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Nancy Meadows (#47219916)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Update January 2015:

After being a member for several years, the following are my own personal "guidelines":

Anyone may copy any photos I have posted for personal use - no credit required. It does my heart good to see them included in someone's family tree since the main reason I try to do my part in this is to help people who have passed on be remembered.

I will usually transfer memorials for those outside my own family lines, even to those who are not within the Findagrave four generation policy, including people who may have been just friends. However, please be sure that you intend to actually add something to enhance the memorials. It's frustrating to transfer an entire family to someone, only to later discover that nothing has been done with them. I check for Edits almost daily and usually accept them quickly.

I am guilty of adding duplicates, but none are intentional. Most of my memorials come from photographing an entire cemetery, and though I try to search for each one before adding it, sometimes duplicates happen. There is no need to be rude, just a friendly notification like This is a duplicate" will be enough to have me delete mine. I am also guilty of typo's, for which I apologize. I regret not being more careful.

When I photograph a cemetery, I try to take both a distance shot and a closeup shot. I frequently add the distance shots to memorials that already have a closeup. This is not meant to imply that the first photo is not good enough. My only intent is to hopefully help future visitors to the cemetery be able to locate a grave they wish to visit. If any photos I post offend anyone, I will gladly remove them at the creator's request.

I have started virtual cemeteries for military veterans buried in Boone, Chariton, Howard, Macon, and Randolph counties. These are far from complete, so if you know of a veteran in those counties, please let me know if I don't already have them.

For those contributors who take it upon themselves to be the Findagrave police, adding a please and thank you would go a long way.

Thanks to those who help make Findagrave such a pleasant, fulfilling labor of love! Wishing you all a blessed 2015...

Update Feb 2014:
I've been told that people have hesitated to contact me since my step-son's death in September. Please feel free to do so, as I am still working on Findagrave almost daily. It has been a saving grace, and I very much appreciate the kindness and caring of the Findagrave community.

Update October 2013:
Please visit my virtual cemetery for "Jake the Great", created for my step-son lost to a series of circumstances resulting in him taking his own life on September 10, 2013. Jacob's bio contains a letter written by his father, and it is our hope that it may help prevent this from happening to another family. Please pass it on to whoever you think may benefit from it. Thanks, and God Bless.

Since 2007, I have been dedicated to locating, listing and photographing all the Randolph County, Missouri cemeteries I am able to get to. I have completed listings, with photos of each stone, of about 155 cemeteries so far, mainly to provide the county historical societies with updated listings and accurate locations. I am just starting to put these on findagrave, and in the interest of saving time, have only entered the name and years for now. I have more info for most of these memorials, which I hope to add and link as time allows. It is my thinking that having just the names and dates posted may help someone find their relatives. I am very willing to transfer memorials to relatives, even distant ones....just ask and let me know how you are related. I will be glad to fulfill photo requests as I am able to, so if you are looking for someone in a particular cemetery, please feel free to contact me.

Please use the Edit/Suggestion tab to send info or to request transfers. Thanks!
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Jamie Talken
Thank you Nancy!
Hi Nancy!

Thank you for creating the page for Mr. Floyd White.

I am not family, however I've become involved in his story. In my free time I run a Facebook page called The Dog Tag Detective and I try and help reunite found military items with the Veteran or their next of kin.

My friends at the Missouri National Guard came into possession of an item from Mr. White's military service and passed it along to me to try and find a relative who might treasure the item. Sadly, Mr. White was an only child and had no children of his own, so I'm searching for distant relatives that might treasure the history of his service.

I feel that part of my job as "The Dog Tag Detective" is to tell the story of these sometimes "forgotten" Veterans so that their history may live on.

I sincerely appreciate that you are doing the same by photographing the graves of these Missouri Veterans, preserving this information for the future.

Most Respectfully,

Jamie Talken
Added by Jamie Talken on May 21, 2017 12:09 PM
Elizabeth R
Virtual Cemetery Randolph County Confederate Veterans
First of all, thank you for posting the grave photo for my great-grandfather, Alfred Thomas, memorial 11632875. I wasn't sure he had a marker.

I was wondering how you determine who was a Confederate veteran. You have included him among those in your Virtual Confederate Cemetery for Randolph County. I have always been pretty sure he was a Confederate, but have never found any proof or source material; just have circumstance and supposition. I would really appreciate any direction you can offer.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Rivera
Added by Elizabeth R on May 13, 2017 4:01 PM
RE: Joshua Terrill Minor
Hi Nancy,
We have communicated previously, a few years ago.
Lewis Minor was my gr. grandfather.Joshua Terrill
Minor was his brother; Leelyah sp?) was his sister.
I think that you also photographed their parents' graves,
Barbara Sophia Epperly Minor and Lewis Minor.
Thanks so very much for such a lovely gift.
Wishing you all the best,
Barbara (Gwendolyn) Peat D'zan
Added by Gwendolyn on Apr 19, 2017 7:52 PM
RE: Calla Golladay
You are welcome, sorry it wasn't a better outcome.
Added by Sidney on Apr 19, 2017 6:43 AM
Betty Mastain
First off I want to thank you for the work you do. I can't tell you how many times Find A Grave has helped me out in my genealogy research. I just saw the listing for the Burckhartt Cemetery in Huntsville, MO. I have been looking for a grave for a Hilda H. Kribs, which I understand is buried there, from a newspaper article in the Moberly Daily Moniter dated 25 Feb 1885. I didn't see it listed in your list but I understand that the condition of many stones makes it hard to identify. You mention it is hard to get too with no close roads and it is overgrown. I have this thing about abandoned cemeteries and wondered if there is any organization that would come in and mow and clean the area if contacted. I know this was on private ground (Judge Burckhartt farm). Is this still the case that it is on private ground. Would appreciate the help if you can.
Added by Betty Mastain on Apr 08, 2017 3:19 PM
Summer Wright
Incorrect Spouses
I was looking through the site and found that my grandfather, Alfred M. Beeson of Atlanta, MO (23247306) incorrectly shows additional wives. His only wife was Cleone Doggett Beeson, also of Atlanta.

The others are buried in the same cemetery but they incorrectly linked.

Thanks for correcting this.
Summer Wright
Added by Summer Wright on Mar 27, 2017 7:29 AM
Nita Lawrence Enochs
RE: Memorial Park, Moberly MO
Thanks, Nancy. I'm working on figuring out how to navigate all parts of this site. I added my parents to Oakland and checked on other relatives. Learned someone had already added my she is listed twice. Not sure what to do about that.

The Harlans were my parents best friends and like second parent to me. It is their daughter who told me our parents graves were listed in Memorial Park. Small world indeed!

Several of my family are buried at both Memorial and Oakland. I did add some family links to their listings. I find this very interesting!
Added by Nita Lawrence Enochs on Mar 22, 2017 5:50 PM
Nita Lawrence Enochs
RE: Memorial Park, Moberly MO
Dear Nancy,
Thank you for your response and for correcting the information for my parents and the Harlans. I can only imagine how difficult gathering and recording all this information and photos can be.

I did notice in you comments that you recently lost a son, so I know you do realize how difficult the loss of our daughter has been. As a result of being in touch with you, I have joined Find A Grave and added our daughter's information to Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thanks again!
Added by Nita Lawrence Enochs on Mar 22, 2017 1:07 PM
Nita Lawrence Enochs
Addition to prior message
I realize I did not tell you my parents names. They are Leon and Ruth Lawrence.

Thank you!
Added by Nita Lawrence Enochs on Mar 21, 2017 4:09 PM
Nita Lawrence Enochs
Memorial Park, Moberly MO
Hi Nancy, I was told by a friend that the graves of my parents are listed in Memorial Park Cemetery. Though they did own grave sites there and a headstone was installed, they are NOT buried there. The stone in the photo was removed in October 2014 and my daughter, Kimberlee Anne Enochs Keithley is buried in that grave site. There is a new stone there with that information.

My parents are buried in Oakland Cemetery in Moberly MO.

This same information is correct for the graves of Woodrow and Nora Ruth Harlan (dear friends of mine).

These notices should really be removed from Memorial Park Cemetery. Could you please take care of that?

Thank you.
Added by Nita Lawrence Enochs on Mar 21, 2017 3:59 PM
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