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Donna Rankin * Searching the Past (#47007026)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo If there is a memorial I have added for someone you would like transferred to you, please just let me know, as long as they are not a relative or close friend of mine. I love being able to help honor those that have passed on before us! If you find a photo that you would like to have that I have posted for a loved one you are more than welcome to copy them yourselves.
I spend a lot of time walking the cemeteries and getting information and photos for the memorials, but my purpose is not to have "ownership" of them, but to make as many available for family, loved ones and genealogy researchers that I can.
I would like to especially thank Charlotte Stevens Schneider, without her help I would not be able to complete alot of the memorials I have done. She has been diligent in finding obituaries and dates for so many of the memorials we have worked on!

I am so sad to say that Charlotte passed away on February 11, 2011. She will be so missed by all that knew and loved her! Charlotte is now rejoicing in the presence of our Lord!
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RE: Everett & Ethel Kirby
Great minds....!!! :-)
Added by BARBARA DIGGES on Sep 16, 2014 10:29 AM
RE: Everett & Ethel Kirby
I really appreciate your thank you--I enjoyed getting the photos. btw, I sent a suggested correction to the owner of Ethel's memorial---I believe that she has the incorrect DOB and DOD, according to the headstone.

Added by BARBARA DIGGES on Sep 16, 2014 10:22 AM
You are welcome. I know where you are coming from. I lost a child around the same time 16 years ago and haven't been able to bring myself to create a page on this site. Always rough at least twice a year, the day I lost him and the day he was due. Prayers and hugs your way. Red
Added by Red on Sep 15, 2014 8:16 PM
gisele kurtz mitchell
RE: Cherry-Fairlawn
No, I don't have any more details....You might call Fairlawn, Jeff is the caretaker, & he is usually happy to help....he might have a contact persons name, Might be a good lead for you. He might not have/give you a phone #, but maybe a name/address. Good luck, G
Added by gisele kurtz mitchell on Aug 23, 2014 7:31 AM
Eddene Hightower Thompson
Hello Searching the Past, You wrote me a note about:

When I went to 'your' page, I saw that you had a page called BAHS... WELL, I could hardly believe it.. I just HAD to KNOW that it meant Broken Arrow High School... as in the town of Broken Arrow, OK... That is where my husband and I basically raised our children (with the exception of 4 years spent in KC Ks)... I was co-founder of the BA Genealogy Society in 1977 and served as president for the first year. My husband had two sisters and a brother who lived in BA before we did and we moved there because of them in Sept 1970.. My two sons graduated 1980, daughter 1982 and the last daughter didn't finish school. I worked for 8 years at Arrow Flowers & Gifts there in BA. Would like to know more about who you are, etc. Still have friends there, although we haven't kept in touch very much. I currently live in Inola, OK. Hoping that you will answer, I am.. Eddene Hightower Thompson...
Added by Eddene Hightower Thompson on Jul 09, 2014 9:27 AM
Ann Dickenson
Thank you for your effort in trying to get his picture. Bless you for taking the time to do this. Ann
Added by Ann Dickenson on Jul 09, 2014 4:04 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 28669257
Sorry, I had sent the message before I was through.

Anyhow Find A Grave Memorial# 28669257 is my wife's grandmother. I suspect there is a birth and death date on the stone. We have:

26 Jun 1904 in Atkins, Pope, Arkansas
6 Sep 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
(but removed back home in Muskogee)

But don't put the birth and death on this until we can get better verification. two sets of records we have has 2 different dates. I picture of the tombstone might help.

She should be buried close to her husband Lee Roy Lenon who died in Calif in 1952 or her parents, Florence E and James F. Furr. We are 90% sure her husband is buried in Calif, however.

Thanks for your help. Randy and Peg.

PS: We think there is another mis-spelling as her middle name is MAE and not MAY. thanks again Randy
Added by Rabbitmpls on Jul 03, 2014 2:36 PM
Deb (McEntire) Williams
RE: Janie Norvell/Elmwood Cemetery-Wagoner, OK
Dear Donna,

I THANK YOU so much for trying to find my great-aunt's grave; AND for the flowers. What a thoughtful, generous soul you have. Thanks for letting me know who she is buried between; if I'm ever able to get there at least I will know where to visit. Deb
Added by Deb (McEntire) Williams on Jul 01, 2014 12:24 PM
Denice Huerta
Doyle Moore
Thank you for the information, your time & efforts. I really appreciate it.
Added by Denice Huerta on Jun 24, 2014 12:00 PM
Alice Jeffords Lewis
Faye Johnson grave marker.
Hi, Thanks for taking your time to photo my Aunt's grave site. I didn't realize she didn't have a stone.
Added by Alice Jeffords Lewis on Apr 19, 2014 3:45 PM
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