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Diane & John (#46842343)
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Bio Photo Update John sadly passed away on Oct. 10, 2015 very suddenly at home. He was my best friend and my partner in all things. We traveled many, many miles to out of the way cemeteries, old cemeteries, and town cemeteries to photograph tombstones. John did all the work of cleaning, digging out (sometimes) and just making the stone more readable so I could take a picture.

I will miss him so very, very much.

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Illinois Family
RE: Re: Chedrick/Shadrick Hand
Diane and John, thanks for confirming that for me...Jenny
Added by Illinois Family on Feb 10, 2016 11:06 AM
RE: Re: John & Helen Bateman
Hello. My name is Katy and I am Candy's niece. I have taken over her job on Find A Grave. Her husband had a stroke a few years ago and Candy spends her time with him and his rehabilitation. I will share the picture with Mrs. Bateman. Thank you .

Katy Gateman
Sierra Vista, AZ
Added by Candy on Feb 10, 2016 5:05 AM
Patricia Endicott
RE: 24069278
Thank you so much Diane. When there is no photo of the person you know this is the next best thing. Your work is invaluable.
Added by Patricia Endicott on Feb 07, 2016 6:40 PM
Patricia Endicott

Russell M Bell

Birth: 1886
Death: 1951

Park View Cemetery and Funeral Home
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Jan 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24069278

Diane, I am so sorry you have lost your cemetery travelling companion and friend in general. There is nothing like someone to go about and do these very important works with you. My condolences to you.

In your work you have photographed the stone for a relative who is rather far out on the limbs of my tree, and I have no photo other than the stone. I would like to use your picture in a family history book I am attempting to compile, along with putting it on Ancestry. The information to find the stone I refer to is above.

Thanks for your help.


Added by Patricia Endicott on Feb 07, 2016 11:39 AM
So sorry
Just saw your message about John's passing. So sorry to hear that. Thank you for all the work you have done. Prayers to you and yours.
Added by Marna on Feb 07, 2016 3:46 AM
Sharon Leon
Richard Masterson
Thank you for the Richard Masterson memorial transfer. Sharon
Added by Sharon Leon on Feb 05, 2016 1:29 PM
My sympathy
Your work on all these photos is so appreciated and I just noticed your message of John's passing. I am so sorry to hear this news and pray for your strength in this difficult time.
Added by Genhunter on Feb 03, 2016 11:32 PM
Lynda Allen
I'm so sorry to hear of John's loss and my heart felt prayers are with you. It seems you two made an awesome team at the tombstone photography. Thank you for posting the photo of my Step-Grandpa John Pinkerton.
Added by Lynda Allen on Jan 27, 2016 7:54 PM
Jim foust
Sorry for your loss ,didnt know him but was looking into Parris Foust and wondered how he might fall into place with our Foust's .
Added by Jim foust on Jan 26, 2016 10:37 AM
Bev Norman
RE: Managing Memorials
Thanks for the reply. By all means you should keep managing these for as long as you enjoy doing it. If it ever becomes a problem for you then I'll take over but until then I'll keep sending you edits for my ancestor's and again, thank you so much for all the work you do. Finding details on Find A Grave about our ancestors has been so very helpful for lots of people researching their roots.

God bless you Diane and you take care.

Added by Bev Norman on Jan 23, 2016 12:54 PM
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