County Works to Divide Cemetery Assets

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Shawnee County Commissioners went to work dividing the assets of Westlawn Memorial Cemetery Thursday.

Cemetery manager and assistant county counselor Shawn Leisinger says more than 1,000 people purchased pre-paid assets from the cemetery before the attorney general's office handed control to the county in 2005.

He says they only have about $150,000 to work with -- probably not enough to fully refund everyone.. so they'll work out a pro-rated system.

The county gained control over Westlawn in 2005 after complaints about its upkeep...

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