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Shelley (#46584254)
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Bio Photo My name is Michelle Renee "Shelley" (Latey) Broyles. I am the mother of three children and Oma of three. I graduated from The University of Kansas in May with degrees in Applied Behavioral Science and Psychology. I have been researching my family for 18+ years and put as much time as I can into the hobby. My husband, Dan, jokes that my idea of a good vacation is being in a cemetery, which isn't far from the truth. Everywhere I travel I try to stop and take pictures of cemeteries in hopes that someone will be helped in finding family members. I live in Johnson Co., Kansas, so if I can be of help please contact me and let me know. Happy hunting everyone!

I get a lot of requests. Please be as patient as you can. I promise I will get to them. I am not hard-nosed as some contributors are and will be happy to transfer memorials if they are in your family lines and not mine (LATEY-FOX or BROYLES-LONG lines). Also, when communicating remember that "you get more with honey than with vinegar." Thank you everyone!

OH, one more thing, I have the sexton records for the Olathe Cemetery up to, I believe, 2006. I have yet to get them all up. I have taken all the photographs of tombstones if there is one. I am still working on getting all of those up. Let me know if you are wondering about someone and I will look them up for you.


Only leave messages if you are thanking me, or are, or think you are, related. As I go through my messages I delete them, so that I know that I have responded or read them. Please know that I see and appreciate every one of them! :)

**** Sometimes life happens, and it is happening to me right now. I am having some very serious health issues that may result in brain surgery.

Please be as patient as you can. I know some of you have been waiting months for a response. I am not ignoring you. I am starting to work through some 500+ requests now.

I see that some of you have gone through administration, which is fine, but please don't be threatening, or passive aggressive. I am a real person, with real feelings, and with a real life. I am not retired and don't have a lot of time on my hands. I love this work and love you all for the wonderful work you are doing.****
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Donald Duncan
Thanks for the link. Those make Find A Grave more workable. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a healthy 2015.
Added by Patrivia on Dec 08, 2014 8:41 PM
Stephen Jaeger
Cranes in Olathe
I just wanted to thank you for all you do for Find A Grave. I just found the snip it of info leading me to search for Benjamin Crane in Olathe, Kansas. Benjamin is my 3rd great grandfather. (No I am not seeking management). I found a whole family!!

I may make some suggested edits for relationships as I figure out this piece of my family. I will start by adding Benjamin and Kosander to their son Oscar, my 2nd great grandfather. (I do manage his memorial).

Again thank you. This is such a great site, because of people like you who give of your time to help others discover their families.

Have a Great Day!
Stephen Jaeger
Added by Stephen Jaeger on Nov 23, 2014 6:50 PM
James B Mahaffey
Are you by any chance related to James B Mahaffey? Please contact me if you are. Thanks so much.
Added by sharon_sanders on Nov 23, 2014 1:06 PM
Hubbard gravestone
Greetings! I'd like to obtain a high-resolution version of your photo of the gravestone for Paul D. and Caroline Hubbard. I'd like to include it in a biographical sketch on Hubbard in DEAF LIFE, an independent monthly magazine.

The URL for the photo:
Added by Parpar on Sep 23, 2014 2:50 PM
Tricia B. Westbrooks
Alma Cemetery
You made a page for A. E. Wilson at the Alma Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas. Do you have any information on this person? Your birth and death dates are "unknown". I'm wondering how you knew he/she was buried at Alma. I need to know for my records. Thank you very much!

Tricia Westbrooks
Alma Cemetery Assoc.
Added by Tricia B. Westbrooks on Aug 29, 2014 2:38 PM
Mike Valeanu
No, I'm not.
Added by Mike Valeanu on Aug 07, 2014 7:27 AM
Judie Latshaw Huff
Ezekiel Durnall
You asked me to delete a memorial for an Ezekial Durnall that you state is a duplicate. I'm sorry but this is NOT a duplicate it is a memorial that is for an Ezekial Durnall that is in another cemetery.

Your memorial is in the Salt Lake City Cemetery where my memorial along with marker photo and burial location is in the Mount Olivet Cemetery. If mine is a duplicate and I deleted it then all the links for his children will be lost along with the photo of the marker.

Added by Judie Latshaw Huff on Aug 05, 2014 3:44 PM
Sheri James
Trevor James Allen
Hi Shelley,

I have another request to transfer my cousin Trevor James Allen Memorial# 17912565 to me also.

Thank you,
Sheri James, #48079579
Added by Sheri James on Jul 31, 2014 9:25 AM
Sheri James
George James
Hi Shelley,

I would like to ask if you would be willing to transfer my uncle George H James, Memorial# 26115297 to me.
Thank you,
Sheri James, #48079579
Added by Sheri James on Jul 31, 2014 3:59 AM
Viola, Edward Jr., and Elaine Essy
Thank you for creating a memorial for these three individuals. All 3 died the same day in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa.
Added by deb on Jul 23, 2014 10:06 PM
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