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Brenda & Pete (#47232469)
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Bio Photo My name is Brenda (Boyer) Kohr. My husband, Pete, and I are researching his side of the family (Kohr/Smith)&(Minnich/Buxton), as well as my own (Boyer/Grimes)&(Beil/Shott). We are not trying to see how many memorials we can amass so that we can have our numbers posted in the "Top Contributors" catagory. We want to make memorials to pay tribute to our families and friends and hopefully help others to find theirs.

We enjoy helping others by photographing grave markers. There are times that we may photograph markers that are near the ones we were asked to take photos of, or if we see one with our surnames. If there is no memorial for these extra photos that we take....I create one. If by chance I happen to create a memorial for a relative or a friend of yours don't hesitate to ask for a transfer. I don't feel the need to keep memorials that I have created. (unless they are family) I only created them so that someone may find a member of their family or a friend. Guidelines (and that is all they are) and numbers mean nothing....families are what is important. If people asking for out of guideline transfers has caused a problem for you.....stop making memorials. Problem solved!!

Guidelines....not rules, not regulations, not laws....not even an eleventh commandment.

NOTE: - GUIDELINES ....definition of...

A guideline is a statement by which to determine a course of action. By definition, following a guideline is never mandatory. Guidelines are NOT binding.

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so

I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you

Author Unknown


Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
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Gary Roberts
Thank You
Thank you for getting this picture for me. Thanks for being a Find-a-Grave Volunteer.

Added by Gary Roberts on Jul 24, 2014 1:43 PM
Russ Ottens
John A. Keiter
Dear Brenda & Pete,

Your memorial for John A. Keiter (61174588) says he was the son of Peter Jr. & Elizabeth. Our Enders database has him as the son of William M. and Lavina Frances Ebberly Keiter, and a sibling to Milton, Verna and Cora. Maybe we're wrong, but we have the exact same date of birth. Did you have a source for his parents?

Many Thanks,
Russ Ottens
Added by Russ Ottens on Jul 17, 2014 8:13 AM
Barry Michie
Ehrman Benjamin & Dorothy Erb Shatto Memorials
Dear Brenda and Pete:

Thanks much for transferring the memorial for Ehrman Benjamin Shatto and his wife Dorothy Elizabeth Erb Shatto. I've worked on them and have them both linked up to their respective families.

Best, Barry
Added by Barry Michie on Jul 15, 2014 4:01 PM
Barry Michie
RE: John Shatto
Brenda and Pete:

Thanks much for transferring John Shatto's memorial to me. I have developed it further. Having management allows for easy future tweaking as new information becomes available. John is a bit of a sad case, by all indications a tough life but nevertheless worthy of a memorial that tells something of his life.

Thanks for the offer to transfer other memorials. I've gone onto your profile and have found two other Shatto memorials I would appreciate managing and developing. I'll be putting in transfer requests separately.

And thanks so much for your work creating memorials and getting marker photos posted.

Best, Barry # 47110636

Added by Barry Michie on Jul 15, 2014 10:33 AM
Leon Hertzler
Augustus & Thelma Mercurio
Thank you for the pictures and adding Thelma's Find A Grave memorial.
Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Added by Leon Hertzler on Jul 09, 2014 7:13 PM
Bill Daugherty
RE: Updegraff Photos

Thanks for posting Arlene's photo. Of course, I wish people wouldn't post memorials for people are living. I find it the most annoying thing about Findagrave. People who complain about not following the rules, seem to break this one a lot.

Nevertheless, I have in my possession 4 books on my family history/genealogy one through each of my 4 grandparents, and in this process discovered another book that left off with one of my great-great grandmothers. So I try to update Findagrave, and make connections, and learn a lot more through the whole process.

Bill D.
Added by Bill Daugherty on Jul 05, 2014 7:15 AM
Cecelia Hylan
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph this headstone for me. Much appreciated :)
Added by lovinlife on Jul 04, 2014 4:12 PM
Beck in Prospect Hill
Thanks so much guys!! Stephen
Added by sanford on Jul 01, 2014 3:03 PM
More wonderful quality. Thanks again!
Added by KBStewart on Jul 01, 2014 9:43 AM
Bill Daugherty
RE: Updegraff Photos

Thanks for updating Mildred I Espenshade Basore's memorial.

I do not know whether Arlene M. Bupp Updegraff is still alive or not. Why don't you go ahead and post her photo anyways.

Thanks, again.

Bill D.
Added by Bill Daugherty on Jun 30, 2014 9:24 PM
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