Ind. Couple Want to Wed in Cemetery

May 8, 2007 9:52pm CST
Evansville city officials are considering a request by a couple to be married in a city cemetery. Twenty-two-year-old Jamie Sue Smithhart says that when she wanted to escape to a quiet place as a teenager, she went to Oak Hill Cemetery. Now, she and her fiance, 23-year-old William Zentmeyer, want to get married there. They have a spot picked out just inside the cemetery's main gate. The couple met in art class in high school but didn't start dating until earlier this year. Their former teacher says it would be just like them to want to do something a little different. The city Works Board briefly discussed the couple's request. Members voiced no objection, but tabled it for a week to give a city attorney time to review the application.
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@vokey9472 (1488)
• United States
12 May 07
I think that it is perfectly acceptable to use a cemetary for a wedding. I find them to be beautiful, quiet and restful places. Places where you can just relax and enjoy. I don't see anything wrong with the couple's request. I hope they get to have their wedding.