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Nancy Stout (#47697610)
 member for 3 years, 3 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo The very first thing I want to say is THANK YOU to all of you who send me edits for the memorials I manage. I check Find A Grave almost every day and absolutely love it when edits come my way. I use the edit feature often, and it always lifts my spirits when I see them go through. It reinforces that this site is a community effort and we are all working together to make it as complete and accurate as possible.

I have been interested in genealogy for 30 years and have written over a dozen family history books, the first one being in 1979. The majority of our family vacations in the 1980s & 1990s revolved around cemeteries and visiting relatives. (Our kids ask why there are so many photos of them posing on headstones!)

When I started on FindAGrave, I kept busy adding our own family members. I knew where most were buried but some had to be searched for. In 2013, my husband and I took a trip through Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota and, in the process, found lots of folks to whom we were not related. I've created memorials for them adding as much additional information as I could find. We were able to fill dozens of photo requests; it felt good being able to pay forward all of the requests that volunteers have filled for us.

I endeavor to make memorials as complete as possible, including headstone photos, bios and links. (I have received permission for obits unless the newspapers are out of print or the copyrights have expired.)

Most of my memorials are family members, but I'll happily consider transfers if you are more closely related.

You are welcome to use any of the photos I have posted but I would enjoy hearing from you if you do use any.

FindAGrave has added so much to my life. I love being a part of it!
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Messages left for Nancy Stout (314)[Leave Message]
pamela west
RE: Charles Atwood
Nancy, yes, I would appreciate having his memorial to manage. Thank you for offering. I'll send my number through the edit link on his memorial; it seems to be easier that way.

You are the first person I have seen leave a picture designating that there is no marker, but I think it's a brilliant idea. I'm sure there is a lot of redundant searching going on, looking for non-existent gravestones. Your photo certainly would end that problem.

Added by pamela west on May 04, 2015 10:46 AM
Kim Nelson
RE: Bailey Headstone
Thanks for the appreciation! I oddly enjoy cemeteries and capturing photos for
I also added photos on findagrave for other Bailey's of the same Bailey family stone: Charles, Arthur, Wesley, & Eunice.
Added by Kim Nelson on May 03, 2015 8:45 PM
Beverly McFann
Charles Yderstad
I just want to thank you for posting this about my Dad. He was born and raised in Ashland, Wisconsin and I think that he was the man he grew up to be because of the people there. He was a great man who touched many lives through his faith and strong values that he learned there.
Added by Beverly McFann on Apr 16, 2015 10:57 PM
Elsie Yarwood
I have added the notice. - Thanks for the information.
Added by DMD on Apr 13, 2015 5:48 PM
Melvin Pervis
The Melvin Pervis photo has been updated...please remove your sideways photo.
Added by ShaneO on Apr 11, 2015 7:31 PM
Nick Reindl
RE: Gage Photos
Glad that I could be some help. I also added a photo for Eddie's stone - an infant that died in 1906. I believe there are other unmarked burials in the Gage family plot. I hope to be able to confirm that through cemetery records and will make a note in their respective memorials.
Added by Nick Reindl on Apr 03, 2015 3:07 PM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 08, 2015 6:04 PM
Cindy Selensky Foster
RE: Lawhead Headstone
You are quite welcome. Susan's brother George W. Booth is my husband's great grandfather.
Added by Cindy Selensky Foster on Feb 16, 2015 7:43 PM
Richard Young
Memorial #141900339, Jessie Risor
Many, many thanks for the memorial to Jessie!! She was my mother-in-law and we all loved her dearly. Many complain about their MIL but she became as close to me as my own mother. She was a wonderful woman and took in many non-family members who were in need of a temporary home and support. (One of these is the gentleman who later became Dr. Hook of Dr. Hook and his Medicine Band.) As an early teen-ager, my wife was asked by him (he had a broken leg and other injuries at that time) to make him a fried egg sandwich. Never having made one before, Karen carefully cooked the egg, making certain that she did not break the yolk. She proudly served it to him, he bit into it and yolk squirted everywhere! He often refers to that incident when he writes to the family.

Could I persuade you to transfer management of this memorial to me?

Again, many thanks,
Rick Young
Added by Richard Young on Feb 09, 2015 11:14 AM
High Plains
RE: Thank You

Thank you so much for the kind words! Wonderful encouragement, indeed!

About a month ago a very irate mother raked me over the coals for being so insensitive as to make a memorial and post an obituary (the son was in his mid 40's). I immediately removed the obituary but she was ready to "eat me up and spit me out". I think she wrote two more times even after I removed the obituary and transferred the memorial to her. I deleted the first note from my public message on Find a Grave and she gave me heck for that as she felt the only reason I deleted her message was that it made ME look bad???? I was kind of upset. I think it made HER look bad but I kept my mouth shut as anyone who has lost a child of any age deserves all the sympathy one can give.

So, again, thank you! It really makes my day to hear that a memorial that I made has been of some use to a family member or friend.

Best wishes,
judy :)

Added by High Plains on Feb 04, 2015 1:34 PM
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