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Debbie B (#47274612)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo A longtime interest in genealogy and cemeteries paired with a fascination (alright, obsession) with local history brought me to Find A Grave. Wandering around cemeteries, researching and connecting the dots are the best aspects of genealogy for me. I'm also drawn to the design and typography of headstones--faux bois and Art Nouveau styles are my favorites. And sometimes a stone with the light hitting it just right demands to have its picture taken.

All information I've posted is in the public domain (and some sources have wrong data), but if you'd like to have it removed or changed--or if I've made a wrong intuitive leap, please let me know. Likewise, feel free to contact me to have a relative transferred. Please show me the courtesy of letting me know that you would like to reuse one of my photos. Unhelpful messages from people without a F-A-G account will not be responded to.
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 • 4,986 Memorials Added
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John Sheprow
Sorry, I didn't add that John is in Concordia Cemetery # 64135506. Just in case you enter in several cemeteries as I do. Thanks, Kathy
Added by Kathy on Sep 03, 2015 9:16 AM
John Sheprow
I noticed that you have put this same photo on quite a few memorials. Do you have a cemetery listing or something that says these people are buried in this cemetery? Do you have photos for their individual graves? Otherwise you are blocking anyone else from knowing that their grave needs a headstone photo. Once a photo is added the memorial won't come up in the "memorials without photos listing". Thanks, Kathy
Added by Kathy on Sep 03, 2015 9:13 AM
Dave H
Association for Gravestone Studies
Hi Debbie,

I hope all is well with you.

The Illinois chapter is meeting at Forest Home on September 12. Here is the announcement:

AGS Illinois Chapter, Fall Meeting

Our Fall meeting will be September 12th.

The event is free and open to the public.
Meet at 9AM
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL

9-9:30AM: Meet and greet. Coffee and refreshments provided

9:30-10:00: Introduction

10-10:30: Diane Grah - Eastland Disaster Burials

10:30-11:00: Mark Rogovin and Bleue Benton - The Haymarket Martyr's Monument and Radical Row

11-11:30: Andrzej Dajnowski - Lasers: New Technology in Conservation

11:30-12:00: John Martine

12-1:30: Lunch break

Meet at 1:30: Forest Home Cemetery
863 Des Plaines Ave., Forest Park IL

-- Dave

Added by Dave H on Sep 02, 2015 5:43 PM
R Lerch
Obits added. Thanks, Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Sep 02, 2015 10:09 AM
Gary Merrill
Fowlers in Avoca IA
I noticed several messages on your Findagrave page concerning this family. If you're still interested please email
Added by Gary Merrill on Aug 26, 2015 9:18 AM
Purnell memorials
Dear Debbie,
Thank you very much for all the transfers. If I happen to come across anyone that has a closer relationship to them, I in turn will gladly transfer the memorials to them. Right now, my hope is to find someone related.

Thank you so much for your time and contribution!
Added by D&D on Aug 25, 2015 5:47 PM
Kathlene Baker Clark
RE: Frisbies
Hi Debbie,
Sure--I'd be happy to take them. Lovilla is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt. I'm trying to find a photo of her to post. Anyway, thank you for the headstone photo and for taking care of them til now. Happy evening to you, Kathlene
Added by Kathlene Baker Clark on Aug 19, 2015 8:51 PM
Scott Braddy
RE: Winholts
Hi Debbie, Yes I would like that very much. Thank you!
Added by Scott Braddy on Aug 18, 2015 6:58 PM
Marilyn Wherry
Roy James Jones
Although this is a relative of my sister-in-law I would be happy to help you out by taking over the site for you. I'm not sure what it entails but yes. Thank you for all you have done. Marilyn W.
Added by Marilyn Wherry on Aug 11, 2015 5:03 PM
Kent Gebhard
Purcells and Grays
Thanks for the obit!

I would be very happy to manage the Purcell and Gray memorials you created. Thanks. I have to figure out what I sent you that you did not get around to posting. :)

Added by Kent Gebhard on Aug 06, 2015 10:09 AM
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