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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Hello Reader. I am first and foremost a follower of the Jesus of the Bible: the Messiah, the Christ, the Creator, the "only begotten Son" - I love Him because He first loved me and it was by His death for me on the cross that I have hope past the grave!

I'm a fairly new widow with four grown kids and three perfect kid-in-laws, and the seven most adorable, brilliant, charming and sweet grandchildren ever born - and I'm not even prejudiced! :) When I'm not playing with them, I like to study the Bible, quilt, read great books, hike, backpack, travel, garden, and play board games. I am also a long-time "spits & furts" genealogist. And I enjoy volunteering for FindAGrave.

Thanks to my sister RhondaJo, who not only laid the foundations of my genealogy research, but who has encouraged me to do F.A.G. Oddly, I began to participate only a few months before my strong healthy husband of over 35 years collapsed and died without warning or illness. As a new widow, I am enjoying FindAGrave as something I can do on sleepless nights, "paying it forward" to future generations and strangers. I find cemeteries places of serenity and sobriety, but also of hope. My primary function in FAG is taking photos of local markers, and when I fulfill a request I take pix of as many extra stones as I have the back and time for. Usually there is a memorial already up, but on occasion I need to create a memorial, so if you see that I am managing your family or friend, please ask. It's my hope and goal that every site I put up will go to a family member or friend. I welcome edits, additions, and corrections to my memorials. You may use my photos.

Through the loss of my own husband and parents, I've realized that these memorials are the only lasting memorial place many people will ever have, and the only sight of the marker many will ever see. So I hope I and other photographers take time to clean up the grave site: whisk away leaves, wipe off bird poop, trim the grass from the edges, take a photo of the back of upright stones, and close-ups of details. Make note of the inscriptions, especially the small, fading ones. Then please, send a note via the edit button to the manager of the site with any new info gleaned from the marker. Thank you!

I am also willing to share what info I have on my family lines if I can help anyone. The lines I am especially interested in include:
Anderson/Peterson, Ashlin, Blackketter, Brady, Broome, Causey, Clary, Combs, Cowart, Freeman, Gentry, Groseclose, Humphries, Joiner, Kegans, McVey, Pate, Ring, Sorbello, Spangler, Ward, & Wells.

If you would like to read my husband's memorial, and leave flowers at his site, his memorial nummber is 60229291, Dale Sorbello.

If you would like to contact me off the public wall, I can be emailed at ksorbello at hotmail dot com.
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mike dehart
Jon Hart headstone
Hi, I thought I sent you a thank you for taking a picture of my brothers headstone; if I forgot, I'm sorry but I really appreciate your efforts in this regard.

Mike DeHart
Added by mike dehart on Nov 17, 2015 2:44 PM
Donna E O Williamson
RE: Walter Beck edits

I got the spelling of Walter's middle name, Lewis, from his birth certificate registered in Pampa, Gray County, Texas. There was no place on the edit page to indicate my source so I am very glad you asked me to clarify. If you wish, I can send you a copy of it or post it on his memorial.

I really appreciate that you are concerned with the accuracy of the information.

Added by Donna E O Williamson on Nov 10, 2015 8:48 AM
Donna E O Williamson
RE: Kirks, and Walter Beck
Hi Kim,

I am also a Kirk. My grandmother's maiden name was Abigail Kirk, born in Texas, married James Bly Ownbey, had twins, one of whom (Nancy) is my mother. Abigail was the daughter of Robert Alexander Kirk and Mary Ellen Pollock. Robert Alexander was the son of Robert Hunnell Kirk, whose father was Young Kirk. I was raised in the Texas Panhandle.

I got interested in the Becks because one of the Beck's children, Betty Ruth, went to live with Olive Kirk (2nd cousin, 1x removed) and her husband, Owen K Pendergraft, after the death of her mother, Burnice E Pendergraft. I wondered where all Burnice's children went and began to track them down, hoping to connect them to her gravesite.

So that's my story.

Added by Donna E O Williamson on Nov 10, 2015 8:44 AM
Sandra Steindl Rodriguez
RE: Bertha Barajas
It was no problem what so ever. I did a little research to add a little information and I requested for Albert to be attached to his mother, Adelaide. The great-granddaughter is Albert's child. Hopefully in a day or so, it should all match up!

If you need anything further, please let me know and I will be happy to get it for you,

Added by Sandra Steindl Rodriguez on Oct 20, 2015 9:17 PM
Everett Mefford
Aubrey Preston Simms and Carl
Thank you Kim for honoring these requests Their sister passes and I was trying to get them all together
Added by Everett Mefford on Oct 19, 2015 6:41 PM
Donna Blair
Kim, thanks for William's transfer! I've added a little bit to the Bio section. Noticed you also left a flower on his mother's memorial, as well.. thank you!
Added by Donna Blair on Oct 19, 2015 5:05 PM
Donna Blair
Sacramento Valley Nat'i. Cem.
Kim, thanks so much for filling my photo request for William Lee Whitmore. You came through as promised :)
Added by Donna Blair on Oct 19, 2015 1:09 PM
paula chinchiolo
Kim, thank you for posting the photo of my dear friend James Brady -- site. I have a favor to ask I have another friend there and would like a
photo of Terry L Baxter's inurnment site
section 7 site 4113 if at all possible.

Thank you. Your work is a blessing to us.

Paula Chinchiolo
Added by paula chinchiolo on Oct 19, 2015 12:12 PM
Sarah Deptula
Thank you!!
Your sweet words made me cry. =)

Thank you,

Added by Sarah Deptula on Oct 14, 2015 8:36 AM
Leonard Smith
Thanks Kim - I know you have heard of slip of the tongue, this was a slip of the finger. Thanks for letting me know. Carol
Added by CEllison on Oct 06, 2015 10:20 AM
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