Funeral Card Friday

I came upon Sara Breach Sheaffer’s funeral card totally by accident. Years ago while visiting the cemetery where she is buried to take a photo of her headstone I inquired with the cemetery office on possibly obtaining her cemetery burial card information so I could get her exact date of death. The office manager was very pleasant and helpful and led me into an old walk in safe vault that the cemetery  kept their old ledgers of burial in. It was an a large ledger one of many kept in the vault and as she browsed through she came to the page of Sarah. Sarah Breach Funeral CardShe gave me the date and some other info as to what she died from and where. She then pulled out the funeral card and said “would you like to have this for your records”? It was the funeral card! Since there were 2 of these in the ledger she said go ahead and keep it.  Unfortunately a year or two later that cemetery went under new ownership and restructured the burial ledgers to a computer program and the ledgers themselves no longer exist. Thankfully to a wonderful office manager that day I was able to get Sara’s funeral card for the family records.

 

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