Category Archives: Memorial Day

Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR Pays Tribute

On May 21, Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR paid tribute at the Eureka Springs Cemetery to mark the graves of interred past chapter members. Patriotic American decorations and flags (with NSDAR logos) were placed next to the graves of the chapter’s founding leaders. There are 34 known members’ graves in Eureka Springs Cemetery. Organizing members honored were Ruth Fuller Cross; Ruth’s mother, May Obenshain Fuller; Dorothy Fuller Mathews; and Beaulah Pitts McBee (May’s niece.) The gravesite of Organizing Regent Fanny Henderson Russ also was honored. GPS coordinates are recorded for each member’s gravesite so that the chapter can honor them at future events. This year the flags remained at the gravesites through Memorial Day.

Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR Pays Tribute to Thirty-two Members

The Eureka Springs Abendschone Chapter of the DAR pays tribute to thirty-two members that are interred at the Eureka Springs Cemetery. This photo is taken at the burial sites of several of the founding members, in 1951, of the Chapter. Organizing members were Ruth Fuller Cross, Ruth’s mother, May Obenshain Fuller, Dorothy Fuller Mathews, and Beulah Pitts McBee (May’s niece). Obenshain is said to be the “Americanized” version of the name Abendschone.

Each of the interred members in the cemetery are easily located via a GPS/ QR code, available at this location. For more information about Abendschone Chapter, visit website