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Funeral service to be held Friday for unclaimed baby

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 21:26:18-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A baby who was left unclaimed at a local hospital will receive a graveside service Friday.

The baby named Steven Joseph will be honored at 1 p.m. Friday inside the Mt. Vernon Chapel at Washington Park East Cemetery.

He Knows Your Name Ministry, which says it gives children dignity and honor in death by celebrating their life, claimed Steven Joseph after he was left at a hospital. The organization's founder, Linda Znachko, will officiate the service.

“My goal is that no baby be left unclaimed in death,” Znachko told RTV6 in 2017.

Znachko works with hospitals across Indianapolis where she gives each baby a name and a gown before the service.

The public is invited to attend the service.

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