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Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester (#46889883)
 member for 15 years, 9 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo Hello,I have been researching my families: NEKVASIL, JANUCHOWSKI, JARKA, JORGENSEN AND HESTER for over 30 years and am ecstatic to add my information to Find A Grave. My husband, Mike is pictured in the Find a Grave Scrapbook under Free Stickers (6th picture down) since HIS job is "finding graves". He works for the local burial vault company: CALUMET WILBERT VAULT CO. of Gary, Indiana.

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that some how they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we some how find ourselves. How many graves have I
stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.

It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth,without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family story tellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

(unknown author)

Feel free to use any pictures or information I have added to any memorial. And HEY! send me a note that you did. Love hearing from fellow "gravers" And PLEASE remember this is not a game of numbers.,its a LABOR OF LOVE FOR OTHERS. If you have any questions, inquiries or concerns, JUST ASK!! I will try to help as many living AND non-living as I can.
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Messages left for Cindy (Nekvasil... (573)[Leave Message]
RE: Anna Pahs
You're welcome, and yeah it sure is cool, I like her songs too.
Added by Dstmnstr on Sep 29, 2016 6:47 AM
RE: Patrick A. McMahon grave
I would love to make contact with Salem Cemetery to find out if Patrick is next to Phyllis. I have looked everywhere for how to contact the cemetery and have not found a thing. Would I need to contact Pleasant Township?
Rhonda C
Added by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2016 12:02 PM
RE: Patrick A. McMahon grave
Thank you for your quick reply. Patrick had a second wife for about five years before he died. He had been married to Phyllis for about 24 years before she died. Phyllis wasn't mentioned at all in Patrick's obituary so I wondered if maybe he wasn't buried next to her. Rhonda C
Added by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2016 8:29 AM
Patrick A. McMahon grave
Do you know if Patrick is buried next to his first wife? He was preceded in death by Phyllis Lucille McMahon and she is buried in Salem Cemetery. Patrick's name is on her stone with his birth date, but no death date based on the picture on findagrave. Thank you, Rhonda C
Added by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2016 10:55 AM
Carol & Mel Hochstetler
David Brewer IV -101795620
Good morning,

In David's bio. it says to see:
in trying to do so, it tells me it's not there. Can you give me any additional info?
Added by Carol & Mel Hochstetler on Sep 25, 2016 12:47 AM
john haines
Mary McCoun Picture
Please see memorial 90295447 and the picture you posted in 2012. Wrong Mary McCoun.

Added by john haines on Sep 23, 2016 9:49 PM
Angelic Long Wilmouth
RE: Brinkman Family
Thank you so much, Cindy! I called and left a message :)
Added by Angelic Long Wilmouth on Sep 17, 2016 11:38 AM
Angelic Long Wilmouth
Brinkman Family
Hi Cindy,
I am wondering if you have any information on Lillian Palmateer Brinkman?
Thank you,
Added by Angelic Long Wilmouth on Sep 16, 2016 5:20 PM
Anna Rosenfelder 143873133
Don't know if you are related but I added some info to her memorial.
Added by LindaC on Sep 11, 2016 8:36 PM
Shelby Blair and Margot Purcell
FAG # 9305863
Hi Cindy - you added three photos for this memorial but the one in the center is for his son, same name but check the dates. Edward J is the father*1998) and Edwerad L the son (2009) - - Margot
Added by Shelby Blair and Margot P... on Sep 07, 2016 4:22 PM
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