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Margie & Bob (#47028174)
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Bio Photo FIND A GRAVE IS A GREAT SITE! Margie has been doing family tree research for over FIFTY years - half a century! Her cemetery-loving mom, Doris (Kinkade) Shones, started taking her to cemeteries when she was 8 years old. Margie has spent several decades concentrating on Stickney, Kinkade, Franklin, and Beaver families.
Margie photographed over 2000 graves at Washington Veterans Home in Retsil, Washington. She has created over 800 biographies from their free online files at We have no relatives in this cemetery and want these veterans to be remembered for their service. Margie is a Navy and Air Force veteran; Bob served in the Army.
I will do my best to help make any memorial as complete as possible. DigitalArchives.Wa.Gov is a FREE site for looking up WA state records and Google has a site for select Online newspapers that is also free. If I come across an obit when reading old papers, I will try and find that person at findagrave and send a correction; I am not usually related. I will cite the newspaper, date and page. There is also no need to ask permission for using any of my 2800+ grave photos - I consider them a public service and you can use them in your family history without crediting me. I also do not need credit for any obits as I always source the paper.

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Sorry, Margie. I looked at the names, and somehow "Marjorie" registered in my aging brain. And you can't edit these darn things once you post!

Added by Severian on Sep 24, 2015 1:00 PM
Walter E. Oden
Hi Marjorie & Bob,

Thanks for the source citation for the obit on Walter's memorial page. I have updated to add the information. That was the confirmation I needed for his exact date of death!

Thanks again,

Fred (aka Severian)
Added by Severian on Sep 24, 2015 12:56 PM
Calmly Searching
Maria Hay McCoy
Thank you so much for the edits for Maria, and for the obituary you did for her. Appreciate all you do for the families searching on Find A Grave.
Added by Calmly Searching on Sep 21, 2015 9:14 AM
Charles McCoy @ Otterbein
Hi - I am just doing the edit you requested. If you are connected to this family I am happy to transfer to you. I have no connection to the family, so please let me know if you'd like management. Pat
Added by ohlw on Sep 18, 2015 5:31 PM
Glenda Barry
Pauline Moore
Hi Margie and Bob,

I'm sorry it took me a while to get to this, I have been sick and in the hospital, but trying to catch up.

I see your daughter was born in Feb. 1975. My son was born in Feb. 1965. How did I get so old??

Take care, have a wonderful week!


His birthday is Feb. 25 and my daughter's is Feb. 5, and my daughter who went to heaven, her birthday is Jan. 24.
Added by Glenda Barry on Sep 13, 2015 3:54 PM
Glenda Barry
Tammy Jo Modglin
Also thank you for the beautiful token you left for my daughter, I appreciate it.

Added by Glenda Barry on Aug 21, 2015 7:19 AM
Glenda Barry
RE: Huldah & Elizabeth McCoy
Hi Margie and Bob,

I have transferred the rest of the McCoys over to you. Thank you for your kind remarks, it means a lot to me to be able to do this work. My husband has cancer from Agent Orange in Vietnam and I take care of him, but will do the best I can to keep up with the Find A Grave work. Let me know any time I can help you with transfers. Thank you both for all the work that you do also.

Take care and have a happy weekend!

Glenda in Muncie, Indiana
Added by Glenda Barry on Aug 21, 2015 7:17 AM
susan clemons
RE: McCoys in New London Cemetery
Added by susan clemons on Aug 20, 2015 3:19 AM
Glenda Barry
Huldah & Elizabeth McCoy
Hi Margie and Bob,

I have transferred them over to you. There are probably about 30 more McCoys there if you want any or all of them. Let me know at your convenience.

Take care and have a nice evening!

Added by Glenda Barry on Aug 19, 2015 3:18 PM
Spanish American War
24 June 2015
Thank you for honoring the memory of so many Spanish American War veterans with your memorials, flowers, and photos! John Sims
Added by Spanish American War on Jun 24, 2015 9:33 AM
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