One of the Pleasant gravestones, that for Peter Shrock (d. 1847), is a nice example of a mid-19th century stone with a willow-and-stars motif.
died May 19, 1847;
Ag’d 55 yrs. 6 mos. &
The weeping willow symbolizes mourning and sadness; the stars, divine guidance. In particular, 5-pointed stars represent the Star of Bethlehem.
Pleasant Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio