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Wendy Littrell (#47037495)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 3 days
Carol Hermann
Sarah House (Mem. #55102327)
Hi Wendy-

Thanks for updating Sarah's memorial to include her maiden name.

All the best,


Added by Carol Hermann on Feb 25, 2014 6:20 AM

Loretta (Willis) Rainey-Fones
George Littrell
Hi Wendy, if you would like transfer of your husband's great uncle's memorial, please just send me an edit. My sister (now deceased) had made his memorial and I am now in management of them. "Each Day Counts", Loretta

Added by Loretta (Willis) Rainey-F... on Feb 24, 2014 10:31 PM

Jim Cyr
Clara Gray Sovey Badder
Hello Wendy,
Thank you so much for the information about Clara's second marriage and her death date. I do remember when she took care of my sister, my brother and I at her home during her brother's 1961 burial service in Battle Creek, Michigan. Lester Gray was our step Grandfather who I remember well. Lester is buried next her at Oak Hill Cemetery. Clara's husband is buried on the other side. Jim Cyr

Added by Jim Cyr on Oct 18, 2013 10:54 PM

RE: Andrew Goul
You are so welcome. Glad I could do it.
Bob Hubbard

Added by arrowkeeper on Oct 09, 2013 9:30 AM

Janice Lapp
RE: Thurman Amore Jr, etc.
Thank You, Wendy, for telling me that...I love doing this. Yes, it's sad how those 2 little boys had to die. I saw that on their memorials.

Added by Janice Lapp on Aug 05, 2013 9:36 AM

Janice Lapp
RE: Leroy Amore Gravestone Photo
Sure, I just did his wife's tombstone. All is taken care of.....

Added by Janice Lapp on Aug 04, 2013 8:40 PM

Doreen Connell Drennen
RE: photo of gravestone for Leonard & Lillian Amore
You're welcome. Glad for the opportunity to "pay it forward". :)

Added by Doreen Connell Drennen on Jul 31, 2013 6:56 PM

D. Marsh
Adams Family Cemetery Stone Photos
Hello Wendy
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
For the great photos of Abram Adams 24900197, Robert Adams 24900146, Cleve Adams 24900239 and Garnett Adams 90017724 my Adams family.
We just returned from vacation and what a wonderful surprise. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to help me with my cemetery stone photo requests.
Find A Grave is a great site but only because of people like you.
Dori Chrisp

Added by D. Marsh on Jul 01, 2013 8:51 AM

Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the photo of Marjorie Ellen "Margie" Ashley Kahler's gravestone. I really appreciate your time and the quality of the photo.

Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on Jun 26, 2013 9:30 AM

Rita & Lee Gordon
Minnie Jane Hotchkiss Fike
Thanks for the photo

Added by Rita & Lee Gordon on Jun 25, 2013 1:39 PM

Elliot Grover Cemetery
Thank you so much for the photos for Frederick & Dorothy HEIMER's memorials. I really appreciate it!

Added by LeeLee on Jun 25, 2013 9:32 AM

RE: Charley N Smith
Wendy, after I sent my first reply to you, I saw on your bio that you are not near to Brunswick very often! How nice you were able to fit some fun days into your trip to Mendon. I'll be visiting Chariton County next week and hope to have my own fun days with a camera.


Added by DVF on Jun 25, 2013 7:41 AM

Wes Harris

Thanks for the picture it is great.



Added by Wes Harris on Jun 25, 2013 6:00 AM

Charley N Smith
Thanks so much, Wendy, for the photo. Looks great. Are you nearby?


Added by DVF on Jun 25, 2013 4:22 AM

Mattha Whitney
Thank you so much for getting and posting Martha Whitney photo.
I appreciate you taking your time in getting it.

Added by Gina on Jun 24, 2013 7:25 PM

Larry Van Dyke
RE: Siloam Chapel Tombstones
I will get you the obituary for Clara. It is in my list. I may have to ask my sister to send it to me and then I can scan it and send it to you. I had the 1998, 1999, and 2012 books with all the obituaries and I've misplaced them someplace. I know most I still have them just can't find them. So it may take me a few days to get it from my sister.

Added by Larry Van Dyke on Jun 24, 2013 5:48 PM

Larry Van Dyke
RE: Siloam Chapel Tombstones
Are you related to the Littrell's in Chariton county? Also, some Littrells in my family through marriage back a ways. I grew up in Marceline and had a Littrell for a teacher in grade school. Been through Mendon and Rothville many times and used to fish at Swan Lake. Hope you don't take my suggestions wrong. I'm trying to photograph as many of the old cemeteries in Linn County when I get a chance to get back there. Some of them are just disappearing into the brush. I was in one this spring like that.

Added by Larry Van Dyke on Jun 24, 2013 4:34 PM

Larry Van Dyke
RE: Wanda Heaney
I suspect she is still living. I looked in my obituary index from the Brookfield paper that covers 1970 through 2012 and I didn't find her. If you ever have need of an obituary from that era that might have been in the Brookfield paper let me know and I can see if I have it and send it to you. A lot of Mendon and Rothville obituaries are in the Brookfield paper.

Yes, I know about the wind problems and sometimes you just have to take what you can get. I really do appreciate you getting the photos though. It really helps people looking for information on their families, especially if they are linked to others in their families. I try not to put people in Find A Grave unless I know they are deceased. But some people don't follow that practice if they see a name on a tombstone they add them even when there isn't a death date.

Added by Larry Van Dyke on Jun 24, 2013 4:11 PM

Larry Van Dyke
Wanda Heaney
I hope you don't think I'm telling you what to do on your photos. Just one more thing that helps is to move flowers out from in front of the tombstone so that you can get all of the writing on the tombstone. I know that is a pain sometimes but it is a big help if the birth and death dates are shown along with other writing. I just move them aside and then put them back after I've shot the photo.

Again, keep up the good work.

Added by Larry Van Dyke on Jun 24, 2013 3:13 PM

Larry Van Dyke
Linda England
I wouldn't worry about finding Linda England. She may be in an unmarked grave and the only way to find her would be to find the person who has the cemetery records. She was originally put in a Siloam Chapel in Marceline posting but there is no Siloam Chapel in Marceline. Those postings actually were for the Mendon Siloam Chapel. I would have to do some more investigating to see if that is where she actually ended up. Since she was not buried until later it is possible she was cremated and buried with just a small marker or with her parents.
Thanks for your effort though.

Added by Larry Van Dyke on Jun 24, 2013 3:02 PM

Gene Bruner
Atterbury-Cook gravemarker photo
Thank you, Wendy. I had found the grave a number of years ago, before I think there was Find A Grave. I never thought I would use a photo to document my work but that site has grown and your help now in Find A Grave adds so much.

Added by Gene Bruner on Jun 24, 2013 2:19 PM

Larry Van Dyke
Siloam Chapel Tombstones
Thanks for getting all of the photos I requested for Siloam Chapel. The request was to help me verify that the people were actually in the Mendon Siloam Chapel cemetery.

Your photos are good but here are some tips that I've learned the hard way after taking lots of photos of tombstones and even having to go back and retake some that will make your photos better. Most people want to be able to read all the writing on the stone so always try to get as perpendicular to the stone as possible and fill the viewfinder as much as you can. Sometimes though you need to be at a little bit of an angle to get the writing to show up. It takes some practice Sometimes you have to pull some grass in front of the stone so you can read everything. I even carry grass clippers with me. To keep from getting your shadow in them you can do a couple of things. Get up close but squat down or get on your knees so your shadow doesn't project onto the stone. Another is to back away from the stone and zoom in. The shiny stones are the worst for reflections or shadow. I've had my reflection show up so plain that I could make out my face in some photos so those are particularly tough. The old sandstone stones that are worn or have a lot of lichen growth on them present another challenge. To get rid of the lichen I take a plastic scraper and carefully scrape away the top layer being careful not to damage the stone. Then I will sometimes use children's sidewalk chalk turned on its side and go over the lettering. That will make the lettering stand out in the photo where you can later read it when viewing the photo. The chalk will wash off in the next rain and doesn't damage the stone. Good luck to you and keep up the good work.

Added by Larry Van Dyke on Jun 24, 2013 2:13 PM

Thomas Schenk
RE: William Quirk # 90942805
The next time I am at Kensico (Wish I had known as I was there on Memorial Day) I could take another photo as perhaps the date for your grandmothers death has been included. I saw their graves when I was there but did not notice whether or not a date was there.

Added by Thomas Schenk on Jun 09, 2013 9:35 AM

Thomas Schenk
RE: William Quirk # 90942805
Will do Wendy. Would you want the memorials turned over to yourself since you are related?

While I don't really remember him, I remember meeting Bridadier Quirk shortly after I was commissioned (1971) to the old Men's Social Service Department. I don't remember where he was stationed but for some reason I thought it was Buffalo, NY.

Added by Thomas Schenk on Jun 07, 2013 11:32 AM

Janice Lapp
RE: Angle - Plainfield Cemetery
Already went out today & got those. Floyd is on same stone with Catherine & Thomas was also a baby like Teresa & on the same stone with her....
So, go ahead & put their memorials on as I have them both.

Added by Janice Lapp on Jun 01, 2013 6:41 PM


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