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Mark and Kay (#46832542)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo **Do to sickness in our family and the hours we work we are not on find a grave every day. Please be patient and we will get to corrections and requests as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.**

**Transfer request. Please do not request transfers with a public message on our profile. Please use the edit button on each memorial to request a transfer and please be sure to include how you are related to the person. We will make transfers as set forth in the find a grave rules for transfers. **

In 2006 Mark found the Find A Grave web site when he was searching for some Civil War history in our area. We love helping people find their loved ones and try to add as much information as we can find. We have went searching in the rain, snow, heat, and wind (we like it the least).

After many hours of research we determined that the only way to get good quality, readable photos that would verify the information people wanted and not harm the stones in any way was to use plan water and a very soft brush or to do rubbings of the stones. We have now started retaking some of our first photos that we do not feel were as good as they could be when we get to those cemeteries. We find it very disturbing when we see other volunteers that have put powder, shaving cream and chalk on the older stones and they are deteriorating as it has a chemical reaction with the acid in our rain.

We have met many people we will cherish forever, saw places we would have never seen and experienced adventures we will never forget. We hope to continue for many years and have many more adventures. This past year has been different since I started back to work after being off for 2 years. The summer was so hot and Mark fights skin cancer so we have not gotten to take as many photos as we would like. I've been adding memorials for people in Christian County as that is my home and I have many records for them.

If a family member of any memorial that we have entered would like to take over the ownership of that memorial page please contact us and we discuss transfer of ownership. Do to several requests from people that are not actually related and collecting "surnames" if you are not within 5 generations we may not transfer. We will add "documented" information only to a memorial. Just because you say they need to be linked is not documentation. Please provide obit, death or birth certificates when requesting information be added. If we have entered any information that is incorrect please contact us for a correction. We are here to help people and keep the information as accurate as possible.
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Rose
Starbuck photos
Thank You!
Added by Rose on Jul 05, 2014 12:43 AM
Erv & Patty Hudson
Dorothy Martin Underhill
Thank you so much for the photo ! This confirms our information.
Patty & Erv Hudson
Added by Erv & Patty Hudson on Jul 04, 2014 8:20 PM
Cynthia Page
Marker for Glen Baillie
Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL marker photos for my Great Uncle Glen. My Sister and I really appreciate your time and consideration. Cyndee
Added by Cynthia Page on Jun 30, 2014 12:17 PM
Carolyn Machost Simmons
My Maternal Grandparents
Hi, I am wondering if you would mind transferring my Maternal Grandparents to my care. They are:

Reece Carl Peery
Find A Grave #116779630

And

Goldie Edith Peery
Find A Grave #116779657

Thank you in advance if you decide to make the transfer. And thank you for your work in documenting them.
Added by Carolyn Machost Simmons on Jun 29, 2014 10:25 AM
Carolyn Machost Simmons
My Maternal Grandparents
Hi, I am wondering if you would mind transferring my Maternal Grandparents to my care. They are:

Reece Carl Peery
Find A Grave #116779630

And

Goldie Edith Peery
Find A Grave #116779657

Thank you in advance if you decide to make the transfer. And thank you for your work in documenting them.
Added by Carolyn Machost Simmons on Jun 29, 2014 10:25 AM
Richard Van Sickle
RE: Leonora Young
Thank you for your work. I appreciate it.

Richard Van Sickle
Added by Richard Van Sickle on Jun 25, 2014 9:29 PM
Anderson
Alta and John Balmer
My name is Jerry Anderson and my find a grave # is 47573907. Thank you very much for taking the photos of the head stones of Alta Balmer # 319763 and her husband John Balmer # 319768. You do a great work.
Jerry
Added by Anderson on Jun 25, 2014 3:45 PM
Gavin O'Hara
Hardmans at Saint Mary's
I would like to request the following memorial transfers from you for the Hardman family
in the Saint Mary's Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

Memorial# 68007330 (Loretto Hardman); my first cousin three times removed.
Memorial# 68007317 (James Versey Hardman); my first cousin three times removed.
Memorial# 68007284 (Johanna Durbin Hardman), wife of John T. Hardman; my second great granduncle.

My maternal grandmother, Virginia Hardman, told that most of her family lived in Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. Thanks for your assistance.
Added by Gavin O'Hara on Jun 25, 2014 10:30 AM
Alan Eugene Koch
Amos Lanning
Dear Mark and Kay,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to get these gravestone photos. The Lanning family is an important part of my wife's ancestry.

Alan
Added by Alan Eugene Koch on Jun 25, 2014 9:28 AM
Moo, Esq.
Stephens
Thank you very much for the photo. Unfortunately nobody ever inscribed a death date on the stone, so I'm back where I started! :( Appreciate your volunteerwork, however, thank you!
Added by Moo, Esq. on Jun 24, 2014 8:24 PM
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