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SJK (#47249146)
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Bio Photo My name is Sharon (Sample). I live in the suburbs of Detroit. I grew up in the Detroit and Hamtramck area.
My Father was Delbert Glenn Sample and Mother was Mary Ada (Packer) Sample Schaffer. My Siblings are Glenna, Glenn (deceased), Brenda, Kathy and Gary.


Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

"Tonight, when you look up, don't think of them as stars but as porch lights, knowing your loved one is safely home," Author Unknown

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G Hanks
Hanks and Kurz
Sharon, thanks for transferring my mom's and my sister's memorials to me. And again, thank you for all your contributions to this site.
Added by G Hanks on Sep 15, 2014 11:35 PM
G Hanks
Nancy Kurz
Hi Sharon, I am Nancy's sister Glenda. I believe I have heard about the visits you had with Nancy, cousin Donna and cousin Judy. I would love to take over Nancy's memorial if you don't mind giving it up. I see how much work you have done on this site and I thank you for your contributions as I know how valuable they can be to families searching for their loved ones.

I am trying to research the Hanks/Appleby/Mallady (my dad's side) lines. Just getting started though.
Added by G Hanks on Sep 11, 2014 10:22 PM
T. McLean
Hanks and Kurz
Sharon, I would love to have Betty's memorial transferred to me. I think Glenda would really like to have Nancy's also, if you are willing to transfer to her.
Added by T. McLean on Sep 08, 2014 7:14 AM
T. McLean
RE: Hanks and Kurz
Yes, I am. How are you related?
Added by T. McLean on Sep 03, 2014 2:35 PM
Julia Fedinsin
Thank you for the photo
Added by Direwolf on Aug 19, 2014 3:38 PM
Anita Aldred
RE: find a grave Sample Cemetery
I do not know the exact location of the Sample cemetery. I am going to Vevay next weekend to visit my sisters and if I have time I will go and see if I can find it. I have been told that they may have just used rocks for the headstones, but I am hopeful that I can find it.
Added by Anita Aldred on Aug 17, 2014 5:05 PM
Ruby Churchill
Alice Mounts Sample
I was at find a grave and saw your posting of my grand aunt Alice. Aunt Alice's sister Rosa Pearl Mounts Wright was my grandmother. Pearl's son Rex was my dad. If you are interested in information on the Mounts family and some family pictures I would be happy to share. You can contact me at Ruby wright Churchill
Added by Ruby Churchill on Apr 16, 2014 11:09 AM
RE: Raymond Kuzera
No, not related, I inherited a slew of obits and memorial cards when my dad's cousin died. Email me at p_hapanowicz at and I will reply with a copy. Happy to get it to the family.
Added by paulaak on Jan 03, 2014 7:24 AM
Raymond Kuzera
I have an obit for Raymond if you would like a copy.
Added by paulaak on Jan 03, 2014 6:55 AM
I have linked Marvin to his parents. Thank you!
Added by BBS on Dec 31, 2013 9:22 AM
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