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Debbie (#47002777)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy and doing genealogical research for over 40 years, especially the Beetem, Sanders, Scott, Skaggs, Shanks, Chapman, Kibler, and Parcel families. While it's always exciting to find new names and dates, my biggest thrills come from discovering stories about my ancestors and learning more about their daily lives.

My family has been mowing and caring for cemeteries for over 30 years. My job is weed-eating around the stones and my husband has always teased me about working so slowly because I am more interested in reading the stones than trimming around them!! I couldn't begin to count the hours we have spent straightening stones and trying to keep fallen stones from disappearing into the overgrowth.

I enjoy photographing cemeteries as a way of preserving the history contained in them.
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William Harrison
Marker photo for Robert & Cyrena Gruning
Hi Debbie,

Thank you for posting the photos!
Added by William Harrison on May 26, 2015 9:50 PM
Judith W. (Family Finder)
RE: R. Bruce McCall
Debbie,

What you're doing is fantastic! Thanks so much. I was in Clark County a few years ago and enjoyed my visit. A beautiful place!

Judith W.
Added by Judith W. (Family Finder) on May 07, 2015 9:55 AM
Judith W. (Family Finder)
R. Bruce McCall
Hi Debbie!

Thanks for the additional information about Robert Bruce McCall. I was glad to get it! Are you related? I am distantly connected to his wife, Ruth Dare Steward. If you should have any other information about this family, I would be grateful to receive it!

With best wishes,
Judith
Added by Judith W. (Family Finder) on May 06, 2015 2:19 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Beetem Pictures
I was so lucky to be able to get in contact with the "right" person to obtain permission for my husband, 2 other Find A Grave volunteers and myself to get the key so we could go in and take pictures of the entire mausoleum. BTW, we are from Nebraska and the local people couldn't get permission. As it turns out, a lot of the people in the Mausoleum are relatives of my husband. Taking these pictures has made me feel blessed and I knew others would also enjoy seeing them.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Apr 20, 2015 7:26 PM
Goddess
William Thomas Macy
Hello,
Thank you so much for the additional information on William and both of his wives.

I have William & Winnie with seven children-Thomas Emmett, Alfred Owen, Leonard, Myra, George Percy, Clarence J, and unnamed boy.

It's nice to meet a new cousin.

Debbie
Added by Goddess on Feb 06, 2015 3:39 PM
Elizabeth Heise
RE: Adam Beetem
Hi Debbie,

I wish I had taken photos of all of the gravestones in the Jenkins Cemetery when I was there in 2007 or 2008. But I did upload those for the Beetems that I took.
Added by Elizabeth Heise on Feb 02, 2015 5:55 PM
Goddess
William Thomas Macy
Hello,
I am a little confused about William Thomas Macy and Martha Meador since I am both a Macy and Meador descendant.

I have never seen any records of a second marriage for William after his first wife died in 1917. I would appreciate any information you have on the Martha Meador.

thanks,
Debbie
Added by Goddess on Jan 26, 2015 11:44 AM
Roger Brown
John Newlin Photo
Thank you for taking the time to provide the photo of John Newlin. It look great.
Added by Roger Brown on Aug 13, 2014 4:20 PM
Roger Brown
John Newlin Photo
Thank you for taking the time to provide the photo of John Newlin. It look great.
Added by Roger Brown on Aug 13, 2014 4:19 PM
Austrian Kolache
Wright stones
Thank you for contributing to Find a Grave and mowing the small out of the way places so I can see pictures of the Wrights(first wives to the Greathouse men) I am related to Francis Greathouse (1831-1917). I visited Edwards County in Oct of 1971 and have not been back. Sorry, not many stories. Great Uncle Charlie Greathouse came back in 1964 or so to take care of his Uncle Cleveland Greathouse in a big house not far from one of the Cemeteries. (Brown or Greathouse) I believe this house would have been the Francis Greathouse house before Cleveland had it. Uncle Charlie and Grand-dad Harry moved away in about 1921 when they were ten and seven. They liked to follow their older brothers around to go hunt squirrel and rabbit while living in IL. Lynn
Added by Austrian Kolache on Jul 25, 2014 12:17 AM
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