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Gravestone returned in southeast Missouri cemetery

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A once-missing, century-old gravestone is back in its place in southeast Missouri.

The marker belonging to a man who died 104 years ago was rededicated during a weekend observance that drew about a dozen people - 6 of them Jesse Miller's descendants - to the Miller-Nunn family cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

The gravestone was 1 of 2 discovered in December by Wayne Godwin as he surveyed land near his Cape Girardeau County rental home. The other marker was for young twins who died during the Civil War.

The Southeast Missourian reports that it's believed someone stole the gravestones many years ago during Halloween.

Steve Knuckles of Imperial near St. Louis calls it satisfying to see his great-great-grandfather's grave marked again.

Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com

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