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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.
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
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.
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 ~
|Messages left for Rainbow (334)||[Leave Message]|
Thanks so much for the message. The correct procedure is keep the earliest originally created and merge with the duplicate. I have requested this, and I have transferred management to you. Thanks very much.
|Judi Pegg||James Pilcher Obit|
Thank you so very much for the obituary! I'm sorry it took me awhile to post it & thank you!
Judi in Missouri
|Leon Barton||Elaine Ellen Lacey|
The memorial number you sent is the number of the Elaine Ellen Lacey. It linked her to herself.
|"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"||ANN REECE|
Daggett Funeral Home is where she was. I don't think this mortuary is still around though.
|"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"||ANNA REESE|
Anna had a very large probate record. It is hard to read online but you can probably get a copy from the courthouse in Ottumwa.
I had told you in the edit request that I would try to get an obituary for Anna. Since you are going to go ahead and request one, I will not make the trip to the library. I will go ahead and transfer her memorial to you.
Debbie Truitt, Ottumwa, Iowa
Added by djtruitt on May 31, 2016 4:09 PM
|"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"||Anna Reese Will & probate|
There are lots of pages but hard to read.
Ann Reese Iowa, Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997 øŸ
17 Apr 1923
Wapello, Iowa, USA
Inferred Death Year
Inferred Death Place
Probate Case Files, 004090-004109
|"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"||OTTUMWA PUBLIC LIBRARY|
Has Obits. Request a look up for obts ect~~~and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
|"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"||OBITS|
The obits that I have here are 1932~1987 for Wapello County Iowa.
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