Kimberly Walker loved SpongeBob SquarePants. The slain Army Sergeant, who survived two tours in Iraq, held SpongBob-themed birthday parties, and decked out her home with artifacts from the fry cook who lives in a pineapple under the sea.

Eight months after her death, her family was finally able to give her a fitting memorial -- two SpongeBob grave markers, each weighing 7,000 pounds. The cost of the monuments:  $26,000. But less than a day after they were erected, Spring Grove Cemetary in Cincinnati said they have to go.

"It was just heartbreaking," Walker's mother told WLWT. "I just felt we were just trying to honor her wishes."

Today (10/22), the family plans to meet with cemetery officials to discuss honoring Walker with what it deems a more appropriate monument.

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