A few years back this young man Jordan Liles made the sign for his Eagle Scout project.


Tombstone pictures located at :



After almost 4 yrs in the making the Basswood Cemetery Association now has their Cd’s for sale.  The set will include the Cd that has the tombstone photos and a Cd that has the cemetery transcriptions made by Robin Pardus and photos of the Basswood church, School, Sign, and additional photos by Ken Bartelt.  The Association is selling the Cd’s for $15.00 for the set of two Cd’s and $2.00 for shipping.  Total of $17.00 , if you are interested in purchasing the set please contact:


Robin Pardus

Secretary of Basswood Cemetery

11010 N Old Mill Road

McConnell Illinois 61050


Or you may email her for additional info: please  put Basswood Cemetery in the subject line.  Make checks or Money orders payable to Basswood Cemetery Association

Basswood Cemetery Meeting
The Basswood Cemetery Association met on Sept 21, 2011 at the Old McConnell School house in McConnell. Members present were: Viola Splinter, Wesley Wessels, Judy Runkle and Robin Pardus. President Mark Keister was absent. The Secretary's report was read by Robin Pardus and Treasurers report read by Judy Runkle. Both were approved as read. The group discussed the price of lots/graves from the past May 2011 meeting. As of Jan 1, 2012 the price of the graves will be: $200.00 for two graves and $400.00 for 4 graves. Motion was made by Robin Pardus and Wesley Wessels seconded it. Members voted to agree were Judy Runkle and Viola Splinter. The rest of the evening was discussing the lots and the cemetery. Next meeting will be held May 30th, 2012 at the Old School House in McConnell on Hulbert Rd. Wesley Wessels motioned to adjourn the meeting, Judy Runkle seconded it. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.



Pictures submitted by Robin Pardus


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