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GeekyGraveGirl (#48141838)
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Bio Photo My mother's memorial page popped up on the "online stroll" today!!!!
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Helen Coon
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Find A Grave business:

SOURCE CREDIT FOR MAP PHOTOS of Sunset Cemetery's unmarked graves in section 7P: Riley County Genealogical Society's home page, on which is a link to a "Grave Locator". Go to that page and click on the link, and it takes one to an interactive map of Sunrise and Sunset Cemeteries.

BURIAL "UNKNOWNS": Persons are more important than places: lives more valuable than locations; connections have more meaning than caskets. This site may be the only "graveyard" a loved one can go to to find a friend, family member, or ancestor. I have created pages for family, and been delighted to find a photo and location later confirmed. It's ideal to know the disposition of a body, yes, but more important to acknowledge the departure of a life. A grave is anywhere we go to honor a memory.

ADDING OBITUARIES
Please submit a summary of obituary information to the memorials I manage. I try to avoid including survivors when referencing recent obituaries.

TRANSFERS:
I'll transfer most any memorials if someone is not known, or related, to me. Please be as specific as you can in stating relationships.

CHANGES?
If you want to change information, click on the "EDIT" tab at the top right of the memorial and add the information in the areas given.

DUPLICATES:
*If you find a memorial that is DUPLICATED, please click on the edit tab and fill out the form.

*I've inherited some --I can't just delete those, I have to contact FAG to delete them, so I will mark such as "duplicates" until they are deleted.

REMOVING MEMORIALS
*If you are a close family member who doesn't want a memorial or photo on FAG,please contact me and I will remove the memorial.

If I did not create it originally, I have to go through FAG. Removal may take several days.

If I did not take the photo I can't delete it, even if it is on a memorial I manage (you will have to contact the contributor).

MY GRAVE PHOTOS - OK to use.

MY OTHER PHOTOS: Please obtain my permission before copying and posting these anywhere. Thank you!

SPECIAL PEOPLE:
Helen Coon is my mother,
Clifford Bitikofer my father-in-law,
My nephew Nathan died at age 14.
For a story of love, adventure and faith, see:Sarah Andersson and Oskar "Mulundu Weta" Andersson .
A different kind of love story between Sarah Wiens (my great-aunt) and Helmut Stainer. Unknown Baby, "born 1935, buried 1965".
Cora Coon;
Hugh Coon;
Catherine Neufeld ;
John T. Neufeld ;
Vicky Goertzen a long time and very dear friend who died of diabetes.
"Wally" our dog who died on Good Friday;
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MY LIFE STORY - IN BRIEF:

I have interests in art, photography, history, and writing. My husband and I have two college aged sons. My husband is a teacher, and I am a substitute teacher with fairly full-time employment. I hit the cemeteries when school is out, though! Am presently photographing Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.
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MY FAITH STORY:
I believe in and try to follow Jesus every day and in every aspect. The Kingdom coming on earth begins with those who are faithful doing the will of God through Christ in all we say or do on this earth and in this life, not because of eternal reward, but because the world needs us and the message of salvation, and redemption of all Creation. Peace on earth, good will to all.
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Thanks and blessings to all who work so hard to make Find A Grave one of my favorite "social networks"! Appreciation as well to those who put the tributes on memorials.
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Dick & Kim Smith
RE: Margaret Burtis
Thank you so much for your time and pictures.
Added by Dick & Kim Smith on Feb 27, 2015 6:35 AM
Darrell Brooks
RE: Phyllis Fitzgerald edits
Good Evening,

I am not related but I have her obituary. I knew the family. Thank you for editing her memorial.
Added by Darrell Brooks on Feb 23, 2015 5:57 PM
Dick & Kim Smith
Margaret Burtis
I am requesting transfer of #87133029, Margaret Burtis, as she was my great-aunt. Thank you!
Added by Dick & Kim Smith on Feb 23, 2015 8:06 AM
Dick & Kim Smith
Margaret Burtis
I am requesting transfer of #87133029, Margaret Burtis, as she was my great-aunt. Thank you!
Added by Dick & Kim Smith on Feb 23, 2015 8:06 AM
Dick & Kim Smith
Burtis graves at Sunset
I would like you to consider transfer of 3 graves, John L Burtis (#87132993), Mary F Burtis (87133045), and Esther Mary Burtis (87132947). John and Mary were my great,great-grandparents. Mary Esther was my great,great-aunt. Thank you for your time with Find A Grave.
Added by Dick & Kim Smith on Feb 23, 2015 8:03 AM
j miller; AKA-: thestonehunter
RE: Bert Haefaker
I did some research on Bert and found the he was living in Manhattan Ks near the time of his death,. His first wife is buried there and his children were found in Hastings Nebr. So I deleted the one memorial I had in Washington state and connected those to him. Also putting other records together, census and information from obituaries of his children, this gave an indication he moved back to his home land after the death of his second wife,

Thanks for your efforts.
Joe in ID
Added by j miller; AKA-: thestoneh... on Feb 20, 2015 6:18 PM
j miller; AKA-: thestonehunter
RE: Bert Haefaker
I did some research on Bert and found the he was living in Manhattan Ks near the time of his death,. His 1ast wife is buried there and his children were found in Hastings Nebr. So I deleted the one memorial I had in Washington state and connected those to him.

Thanks for your efforts.
Joe in ID
Added by j miller; AKA-: thestoneh... on Feb 20, 2015 6:15 PM
Jerry Coffman
Churchill's
I got your message about a dup on this name. Are you related? James was my great grandfather and I have been trying to locate him but have not had any luck.
Jerry Coffman
Added by Jerry Coffman on Feb 09, 2015 12:22 PM
Tim Tompkins
Lavina & Albert Bartel
The stone was finally set and I placed photos on both memorials. Just thought you would like to know and check them out. If You want something different, please let me know.
Added by Tim Tompkins on Feb 09, 2015 10:58 AM
JARROTT P. COX
Minnie Grimes
Thank you I really appreciate you kind words.
Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Feb 07, 2015 6:39 PM
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