Keene, New Hampshire: Teacher's Desk Tombstone

The granite grave marker of school teacher Charlotte Gemmell (1920-2003) is shaped like a desk, complete with essential books and an apple.

Monadnock View Cemetery

Address:
451 Park Ave., Keene, NH
Directions:
Monadnock View Cemetery. Three miles northwest of town. Enter through the main gateway off of Park Ave. Drive in, make the second left, then drive about 500 feet. The grave will be on the right, three rows in.
Hours:
Gated after dark. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Teacher's Desk Tombstone

This is the tombstone for a local teacher who passed away in 2003. It resides in the Monadnock View Cemetery, which is oddly named because you can't actually see nearby Mt. Monadnock from the cemetery itself. When I was there in April 2012, the woman's son was visiting from the Midwest and he was happy to see someone enjoying his mother's stone. He also pointed out his brother's stone nearby that's shaped like a baseball.

This cemetery is also the burial site of Keene's hometown civil rights hero Jonathan Daniels, who was killed by a shotgun blast while defending a girl in Alabama in 1965.

[Tim Hulsizer, 06/11/2012]

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