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Rainbow (#47002487)
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I love spending time with my family and doing genealogy. (Tetreault, Deneault, Racette, Schmidt, Richard, Giroux, Dyson, Miller, Blochlinger) just to name a few.

A Cemetery is a history of people, a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace today.
A Cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering always.

By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

The Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marble stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder how you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Walter Butler Palmer, 1906 ~
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Cheryl White
Orville and Dora Patterson, Mount Hope, Topeka
Just a note to let you know I have added the obits to their pages. I could not find Dora's parents to link them, darn it.
Added by Cheryl White on Nov 26, 2015 6:43 AM
Ervin G. Boerger # 113340967
Thanks for the additional info. I added it to his memorial.
Added by NHans on Nov 22, 2015 5:27 PM
SJ Oregon
Lewis Kliem & others/St. Concordia
Well, Lewis Kliem couldn't have been easier to find! His is the very first grave in St. Concordia!

While I was there, I replaced a few other temporary markers, too -- Michael Lesperance, Gino Brichalli and a handful of others.

Thanks for the nudge!
Added by SJ Oregon on Nov 12, 2015 2:38 PM
Rena Hebert-Casey and Lawrence
Email me the location of the grave sites and I will get the photos. It says the cemetery is not helpful if you are not family.
Added by Deborah on Nov 08, 2015 9:28 PM
David G. Briggs
Ronald G. Silinskas
Hello Rainbow,
You created Memorial #152090427 for a Ronald G. Silinskas/1941-2008, with interment in St. Teresa of Avila Cemetery. His Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Teresa, but he's actually buried in Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, Section- 19/Lot-78/Space-5. If you go to the Catholic Cemetery Assoc. Of Pittsburgh website,, Search Burial Records, you'll find this information. Also, both of his parents are buried in C.O.R. as well, Section 16/Lot 24.
Dave B.
Added by David G. Briggs on Oct 14, 2015 8:11 PM
Melissa (Lively) Sherry
RE: Letourneau
You are very welcome!
Added by Melissa (Lively) Sherry on Oct 13, 2015 6:59 PM
Cheryl White
Wade Castonguay
Thanks for finding my duplicate. I have deleted mine. Just makes me wonder how many other St. Peter's cemeteries there are in Kansas!
Added by Cheryl White on Oct 12, 2015 8:17 PM
RE: John Leonard
You're most welcome. Glad to help. :)
Added by OBXr on Oct 07, 2015 8:08 AM
SJ Oregon
Herbert Kieffer #144498687
Thanks for the obit, Maureen -- I discovered that there is a duplicate of his record, too, so I've sent a SAC to see if we can get that one deleted.

Added by SJ Oregon on Oct 06, 2015 3:11 PM
Virginia Brown
RE: Leonard family
Thanks for getting in touch. My husband's cousin's line, from her husband, comes down through James Robert Leonard. I have been researching and trying to link the family together for her. A pretty hard task sometimes, depending on the response of various FindAGrave members. A pleasant challenge most of the time. :)
Added by Virginia Brown on Oct 01, 2015 12:21 PM
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