only Packard headstone I’ve found so far is for Mary S Packard, wife of BF Packard, died 28 Feb 1864, age 22. That’s in North Cemetery, and I’m afraid the list for that cemetery is incomplete. I’ll go by and see what I can find.
    Pat Kennedy

  6. John Gibson Parker lll says:

    My name is John Gibson Parker lll. I’m a forensic genealogist. I live in Key West, Florida. I was just researching the history of Affa Gilbert Worthington. If you’d like more information on her family history and pedigree email me at mrjgpjr@aol.com (12/07/15)

  7. Cathy Zabel says:

    Might their be any headstones for the GREEN family. Joseph Green born about 1750(?)
    I am looking for the parents of a CLARISSA GREEN, child of Joseph, baptized June 21, 1780 Church of Christ, Worthington.

  8. John E. Creelman says:

    I am interested in finding the resting place or any information about the residence or papers of Rev. Harlan Creelman who lived on Huntington Rd. in a home known as ‘Ashmore Lodge’. I am fairly certain Creelman and his wife Josephine Thorp Rice are buried in Worthington.

    Many thanks,

  9. Michelle Wherry says:

    I’m looking to see if Ezekiel Gomer Sr. Is buried in any of your cemeteries in Worthington.
    Thank-you in advance,
    Michelle Wherry

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