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Nancy Jean {Wolf} Ostrander (#46862375)
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Bio Photo THIS PICTURE IS OF MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND, I LOVE YOU JERRY BENNETT OSTRANDER............notice he is standing next to a headstone. We spent a lot of time, together, in cemeteries.

I haven't done much on Find a Grave for quite a while. My husband, Jerry, and I have been crafting bird feeders and attending craft shows. That in its self takes up a lot of a persons time.

Last year in May (2011) we went to California, Colorado & Oregon for two months. Our granddaughter was getting married in Ft. Bragg CA. After the wedding we had family and friends, we hadn't seen in a very long time, to visit. We have a son and his wife in Oregon, another son who just happened to be visiting in Oregon while we were there, one daughter and husband, three grandchildren and two g-grandchildren in CA, youngest daughter and husband and two grandsons in Colorado. It was the most wonderful trip we had every taken together, every thing was perfect. I think this trip was a gift from God so that we would all have wonderful memories of each other. And I thank You God for that.

You see my husband of, not quite 47 years, died on 12 May 2012. We were tearing down an old house and the front porch roof came down sooner than it was suppose to and fell on my Jerry. There was a friend of ours who was, also, trapped under the roof but, thanks to God, he was spared. God wasn't ready for our friend yet, but he needed Jerry. I sure hope he needed my husband more than I did, because I needed that man of mine a whole lot, God knows I wasn't ready to let Jerry go, but we are on God's time table not ours. There were a lot of things we still had in our minds to do yet.

Please, please don't waited to realize how important your loved ones are to you. Once they are gone you cannot bring them back to tell them how you feel about them. Tell them now and tell them every day how much you love them and how much you depend on them.

Jerry and I were lucky, we were together 51 years, high school sweethearts. Jerry knew how I felt about him because I told him I love many times a day. For no reason, at all, I would just go up to him, give him a kiss and a hug just because of who he was and what he ment to me. My arms are so empty now. What hurts the most is that I had no idea how much I depended on him until he was gone from my life. He made our crafts, I decorated them. We went on long rides around our county, together. We talked to each other every day. We cooked together, we cleaned house together (he was a much better housewife than I am), we researched and took pictures of cemeteries and stone for Find a Grave together, everything we did was together.

Now people tell me I have to learn to do all of this by myself. I'm not at that point yet, I don't even know how to tackle all of these things without Jerry. It's like starting a new life all over again, but alone. I wasn't ready for this I don't know if I ever will be.

The only thing I am doing for Find a Grave right now is corrections. I can't make myself go out right now without Jerry to do the research and take pictures. Maybe someday I will be able to start taking pictures again.

I'm really glad Im not writing on paper, it would be so full of tear stains and hard to read. This was really hard to write to all of you. In Gods name, I love all of you. Thank you for being my friends.

18 Sep 2012
Clark County, Missouri


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Righthouse
Gravel Hill entrance photo
Hi Nancy,
I am requesting that you remove the photo that you posted to the cemetery page for Gravel Hill Cemetery, Middleport, Ohio. That is the entrance sign for Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire, Ohio. Same name but not the right cemetery, not the right county. I have spent a lot of time in both cemeteries. Thank you.
Added by Righthouse on Apr 02, 2016 3:03 PM
Tree Leaf
RE: THANK YOU
You are most welcome!
Added by Tree Leaf on Mar 15, 2016 1:27 PM
kinglsat
Thanks
Expressing appreciation for your photo:

Find A Grave contributor, Nancy Jean {Wolf} Ostrander has fulfilled your photo request for William Bishop. To see the new photo(s), visit William Bishop's online memorial by clicking on the link below:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84847685
Added by kinglsat on Mar 05, 2016 5:47 AM
Jo Spencer
Solomon Fine
Hello,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. What a tragedy... I am a professional genealogist; researching the Solomon and Eunice A Fine family. My client descends from their son Elijah Washington Fine. Their branch came west on the Oregon trail, first Washington State, and then CA. My client lives here in northern CA. Could you tell me who is in the picture at Luca Fine's page. I am trying to discover Solomon's parents, and Eunice's last name.
Jo
Added by Jo Spencer on Jan 04, 2016 5:09 PM
Juliane Montgomery Burbach
RE: COPYING PICTURES WHICH ARE POSTED
Really, your going there? I don't want my pictures on websites that sell information on in genealogy that is incorrect, for instance, someone has my mother's picture and her information and they are not even related,they have her dying in her hometown and buried there which is all wrong, That is one reason why, and why would anyone want pictures when they are not related, read the bio, it states relatives can............Why are you even concerned about it? you may want to read the rules on FindAGrave.
Added by Juliane Montgomery Burbac... on Dec 29, 2015 7:03 PM
Ellie's Grandma
Clark Co cemeteries
Nancy,

First, please accept my sympathy on the loss of your husband. They say time heals all wounds, but I'm not so sure that's true. Do hope it is getting a bit better for you.

Thank you so much for your work here, it's amazing. And I found my Cowgill family, thank you so much, without your work, it would likely not have happened.

Ellie's Grandma
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Added by Ellie's Grandma on Nov 30, 2015 1:11 AM
Lila Cole
To Nancy Jean
I have enjoyed your work on here for years, and am so sorry to hear of the untimely loss of your dear partner.
Lila
Added by Lila Cole on Sep 27, 2015 3:11 PM
Amelia (Crombie) Christy
LeMaster/Nye
Hi!

You seem to be very familiar with the Clark County, Missouri area and I am hoping you can help me. I am looking for George & Mary Bogue LeMaster and all I can tell you is what my family has told me.

Right near St Francis ville close to the river on farmland is a small perfectly round circle in the middle of a field. The farmer has been farmig around it for decades. My uncle went to visit it years ago and you had to have a farmers permission to go out too it. Mary died in 1901 and my aunt says its very small and she doesnt remember how many people were buried there.

She thinks it had our family name on it but she doesn't remember. Do you have any idea where this could be or if you've photographed it or can direct me where to try and find more information? Thank you so much!

Amelia
Added by Amelia (Crombie) Christy on Sep 09, 2015 12:06 PM
Debra Vogel
Phoebe Kildoo Murphy
Do you have any proof that Phoebe was actually buried here in Fairmont? She was my great aunt, just curious, because it was said that her father was supposed to have been buried here also...Hezekiah Kildew. Her brother James is buried here. Do you know who I can contact in regards to who has actual records of this cemetery? any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Debra (Kildew) Vogel
Added by Debra Vogel on Sep 05, 2015 3:48 PM
Debra Vogel
Phoebe Kildoo Murphy
Do you have any proof that Phoebe was actually buried here in Fairmont? She was my great aunt, just curious, because it was said that her father was supposed to have been buried here also...Hezekiah Kildew. Her brother James is buried here. Do you know who I can contact in regards to who has actual records of this cemetery? any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Debra (Kildew) Vogel
Added by Debra Vogel on Sep 05, 2015 3:48 PM
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