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Gina (#46846562)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy for a long time and enjoy it very much.
I am thankful for this sight because I've found photos of graves of my family and my husband's family that I might not been able to see.
Thank you for everyone's hard work on this site.
Most of my information comes from obituaries I have collected throughout my research or find online.
I will transfer those who are not family, just ask. I like family to be with family when possible.
I started putting where I found obituaries, so people can search for the complete obituary and information.

To One in Sorrow

Let me come in
where you are weeping friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow
such as yours,
can understand.
Let me come in —
I would be very still beside you
in your grief;
I would not bid you
cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in —
and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow
such as yours,
And understand.

—Grace Noll Crowell

There is hardly anything in the world
that some man cannot make a little worse
and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price
only are this man's lawful prey.

—John Ruskin


Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT."


ABOUT READING ILLEGIBLE HEADSTONES- from MOCAVO Genealogy Newsletter

The two best friends you have for reading gravestones are water, and a reflective surface, such as a mirror. I routinely bring a couple of bottles of water in my bag when I visit a cemetery. often the simple act of putting some water on the stone makes some of the etched words easier to read. I’ve even brought out letters and numbers that were completely illegible.

A mirror or other highly reflective surface works well also. This tool is best used on a bright, sunny day. Use the mirror to reflect light across the face of the stone. The shadows it creates may illuminated the illegible inscription. I’ve also used photographer’s reflectors to achieve the same effect. They are flexible and as they are not made of glass, there is no risk or dangerous breakage if you drop them. You can get them inexpensively through photo supply stores or Amazon

~ Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear

What We Keep In Memory Is Ours Forever

Sometimes I leave flowers for those I come across who have no flowers. This doesn't mean I am related - just means everyone should be remembered.
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Larry Hagemann
RE: Mervin J. and Wilma Bauer
Gina,
Thank you so much for the Bauer information. It is most helpful. You have a great skill with prospecting for information!
Added by Larry Hagemann on Nov 20, 2014 7:17 AM
Kimberly Brown Triplett
pics
hello Gina. there are two pics of headstones on my dad's site and I would like to remove one, can you help? thanks, kim
Added by Kimberly Brown Triplett on Nov 20, 2014 2:42 AM
Fredrick Russell Henry Sr
Hodson Smalley
Gina, I have received your suggestions during the last several days and responded by your yahoo email. Can you please send a personal message in response?? Fred
Added by Fredrick Russell Henry Sr on Nov 18, 2014 5:40 PM
Larry Hagemann
Mervin J. and Wilma Bauer
Gina, you are so very good with newspaper tracking..can you look for Mervin J. Bauer of E. Peoria who died Feb 9 1987 in either Creve Couer or E. Peoria? Also his wife WILMA...date unknown. Thank you for your help. I knew Merv for years and would like to put up a page for him Thank you.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Nov 16, 2014 12:05 PM
Larry Hagemann
GRIMM, Albert Edwin
Thank you for creation and transfer, Gina.
You do very nice work!
Added by Larry Hagemann on Nov 06, 2014 1:58 PM
Larry Hagemann
GRIMM
Gina,
Thank you so very much for this great information. It is much appreciated. Larry
Added by Larry Hagemann on Nov 06, 2014 12:09 PM
Larry Hagemann
Request: Albert E. Grimm
Gina,
I am stumped...can you locate an Albert E. Grimm (twin brother to Find A Grave 58905805). He was born April 21, 1916 in Peoria and died April 7 1999 in Morton or Farmington IL. I simply can't find anything about him via obit, Find A Grave, ancestry, etc. You always have ways of finding things...possible????
Thank you, Larry
Added by Larry Hagemann on Nov 06, 2014 7:16 AM
Ace
Kathryn Crutcher at Oakwood Memorial Park
Hi! Photos posted for her.

Also there:

1. Joseph M. Olle, 1914 - 1969
2. Andrew Olle, Sr., 1881 - 1965
3. Elizabeth R. Olle, 1885 - 1981
4. Anton J. Olle, 9-7-1915 - 7-24-1981
5. Peter J. Olle, 6-5-1917 - 3-12-2006
6. Andrew J. Olle, 1909 - 1993
7. Etta Mae (Ettamae?) Olle, 1918 - 2008

If you add photo requests for them I will post the photos that I took.

Ace
Added by Ace on Nov 02, 2014 3:34 AM
David J. Shipton
Randy W. Potts is really RICKY W. POTTS
I believe that you might have made an error when posting the Randy W. Potts page... per the obituary this is RICKY W. Potts (not Ricky's alive brother Randy).
Added by David J. Shipton on Oct 30, 2014 4:38 PM
Charlotte Elaine Dildine
RE: Casali/Casal
You too!!! Have a good night and a better day tomorrow!!!!!! Elaine
Added by Charlotte Elaine Dildine on Oct 29, 2014 8:21 PM
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