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Cathy Summers (#47339689)
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Bio Photo 2013 note: Photos taken during summer 2012 may show the grass dry because of the terrible drought in the area then. I am also at a point where the tombstones that still exist are very old and often illegible. In addition, based on a number of obituaries found (Thank you, Alma) there are also a number of tombstones missing. Bear with me as I try to research these possible missing interments. CS

Having been born in Marshall, Saline, MO and spent my early years until my senior year in high school (Mercy High) living in Shackelford, then about 7 miles outside of Marshall, I have chosen to work on pulling information and tombstone photos for Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. It is a couple miles north and west of where my home parish (Immaculate Conception) was and I remember going to the services every Memorial Day. They still have those services every year and the cemetery board has done a really great job of maintaining Mt. St. Mary's, though some of the much older stones (late 1800's) may be missing now or unreadable.
Though I don't live in the area now, I have been back there working on this project for the past several years, not just taking the photos of the tombstones, but also trying to verify the information with other genealogical data. It is a work in progress, but also a labor of love as many of my family are buried there.
If I have added a tombstone photo for your relative and you would like to maintain the record, please let me know and I will transfer it to you along with any of the research I have found on this individual.
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Jay Raveill
Susan Summers

I posted a tombstone in Higginsville City Cemetery for Susan Summers but not certain if it is match, dates don't exactly agree. Since you may have researched this family if you don't think this tombstone is a match write me back and I will pull the photo and set up a new memorial for this other Susan Summers.

Thanks, Jay
Added by Jay Raveill on Jun 30, 2016 2:09 PM
Bob Blackburn
RE: Thomas Joseph Barr - Ridge Park - Marshall
I am not related to 99% of my memorials so I transferred this one to you since you are closely related. I would be happy to transfer any others you wish to maintain as well, just ask.
Added by Bob Blackburn on Apr 28, 2015 8:16 AM
Thank you!
Thank you for transferring Lona Belle Schoemaker Stockmann.

Best regards,
Added by D&PNutt on Aug 04, 2014 5:57 PM
RE: Mary Ellen Dillon - Mt St Mary's in Shackelford, MO
I'm glad you made progress! I really enjoy the rush when I make a breakthrough like that.

Added by DogMama08 on Nov 24, 2013 9:00 PM
RE: Mary Ellen Dillon - Mt St Mary's in Shackelford, MO
They are listed on the Dillon Family Tree on The scanned online 29 Oct 1900 Saline County marriage record for Mary and James is so faded it is almost completely unreadable. You would have to look at the original; hopefully it's in better shape. John and Bridget Finnegan are also buried in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.
Added by DogMama08 on Sep 26, 2013 5:51 PM
Donna Koch Talbott
Gerhard Koch
Thank you for the Find A Grave connection. I am unable to take over the site for my great uncle, but I am really appreciative for the information. My great grandfather was his brother, John Peter Koch, buried in Germantown, MO.
Donna Koch Talbott
Added by Donna Koch Talbott on Jul 08, 2013 1:46 PM
Lanette Estill Cooper
Lynch Memorials
Hi Cathy,

I'm so sorry it took so long to get the memorials transfered to you. I've been so busy at work lately I can't even see straight. I think I got all the memorials you wanted. I transfered all the memorials in St. Marys but I could not find Margaret and Jeremiah. If I missed any Lynch memorials please let me know & I'll transfer those as well. I promise it won't take me 3 weeks this time!!!

Best Regards, Lanette
Added by Lanette Estill Cooper on Oct 19, 2010 1:19 PM

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