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Marion, Ohio: Grave of Gypsy Queen

You might not have known about this century-old grave, but judging from the amount of offerings left on it, a lot of gypsies do.

St Mary's Cemetery

762 Delaware Ave., Marion, OH
St Mary's Cemetery. From OH-423/Delaware Ave., just north of the stoplight, turn west into the cemetery through the main gate. Stay to the right, and look right toward the fence line. You'll see the wooden cross.
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Gypsy Queen.

Gypsy Queen Grave

In St. Mary's Cemetery, in the non-Catholic section, is the grave of Ann Judge -- better known as "Queen Cleo," who died in 1905 during childbirth at age 30. She was part of a Brazilian gypsy group and became Queen after the death of her mother. She is rumored to be buried standing upright. Her marker (and wooden cross) are both covered with offerings that bring good luck to the giver, but curse anyone who steals them.

[Stephen Francia, 07/28/2020]

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