Howard County Cemeteries is a database of cemetery information photographs developed by John C. Anderson and Ed & Debby Beheler.
Ed and Debby Beheler began working with cemetery data in 1996. Debby first focused on Cass and Miami Counties because of her affiliation with the USGenWeb Project.
Ed and Debby worked with John Anderson to develop John’s Cemetery DataSource Software into a program that would allow the organization of cemetery data into an appealing and useful website for genealogists and family history researchers.
Bound obituary books have been created from clipped obituary notices gleaned from the Kokomo newspapers and are available to view and photocopy or scan in the Genealogy & Local History Department at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. The obituaries are bound by year they appeared in the newspaper. Staff can scan and send copies by email FREE of charge; photocopies are 10 cents per page for B/W and 25 cents per page for color. Contact the library staff at 765.626.0838 or by email: arussell@KHCPL.org
You can now search for an obituary by name in our Kokomo Tribune obituary index which was started in October, 1998 and is updated monthly through the present day.
An index of the older notices in the bound obituary books is available for viewing online. An index for January-June 2012 is available now.
In addition, digital copies of the Kokomo Tribune obituaries often appear under “images” in Howard County Cemeteries links, thanks to library staff, volunteers and the Behelers.
John Anderson began a new database of obituaries that appeared in the Kokomo Tribune, beginning April 1, 2011. To go directly to the obituaries for 2011, 2012, 2013, click here.
Additional Cemetery Links