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Group shares ‘hidden jewel’


Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / The Myrtle Cemetery Board of Directors has turned its attention toward promoting the cemetery’s underused memorial chapel, built in 1968 and recently updated.

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / The Myrtle Cemetery Board of Directors has turned its attention toward promoting the cemetery’s underused memorial chapel, built in 1968 and recently updated.

Nick Todaro, n...@ennisdailynews.com

The directors who care for the Myrtle Cemetery Memorial Chapel, ensuring its availability and vitality, call it a “hidden jewel” in the community’s oldest and largest cemetery.

Myrtle Cemetery, founded nearly 140 years ago in the infancy of Ennis, houses the resting places of many families that have been pillars of the community. In 1968, some of the “movers and shakers” as current board member Jim Templin calls them, realized their goal to have a chapel that could serve the cemetery and community. Its costs were paid by citizens who thought the community needed the facility to be built, and since its dedication 45 years ago, it has been maintained and kept ready for use when it was needed.

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