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Kathy Gerkins (#39861343)
 member for 13 years, 6 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I am from Charles City, Iowa, but have lived in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 46 years. My passion is genealogy. I add memorials to Find A Grave to help others find their long lost ancestors.

I am currently in the process of adding the cemetery listing for Riverside Cemetery in Charles City. It is a rather large listing so please be patient. You can email me and I can do a check for someone that I haven't entered yet. I also have photos of the tombstones to be entered for those that have them.

If you have information you would like added, please email me & I will be happy to add it and will do so in a timely manner.

If a record I have added is of your family member, let me know and I will be glad to transfer the ownership to you. Also, feel free to use any of the headstone photos I've added for your own personal use.

I would also like to thank Diane Scott, Mia Houghton & W.J. Huisman for all the obits & info they have sent to me for my memorials.
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Warmly Bea
Added by Bea on Jul 19, 2014 11:38 AM
Loretta Lynn Layman
Ellison Lynn - Memorial #59645755
Hi Kathy. I see that Ellison's gravestone places his birth in about 1830. While that's not precise, you might want to add it anyway so that he appears in correct birth order among the children listed for his parents, James Lynn and Nancy Ellis Lynn.
Loretta (Lynn) Layman
Added by Loretta Lynn Layman on Jul 12, 2014 7:55 PM
Sue Oliver
Grace Elizabeth Riley
Hi Kathy,

Thank you for posting Grace's information on Findagrave. I didn't know that she existed until maybe 6 years ago. She was my grandpa's little sister. I have more information about Grace if you would like to add it.

Grace's parents were Robert Riley and Lovina Law-Riley. Grace was born 16 Oct 1918 in Charles City, Iowa and died 26 Jan 1919 in Charles City, Iowa. She had one older brother, Roy Earl Riley (later adopted by his maternal grandparents and name was changed to Roy Law when his mother died in 1920). Her mother, Lovina, is buried in the Clear Lake Cemetery. If I am remembering my notes correctly, Grace died from pnuemonia or influenza.
Added by Sue Oliver on Jun 10, 2014 10:13 AM
Just a thank you
I noticed that you are the creator of many of the memorials of my distant Hamm relations. Thank you for all of your work...and for the generous use of your grave photos.
Added by Lisa on Jun 01, 2014 11:25 AM
Margie D
Thank you
Thank you for the transfer of Amanda Harnisch Heise - much appreciated.
Added by Margie D on May 08, 2014 3:27 PM
Lucile Vern Schmoeller Anderson
Hi Kathy, thanks for your time and kindness! I appreciate the transfer of Lucile's memorial.
All the best, Debra
Added by Debra on May 02, 2014 12:14 PM
Johnnie Zollinger
Hi Kathy,

Thank you so much for the transfer of William and Clarence Morse.

Thank you so much for all your help,
Johnnie Zollinger
Added by Johnnie Zollinger on Apr 28, 2014 10:13 AM
Barry Michie
Alberta Snyder Memorial

Thanks much for the edits on the Alberta Ream Snyder memorial. Much appreciated. Good to get memorials developed and get folks linked up.

Thanks for you work creating memorials and your willingness to work with folks like me who find them.

Best, Barry
Added by Barry Michie on Apr 17, 2014 8:55 AM
Robert Rice
Hi Kathy,
Would you please transfer the following to me?
Effie Ingersoll # 29414527
Robert Ingersoll # 29414526
Fred Childs # 29414467
My Find A Grave # 47435818
Effie and Fred are my 2nd cousins 1X removed and Robert is Effie's husband.
Thank you.

Since you live in the San Francisco area if you happen to run onto a grave site for Harmon Bittmann b. Sept. 23, 1886 d. Jan. 24, 1948. I would like a photo. His parents are both buried at San Francisco National Cemetery.
Added by Robert Rice on Mar 26, 2014 10:13 AM
Teri Forsyth
Hi and thanks so much for all you do!
My gggrand father is Joseph A Sloan #69422262 and if you want to transfer that to me, it would be great. I was wondering if there is anything said about a wife of his possibly named May Sloan Lee- they were divorced but I still want to locate her burial spot too.

All the best
Teri #48068602
Added by Teri Forsyth on Mar 26, 2014 9:36 AM
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