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Mardi Kightlinger (#47550984)
 member for 4 years, 26 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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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: Emma Wills

Thanks for the help. I was hoping to get the full middle name, but that's ok.

Thanks for removing the scanned photo of the obit. It doesn't matter about public domain for the obit, it is findagrave rules that they do not allow it. Please see the rule page and look under what photos are allowed and not allowed. But you could also see I had the obit listed in the bio, so why "clog" up the only photo slots with the same information anyway? It's much nicer to see the family photos in those slots.

Have a great day!
Added by cataholic4ever on Mar 10, 2015 6:01 PM
Emma Wills

I went to do the correction you asked for with giving her a middle initial, but would you know what her full middle name is, by chance?

Also would you please remove the obituary photo from her memorial. It is not allowed per the findagrave rules and I already had her obituary in her bio as well. I did fix the three words in the obit that were unreadable from the obit I originally had. But please remove the obit photo, thank you for understanding.

That was a beautiful family photo you added. I so enjoy seeing the people the memorials are for, it "brings them to life".

Have a great day!
Added by cataholic4ever on Mar 10, 2015 5:18 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
Sharon W
RE: Olive and Auris Bair Photos
You're very welcome.
Added by Sharon W on May 05, 2014 12:18 PM
K Sanders
RE: Thora Bjornstrom
I will take another photo of the complete stone when I am up at that cemetery.
Added by K Sanders on Apr 17, 2014 11:26 AM
K Sanders
Thora Bjornstrom
I didn't post the complete headstone because it didn't have a death date for the husband. Will retake and post an updated one at later date.
Added by K Sanders on Apr 16, 2014 9:48 PM
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