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Hooked On Family (#47448897)
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Bio Photo I am an Iowa 'farm girl'. I still live in Iowa, just not on the farm!

Upon "googling" my great grandmother's name, I found a photo of her headstone on Find a Grave, and have been hooked on this site ever since.

My hope is to leave a legacy on Find a Grave for my children, grandchildren, and others by adding data and links, not to amass large numbers of memorials. I enjoy helping others, and I appreciate that others have helped me.

I create memorials with dignity and respect for those who have passed. I will remove a memorial if it is too sensitive for you, and I will remove photos you do not want on a memorial.

Forgive me for not yet having all burial locations identified. It takes time to research, some whereabouts are unknown, and some obituaries/mortuaries do not list burial or disposition details.

I do transfer memorials if you will add information, unless it is for my relative.

Please let me know if there is an error so it can be corrected. I want to have true and appropriate information.

I try to make edit requests In a timely manner.

I appreciate knowing about added posts to my memorials such as photos or obituary clippings that would help me link family members.

I am happy to share photos with you to use in your family albums. Feel free to contact me.

- - - - Projects as of 2015 - - - -

Within the exception of recent burials, I have taken gravestone photos of these entire cemeteries. Some stones are photographed, but are not readabke, so may not be matched with a memorial. All have been posted for:
Paton Cemetery - Paton, Iowa
Dawson Cemetery near Paton, Iowa
Antioch - Clarksville, Iowa
Lynwood - Clarksville, Iowa
Old Town - Clarksville, Iowa
Pleasant Valley - Clarksville, Iowa
Butler Center - Butler County, Iowa
St. Mary's Catholic - Greene, Iowa

I added many photos for McCallsburg Cemetery and Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene, Iowa. I will be taking more photos when possible.

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Rich Kreiss
RE: My relatives
Thank you, Marilyn, for all of your nice words. You are too kind. I sincerely hope you enjoy the remainder of your trip and make it back home safely. There's no place like home (so I've heard). lol
Added by Rich Kreiss on May 09, 2015 7:48 AM
Rich Kreiss
RE: My relatives
I'm glad you enjoyed your trip back East. Pennsylvania is a large state and I don't know much about it myself though I live here. lol I'm a big fan of southeastern VA where my mom grew up. It is beautiful there in the mountains. I also enjoy NC a lot. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself. Btw, what part of VA are you in now?
Added by Rich Kreiss on May 09, 2015 5:18 AM
Tammy York Orman & Timothy
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I don't believe she's still living. She would be over 100 years old. Wonder where we could check ?
Added by Tammy York Orman & Timoth... on Apr 13, 2015 6:12 AM
Rich Kreiss
RE: Just 4 U
Yes, I have a hunch why you are so sweet and charming to me. Enjoy the transfer!
Added by Rich Kreiss on Apr 06, 2015 2:07 PM
Reidar Sumstad
Arnold Thompson (s)
Hello Marilynn,
It was truly amazing that we connected as much as we did and in such diverse places, it would have been easier to win the lottery than to have your generous actions happen so quickly in different states.... my gosh, who knew. Thank you again and thanks for posting this memorial photograph!
You're awesome!
Added by Reidar Sumstad on Apr 05, 2015 9:24 PM
Thank You - Cynthia White
Thank you for the photos of Cynthia White's gravestone in Rosehill Cemetery in Greene, Iowa. She is my 3rd great grandmother. It's great to be able to read the words. When I started this journey I wasn't even sure I could find where she moved to from Pennsylvania and now I can see her stone! Thank you!
Added by Kaye on Mar 29, 2015 11:09 AM
Jim Carnathan
RE: Lawrence Crouse
There are four Crouse's buried at Mountview across the street from Sunset. Their names are Charles, Ella, Emma, and Sheridan, don't know if any of these are the ones you are looking for but let me know. Also checked with Sunset and they haven't got back to me yet, will let you know if they have any. Take Care

Added by Jim Carnathan on Mar 27, 2015 2:20 PM
Barbara Farlow
Mary Daiker
Thank you for adding the photos of my Aunt Mary's grave marker. She is my mother's youngest sister and the last of the 9 children to pass away. I would never have been able to go to Iowa to take one and that's why I love Find a Grave because everyone helps each other and makes our work more complete. I am sure by photographing these many cemeteries you have brought joy to many. Every day is like a gift and I got one today. I appreciate your time and dedication.
Added by Barbara Farlow on Mar 26, 2015 3:24 AM
Gini Bradley
A E Pauline Wulfe
I think you are right, however if you do have time it would be great to see if the City of Greene has more information.
Added by Gini Bradley on Mar 17, 2015 4:28 PM
Gini Bradley
Elizabeth Schultz
I think that maybe the stone maker spelled it wrong. Just don't know. I made a note of it in the memorial. Are there other Schultz family members around that would maybe give us a clue?? Thanks, Gini

Added by Gini Bradley on Mar 17, 2015 4:18 PM
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