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Mark and Kay (#46832542)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo **Do to sickness in our family and the hours we work we are not on find a grave every day. Please be patient and we will get to corrections and requests as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.**

**Transfer request. Please do not request transfers with a public message on our profile. Please use the edit button on each memorial to request a transfer and please be sure to include how you are related to the person. We will make transfers as set forth in the find a grave rules for transfers. **

In 2006 Mark found the Find A Grave web site when he was searching for some Civil War history in our area. We love helping people find their loved ones and try to add as much information as we can find. We have went searching in the rain, snow, heat, and wind (we like it the least).

After many hours of research we determined that the only way to get good quality, readable photos that would verify the information people wanted and not harm the stones in any way was to use plan water and a very soft brush or to do rubbings of the stones. We have now started retaking some of our first photos that we do not feel were as good as they could be when we get to those cemeteries. We find it very disturbing when we see other volunteers that have put powder, shaving cream and chalk on the older stones and they are deteriorating as it has a chemical reaction with the acid in our rain.

We have met many people we will cherish forever, saw places we would have never seen and experienced adventures we will never forget. We hope to continue for many years and have many more adventures. This past year has been different since I started back to work after being off for 2 years. The summer was so hot and Mark fights skin cancer so we have not gotten to take as many photos as we would like. I've been adding memorials for people in Christian County as that is my home and I have many records for them.

If a family member of any memorial that we have entered would like to take over the ownership of that memorial page please contact us and we discuss transfer of ownership. Do to several requests from people that are not actually related and collecting "surnames" if you are not within 5 generations we may not transfer. We will add "documented" information only to a memorial. Just because you say they need to be linked is not documentation. Please provide obit, death or birth certificates when requesting information be added. If we have entered any information that is incorrect please contact us for a correction. We are here to help people and keep the information as accurate as possible.
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Beverly & Gregg
Thank you for the transfer
Thanks so much for transferring my Great Grandparents (Allen & Jane Luttrull) to my management. I appreciate your work on these and I will maintain them to the best of my ability.
Gregg & Beverly Schweppe
Added by Beverly & Gregg on May 05, 2016 4:39 PM
Sandra Scott
William Jackson McCorkle Sr
I wonder if I might have permission to use your grave marker photos for William Jackson McCorkle Sr. on my family website (see to see how I plan to use the photo).

Thank you.
Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Apr 02, 2016 12:48 PM
JD Day
Frank L. Heilner Memorial# 113137392
soory, I forgot to add his memorial number on the edit. JD
Added by JD Day on Feb 16, 2016 11:33 AM
Ila May Stewart Find A Grave Memorial# 53847883
Hi, My name is Roxanne Jordan Ila was my 4th cousin 5x's removed. I sent you some edits for her and her family. I don't want transfers just wanted to let you know I'll be more than happy to give you any proof that you may need to make sure I'm telling your the truth. Thanks for your hard work and findings on my Ham, Stewart Family.
Added by Tazgirl on Jan 31, 2016 9:32 PM
Kevin Finch
Judith Rebecca Bouslog
Hello Mark & Kay

I have been a contributor for Find A Grave for a few years now ( mostly fulfilling photo requests for others), but this time I am looking for a Great Grandmother who is buried in Maple Park Cemetery in Spingfield MO., Greene County. I noticed you took a photo of the cemetery, and am wondering if you would be able to help me find and photograph her grave for me?

Please let me know

Added by Kevin Finch on Jan 18, 2016 5:18 PM
Jim Cochran

I noticed you had left a query on Ellingsworths being on your mom's family. Same for me.

Jim Cochran
Republic MO
Added by Jim Cochran on Jan 14, 2016 2:57 PM
JD Day
Farrell Anthony Thomas
Farrell Anthony Thomas, 83, of Falcon, died Friday morning, Feb. 23, 2007, at Christian Health Care North in Lebanon.

He was born Aug. 26, 1923, the only child of Andrew L. Thomas and Iza Bell Dickens Thomas, who preceded him in death.

On June 9, 1946, he married Minnie McIntosh, of Drynob, Mo. They were married 60 years and eight months.

He was converted and baptized at 10 years of age at Nurse Church at Drynob. He attended Oakland Heritage Church of God.

Early in life, he worked in the wheat harvests of Kansas, then in a factory in Sapulpa, Okla. In 1948 he and Minnie moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where he was employed with John Deere and Co. for 30 years. He retired in 1978 and they moved to the family farm near Falcon.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie, of the home; three cousins, Richard Dickens and his wife, Jo; George Dickens and his wife, Valerie; Shirley Knight and her husband, Marvin, and several other cousins from out of state; his brother-in-law, Kenneth McIntosh and his wife, Kathleen, of Macomb; a sister-in-law, Anna Peterson, of Shell Knob, as well as four nieces and three nephews.

Services for Farrell Anthony Thomas will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Oakland Heritage Church of God, near Oakland with the Revs. Joan Hart and Kenneth McIntosh officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Rose Memorial Park in Lebanon, under the direction of Greenlawn South of Springfield.

Visitation will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Oakland Heritage Church of God.

A memorial has been established to Oakland Heritage Church of God building fund.
Lebanon Daily Record, The (MO) - Friday, February 23, 2007
note: source for edits
Added by JD Day on Nov 17, 2015 12:05 PM
JD Day
Added by JD Day on Nov 17, 2015 12:02 PM
Linda Dukes
I hope your family member is on the mend! I just wanted to stop by and thank you guys for all the wonderful stone photos you have provided for Lawrence County, Missouri. :-)
Added by Linda Dukes on Oct 28, 2015 7:07 AM
Linda Baker
The name of the site is correct....Albert G. Lindsey, even the dates are correct but the picture belongs to another Albert G Lindsey with a different way do they belong together. Thanks!
Added by Linda Baker on Oct 23, 2015 9:56 PM
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