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Gary Decker (#47085161)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo I live in Lyndon, Kansas and work near Burlington, where I was born and raised. I have been very interested in genealogy since around 2000, and love to share information with others. In my spare time, you will probably find me, iPhone in hand, walking and taking pictures in one of the local cemeteries; that's something I really enjoy doing. Every memorial tells a story; no one should be forgotten!

I concentrate in Coffey and Osage counties in Kansas, near where I work and where I live. I have personally photographed and catalogued two cemeteries: Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery in rural Coffey county, and Calvary Cemetery near Burlington. I have also photographed most of Lyndon Cemetery. I do my best to create and maintain family links, research and update dates and bios, and use and to assist me in doing so, along with other sources.

Note: I take my photos to share with all. You have my express permission to copy my photos from Find A Grave and use them on other sites. Attribution is appreciated, but not necessary. This is a hobby for me, I enjoy doing it.
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Bessie May Proctor's mother
I have corrected her memorial and will insert the memorial for Mary Dorothy Long Proctor if it can be found. Thanks to Gary for catching this error.
Added by bvance43 on Sep 23, 2016 10:24 PM
Beth in Colorado
Bessie May Proctor Crowder
Hi, Gary,

I was unable to change this, as Bessie May Proctor Crowder's Memorial is not one of mine; however, I did suggest a correction via the "Edit" button, and also copied and pasted the message you had sent me via the Findagrave e-mail system along with your Findagrave address in order to credit you with the change.

Hope the correction is completed swiftly.
Added by Beth in Colorado on Sep 22, 2016 7:32 PM
Mountain Traveler
Anna Grobmeier
Thank you so much for the transfer. It is much appreciated.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Sep 15, 2016 8:02 PM
Chuck McKinley
Myrtle Enright
Where did you get your information on her. mainly on here mother and do you have any more information on the Enright family.

Chuck McKinley
Added by Chuck McKinley on Jun 20, 2016 8:53 AM
RE: Susannah F. Bates
If you have time, see about John W Bates 1863-1929, son of Benjamin Bates. John's wife & son, Anna M Bates & Paul F Bates are in Graceland cemetery, Coffey county, but I can't find John. Thanks again, Mary
Added by Mary on May 08, 2016 9:53 PM
RE: Susannah F. Bates
Thanks Gary. Willing to bet it is the George A McElwee. Last I found him was 1910 (McElwin) census at Hampden, Coffey, Kansas. His mother died in 1910 & he only had relatives through her marriage (step-relatives) left that he knew. Poor guy. I'll put it in my records.
Added by Mary on May 08, 2016 9:32 PM
Kathy G.
Lyndon tombstones
Thank you Gary
Added by Kathy G. on Mar 04, 2016 7:52 PM
Kathy G.
Lyndon tombstones
Thank you for all the work you do on Find A Grave and for sharing you photos.
Added by Kathy G. on Mar 02, 2016 10:40 PM
Tom Nelson
Eudene Kleinsorge
Thank you so much, Gary. This was a beautiful photograph and I so appreciate your permission to use it. You're my kind of 'graver.
Added by Tom Nelson on May 27, 2015 12:56 PM
Sue Butterfield Picard
Would you post your photo from:
Find A Grave Memorial# 76195701 to Elizabeth's husband's memorial #76195702 (H. L. is Horace Lathrop Goodrich) Thank you.

Added by Sue Butterfield Picard on Jan 25, 2015 7:27 PM
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