RICHMOND â Most people are unaware of the fact that neither a town nor a state carries the responsibility of caring for its cemeteries. Maintenance of burial grounds is the sole duty of the families of those buried there. That presents a serious problem when the cemetery is so ancient that descendants have either moved away, arenât aware of their ancestry, or are of the assumption that the task is already in anotherâs hands.
Dory Wagner, of Hope Valley, has been taking such tasks into her own hands for a long time now. A native of New York, Wagner moved here to Washington County just before the blizzard of 1978.
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