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Donna Barnes (#47112976)
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Bio Photo I have put a great deal of time into creating many of these memorials. I am continually researching the memorials that I've created and often find more tidbits of information to add. If you have anything you'd like added, let me know.

Please read the Find a Grave policy to see whether your request qualifies a transfer. If it falls within the guidelines, then, please use the EDIT button on the top right of the person's memorial page when you want to request a transfer since it provides me with the link to that memorial.

Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) will not be transferred. The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.

I am more than happy to have anyone add their personal photos of people on a memorial. However, I discourage adding death certificates and genealogy material in printed form out of a book.
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Sandy Petri
Robert Lee Hull
Hello. I am the daughter of Robert Lee Hull, b. 7 Mar 1931, d. 5 Mar 2001. I don't understand the plaque that reads Grandson on the site. Please let me know.
Sandy Hull Petri
Added by Sandy Petri on Jun 15, 2017 5:45 PM
RE: Gravestone of Rickart ancestor
Thank you Donna. You and I think alike. If I were doing grave photos I would want them to be shared and used.

When we were at a cemetery in West Plains, Missouri in the mid 1990s. The head cemetery person suggested that we go buy a box of corn starch and lightly pat it into the indentions (name/date, etc.) then take a cloth and gently brush off the excess outside of the indentions. That really made the name/date, etc. stand out for photographs.

He also said it doesn't scrape like chalk does.

My husband, a PhD research chemist said that Corn Starch won't interact with the stone or anything on the stone. And it will dissolve and wash away in the first rain.

I haven't seen this suggested much in gravestone photo how-to,
Added by narnialucy on Jun 08, 2017 7:54 PM
RE: Gravestone of Rickart ancestor
Donna: I think I forgot to ask what restrictions you would have on me sharing your photos of Delilah's gravestone.

Could I have permission to share it with family? Or with fellow Rickart researchers (which unfortunately are few and far between).

I won't need to put a photo on Delilah's page on the mormon Family Search tree or my tree on Ancestry since they both have links to Find A Grave.

Thank you.
....Lucy McCoy
Added by narnialucy on Jun 04, 2017 11:40 AM
RE: Gravestone of ancestor
Thank you Donna. I appreciate it. ....Lucy
Added by narnialucy on Jun 04, 2017 11:00 AM
Gravestone of ancestor
Could I have your permission to download the photo you have posted of the gravestone of my husband's ancestor Delilah Crooks / Mrs. Jacob Rickart in White Hall Cemetery, Greene Co., IL?
Added by narnialucy on Jun 03, 2017 6:29 PM
MaKenzi Higgins
E.C. Moore

Edward Custer, or E.C. as we knew him, was my paternal grandfather. I remember he always had bubble gum in his pocket for me when I would climb up and sit in his lap so I could reach in to the pocket and get the gum. He was very funny as well. My father died a couple of months ago and I am trying to piece together things before everyone is gone and I can't find them anymore. I would appreciate you transferring his page to me so I can add things and maintain it for my family. Thank you!

MaKenzi D. (Moore) Higgins
Find A Grave Memorial# 61456956
Added by MaKenzi Higgins on May 14, 2017 2:53 PM
RE: Lucinda L. Danforth
Terrific! You don't have a photograph of the tombstone, do you?
Added by Alexandra on May 12, 2017 1:02 PM
Ethelyn Robinson Bradshaw
RE: Memorial 61298242
Maxine Barnes is my cousin. I added the picture of her marker. She was married to Jessie Barnes and I wonder if you are related. I have been unable to find any information about him. If I remember correctly she died as a result of an auto accident.
Thank you for your time.
Ethelyn Bradshaw
Added by Ethelyn Robinson Bradshaw on May 06, 2017 4:36 PM
Marilyn Diven
Charles Orlan Watson
Thank you very much for transferring the memorial for my great grandfather to me. I appreciate all the work that you put into your memorials. It shows how much passion you have for honoring those who have gone before us.
Added by Marilyn Diven on Apr 30, 2017 12:31 AM
Kathy D
Marshall J Ross
His mother's name is Kaplan, not Cooper. Sorry
Added by Kathy D on Apr 22, 2017 10:23 AM
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