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gravefindr (#46508705)
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Bio Photo My name is Joni, I grew up in DeSoto, Missouri, but am now located in rural Washington County, Missouri. My husband, Gene, and I began our genealogy adventure around 1987 and have enjoyed its pursuit tremendously. I lost my husband in 2008, at the far-too-young age of 55. My health is not good but as it allows, I still enjoy pursuing our family histories and visiting area cemeteries.

FAG is a wonderful site. I've found that most everyone I have encountered is involved because of their mutual enjoyment of the pursuit of genealogy and history. I personally believe this site can be a wonderful tool and I am very grateful for the links I have discovered to my ancestors via FAG.

Please don't hesitate to send any additions/corrections for any of the memorials I have listed via the edit button on the memorial. By going thru the memorial edit option, your information is much more likely to reach me and not be overlooked.

Please remember when contacting any contributor that we are all human and capable of making mistakes, our information comes from various sources (tombstones, obits, personal knowledge, etc.) which can contain errors, and we are relying on technology which is far from perfect. Rude or condesending messages are not necessary (or appreciated!). You will catch more flies with honey than vinegar. You will also get your changes made more quickly if you send the information in a thorough and concise manner (re: include memorial numbers or your contriubtor number if needed, etc).

Thank you to all the contributors to FAG for all the hard work and efforts you put out on behalf of strangers you will likely never meet. Your kindness and hard work is appreciated.

Lately it seems I have had a number of memorials that I have sent additional information to and rather than add the information, they have chosen to delete the memorial. I'm sure I am not the only one who would gladly assume maintenance of any memorials that you no longer wish to be bothered with rather than have them deleted. Please consider transfer of any memorial prior to deletion.

I have not intentionally added any memorials for living people, however in doing some cemetery transcribing, some of these memorials do exist having been created from headstones in the particular cemetery. I am attempting to get back around to these and confirm whether these are possibly a living person. Because I am using multiple sources in this endeavor, including revisiting the cemeteries, it takes a great deal of time and my health the last few years has not been cooperative. If you encounter a memorial that is indeed for a living person and the person desires it to be removed, please let me know and it will be done. I have no interest in creating "fake memorials just to pad my contributor numbers", and I do appreciate any light that can be shed upon the memorials that I do have. I will also gladly transfer any memorials to people having a relationship with the person.

Good luck in your search for your kin folks and thanks again to all who have contributed to the success of this site!
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Catherine Eye
Harmon Family Farm Cemetery
Joni, I am doing research on the Harmons that came from West Virginia. My husband's great great grandmother was Rachel Harman Eye. I found out that there is a cemetery at Floyd, MO. You have put pictures of Effie and Solomon on their Find A Grave pages. Have you been to the cemetery? Could you tell me how to get there? Thanks in advance for your help. Catherine Eye Cell phone 573-366-3868.
Added by Catherine Eye on Sep 02, 2014 7:18 PM
Russell Dean Best
A few years ago I got the obituary of Russell Dean Best Feb. 14, 1936-Oct. 6, have him buried at Brookside cemetery in Madison County, IN....My obituary says that he was going to be buried at Gardens of Memory in Muncie.
I wonder if the family made a last minute change and my obituary is incorrect...what do you think?
Janet Mings
Added by Janet on Aug 12, 2014 8:56 PM
Buddy Linderman
RE: Kercher
Hi Joni,

Yes im doing alot of work on the Kercher Family, When they first came to the US. they were Karcher then chanaged it to to Kercher, Here in Berks Co., Pa.

They came to Pennsylvania in the Late 1700s to the early 1800s and landed in northern Berks, Pa. in Hamburg, Berks, Pa. witch Hamburg was once named Karchertown, then renamed to Hamburg, after the town in Germany where they came from.

Im doing Work on the Kercher family b/c My mom's step-dad was Paul W. Kercher. he was a very good man to my mom rasded her like his own child. we used to talk to him up till his death in 1999.
my mom always called him dad b/c of how he was to her and we always called him grand pop. my mom never know her real dad. and we will never know b/c she was never told and there is no info on him. So Paul was her dad in are eyes.

I just had to let you know that im not Blood related to Kercher's but respect the Kercher family and the history.

I live here in Reading, Berks, Pa. and im got and been digging up alot on the Kercher's
Im as of rite now working on your line i get obituaries and Ect. to make sure i get the rite info.
So whatever you need help on just ask ill help out with whatever you need and can help with
heres my email

I will give you my number in email to help you.


Added by Buddy Linderman on Jul 13, 2014 12:27 PM
Rachel M. O'Guin Braswell
Thanks so much for the update of her maiden name!
Randy O'Guin, ranny 47208269
Part of my One Name Study of the O'Guins
Added by ranny on Jul 13, 2014 8:29 AM
Nichole Shelton Adams Rowland
James Harold Roberson
Hi Joni,
I see a minor problem on #82874097 for James Harold Roberson in Union Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Plains, Indepencence, AR. He is linked to his grandparents, not his parents. His mother is #79778751 Edith Mae Turner Roberson. I haven't found a memorial for his father Franklin James Roberson yet.

I'm distantly related to the Roberson's. James Harold Roberson would be my 3rd cousin twice removed.

Added by Nichole Shelton Adams Row... on Jul 03, 2014 12:26 PM
Brenda Green
Vivian Lou Ella Green
H i Joni:

I see you are maintaining my sister's memorial, Vivian L. Green buried in the Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in Desoto, Missouri. I would like to have her linked to her parents, Linus Robert Green and Christeen Storz Green who are buried in the Balch Cemetery in Zalma, Missouri. Would you please link them. Thank you for caring enough to enter her into Find A Grave. Brenda S. Green.
Added by Brenda Green on Jun 28, 2014 2:07 PM
Rachel M. O'Guin Braswell
Thanks for the links!
Randy O'Guin, ranny 47208269
Part of my One Name Study of the O'Guins
Added by ranny on Jun 21, 2014 6:59 PM
Stanakay DiNapoli
Hi Joni,
Though we have never met. I do believe we are related. I'm Trena Carol Rice's daughter. She is the granddaughter of Etta Mae and George. Look at the pictures you posted I relized you were Glady's and Marvin's child. My mother loved them so. My mom and your parents wrote all the time and spoke over the phone. If I'm wrong please forgive me but if you are indeed their child. Hello, it's nice to meet you.
Added by Stanakay DiNapoli on Jun 08, 2014 9:22 AM
RE: Vance-Harmon
Elijah (#5277583) and Mary E. Harman Vance (#75794602) are my maternal greatx2 grandparents (on my grandfather's side). There were two families - Harman and Harmon who migrated here from Pendleton Co. WV, which makes sorting them kind of tricky. Especially since they married each other several times.
Pinson is my maternal grandmother's line.

I noticed you have photos from Harman Cemetery in Crawford Co...I was all over that area in search of it last Monday without any luck.
My email is -- I would love to continue this conversation!

Added by GCJustus on Mar 27, 2014 6:04 AM
I noticed you have a Vance Harmon virtual cemetery. Are they relation to you? I'm working on some of my people in those lines today (see my Vance-Pinson-Ray-etc...cemetery)and thought I'd see if we are related! :)
Added by GCJustus on Mar 22, 2014 2:29 PM
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