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KLElkins (#47632315)
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Bio Photo I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Gladstone, Missouri, with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) plus my wife's Fulton, Pence, & Braidwood trees. I grew up in Neodesha, Kansas and have many of the funeral home burial records.


Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white
Faces proud, still, serene.

I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
are lost among my socks.

I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.

If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These faces of my heritage would
come to life again.

Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and memories
Someday to be passed away?

Make time to save your stories.
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

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Messages left for KLElkins (185)[Leave Message]
Carl Catherman
Lydia Venning
Thank you very much for accepting my edits. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Jan 02, 2016 5:15 PM
Erv & Patty Hudson
Elizabeth Meathers Brown
Kerry, I can't thank you enough for all of the information you sent on "Lizzie" and her husband, J H Brown. I know this took some time to put it all together and send it and I appreciate it so much !

Patty Hudson
member #47932711
Added by Erv & Patty Hudson on Dec 14, 2015 8:49 AM
Sue Henry
Arena Rehberg/Bennington Cemetery
Mr. Elkins, I just saw the beautiful photo you added to Mrs. Rehberg's memorial. She was beautiful. I would like to transfer Mrs. Rehbergs memorial to your care, if you would like to manage it. Please let me know ! Sue
Added by Sue Henry on Oct 24, 2015 9:22 PM
RE: Memorial Photos
Your welcome and thank you. I have been working on the Neodesha cemetery trying to put a photo on every grave that dose not have one. I just do it when my time and health allows me.
Added by LWB516 on Sep 25, 2015 2:53 PM
Walter Schley
RE: Elkins burials in Saylor Cemetery
Thank you for your nice comments. I just hoped that I could have found them for you.
Added by Walter Schley on Sep 12, 2015 12:36 PM
Holly Pinkley
James Fanning mem picture
Hello, I am James Fanning's gggrdaughter by Ida Elizabeth who married William H Pinkley.
The picture you have posted in his memorial, who are they? Do you have a time and location for this picture? I have copy in family album that says he is man on right holding toddler. If this is true, the dateline doesn't fit.
Please help to solve this riddle.
Thank you ever so much!

Holleen Pinkley daughter of
Herbert son of Earl , son of William!
Added by Holly Pinkley on Sep 04, 2015 10:11 AM
Mary Jane Pence Casey
Pence Family
Hello Kerry. I just found your message on my Daddy's memorial site. You mentioned your wife's Pence family. My Daddy was Esse Jack Pence. My name is Mary Jane Pence Casey. Just wondering how your wife is related to my Daddy. Always wanting to learn about family. My e-mail address is Thank you. Mary Jane
Added by Mary Jane Pence Casey on Jun 28, 2015 4:02 PM
Rain Brings Rainbows
Strangers in the Box
As soon as I saw the words, I understood where it would go! It is a common experience many of us share...Thank you for including. I will be including it in the history of my grandparents. The anonymous should have included a name! So nicely done!! Thank you for sharing...
Added by Rain Brings Rainbows on Jun 17, 2015 7:20 PM
Peggy Godown
Nora B Johnson's husband
Thank you for your dedication to finding and preserving family records.

Nora B Johnson was married to my paternal great grandfather's brother, Alonzo Delos Patchin (A D Patchin) who was married a few times. One of his wives was Nora B Johnson.

I, too, have had no success in finding his burial place.

Thank you, again, and please keep up your great work.

Peggy Godown Schmidt
PS Who are the two other people in the photo with Nora?
Added by Peggy Godown on Apr 19, 2015 3:59 PM
T. Cox
RE: Frank Callaway Elkins
I'll be in touch soon
Added by T. Cox on Apr 10, 2015 11:47 PM
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