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Nancy Meadows (#47219916)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Update January 2015:

After being a member for several years, the following are my own personal "guidelines":

Anyone may copy any photos I have posted for personal use - no credit required. It does my heart good to see them included in someone's family tree since the main reason I try to do my part in this is to help people who have passed on be remembered.

I will usually transfer memorials for those outside my own family lines, even to those who are not within the Findagrave four generation policy, including people who may have been just friends. However, please be sure that you intend to actually add something to enhance the memorials. It's frustrating to transfer an entire family to someone, only to later discover that nothing has been done with them. I check for Edits almost daily and usually accept them quickly.

I am guilty of adding duplicates, but none are intentional. Most of my memorials come from photographing an entire cemetery, and though I try to search for each one before adding it, sometimes duplicates happen. There is no need to be rude, just a friendly notification like This is a duplicate" will be enough to have me delete mine. I am also guilty of typo's, for which I apologize. I regret not being more careful.

When I photograph a cemetery, I try to take both a distance shot and a closeup shot. I frequently add the distance shots to memorials that already have a closeup. This is not meant to imply that the first photo is not good enough. My only intent is to hopefully help future visitors to the cemetery be able to locate a grave they wish to visit. If any photos I post offend anyone, I will gladly remove them at the creator's request.

I have started virtual cemeteries for military veterans buried in Boone, Chariton, Howard, Macon, and Randolph counties. These are far from complete, so if you know of a veteran in those counties, please let me know if I don't already have them.

For those contributors who take it upon themselves to be the Findagrave police, adding a please and thank you would go a long way.

Thanks to those who help make Findagrave such a pleasant, fulfilling labor of love! Wishing you all a blessed 2015...

Update Feb 2014:
I've been told that people have hesitated to contact me since my step-son's death in September. Please feel free to do so, as I am still working on Findagrave almost daily. It has been a saving grace, and I very much appreciate the kindness and caring of the Findagrave community.

Update October 2013:
Please visit my virtual cemetery for "Jake the Great", created for my step-son lost to a series of circumstances resulting in him taking his own life on September 10, 2013. Jacob's bio contains a letter written by his father, and it is our hope that it may help prevent this from happening to another family. Please pass it on to whoever you think may benefit from it. Thanks, and God Bless.

Since 2007, I have been dedicated to locating, listing and photographing all the Randolph County, Missouri cemeteries I am able to get to. I have completed listings, with photos of each stone, of about 155 cemeteries so far, mainly to provide the county historical societies with updated listings and accurate locations. I am just starting to put these on findagrave, and in the interest of saving time, have only entered the name and years for now. I have more info for most of these memorials, which I hope to add and link as time allows. It is my thinking that having just the names and dates posted may help someone find their relatives. I am very willing to transfer memorials to relatives, even distant ones....just ask and let me know how you are related. I will be glad to fulfill photo requests as I am able to, so if you are looking for someone in a particular cemetery, please feel free to contact me.

Please use the Edit/Suggestion tab to send info or to request transfers. Thanks!
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Messages left for Nancy Meadows (2063)[Leave Message]
Christie Cole Logan
RE: Sarah Hackley memorial
Thank you Nancy! I promise to take good care of Sarah's memorial. Thank you for making the memorial and take care. :-)
Added by Christie Cole Logan on Oct 22, 2016 7:51 AM
Jay Raveill
RE: Uptons
I have no connection so no need to transfer back as long as you are still active in Find A Grave.
Added by Jay Raveill on Oct 16, 2016 8:23 AM
Nancy, Im always glad to add data. You are amazing in your work . Thank you.
Added by Jude on Oct 14, 2016 12:09 PM
Deanie McAlpin
Lepper Children
Nancy, here are the Lepper Children Memorial numbers for Salem Cemetery outside of Moberly, MO.
Just thought I'd clear up their names since they weren't on the stone. Do you remember where the marker is located? The last time I looked I couldn't find it...and I would like to put a marker/headstone on there for them. They would have been my Aunt and Uncles.
Thank you
Deanie McAlpin
Added by Deanie McAlpin on Oct 13, 2016 1:57 PM
abby moser
Seth McCurry
Thank you for the update on Seth ad his family. You have provided a wealth of information. I appreciate it so much. Second marriages with children often create genealogy snafus. Thank you for clearing all of this up !! Thank you for your time.
Added by abby moser on Oct 02, 2016 11:24 AM
Franc As
RE: Louis Ash
Ok, I could try .....

Added by Franc As on Sep 04, 2016 6:22 AM
Diddy & Doodle
A.L. Bibb
Hello Nancy:

Thank you for the census information on A L Bibb very much appreciate your hard work on this Heavenly site.

Blessings Always!

Paula Barnes
Bling Blinky of TEXAS
aka Diddy & Doodle
Added by Diddy & Doodle on Aug 26, 2016 8:08 AM
RE: 70 mph wind
We haven't done a cemetery in a while either. I just don't have the drive I used to I guess. I think of places to photograph, but something always comes up, seems like.
We have tall trees, too, and I always dread the wind, but so far so good.
Be safe,
Added by PShannon on Aug 25, 2016 1:44 PM
70 mph wind
Hi Nancy,
Yes, we are fine, thanks for asking. I knew it was bad, but didn't know it was 70 mph.. Saw some limbs down, but not much damage that I noticed.
We got a tornado warning about 10:45 or so. A warning not a watch, and I was scared, but it was just radar indicated, not a real spotted one. I guess they have to tell people, but was scary.

Hope all is well with you. The summer has gone so fast, but I admit I like fall weather. Jacket weather. Great for tromping around in cemeteries.

Take Care,
Added by PShannon on Aug 25, 2016 10:32 AM
Leo Edward Kelso
If your interested in an obituary for him, here is the link:

Very right column.

Added by Sherry on Aug 21, 2016 2:41 AM
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