Two mad-cap co-workers who love history, genealogy, and the occasional walk through a cemetery.
19 March 2013
Tombstone Tuesday: Fancy Stone of Lulu Utley
While scanning pictures of cemeteries, I was struck by this fancy stone. Lulu, daughter of W. S. and L. B. Utley apparently died in 1885.
This lovely stone is located in Everett-Big Prairie Cemetery in Newaygo County Michigan. I really like the detailed carving. The over-all shape is more detailed than usual. When you add the inner framework around the wording, and all the flowers engraved on the top section, this stone becomes something quite ornate.
The stone is a bit weathered, but all in all, a wonderful memorial to Lulu.