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GeekyGraveGirl (#48141838)
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Bio Photo Find A Grave business:

SOURCE CREDIT FOR MAP PHOTOS of Sunset Cemetery's unmarked graves in section 7P: Riley County Genealogical Society's home page, on which is a link to a "Grave Locator". Go to that page and click on the link, and it takes one to an interactive map of Sunrise and Sunset Cemeteries.

This is a fabulous resource, extremely helpful in finding grave locations for photographing!

Please submit a summary of obituary information to the memorials I manage. I take great care not to include names of living relatives (unless I know them personally and have their permission). If you find any that aren't in keeping with this,let me know. There are some I've inherited and haven't double checked every single one.

I'll transfer most any memorials if someone is not known to me.

If you want to change information, click on the "EDIT" tab at the top right of the memorial and add the information in the areas given.

*If you find a memorial that is DUPLICATED, please click on the edit tab and fill out the form.

*I've inherited some --I can't just delete those, I have to contact FAG to delete them, so I will mark such as "duplicates" until they are deleted.

*If you are a close family member who doesn't want a memorial or photo on FAG,please contact me and I will remove the memorial.

If I did not create it originally, I have to go through FAG.

If I did not take the photo I can't delete it, even if it is on a memorial I manage (you will have to contact the contributor).


MY OTHER PHOTOS: Please obtain my permission before copying and posting these anywhere. Thank you!

Helen Coon is my mother,
Clifford Bitikofer my father-in-law,
My nephew Nathan died at age 14.
For a story of love, adventure and faith, see:Sarah Andersson and Oskar "Mulundu Weta" Andersson .
A different kind of love story between Sarah Wiens (my great-aunt) and Helmut Stainer. Unknown Baby, "born 1935, buried 1965".
Cora Coon;
Hugh Coon;
Catherine Neufeld ;
John T. Neufeld ;
Vicky Goertzen a long time and very dear friend who died of diabetes.
"Wally" our dog who died on Good Friday;


I have interests in art, photography, history, and writing. My husband and I have two college aged sons. My husband is a teacher, and I am a substitute teacher with fairly full-time employment. I hit the cemeteries when school is out, though! Am presently photographing Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.
I believe in and try to follow Jesus every day and in every aspect. The Kingdom coming on earth begins with those who are faithful doing the will of God through Christ in all we say or do on this earth and in this life, not because of eternal reward, but because the world needs us and the message of salvation, and redemption of all Creation. Peace on earth, good will to all.

Thanks and blessings to all who work so hard to make Find A Grave one of my favorite "social networks"! Appreciation as well to those who put the tributes on memorials.
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Richard Akins
Mattie van Dusen in Sunset
I suggest that you remove #91416447, Mattie L. vanDusen, in favor of #141724243, Martha (Mattie) L. van Dusen. The latter has the correct spelling of "van Dusen" as well as other important information. If there is a problem or if you have questions or comments, please let me know. Thanks for all your work at Sunset.
Added by Richard Akins on Jan 27, 2015 8:55 AM
Anne Schmidt
RE: Jane Galloway edits
Well, yes, according to Ancestry she is my first cousin 3x removed. Her mother Katherine Selina Warlick Sisk and my 2nd great grandmother Mary Ann Warlick Warlick were sisters, and are both buried in the Mountain Grove ME Church Cemetery, Burke Co., North Carolina. And Sidney Warlick also buried in Sunset was her cousin, whose father was killed at the battle of Spottsylvanie Court House. There is a long confused story about having Warlick cousins in Manhattan "and why did no one in Junction City talk about them?". Still don't know the answer to that. Sidney did have an older brother, Robert Lewis who is supposed to be buried in Sunset and was, I believe, the husband of Nellie Himes Warlick, buried in Sunset - but none of this have I been able to prove. I did do some looking at the Riley Co. Genealogical Society some time ago and need to go back again. Robert & Sidney had a younger brother, but he kindly went to Colorado and is buried in the cemetery at Meeker.
This is more than you wanted to know, but families seem to go on forever,
Added by Anne Schmidt on Jan 26, 2015 7:16 PM
Jean Hall
RE: Thanks for the edits
Yes we are related through my husband's side. His grandmother was a Douglass from the Pierceville area. They came to Solomon Rapids, KS from Avon, New York. Sure been a challenge to find these memorials not knowing any of them. Very interesting. Good to work with you. Thanks for caring.
Added by Jean Hall on Jan 25, 2015 1:45 PM
Sunset Cemetery
The link for the map of Sunset Cemetery on your profile page is not working for me.
Added by DSH on Jan 20, 2015 3:35 PM
RE: Todd etc. edits and photo in Sunset
No. I just walked part of the NE part of the cemetery yesterday afternoon. I'll have other photos and probably edits to make on other memorials later.
Added by DSH on Jan 19, 2015 1:51 PM
RE: Rose on my mother's memorial
Yes it seems simple to me for Ancestry and F.A.G. to educate there customers that they are stealing when they lift someone's else's photos without permission. But that would be bad for business. When I inform some of them they have stolen my photos they get all up in my face and use abusive language like I'm at fault. Iv informed Ancestry and F.A.G. about some of them and if I get any results it takes months to remove it and I never here back. I have thousands of my photos stolen with out even mentioning my name. Think this is my last year of subscribing to ancestry just makes me sick to go on there and be shocked to see so many of my photos stolen. I don't put family photos on anymore .Someone has even stole my grandparents wedding photo and cropped it to show them separate then it goes vireo and everyone puts it on there tree. Just make me sick. But enough rambling ,GOD bless and so sorry for your loss, will pray for You and your family. Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Jan 17, 2015 11:19 PM
Donna Goble
RE: Garcitas cemetery
I really don't know much about this cemetery. It is just outside Inez, Texas off of Beck Rd. at the end of a long dirt road. It is a Black Cemetery and there is a little old church just before you get to it. I was a little nervous about there out there alone, so I didn't stay long. Hopefully I'll get someone to go back with me and transcribe the whole cemetery.
Added by Donna Goble on Jan 17, 2015 6:54 AM
Cameron Herrell
RE: While cruising Find A Grave....
Well, thank you! I, and 2 friends, are going out this morning to document a small cemetery here in Bates County that is not on this website. I have photo'd 21 cemeteries in this county and have 3 more currently in mind as soon as the weather breaks. I work primarily here in Bates County and enjoy helping people with getting pics on the memorials they have posted. Yes, I am retired, and that makes a difference. And right now, I am glad gas prices are down.
Have a great year!
Added by Cameron Herrell on Jan 16, 2015 7:12 AM
RE: Rose on my mother's memorial
This is My GG Grandfather,Find A Grave Memorial# 51776412 He changed it from Kuhn ,I wonder if we are related. Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Jan 15, 2015 9:03 PM
Elaine Neel
Curtis(s) Transfers
Thank you for the transfers....Gram Stover was a little bitty lady and lied big time about her age...and her real name was Harriet....even her sisters changed their names....been tough finding these people....anyway, Thank you!
Added by Elaine Neel on Jan 13, 2015 8:02 AM
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