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Tess (#46890960)
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Bio Photo Hello, My name is Teresa (Keith) Coale. I am the daughter of Alden L. and Alma L. (Eslinger) Keith. My father is the son of Herman F. and Edna N. (Dralenats) Keith my mother is the daughter of Clyde P. and Gertrude E. (Reynolds) Eslinger.

I live in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co. MO and I am here to find information on my family my Dad's side Keith, Draelants, Ellerman, my Mom's side Eslinger, Reynolds and Hochstedler. I am also doing genealogy for my kids on the Coale, Cargill, Burris and Scales.

I will also help people find information they are looking for. Right now I am working on listing all cemeteries in Cedar Co Missouri. Feel free to email me if you have information to give or if you would like for me to find information for you, and if you see I have made an error please let me know so it can be corrected. I am working from a Cedar Co. Cemetery Directory but still there might be mistakes or typing errors.

Please when suggesting a correction REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT THE FIND A GRAVE POLICE, But when suggesting a correction or addition to a certain memorial go to the memorial you are talking about then go to the (EDIT) button on the memorial you are referring too. Then if it is something like a birth/death date/place, link to spouse/parents, Name, etc. click on the link for that, when suggesting for something to go into the bio click the (SAC) line. PLEASE this sends a link so all we have to do is click and go straight to the memorial. When sending it other ways you have to click on several links to get to where you want us to go for the correction/update. This is getting really bothersome when I have so many to do a day. This is not the place for corrections/updates. I also will not update if I can not contact you to find out where you got your info if I need to ask questions. I like to verify my corrections before accepting them. If you send me a date update by the SAC link it will be deleted and not updated.

I do transfer memorials if your related. I think it is really sad that people are here just for numbers, what does that accomplish. I do not really care how your related as long as the memorial goes to a family member. I do not transfer memorials just because you like to collect them because they are ministers, railroader, or any other people you like to collect, that is not fair to the family members if they want the memorials. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree.

I also do not transfer to someone so they can update then they say they will transfer back to me. If you want to type it up I can always copy and paste it in myself. Thanks for the offer but I am a big girl and I know how.

Thanks Tess

Something I got in an email I thought was funny.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being me, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."

Why can't people just ask for directions?

Remember go to the edit button on the page you want updated. Do not send an email. My email is for information that can not be done through the edit button.
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RE: Mary J. Mays 1838 - ?
female, white, never married
House work
DOB: Dec. 19, 1869
POB: Rockford, Illinois
Age: 93 y
Father: John H. Mays
Mother: Mary Jane Bensley
DOD: March 6, 1963
POD: Home : Morrisville, Polk, Missouri
COD: Presumed to be natural causes
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Missouri
Informant: John Cox, Morrisville, Missouri

Rebecca Mays death certificate has mother Mary Jane Bensley.

thank you,
Added by DKOWN on Feb 06, 2016 9:03 PM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
I posted the others. Let me know if I forgot any of them.
Added by Shelli Steedman on Feb 01, 2016 12:29 AM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
Glad to help. If you need any others in Ellensburg, let me know. He was a VERY distant cousin by marriage.
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jan 31, 2016 7:14 PM
Thomas Mick
RE: John Ridgeway
You're welcome.
Added by Thomas Mick on Jan 23, 2016 4:45 PM
Shirley Cooper Moss
RE: Coale
I have the connection. Bob(Robert Dean)Coale born 1935,father is James Horace Coale son. James Horace Coale, Born 1911, is brother to Mahlon Coale. So fore, I don't believe you have any of my family, Thank You anyway. Most of my family is in Madison Twp in Polk and Cedar.
Added by Shirley Cooper Moss on Jan 17, 2016 11:06 PM
Shirley Cooper Moss
Thanks, I have a daughter in the same boat. Bob and Jean had six children raised in El Dorado, they are grown now. Thank You for your help. I am new at Find a grave. My son passed away in 2014 at age 39 and is buried in Lindley Prairie. We got management of his Find a grave and I started working on my families and friends in Lindley Prairie. we visit every two to four weeks and my daughter has a great camera and we load it up.
Added by Shirley Cooper Moss on Jan 17, 2016 6:08 PM
Shirley Cooper Moss
I see your last name is Coale. Any relationship to Bob and Jean Coale family? They are friends, since 1960's. We went to church in K.C., together. Very nice people.
Added by Shirley Cooper Moss on Jan 14, 2016 10:18 PM
Shirley Cooper Moss
RE: Susan Taylor # 29130335
I looked up Death Cert. No. 9097 B and that is where I got my information. Please let me know if I am wrong.
Added by Shirley Cooper Moss on Jan 06, 2016 5:04 PM
Deborah Hearn Dugdale
Thank you!
Thanks so much for your great work! All the best for 2016!
Added by Deborah Hearn Dugdale on Jan 04, 2016 8:32 AM
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Lester Ellerman
Tess, you asked if I were related and wanted to let you know that I am not.

Best Regards,
Member # 47526185
Added by Member # 47526185 on Jan 02, 2016 8:01 AM
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