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Ravenna Township Cemetery
Ravenna, Muskegon County, Michigan

Lat: 43° 11' 33"N, Lon: 86° 56' 02"W
Ravenna Township, Section 2/11

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Ravenna Township, Attn: Deputy Clerk, P.O. Box 153, 3770 Blackmer Road, Ravenna, MI 49451.

Contributed by Laura Moyer, Jul 10, 2007, last edited Dec 21, 2007 [lmoyer05@yahoo.com]. Total records = 3,371.

To reach this cemetery in Ravenna, driving north on Main Street, turn right onto Heights Ravenna Road. Cemetery will be at the end of the road.

The Ravenna Township Cemetery was established about 1873 in its present location off Main Street. The earliest burial date is on the tombstone of Margaret House Shimel, wife of Jacob Shimel, who died in 1849. The cemetery was run by a Citizens' Association which dissolved in 1941, giving the cemetery to the Township.

Prior to 1941 there was a cemetery called Forest Lawn located along the banks of Crockery Creek. All of these burials were transferred to Ravenna Cemetery beginning in 1894.

The Ravenna Township Cemetery is now owned and maintained by Ravenna Township. Clerk, Penny Sherman is in charge of the cemetery with sextons, James and Ruth Irish, doing the burials, in 2007.

I have compiled these cemetery records from owners cards, obituaries, the burial records, death cards, burial permits and the sextons records from Ravenna Township where I work. I started them back in 1998 and I recently updated them in July of 2007.

- Laura Moyer

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