Resting in peace in Lebanon

By: 
LAURA VALENTI FOR THE LACLEDE COUNTY RECORD

Memorial Day weekend will see thousands turn out to respectfully visit and decorate their families’ grave sites and monuments. Laclede County is dotted with dozens of family graveyards while the city of Lebanon is home to two large cemeteries, Mount Rose and the Lebanon Cemetery.

            MOUNT ROSE CEMETERY
Begun in 1953, Mount Rose Cemetery was purchased shortly afterward by Junior and Billie Thompson, who oversaw its operation until 1998 when they sold it to Holman-Howe Funeral Home, owned and operated by Kenny and Valerie Howe and  family. Valerie Howe is Junior and Billie Thompson’s granddaughter. 
“We built the Veterans’ Memorial out there in 2000,” Howe stated, while explaining the various aspects of the newest of Lebanon’s two larger cemeteries. “We built it before 9/11 and the difference in raising money for veterans’ causes before that event and after, is substantial.

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