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Ohio cemetery to meet with veteran's family after SpongeBob headstone removal

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, photo provided by the family of Kimberly Walker, shows Walker's gravestone in the likeness of popular cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants. Despite getting prior approval for the gravestone from Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, the cemetery recently removed it, saying it did not fit in with the character of the historic and picturesque cemetery. (AP Photo/Kara Walker)

Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press
Oct 22 2013 - 10:15am

CINCINNATI -- Officials at a cemetery that removed a slain Iraq war veteran's towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from her final resting place after they deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds were planning to meet with the soldier's family to explore possible solutions.The headstone of Kimberly Walker, 28, was made in the...

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