News 10 follow-up: Bethesda Cemetery


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – In a News 10 follow up: Last week families in West Terre Haute expressed their concerns about the conditions of burial sites at a local cemetery.

Reports of tombstones sinking into the ground and unfilled graves were the issue at Bethesda Cemetery in West Terre Haute.

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As of Tuesday night the problems had been corrected, but the real question most we wondering was what took so long?

“Bethesda cemetery does not dig graves,” said Bill McClain, Bethesda Cemetery. “An independent contractor working for the funeral home did and he indicated that it was the harsh winter conditions and the frozen conditions.”

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McClain added Bethesda Cemetery did notice the sinking graves and he said they were in the process of correcting the problems beforehand. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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