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‘God’s Hands’ reach from Tinley, Ill. to cemetery here

Jack Ruane, a parishioner at St. Julie Billiart Church in Tinley Park, Ill., helped clear overgrowth from the grounds of Greenwood Cemetery. He was part of a group of volunteers from St. Julie Billiart working to help with maintenance at the historic African-American cemetery.

Seth Huisenga swung a sickle to slash overgrown weeds, some of them twice his height.

He made good progress with the simple tool, clearing an overgrown area of Greenwood Cemetery in the north St. Louis County suburb of Hillsdale. He discovered a headstone of a 1 1/2 year-old child who died Sept. 16, 1976. "At least it's uncovered now," Huisenga said.

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