City Cemetery
Folk Art Gravestones

415 East 9th Street
Hoisington, Kansas 67544

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Folk Art Gravestones - Hoisington, Kansas
Folk Art Gravestones - Hoisington City Cemetery
City Cemetery - Hoisington, Kansas

At least twelve previously unmarked graves in City Cemetery in Hoisington, Kansas are now marked with hand crafted folk art concrete and wire gravestones which were created by local grassroots artist, Phil Webb. 

Phil's mission began in 2008 when he learned that Creola Paxton who died in 1947 was buried in an unmarked grave. He found her name fascinating and did some research, learning the she loved to sew. Phil is a primarily self taught artist who was already making reinforced concrete sculptures for his yard and he created a unique marker to place upon her grave. Over time he created markers for unmarked graves of infants, veterans and others. The family of one of his friends asked him to create the headstone for his grave.

We located eleven of Phil Webb's gravestones, all of them were in the north half of the 15 acre cemetery and the unique painted figures on all but one of them made them easy to find.

Phil also does his part for those who care about the other graves in Hoisington's cemetery, adding memorials and hundreds of photos of graves to the Find A Grave web site.

Folk art headstones in Hoisington City Cemetery
Two of the folk art gravestones near the northwest corner of the cemetery
Bertha Harris (1879-1966)

Mary Newman gravestone - Hoisington City Cemetery
Enter Child of God
Mary Newman
(1924 -1983)

Lela Bailey grave - Hoisington City Cemetery
Lela Bailey
Wife of Joe Bailey

Elmo Johnson Sr. - Hoisington City Cemetery
Elmo Johnson Sr.
(1913  1976)

Roy Lane grave - Hoisington City Cemetery
Roy Lane
A Friend to Animals

Neal Williams gravestone - Hoisington City Cemetery
Veteran US Army Air Corp
POW May 28, 1944
Neal Williams

Creola Paxton - Hoisington City Cemetery
She Loved to Sew
Creola Paxton

Unknown Soldier Memorial - Hoisington City Cemetery
Spanish American War Unknown Soldier (other two sides in photo at the top of this page)

Connie Gay Booth - Hoisington City Cemetery
Connie Gay Booth

Ida Mae Richardson - Hoisington City Cemetery
Ida Mae Richardson

City Cemetery Map - Hoisington, Kansas
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