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Rita Botkin Bomher (#47319873)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 5 days
Hi Rita,
Thank you so much for adding my great uncle Kenny Tamilla. I have just started getting into this and saw you already added him! Love that you did that!A very sweet and shy man, he will be forever in our hearts. Thanks again.
P.S. Love Love Love your bio and point of view on records, I couldn't have put it better!

Added by LissaOB on Aug 10, 2014 3:31 PM

RE: Hello!
Interesting, Rita, the spelling difference confirms what I thought - thanks. Do you have (or have a connection to someone who has) a Bodkin family tree or other similar info?

As you no doubt know, creating one from scratch is difficult!

I don't want to subscribe to, even though there seems to be some info on there.

I am hitting a ceiling with Samuel Bodkin and his wife Bridgette (Cottingham) Bodkin. I am fairly sure his father is Charles (1794-1856) but can't find any definite connection.

Thanks very much!

- Kevin

Added by Kevin on Jul 17, 2014 1:48 PM

Hi Rita,

My name is Kevin Corcoran, and my 4xGrandfather was Charles Bodkin, he is buried in the Botkins Cemetery in Mercer County, Ohio. Do you know the connection between the Bodkins and Botkins?

I am digging into my ancestral roots and Charles Bodkin (father of Benaia Botkin, for whom you left a candle memorial in 2010,) is the furthest back I have found.

Thanks for your time - Kevin

Added by Kevin on Jul 17, 2014 11:24 AM

Jan Summers
Dr Ephriam Smedley
Thank you for updating his memorial and making the family link. Best regards, Jan

Added by Jan Summers on Jun 11, 2014 7:45 AM

Debbie Stephens
Maslette Newberry Winter
Mt Zion Cemetery is correct but it is located in Walcott, Greene County, Arkansas

Added by Debbie Stephens on Jun 06, 2014 4:33 PM

Thank You!!!!
Hi Rita,

I saw that you added my grandfather (John Bruno) in Queen of Heaven. Thank you so very much! It gives me a way to stay connected to him and ensure that he isn't forgotten.

Many Thanks,

Added by LEJ on May 28, 2014 5:03 PM

Vicki Marie Gibbons
RE: William G Gibbons
Thank you so very much!!!🍀

Added by Vicki Marie Gibbons on May 27, 2014 7:49 PM

Martha Chrisman Riley
Walter Chrisman
Hi Rita, I am sorry I messed up my attempt to request added siblings for Walter Chrisman and ended up requesting to delete his parents instead! It was my first try since joining yesterday. Please forgive me! I tried it a different way by suggesting adding children to his parents. Feel free to tell me how to do things better -- I am only just starting.

Added by Martha Chrisman Riley on May 26, 2014 4:21 PM

M Arvidson
Mt Carmel-Hoffenkamp graves
Hi Rita-I posted the picture you requested for Robert Hoffenkamp. He is buried next to his wife, Anna L Hoffenkamp (Mar 13, 1919-Sep 1, 1971). If you add a page for her let me know. I did take a picture of her headstone too...Mary

Added by M Arvidson on May 08, 2014 7:47 PM

Posted obituary. Thanks.

Added by Joanie on May 05, 2014 8:17 AM

M Arvidson
RE: Mt Carmel-Angela & George Cannella
Hi Rita...the other Cannella pictures have been added. I'm assuming that Beatrice Cannella Warner was Samuel's wife and she remarried after he died but I couldn't find an obit after a quick look. If you ever add a page for her let me know. I'll keep her picture on file.

Added by M Arvidson on May 01, 2014 7:05 PM

M Arvidson
Mt Carmel-Angela & George Cannella
Hi Rita-I filled your requests for Angela and George Cannella. They are buried with George III. It's kind of a family thing in that area. Behind them are Samuel L Cannella (21 Sep 1914-5 Mar 1966) and Beatrice Cannella Warner (5 Feb 1921-17 Oct 2012). Two blocks further back are more of the family. His brother Leonard J Cannella (1924-2009) and probably his parents George Cannella (1890-1965) and Lena Cannella (1892-1950). If you create memorial pages for the rest, let me know. I took pictures and will add them.

Added by M Arvidson on Apr 30, 2014 6:55 PM

Rita-Thanks for the links, they are appreciated. Someone just added their memorials over the winter and is the reason I didn't include their links the first time I contacted you. You've been a real trouper throughout all of this and I promise that we're finished now! :) Laura.

Added by Honor on Apr 26, 2014 5:51 PM

Emma Dennerline Bock memorial

I sent you a faulty correction/edit yesterday and I wish to apologize! I guess I was tired and had too many tabs open. I've sent another with the correct information (I had given you her grandmother's memorial # in place of her mother's). Sorry for the trouble -- you have been so helpful to me in the past that I especially hate to cause you inconvenience!

Thank you,

Added by MaryWS on Apr 14, 2014 9:29 AM

Karen Struve
First and foremost, thank you for all your efforts to transcribe the burials at the Atlanta Cemetery. My husband is the caretaker of a small pioneer cemetery here in Washington state. We have transcribed and photographed the 610 burials.
Henry Barkshire (55476982), his wife, Sarah E Barkshire (55476962) and their grandson, Willie J. H. Barkshire (55477033) are my great great grandparents and GGG Uncle. I would very much appreciate if you would transfer them to me so that I can add to their memorials. My number is 46975450.
Henry and Sarah had six children and several of them and their spouses and children are also buried in the Atlanta Cemetery in the family plot. I will get the complete list to you a bit later.
Thank you again for all your hard work.
Sincerely, Karen Struve

Added by Karen Struve on Apr 11, 2014 8:54 PM

bill schultz
Bernadette Gorman and John Gorman
I have finally updated photos for John and Bernadette Gorman at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Sorry it took so long.
Bill Schultz

Added by bill schultz on Apr 11, 2014 7:25 PM

Linda Keller
RE: Rench

Hello cousin Rita,

I belong to her daughter Jean. Since I don't know what info you have of grandma I will tell you that she had 3 children. My mom, whose formal name is Eleanor Jean, John Jacob (Jack) and her youngest, Mary Catherine.
Uncle Jack died when he was 19 in a car accident. My mother married a John E. Dunn, he died April 2012. My aunt Mary married Kenneth E. Weiss.

Added by Linda Keller on Apr 06, 2014 12:19 PM

Roger Root
Transfer request
You have created a record for my father's brother within hours of the funeral home's web page addition.

Please transfer the record for Kenneth O Root, Find A Grave number 127212827 to me, Roger Root ID number 93943208.

I can link this record to his first wife, that he had three children with. I can update this record to link to his ancestors. I will update the gravestone photo when a death date is added.

I will give my uncle loving care.
Roger Root

Added by Roger Root on Apr 02, 2014 6:09 AM

Samuel Anderson
I just wanted to say THANK YOU very much for the transfer. I really appreciate your kindness!!! He was one of the missing links in my Swedish family.

Added by Lorrie on Mar 22, 2014 3:02 PM

Linda Keller

Rita, disregard that last question. I failed to read the above, stating Wavie being your paternal grandparents. My Bad!

Added by Linda Keller on Mar 21, 2014 10:41 AM

Linda Keller

I went to school with a Rita Rench at Smithboro elementary. Do you know her and what were her parent's names?
Grace Neta Rench was my gr. grandmother and her daughter, Florence Eva Baldwin Rohde my grandmother.
Was Wavie Rench Botkin your grandmother? Trying to find the connection.

Added by Linda Keller on Mar 21, 2014 10:33 AM

M Arvidson
Queen of Heaven-Rose Shirley DeBruyne
Hi Rita---I've posted a picture for Shirley DeBruyne...note that the headstone lists her name as 'Rose Shirley'...and feel free to use my picture anywhere you like...I relinquish all copyrights of headstone pictures.

Added by M Arvidson on Mar 18, 2014 5:49 PM

Lori Nash-Kanitz (Angel Becky's Mom)
Larry D. Beighton

Thank you for the suggestion to add the links to the parents of Larry D. Beighton. Thank you. I just did it.

Also, I love your bio.

~ Lori ~

Added by Lori Nash-Kanitz (Angel B... on Mar 15, 2014 6:22 PM

B. C. B. : :=)
Texas Watson
Thank You for the catch.

I have removed him and his wife from wrong Cemetery.

Two Cemeteries are on the same road, just a few
miles apart. Often go between three Cemeteries on the same highway.

Added by B. C. B. : :=) on Jan 28, 2014 2:51 PM

Gordon J. Iverson
I have deleted the duplicate memorial. I apologize I must have missed it when I was working on that cemetery. Please add his nickname "Doc" to the memorial and link his wife Janice. Thank you.

Added by kb1096 on Jan 25, 2014 11:54 AM


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