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Embalmu2 (#46834659)
 member for 11 years, 6 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo *Please read regarding transfers!: Happy to do transfers but PLEASE request through the transfer request link. You will get them much more quickly than through mail. If you want info added (obits/DOB/name change, etc.) Send this through the edit tabs as well. Thanks!*

I have always been intrigued with the rich history found in cemeteries. My mom always took me (since I was a very small child) with her to put flowers on family members' graves and I suppose that started my love of cemeteries. I am a licensed funeral director/embalmer in MO and IL. I have personally photographed all of the markers at Oak Hill in Kirkwood and am now re-walking each garden to catch any that may have been missed or covered as well. I am using an interment spread sheet that I made for each garden made from the interment books. I have rewalked all of the gardens except New Babyland and the Mausoleum. I did find some markers I missed the first time around and have posted them! Unless the burial is new, if a record doesn't show a marker, it probably does NOT have one. Being an older cemetery, some flat markers may be buried or tablets broken and not repaired. Some of the public lots are in ovegrown wooded areas also. I am trying to list under the inscription section if there is no marker.

In Spring 2016, I plan on returning to the cemetery to walk with my spreadsheet and check each garden AGAIN by section/lot. Please let me know if you have a special request!

I have high numbers because I enjoy spending time in the boneyards with my camera, not because I am a records hoarder! This being said...

*Please note, I will not link family members I have no connection to personally. I don't want to assume and possibly place inaccurate information as fact. If you send me a request to link, I will transfer the record to you so don't be surprised!
*Please ask my permission before using my photos. I am happy to let you use them for ancestry purposes.

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Perfield Girl
This is the first time I've ever chortled out loud at a Graver's screen name. Thanks for all your work, and for the laugh.
Added by Perfield Girl on Oct 12, 2017 8:38 AM
Ernie H.
possible name correction
this is not very consequential but in the name of Maria E Sudbrink Hecht, I'm pretty sure it should be spelled Sudbring. I'm also curious in that her husband Herman Hecht is not listed as being in the same cemetary. I also think it's hilarious that your email is "embalmu2." Great sense of humor.

Ernie Hollmann
Added by Ernie H. on Oct 09, 2017 10:33 AM
Rita Bodily
Sarah Matilda Aikins Nipher
You have Sarah Matilda's name as Atkins, but it is Aikins.
Added by Rita Bodily on Sep 25, 2017 4:20 PM
Rita Bodily
Sarah Matilda Aikins Nipher
You have Sarah Matilda's name as Atkins, but it is Aikins.
Added by Rita Bodily on Sep 25, 2017 4:20 PM
Rita Bodily
Sarah Matilda Aikins Nipher
You have Sarah Matilda's name as Atkins, but it is Aikins.
Added by Rita Bodily on Sep 25, 2017 4:19 PM
Diane L. Teague Webb
Mary Jane (Knapp) Brayman, Ainslie
Thank you for the transfer of Management.
Will add information to her in future.
Diane L. Teague Webb
Added by Diane L. Teague Webb on Sep 23, 2017 6:54 AM
Jack C Varley
Thank you for the photo. He is my 1st Cousin once removed
Added by GW285 on Sep 13, 2017 3:31 PM
RE: Dr Edward Adelbert Doisy
Agreed! Not only that, but the scientist that shared the Nobel prize with him got a fame rating by Find A Grave while Dr Doisy did equity there!. I already submitted him twice and got rejected; but what I'd like to do is send Find A Grave an email request pointing out that discrepancy. Then maybe they will change their mind and make him famous. Currently my email is not working. Perhaps you can email them? I already wrote up my request to them, but found out my email got hacked. Thanks
Added by RCS on Aug 17, 2017 12:38 AM
Dr Edward Adelbert Doisy
Thankyou! He was my father's mentor/professor
Added by RCS on Aug 16, 2017 12:21 PM
Angus Hardy d. 1909
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 68215319. Angus Hardy, d. 1909. On his memorial is "Accident." What does that refer to? Thank you. I know you enjoy working on this cemetery listing, but I still want to thank you for the time you spend. It is such a help for the rest of us.
Added by narnialucy on Oct 29, 2016 4:45 PM
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