Fleenor (Gillis) Cemetery

Chariton Township,  Section 24
This cemetery is in the west campground at Rathbun Lake marina. When Rathbun Lake was constructed in the late 1960's the Army Corp of Engineers preserved the small family cemeteries in the Rathbun Lake flood plain with chain link fence enclosures. This small cemetery is well tended.
The cemetery was started in conjunction with the Pleasant Plains M.E. church that was at the site until about 1882. Originally their were 10 to 12 graves but only one stone remains today. The remaining stone was erected in June 1902 by Eliza (Fleenor) Gillis and her husband Albert for Eliza's parents.

Photos at Iowa Gravestone Photo Project

Surname First Name Birth Death Comments
FleenorSarahSept. 15, 1843Sept. 19, 1898
FleenorWilliam M.May 15, 1817Oct. 8, 1885Erected by A. Gillis - June 1902
Death Certificate on file in the office of the Appanoose County Clerk of Court in Centerville list the following buried in Fleenor Cemetery but no tombstone exists.
FleenorRebeccaApril 16, 1851January 15, 1908Passed away at County Farm