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Laura Kessler Hershey (#47639879)
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Bio Photo If anyone has anything to add to a memorial I've made PLEASE let me know and I will be glad to add the information! I Love to link their parents to each memorial or have their obituary to add.

I'm interested about who my ancestors were and how they may have influenced who I am today. I am also researching my husbands ancestors and am learning as much as I can to pass on to our daughter. It's also fascinating to learn about the many different church backgrounds they all have had.
Still searching in PA!!
I found this through a friend:

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

They say that life is fleeting; I know that this is true. I left this world so quickly, with no goodbye to you. I know how much you miss me, your tears fall ever light. The pillow where you lay your head, Is wet with them at night. I know your heart is hurting, the words we left, unsaid. I love you's left unspoken are spinning in your head. The strength that I have carried, that served to make you whole, remains to make you stronger, within your grieving soul. For you see, while you were weeping on the day I passed away, at the gravesite near the flowers where my loved ones knelt to pray. An angel came to see me, she took me by the hand, she led me to a kingdom in a very distant land. As I look down from the heaven, and see you standing there, your heart so ever burdened with more weight than it can bear. I long to bring you comfort, I long to give you peace, I long to hold you closely, cause all your tears to cease. The joy I've found in heaven goes far beyond compare. The love that's so elusive, can be found here everywhere. The light is softly shining, there's no storm clouds here or rain. There's no teardrops found in heaven, there's no suffering, there's no pain. You needn't be so troubled, Stay close to God and pray that someday we'll be together, one bright and glorious day. So my love, you shouldn't question my dear you need not cry I've gone to be with Jesus I really didn't die.
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Lee Winters III
Hersheys at Christ Ev. Lutheran
I found this online:

I used that to locate them in the cemetery, but many of those stones are sunken into the ground or very hard to read. I hope I found the right ones.
Added by Lee Winters III on Apr 12, 2014 4:32 PM
RE: Karen Kroft
I know it is confusing about St. Mary's and Immaculate Heart. Can Find A Grave combine the two under one name?
Added by Max on Apr 07, 2014 4:10 PM
RE: Dayhoff
Happy to do it. All the best.
Added by TerriwithaC on Apr 03, 2014 5:49 PM
Mary Schatz
William Dayhoff
I have added Wiliam's parents. I
Added by Mary Schatz on Apr 02, 2014 2:26 PM
RE: Anna Maria Ham Miller
I have her listed as my husband's 4th great gram. However I thought Andreas was her husband. Then the son Michael Miller is 3rd great pop. Can you help me identifying the proper husband?
Added by Karen on Mar 25, 2014 4:38 PM
RE: Claude Vines

Glad to help. Good luck in finding Claude's resting place.

Added by Linda on Mar 21, 2014 5:11 PM
Claude Vines
Hi Laura,

Claude Vines is not buried in Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park, FL as confirmed by the office.

Added by Linda on Mar 19, 2014 5:20 PM
Harry Senft
RE: Gertrude Kessler
Thanks for the transfer
Have a good day, Harry
Added by Harry Senft on Mar 01, 2014 11:45 AM
John & Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Dr. Andrew J, Snively
Hi Laura,

You are very welcome!!!! Always glad to lend a hand to a fellow researcher if I can.

Happy Hunting,

Added by John & Kathy (Hoy) Eltist... on Feb 22, 2014 7:33 PM
RE: Catherine Mayer
You're very welcome. Glad my memorial was helpful. In fact, I'm not related so if you would like this memorial transferred to your care, I'd be glad to do so.
Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Feb 14, 2014 10:49 PM
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