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Ruth Smith (#47139781)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 4 days
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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.
2015 - A big thanks to Mr. Jim Crites at the city cemetery office for providing pictures of burials at New Lorimier and Fairmount. He has been so helpful and it means a lot to those searching for their family.
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Timothy Tumbrink
RE: William & Mae Sander
Ma'am, I have sent a message for the creator of their F.A.G. memorials to "link" William's parents. Sorry about the confusion. Thank you for all of your help. Its people like you that make Find a Grave work.

Thank you

Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Feb 09, 2016 6:43 AM
Timothy Tumbrink
William & Mae Sander
Ruth, Thank you for the beautiful photo's that you have placed on Find A Grave memorials for William & Mae Sander. I stopped by Saturday with my 9 y/o son John and told him of these 2 remarkable people that I cherished so much. I have met you twice as I recall, and both times were at the funerals of Bill and Mae. I just happened to be in town as the wife is a teacher and had a robotics' tournament at SEMO.

What are the name(s) of Bill's parents so that I can link them to his memorial?

Thank you & warmest of regards.

Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Feb 08, 2016 5:29 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
RE: Stephens Cemetery Ark.
Thanks for your kind words and thanks for all that you do!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Jan 23, 2016 2:17 PM
Carolyn Cox
RE: Stephens Cemetery Ark.
Dear Ruth,
The names I entered came from Camden News obituaries. I entered them on behalf of our local genealogical society. Debra Szymanski and Jeanette Ponder do a lot of work for Arkansas Gravestones. If you know someone who is not listed in Stephens Cemetery, feel free to enter them. It's a group project. Also, if I entered one of your close relatives, I will be glad to transfer management to you.
Added by Carolyn Cox on Jan 22, 2016 1:57 PM
David B. Daniel
RE: Stephens Cemetery
Hi, Ruth. Many thanks for your note.
I have a few relatives buried at Stephens Cemetery, but don't know the entire list of burials. I have a relative that may have some more information - I will check in and see what I can find. I live in Virginia, so don't make it by there very often, but did stop by last year in conjunction with relocating some family members from Old Seminary Cemetery.

Best, David
McLean, VA
Added by David B. Daniel on Jan 22, 2016 1:49 PM
Kevin Watson
RE: Stephens Cemetery Ark.
Many of the cemetery listings around here are incomplete unless someone has taken the time to canvas them and enter the information. That doesn't mean that they are not there. You might want to add the memorials yourself and then request a photo to verify. I might be able to get by there and check for you in a couple of weeks.

Kevin Watson
Added by Kevin Watson on Jan 22, 2016 9:09 AM
Michelle & Ricky
RE: Juston Burnett
You're very welcome!

Michelle & Ricky
Added by Michelle & Ricky on Jan 18, 2016 11:30 AM
M & S
RE: Edna Hoyer
Ruth, I'm not sure if I replied before but I wanted to thank you for finding Edna Hoyer and her husband in Oklahoma. I really appreciate that you took the time to try to fulfill my photo request. Thank you. Hope you have a wonderful new year!
Added by M & S on Jan 14, 2016 3:14 PM
SR Smith
RE: Allenville Cemetery - Cape Girardeau county
I'm not sure if the photo I put is the one you wanted. I was there twice once in 2010 and again in 2013 - it was so very sad to see that it had not been cared for. Imagine it is underwater with the recent flooding. I didn't find many individual graves. If this is not the one wanted let me know. Thanks for your continued efforts to for memorializing those in our area!
Added by SR Smith on Jan 09, 2016 2:34 PM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Shady Grove Cemetery
Hi Ruth,

I'm not related to anyone in Missouri and would be happy to transfer any pages there that I maintain over to you. Just send me edits on the pages you want and ask for transfer. :)

How are you all doing with that terrible flooding? We drive every year through St. Louis on our way to visit our kids and grand kids in Broken Arrow, OK and we couldn't believe what we were seeing on the news. Such a tragedy!

Hope you are well.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Jan 06, 2016 1:45 PM
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