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Ruth Smith (#47139781)
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Bio Photo Retired elementary teacher who is really "into family genealogy" and enjoys helping others with research. Enjoy fishing with my husband and being with 5 grandchildren who are involved in sports. Keeps us busy. Please feel free to use any of the photos I take on your family tree or copy them if you choose. You do not have to "give me credit" and don't have to use my name. It is an honor to volunteer to do this and hopefully helps others as much as it has helped me.
Note for 2014 - I have finished taking pictures at Fairmount Cemetery in Cape Girardeau and placed them on the memorial pages. Some tombstones were not "readable" so 100% is impossible. New comment: As of October 2014 all of New Lorimier has been photographed. I am still working on updating and adding information. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to John Hinkle who originated most of these cemetery memorial pages. He has done a tremendous service to our community. And thank you to Mr. Weaver at the city cemetery office for all his help. Without him, these pictures would not have been possible.
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Velda Gill request
Hello Ruth
Thanks so much for taking the photo of my Grandmothers headstone.My Wife and I are both from Cape but now live in Saint Louis.I think it would be both fascinating and rewarding to do what you do. My Wife especially, she loves to walk trough cemeteries. A lot of history.
Thanks again.
Added by Steve on Apr 26, 2015 2:33 PM
Diane Anderson
Thank you once again for the photo. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Diane Anderson on Apr 23, 2015 6:00 PM
James Ellis

Thanks for posting the pictures for Edward Ellis.
Your work is deeply apprectiated.

Added by James Ellis on Apr 23, 2015 10:49 AM
Chad Kendell
Re; Bond
Thanks for a great picture !!!
Added by Chad Kendell on Apr 20, 2015 8:04 PM
kenny kelly
Aileen Brady
Thanks so much for the photos of my Great Aunt Aileen's gravestone.
Added by kenny kelly on Apr 20, 2015 6:55 PM
kenny kelly
Leonard Brady
Thank you so much for the photos of my Great Uncle Leonard's gravestone.
Added by kenny kelly on Apr 20, 2015 6:52 PM
brenda joyce
Wayne Emerson Brincefield
I moved him to Fairmount, thanks Ruth.
Added by brenda joyce on Apr 18, 2015 4:36 PM
brenda joyce
Everett Stallings
The picture is not so bad, I leave it to you if you want to leave it or remove it.
Added by brenda joyce on Apr 18, 2015 4:11 PM
Sean Stallings
RE: Everett Stalling Picture
Thank you so much for taking the picture and we appreciate your willingness to clean up his grave some. That's very kind of you. I have only been to cape girardeau on two occasions when I was around five years old around the time when my aunt had passed away. Everett was originally buried in France at Normandy in the national cemetery there, and my great grandmother had him returned to Missouri years after the war ended. My father and I obviously never knew Everett, and lately I have been trying to find out as much about him as I can. My grandmother passed away in 2009, and she never really shared much about him with me. It's a shame that that area of the cemetery is run down. Thank you for generosity in cleaning his head stone up and getting a nice picture of it, I do appreciate it very much!
Added by Sean Stallings on Apr 17, 2015 1:06 PM
Cyndi Saxton Jorae
RE: Donna Denise Loos
Thanks for the correction. I've changed the cemetery location if you'd like to place a picture of here stone there, that'd be great. Again thank you.
Added by Cyndi Saxton Jorae on Apr 17, 2015 7:08 AM
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