|Russell Smith (#20007978)|
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Born in Independence, Missouri January 14, 1971, Russell was raised in Sedalia, Missouri. Following graduation from Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, Rusty attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing degree from CMSU in 1995. He has worked toward a Master of Divinity Degree from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He has served as a United Methodist Pastor and married Butte, Montana native Carla Nellien Lane on April 20, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Sedalia, Missouri. One of the most enjoyable hobbies is geneology and local history. He has visited and enjoyed many cemeteries around Missouri and Montana.|
YOUR GRAVESTONE STANDS AMONG THE REST,
FORGOTTEN AND FORLORN.
YOUR NAME AND DATE ARE CHISELED OUT,
ON SLATE OR OLD LIMESTONE,
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE,
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO MOURN.
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I EXIST,
YOU DIED AND I WAS BORN.
YET, EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU,
OF FLESH AND BLOOD AND BONE
OUR HEART CONTRACTS AND BEATS A PULSE,
ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN.
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED,
SO MANY YEARS AGO,
SPREAD OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT,
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO.
I KNOW THAT YOU LIVED AND LOVED,
BUT, I WONDER IF YOU KNEW,
SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS SPOT,
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.
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|Joni (Hedrick) Dietz||RE: Billy Grissom McLaughlin #114492017|
Thank you so much for the transfer of Billy's Find A Grave Memorial and for the kind words about him. I will be sure to pass them on to my mother. I'm sure she will appreciate them as well. :)
Thank you for your work on this most important site. If I can ever be of assistance to you in some way, please don't hesitate to let me know. I do a lot of research with family history, not just mine.
|Joni (Hedrick) Dietz||Billy Grissom McLaughlin #114492017|
Hello Russell, would you please transfer this memorial to me? He is one of my mother's cousins. Thank you so much! Joni Dietz #48207893
Thanks so much for the transfer. I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Aug 09, 2014 6:53 AM
|Amy Everett||Memorial Transfer|
I went ahead and added Robert Martin's parents to the memorial and transferred it to you. If you have any more family members whose memorials I am managing, just let me know and I would be happy to transfer them to you as well.
|Dave & Pam Jindrich||Fredricke Wilhelmina "Minnie" Buchholz|
I'm assuming that you are from the Henry County, MO, area because of a Bucholz Memorial you created. I looking for an internment for the above from the Clinton, MO, area after 1900; however, before 1910. In 1900, Fredricke was reside with her son, William and family, in Clinton, Henry, MO. If you have any genealogy connections in Henry Co; perhaps, you could answer my question of where Fredricke is interred? Thank you, Dave Jindrich
|Kathy (St. John) Millsap||Our Friend Seth.......|
I'm so happy with the nice memorial you added for Seth !! It helps for all of us to know him better.
I too lived in Sedalia area & knew his parents from our farming days.Thank you for remembering Seth. He was a nice man & gone way too soon. We'll all remember him fondly.
I really appreciate your thoughtfulness in making permanent transfers of this family. I have filled in the dates and links but have more information to add, so it is helpful to be able to add as I confirm my notes. Thank you.
|LaDon Brennan||Elliott family|
I am workig on he Elliott family - many are in New Bethel Cem, most entered by you. I'll be sending along about a dozen SACs, I hope that is OK. If ou prefer, transfer them to me, I'll add full dates, bios and links, and transfer them back to you, within a day or so - promise. When I transfer back, only your name will appear as memorial manager.
|Matt and Sarah Lirley McCune||Henrietta Neimeyer|
Thanks for linking Henrietta to her parents.
|Diana||RE: Robert McCurdy|
You're welcome! :-)
Added by Diana on Dec 27, 2012 3:04 PM
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