As the COVID pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, we have canceled our on-site Memorial Day open house this year. We will be sending out calendar updates as the summer progresses and we are able open up. In the meantime, enjoy a few images from our previous events.

Like me, my mother could not tell a joke. But she could tease and tell wonderful stories! My mom, aunts and uncles alternated weekends taking care of their infirm mother every weekend. When it was Mom’s turn, we would travel from Dayton to Lima and she would make up the most wonderful stories to keep…

I didn’t get to know my grandparents because I was born after they were gone. But feel I know my grandfather from the stories I heard. Grandpa was a engineer on the railroad during the Depression trying to support 10 kids! It was tough with limited hours he worked. He didn’t eat with the family…

My grandmother died when I was 9 y.o. She could be stern and made me behave…so she wasn’t my favorite. What I didn’t or couldn’t understand at the time was how much she carried on her shoulders. She had inherited a farm that dated to 1840. She, her husband and their son, my father, were…

If you’re interested in the historic neighborhoods of Columbus, you’ve probably seen or heard of Brenda Dutton. She is a fountain of historical information. Raised in Appalachia, Brenda credits her passion for history to her teachers who made history come alive. She soaked up history in neighboring states before heading off to college where she…

George William Bobb George William Bobb (better known as “Will” to distinguish him from his father) was born in Columbus, Ohio, on August 18, 1871. He was the son of George and Mary (Kaetzel) Bobb. He attended Columbus public schools until he was15 before attending Columbus Business College to prepare for a future in the…

To prepare for the day in the not-too-distant future for the re-opening of Green Lawn Abbey as an operating mausoleum, a new improved website was just launched. The website incorporates our new branding and provides information for those seeking information about interment at the Abbey. Information about Abbey history and her renaissance will continue to…

You are cordially invited to our Annual Open House. Memorial Day has always been a special day at the Abbey as it gives us a chance to reflect on the people we loved and to appreciate those who lead, built or protected our city and our country. On Memorial Day we will have just that…

This past summer another of the incredibly beautiful stained-glass windows was restored and returned to grace Green Lawn Abbey. Now back in its original opening, light streams through the stained glass and enlivens the space with dappled color. Restoration of the window was done at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio, as a special summer…

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