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CatheaC (#47339429)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too (2010) here in central Oklahoma. I took all the small cemeteries in Canadian County and some in Kingfisher County. Now that there are so many volunteers with cell phone cameras, I have given up. I still take photos when I am in Illinois or Kentucky cemeteries.


For Obits in the Johnson County Indiana and surrounding counties that are not included on memorials, or do not have a known burial location, see this link:


THANK YOU to all of you who have posted the many old obits we have sent you. We have had many comments of appreciation from descendants. Some of these old obits told intimate and/or historical details about the person and those are very valuable to researchers.

To all of you who will not post these old obits we send you, F/G has relaxed what they used to say about it:

Can I add a memorial from a newspaper or other 3rd party source?
Find A Grave does not discourage the legitimate indexing of the deceased through obituaries or other 3rd party accounts. Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased.


NOTES - To view the photograph at full resolution and clarity, click on it to see the larger view.

Please note that the new system allows you to easily post edit requests by clicking the EDIT tab on your bio page - and then clicking "process edits" at the bottom of that screen.

1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection or shadow in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! This is very disrespectful!!
5. Invest in a good camera and an editing program like Photoshop Elements to adjust contrast and crop and straighten the image.
6. Remember that now F/G allows an 8MB size on photos.

We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!

** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose - ONLY IF - you give credit by listing your source so others can find it. Noting the source INCLUDES the photographer's name, and the Find-a-Grave memorial number or website.**
Some of my family surnames:
KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
ILLINOIS - Mingee, Thornton, Gilreath, McNeese, Harris, Strader, McCrady
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Messages left for CatheaC (357)[Leave Message]
Mike Porter
Sophhronia Blair
Thanks for the info. I added the obit to her memorial.
Added by Mike Porter on Feb 02, 2016 6:37 AM
SC Allen
Re: Joshua Metheney
Obituary added. Thanks!
Added by SC Allen on Jan 03, 2016 6:46 PM
Martha Tulley obit
Just put hers up, as you'd asked -- thank you again so very much!
Added by SWM on Jan 03, 2016 2:48 PM
ELIzabeth Mullendore obit
I just did put that one up for you-- thank you so very much!! Are you kin to her as well??
Added by SWM on Jan 03, 2016 2:26 PM
Jesse Coleman obit, Greenlawn Cemetery
I was so pleased to add this obit to the Memorial for Jesse Coleman. Thank You, thank you. I'm working with an elderly living relative who has been searching for her ancestors mostly all her life. Having this information will please her immensely.
Margaret #46995858
Added by Margaret on Dec 28, 2015 2:40 PM
Doni Wright
Peter Vandivier 1818

Obituary added. :) Keep'um coming!

Happy New Year!
Added by Doni Wright on Dec 28, 2015 12:37 PM
Geo Jennings, Mt. Pleasant Cem. Johnson Co, IN
Added the obit. Thank you for doing this. I'm sure it will help someone immensely!

Added by Marianne on Dec 20, 2015 6:08 PM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
RE: Ada O. Clemmer
C- You are so correct and how annoying it is when The response is I do not post items like this. I'm all about posting as much as I can. I have the name Clemmer in my family tree. Are you connected to the Clemmers'?
Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Dec 20, 2015 5:55 PM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
Ada O. Clemmer
Thank you for your addition....Memorial updated...Pat
Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Dec 20, 2015 3:03 PM
Robert Adlet
John Clore obit
Thanks for the obit's. They have been posted.
Added by Robert Adlet on Dec 18, 2015 9:16 PM
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