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Melissa Karnes/Zufelt/Grooms (#47029289)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I joined Findagrave a few years ago, and what a blessing it has been to me, I originally joined because I was trying to find my bio fathers headstone, When I was just an infant, social services came and took my siblings and I and placed us in foster homes, I was eventually adopted by a couple, but my siblings were scattered in different directions, and were never fortunate enough to be placed permanently.
When I was 19, I began searching for my family members, I located my mother in Kingsport Tennesee, who connected me with my father, who was then living in Xenia Ohio, I was given his number and contacted him on Dec 12th 1986, I spoke with my father for the first time in my life, and he informed me, he was ready to pass on from Lung Cancer, I was notified on Dec 16th that he indeed lost his battle to the cancer, I was never able to meet my father face to face. I commited myself at that time to begin my search to put my family back together again, and I have done so minus my baby sister. But thru findagrave, I have been able to obtain, photos of my fathers gravesite, as well as other extended family members, when I sent my request out for the photo of my fathers grave, a wonderful lady responded and did obtain that photo for me, but also went the extra mile, and even
went out and searched for one of my sisters who I had been searching for, she went to her doorstep, and told her she had a little sister who was searching for her, and gave her my phone number, the two of us email frequently and talk on the phone, there are 15 of us children. This has been my motivation to help others who are looking for that closure, and the connections to their family members. GOD HAS TRUELY BLESSED ME THRU THIS SITE!! plus I have met some wonderful people thru FINDAGRAVE!! If you need any help locating a grave site or family member, I would love to BLESS you the way I have been BLESSED
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re: Seth Toney
I placed a memorial/headstone photo for Seth Toney # 125643925-Memory Lane Cemetery,Grant County,NM; I keep getting edit requests from a gg/granddaughter of his to remove your photos from the memorial, as they are of his son,not him. I've told the requester I can not remove them, but they keep requesting. Remove if you wish!
Added by Janet on Jun 05, 2015 1:02 PM
Debra Lewis
Roberta (Grooms) Lewis
Find A Grave#146761339
Added by Debra Lewis on May 22, 2015 4:43 AM
Debra Lewis
Yes, in Ohio
Added by Debra Lewis on Oct 08, 2014 7:39 AM
Debra Lewis
You said: do you have a facebook, I would love to connect with more of my Direct family members.
No, I don't facebook but some of my family members do such as Cathy Sandlin, Mack Lewis,or Cheryl Hood.
Added by Debra Lewis on Oct 07, 2014 8:23 AM
Debra Lewis
Walter Harry Grooms
Is my 4th Cousin and that makes your father my 5th Cousin and so forth.
Added by Debra Lewis on May 18, 2014 2:54 AM
Debra Lewis
Walter H. Grooms
Are you related?
"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"
Name: William Eugene Grooms
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 02 Nov 1931
Event Place: Xenia, Greene, Ohio
Gender: Male
Age: 0
Race: White
Birth Date: 08 Apr 1931
Birthplace: Xenia, O.
Burial Date: 04 Nov 1931
Burial Place:
Cemetery: Woodland, Cem.
Father's Name: Walter Grooms
Father's Birthplace: Highland Co., Ohio
Mother's Name: Alice Smith
Mother's Birthplace: Xenia, O.
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
File Number: fn 65614
GS Film number: 1992477
Digital Folder Number:004000609
Image Number: 01869
Added by Debra Lewis on May 18, 2014 12:58 AM
RE: Grooms family
Hi Melissa, I'd be happy to try and help you connect with the Grooms family. Where would you like to start?
Added by kconnley on Jun 10, 2013 5:23 AM
angela Van Meter
RE: Photos
yes Ma'am I do have a facebook it is under angela french I would love to see all the pics.
Added by angela Van Meter on Nov 25, 2011 11:41 AM
angela Van Meter
RE: Hello Missy
yes,it is so Exciting to here of family members cause I really never had the pleasure of meeting any Van Meter's. Except aunt Betty's Kids and GrandKids. My Dad Jim wich is Herbert's son did have the pleasure Of meeting you'r sweet G.Dad and said Buddy was a Wonderful man if you would ever like to get a hold of me My# is 1-254-577-0685 give me a call anytime thank you for getting a hold of me and look forwared to more Visiting I can't wait to tell my Dad I heard from you I guess Bud. was his fav.
Sinceraly your's
Angela Van Meter French
Added by angela Van Meter on Nov 08, 2011 6:59 PM
angela Van Meter
Hello Missy
My name is Angela Van Meter-French George and Lizzie was Mt G-Grandparents aswell Herbert is my Grandfather and Jimmy Van Meter is my father. if you have any pictures or info my e-mail is I would really Like any info or pictures thank so much for all the awesome info. ang great pictures.

thank you,Angela Van Meter
Added by angela Van Meter on Nov 07, 2011 8:16 PM
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