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Embalmu2 (#46834659)
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Bio Photo I have always been intrigued with the rich history found in cemeteries. My mom always took me (since I was a very small child) with her to put flowers on family members' graves and I suppose that started my love of cemeteries. I am a licensed funeral director/embalmer in MO and IL. I have personally photographed all of the markers at Oak Hill in Kirkwood and am now re-walking each garden to catch any that may have been missed or covered as well. I am using an interment spread sheet that I made for each garden made from the interment books. I have rewalked the following gardens in case you are still looking for a marker: All Public Lots, Eternal Love, Faith, and most of Hope. This should verify location and if someone really does not have a marker.

I have high numbers because I enjoy spending time in the boneyards with my camera, not because I am a records hoarder! This being said...

*Please note, I will not link family members I have no connection to personally. I don't want to assume and possibly place inaccurate information as fact. If you send me a request to link, I will transfer the record to you so don't be surprised!
*Please ask my permission before using my photos. I am happy to let you use them for ancestry purposes.

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Susan Ing
RE: Vollmers at Friedens
Mr. Plotz I assume. Oh yes. He gets frustrated where the records say people are sometimes and I know he has gotten a couple markers in the past. The owner of Friedens is not all that helpful at all. He lives out of state and I have only spoken to him a couple times. I have his e-mail too and he is not good at even getting with me there too. This is not a great suggestion but if he knows what family lots they should be in and I am sure he will tell you. I would suggest just placing them without the cemeteries assistance. I know the last couple he got were small angled upright type and other than weight and some guidance, he should be there and just place them. You hardly ever see anyone there. Lake Charles workers does his few burials I believe. Some relation there. Even the grass cutters are hired out.
Added by Susan Ing on Oct 10, 2014 6:43 PM
C Heilig
Carter family memorials - forwarded message

I received this request for Mount Hope. I responded and said that I would try, but due to the status of the cemetery, it would be difficult. I'm sure she would appreciate any suggestions or help


# 115494468 & # 115494468

I would love to have pictures of my Aunt and Uncle, Bonnie Lee Crowell Carter her Find A Grave Memorial# is 115494468, & Vincent "Vince" Carter, whose Find A Grave Memorial# is 115494682. I have had a request in for over a year and I even made a trip up there this summer but had no luck at getting them. At the time I was there the cemetery office was closed due to water leakage, I was told, and they couldn't get inside to the files. The young lady gave me a phone number to call back and told me she would get me a picture as soon as she was able. The phone number is no longer in service.

I would appreciate so much if you could do this for me. I will be forever grateful.

Thank you,

Kaye Harkins McClintock #47734417
Added by C Heilig on Sep 30, 2014 8:35 PM
Barbara Muir
re FAG Photos
Many thanks for your work in recording grave markers/photos on the Find a Grave Website. I wonder if your photos are copyright or am I allowed to add them to my family tree on I will give you the photo credit eg Photo Credit: Thanks to “Elbalmu2”, Find a Grave Website, Memorial no .. photo used with permission.
Regards Barb Muir-Melbourne Victoria Australia

Added by Barbara Muir on Sep 16, 2014 12:25 AM
Helene Hamm
Ragan transfer
Many thanks for the Roy M. Ragan transfer. The promised additional bio info and links have now been added. Your help and consideration is appreciated. :)
Added by Helene Hamm on Sep 07, 2014 5:38 PM
Earnest Alfred Johnson
I appreciate the photo of Earnest Alfred Johnson's place of burial, even it it is unmarked. He was my great uncle. I know this took quite a lot of effort on your part. Thanks again!
Added by Annita on Sep 02, 2014 5:31 AM
Evalena Bowen Nickell
Hope this finds you well. Thank you so much for taking the photo of my grandmothers headstone! I really appreciate it.

Through my college, our family used to visit these graves at Memorial Day. I would occasionally visit the graves while traveling on business in St. Louis. Now, I have not been there for at least a dozen years.

Thanks again from Chicagoland!

Randy Nickell
Added by NickTrack on Sep 01, 2014 9:26 PM
irene orbin
Edward McCormack
I forgot to add, that I would like your permission to use your photo for my family tree.
Have a great day,
Added by irene orbin on Aug 21, 2014 9:08 PM
irene orbin
Edward McCormack
I've come across the headstone you photographed (92528736)for McCormack, Edward and Mabel. First, I would like to express my appreciation for your kindness in taking these pictures and posting them for families to see. Second, I believe this is my grandfather's headstone. I don't know if you have any other information that you can add, but if you do, I would love to have it.
Thank you again,
Added by irene orbin on Aug 21, 2014 9:07 PM
Maria Florian
Thank you so much for sending the Walker family over to me. I am still missing their daughter Maria Florian #66813465. You sent me a Marcia Florian, a child buried with her mother, but do not know if she is buried with Maria or another Florian.

Again thank you.
Added by Theresa on Aug 19, 2014 3:30 PM
Jerry Prouhet
Charle J Stephens
Hi Embalmu2, thank you very much for the photo of Charles J Stephens' Gravestone. I hope you don't mind, but I am going to put in another Photo Request for his Gravestone. Could you please clean off the lower left hand corner where his birth date is at, so we can see his full birth date. Also, do you have his Burial Plot location?

Thank you very much for your time, Jerry
Added by Jerry Prouhet on Aug 16, 2014 9:43 PM
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