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Russell Stover

Posted in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with tags on February 14, 2014 by Cade

stover1May 6, 1888 – May 11, 1954

Candy magnate, Russell Stover was a chemist who revolutionized the chocolate candy industry. He was the first to create a chocolate confection that would harden when it came in contact with cold – inventing the Eskimo Pie – and founded the chocolate company that bears his name. Today, the name Russell Stover is most commonly associated with the heart-shaped box of chocolates that you have to buy for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day every year or else face the direst of romantic consequences.

Burial

Mt. Moriah Cemetery – Kansas City, MO

Specific Location

Mausoleum; Enter the main door and go up the stairs to the left, the Stovers are buried in the second room on the right.

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Dan Quisenberry

Posted in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with tags , , on February 7, 2014 by Cade

quis1February 7, 1953 – September 30, 1998

The giant scoreboard that towers over center field at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium said it best throughout the 1980’s. When Dan Quisenberry – the closer with the unmistakable submarine delivery – entered the game, a graphic appeared that read: “There’s no berry like a Quisenberry.”

Dan Quisenberry was one of the most dominant closing pitchers in the American League all through the early ’80’s. He set the single-season saves record 5 times and retired with a total of 244 saves. He helped the Kansas City Royals win their first World Series title in 1985. After leaving baseball due to a shoulder injury, “Quiz” spent his time writing and became a published poet. In 1998, at the age of just 45, Dan Quisenberry died of brain cancer.

Burial

Mt. Moriah Cemetery – Kansas City, MO

Specific Location

Under a bench with QUISENBERRY on it.

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Walter Cronkite

Posted in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with tags , on March 23, 2013 by Cade

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November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009

Dubbed “The Most Trusted Man in America,” Walter Cronkite delivered the news into American living rooms for nearly 20 years.  Cronkite’s distinguished career, both as anchor and reporter, saw him reporting on some of the 2oth century’s most memorable moments, including (but certainly not limited to) World War II, the Apollo moon landing, the Watergate scandal and the assassination of President Kennedy.  He retired from full-time anchor work at CBS in 1981, leaving a 45-year legacy that will never see an equal.

Burial

Mt. Moriah Cemetery – Kansas City, MO

Specific Location

On the lawn behind the main mausoleum as you enter the park, about 50 feet from the southern curb of this section, near a tree and a small stone bench.

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