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Mardi Kightlinger (#47550984)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo I had a non-typical childhood, being shuffled around through relatives, foster homes, the court systems and even different states. So as far as family went and ancestry-type things, I was not interested. But after cajoling me into helping him with his account, my step-father is the one who sparked my interest in his family and then finally my own. Thanks Dad.

Once I discovered Find A Grave, it just seemed like the right thing to do to create respectful, interesting memorials for family (some very distant) and friends. They deserve to have "their stories" told and to be more than just a name and a date.

I so appreciate the volunteers who go out to take the photos. I have only taken one and I enjoyed getting out and doing it but I just haven't done any others yet. I will though.

If I have created or cared for a memorial that you wish to possess, just let me know. I will be glad to give it to you or I will gladly add your information to it if you don't wish to take possession of it.

I still have many in my possession for whom I have not written up the person's life yet. I work on them as I can and love finding missing people that might have stayed missing or unlinked to their family members if I had not become so interested in doing this. I like knowing that they are found again.

I would like to give a special thanks to volunteers- Cemetery P.I., Jan, CWL,, Linemanschic, Mr. Badger Hawkeye, John T. and the many members of our armed forces who have created memorials and been so gracious about transferring the ones I need even when I have gone back for more and more and more.

There are many more to thank, but these folks have been my sources many times and have even helped in my research. Cemetery P.I. even went to another town that was 200 miles away during a visit to her own family and took a picture for me. How great is that? Thank you to all of you.
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Got Franklin and Mary finished- piece of cake
Added by daveat1910 on Nov 23, 2015 4:48 PM
RE: Franklin C Pierce grave
No problem. will delete the dup and add photo. It was a bit of a shock since I've never been to Mt. Carmel cemetery. But I figured as much. Thanks for the speedy response
Added by daveat1910 on Nov 23, 2015 4:34 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: Transfer Request Ella Mary Pierce

You're welcome.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Nov 23, 2015 1:35 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: Transfer Request Ella Mary Pierce

Just completed the transfer. Also posted obituary on the memorial page.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Nov 23, 2015 11:03 AM
Franklin C Pierce grave
Hi, I got a message of a duplicate for Franklin C Pierce 1912-1996. You have him in Mt Carmel cemetery and I have him in Mt Calvary in Dubuque. I have never been to your cemetery and have a picture of his stone in Mt Calvary (by his son's stone)
I think I'm right of course. Suggest you change cemeteries and I will delete my duplicate but save the photo. Let me know
Added by daveat1910 on Nov 23, 2015 6:40 AM
Lloyd Cunningham
RE: Sharon Lend Transfer
Transfer completed today. Thank you for the kind words of my father Lloyd Cunningham. He passed away last year and I have been handling his Find A Grave memorials and was happy to transfer your sister to you. Cathy Cunningham, Lloyd's daughter
Added by Lloyd Cunningham on Jun 30, 2015 4:51 PM
RE: Kemmer

Your welcome Mardi :)
Added by Scout on Oct 15, 2014 6:29 PM
RE: Elizabeth Soapes Hendrix Bozarth
Mardi, I had no idea that had happened so it is a surprise to me also! I can see why they combine duplicate memorials, but it does lead to some unintended consequences apparently. I am surprised they don't notify both contributors first. Yes, I would be happy to transfer Elizabeth to you, and will do so shortly. Elizabeth was my 3rd great aunt, so of course you are much more closely related to her. I descend from Spencer's brother, James Thomas Soapes. James was my 2nd great-grandfather. My mother was a Soapes also.

I have been in contact with William Towles, too, and he kindly provided a lot of info about Spencer's line. I just didn't enter it all in Find A Grave since it wasn't my direct line. I am happy to see all the great stuff you have added!
A Soapes cousin,
Added by Diane on Sep 25, 2014 2:22 PM
RE: Earl Soapes
Oh, I forgot to tell you I'll be getting a better-quality photo for you when I go back to La Vista. The one I took is not very good. At that time, I didn't know much about lighting. I've learned a little since then.
Added by Eliza on Sep 23, 2014 3:58 PM
RE: Earl Soapes
My pleasure!
Added by Eliza on Sep 23, 2014 3:53 PM
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