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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, Missouri, 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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Diane Egan
Re: The Baumgardt's
Hello - Thank you so much for all of the time and efforts in taking the picture of my grandfather's brother and his wife headstone. Since I reside in northern WI and no longer drive, this is a wonderful service that you provided. I've tried to get their obits also from the St. Louis Library but have not had any luck as they do not respond. Any idea of how to proceed?
Thank you again for your kindness.
Added by Diane Egan on Nov 14, 2014 7:54 PM
Joanne Paisley
Re: the Nyfelers and Rhodes
Thank you for transferring the memorials to me. My husband and I have been taking pictures for a cemetery in Atchison, Kns. We know how much time and effort it takes to take the pictures and then post them, so we really appreciate your work. Thank you from all those who appreciate your work even though they may not send a thanks. Joanne
Added by Joanne Paisley on Nov 11, 2014 4:34 PM
Joanne Paisley
Re: Marilyn Rhodes and husband Henry E. Rhodes
Hello, Thank you for transferring my parents memorials to me. I realized you have a huge number of memorials. Could you also transfer my sister's Marilyn Rhodes # 102273569 and her husband, Henry E. Rhodes # 93800964 to me also. Joanne Nyfeler Paisley.
Added by Joanne Paisley on Nov 05, 2014 8:55 AM
Joanne Paisley
Charles Nyfeler, Hazel Nyfeler and Henry and Marilyn Rhodes
These are my parents and my sister and her husband. I would gladly manage these memorials for you. I must take the time to thank you for creating the memorials and taking the pictures. It takes a lot of time and effort on your part. Joanne
Added by Joanne Paisley on Nov 04, 2014 8:56 AM
Rachel Gillooly
Robert Blanchard Starr
Robert Blanchard Starr Sr.,
He was the 1s husband to my grandmother Mary Anna Davies Starr Abbott.

Their Children:
1. Robert Blanchard Starr II(my uncle)
2. Joseph Starr my (uncle)
3. Rebecca Starr Ruzzella (my uncle)
Added by Rachel Gillooly on Nov 02, 2014 9:50 PM
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
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