Cincinnati, Ohio: SpongeBob SquarePants Tombstones

Spring Grove Cemetery is the graveyard for the elite of Cincinnati. In 2013, the family of Kimberly Walker erected two big SpongeBob SquarePants tombstones on her grave; she had been a huge SpongeBob fan. The next day they vanished. The cemetery said they "did not fit" in a "historic cemetery." But on Valentine's Day 2014 -- the one year anniversary of Walker's murder -- the SpongeBobs were back up, apparently for good. The cemetery apologized, although the SpongeBobs now no longer face the road.

Spring Grove Cemetery

Address:
Gray Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Directions:
Spring Grove Cemetery. Enter cemetery through the north gate, off of Gray Rd. Once inside the cemetery, take the first right. At the next major intersection bear gently right, then at the next intersection bear gently right again, this time following the dashed lines. Continue following the dashed lines for about a quarter-mile. The SpongeBobs will be on the right, maybe a hundred feet in, in a cleared area among the trees. Look for the twin, medium-high, black tombstones; the SpongeBobs are on their back sides.
Hours:
North gate open daily 8-6
Admission:
Free
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SpongeBob SquarePants Tombstones

I'll second the directions and add this...you pass a submarine-shaped headstone on your right, then one with a cruise ship and one with a bell, and that's how you know you're in the right place. The tombstone directly in front of hers reads "BRAIN." Her story is an awfully sad one and it's nice that the family got the SpongeBob stones back in place. If you look in the grass near the tablets, they have added a flat marker with her photo. [Kitsa, 08/02/2016]

Sponge Bob grave markers.

SpongeBob SquarePants Tombstones

Directions are perfect and we found easily. The memorial is majestic...as you approach the two huge marble markers you can see Spongebob's silhouette peeking out! Walk around and behold two Spongebob figures in black and grey marble, one a soldier, one a sailor. I'm interested to learn more about the young woman who rests here.

[Gloria Z, 05/23/2014]

Sgt. Kimberly Walker (1984-2013) served in the US army in Iraq,and was murdered on Valentine's Day in 2013. She loved the absorbent kids cartoon character. The cemetery association didn't -- at least not for its gravestones, but after some adjustments they are now permanent.

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