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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Hello Reader. I am first and foremost a follower of the Jesus of the Bible: the Messiah, the Christ, the Creator, the "only begotten Son" - I love Him because He first loved me and it was by His death for me on the cross that I have hope past the grave!

I'm a fairly new widow with four grown kids and three perfect kid-in-laws, and the seven most adorable, brilliant, charming and sweet grandchildren ever born - and I'm not even prejudiced! :) When I'm not playing with them, I like to study the Bible, quilt, read great books, hike, backpack, travel, garden, and play board games. I am also a long-time "spits & furts" genealogist. And I enjoy volunteering for FindAGrave.

Thanks to my sister RhondaJo, who not only laid the foundations of my genealogy research, but who has encouraged me to do F.A.G. Oddly, I began to participate only a few months before my strong healthy husband of over 35 years collapsed and died without warning or illness. As a new widow, I am enjoying FindAGrave as something I can do on sleepless nights, "paying it forward" to future generations and strangers. I find cemeteries places of serenity and sobriety, but also of hope. My primary function in FAG is taking photos of local markers, and when I fulfill a request I take pix of as many extra stones as I have the back and time for. Usually there is a memorial already up, but on occasion I need to create a memorial, so if you see that I am managing your family or friend, please ask. It's my hope and goal that every site I put up will go to a family member or friend. I welcome edits, additions, and corrections to my memorials. You may use my photos.

Through the loss of my own husband and parents, I've realized that these memorials are the only lasting memorial place many people will ever have, and the only sight of the marker many will ever see. So I hope I and other photographers take time to clean up the grave site: whisk away leaves, wipe off bird poop, trim the grass from the edges, take a photo of the back of upright stones, and close-ups of details. Make note of the inscriptions, especially the small, fading ones. Then please, send a note via the edit button to the manager of the site with any new info gleaned from the marker. Thank you!

I am also willing to share what info I have on my family lines if I can help anyone. The lines I am especially interested in include:
Anderson/Peterson, Ashlin, Blackketter, Brady, Broome, Causey, Clary, Combs, Cowart, Freeman, Gentry, Groseclose, Humphries, Joiner, Kegans, McVey, Pate, Ring, Sorbello, Spangler, Ward, & Wells.

If you would like to contact me off the public wall, I can be emailed at ksorbello at hotmail dot com.
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Messages left for Kim S. (840)[Leave Message]
Family Hunter
RE: John Girouex
Thank you.
Added by Family Hunter on Aug 28, 2014 12:42 PM
Donnie Ruyle
SSGT Robert Stanley Overman
Kim: Thank You for taking the time to take the photo of Robert's grave marker.
Added by Donnie Ruyle on Aug 27, 2014 5:53 PM
SLUKES
Julia Batjes
Kim S. I was wondering if you noticed at this person's grave if there were actually 3 graves as the Find A Grave page states. If so can you also take pics of the other two graves. Thank you again for the assistance.

S Lukes
Added by SLUKES on Aug 27, 2014 5:50 PM
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Julia Batjes
Thank you Kim S. for your assistance.
Added by SLUKES on Aug 27, 2014 5:47 PM
Debbie K
RE: Margaret Wilson
Hi Kim,
I am distantly related to Fred Wilson and William Dunlap Wilson. Their mother was my 3 gg grandfathers sister. I wanted to see the family connected and love the pictures with them. I didn't know about the Baby Girl Wilson, but your pic shows me she belongs with the family as well. I am not sure about some of the other Wilson's buried in that cemetery. I really appreciate the photos as they help tie the family together. Thank you so much!
Debbie K
Added by Debbie K on Aug 27, 2014 5:16 PM
Debbie K
Margaret Wilson
Thank you for the pictures. They are very clear and look great!
Added by Debbie K on Aug 27, 2014 4:01 PM
Jean
Maurice Schloesser
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Jean on Aug 20, 2014 9:34 AM
James Gabelmann
Avis Martin Photo
Sorry, I didn't pay attention to the date of death. After a while I will ask again. Thank you for your time and effort.
Jim #47872837
Added by James Gabelmann on Aug 20, 2014 8:47 AM
Family Hunter
RE: John Girouex
John wasn't a relative. He was my radar maintenance supervisor at Mather AFB from 1985-1987 and we had been friends ever since.

Please wait until he has a permanent market.

Thank you for doing this, as it means a great deal to me.

Mike Dick, SMSgt, USAF (Ret)
Knob Noster, MO
Added by Family Hunter on Aug 07, 2014 1:53 PM
BParker
Homer Talmon Parker
Thank you, Kim for your quick response to my grave picture request! I am thrilled to have it for my Parker family tree giving you the credit!!

Barbara Parker
Added by BParker on Aug 07, 2014 6:41 AM
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