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Cemetery Managers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by citysexton, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. citysexton

    citysexton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I am a Sexton for 5 cemeteries in Akron, Ohio area. I was looking to find other cemetery managers to be able to throw ideas at and see what other folks are doing. Or even commercial folks that are mowing cemeteries on bids.
  2. Husqman

    Husqman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I am the sexton of a cemetery in north central Oklahoma. It is a small cemetery 15-20 acres and just a part time job for me, though sometimes it feels like a full time job being the only person.
  3. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    but what is a sexton?
    Never mind your the manager
  4. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Are you looking for people to mow them? I take care of 2 in akron canton area. What are the cemetaries you have. Tell me more and maybe I can help. Or call me 330-819-3621

    Jeff Smith
    JRS Lawn & Landscape
  5. citysexton

    citysexton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Sexton is kind of an old term which refers to the caretaker of a church or cemetery whose duties are to dig the graves and ring the bells. I dont have any bells to ring except for the ones in my employees empty heads:hammerhead: .
    No i'm not looking for any one to mow them we do that in house.
    Just wanted to know if anyone else on lawn site had the same responsibilities and thought we could network. You dont find to many people that you say "Hey what do you do?" and they say "i dig graves for a living":)
  6. citysexton

    citysexton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    How many burials a year do you do Husqman
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Well I deal with a few sextons around here. I set grave stones. Have for about the last 5 years.
  8. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    been doing it all for 5yrs.about 5 acres.
  9. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    Where is my wife?
    She says Im just rotting my brain on this thing
    Ive learned what a sexton is

    The cemetary I mow contracts out the mowing
    The families are responsible for opening/closing the graves
    There is a list of 3-4 guys that do that around here
    Only one guy for the old section(has to be done by pick and shovel cant get a backhoe up there)
  10. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    well we call the county shop to dig ours,and most of the time the funeral home will close it.they just asked me to price it and they said they wanted me to do it for now on.we have two very old sections with black fence that we push mower.they get the grass killer for around all the fence and the head stones.if we need something i get a check or if it is a big buy i call the other board members and we vote on it.the other 3 members are over 60 so they just leave it to me.

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