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Mark and Kay (#46832542)
 member for 11 years, 6 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo **Do to sickness in our family and the hours we work we are not on find a grave every day. Please be patient and we will get to corrections and requests as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.**

**Transfer request. Please do not request transfers with a public message on our profile. Please use the edit button on each memorial to request a transfer and please be sure to include how you are related to the person. We will make transfers as set forth in the find a grave rules for transfers. **

In 2006 Mark found the Find A Grave web site when he was searching for some Civil War history in our area. We love helping people find their loved ones and try to add as much information as we can find. We have went searching in the rain, snow, heat, and wind (we like it the least).

After many hours of research we determined that the only way to get good quality, readable photos that would verify the information people wanted and not harm the stones in any way was to use plan water and a very soft brush or to do rubbings of the stones. We have now started retaking some of our first photos that we do not feel were as good as they could be when we get to those cemeteries. We find it very disturbing when we see other volunteers that have put powder, shaving cream and chalk on the older stones and they are deteriorating as it has a chemical reaction with the acid in our rain.

We have met many people we will cherish forever, saw places we would have never seen and experienced adventures we will never forget. We hope to continue for many years and have many more adventures. This past year has been different since I started back to work after being off for 2 years. The summer was so hot and Mark fights skin cancer so we have not gotten to take as many photos as we would like. I've been adding memorials for people in Christian County as that is my home and I have many records for them.

If a family member of any memorial that we have entered would like to take over the ownership of that memorial page please contact us and we discuss transfer of ownership. Do to several requests from people that are not actually related and collecting "surnames" if you are not within 5 generations we may not transfer. We will add "documented" information only to a memorial. Just because you say they need to be linked is not documentation. Please provide obit, death or birth certificates when requesting information be added. If we have entered any information that is incorrect please contact us for a correction. We are here to help people and keep the information as accurate as possible.
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Messages left for Mark and Kay (3014)[Leave Message]
Hazel Alice McHolland
Mark and Kay: I just noticed that you had posted a headstone picture to this Memorial which was SO much better and clearer than the one I had posted much earlier. I have deleted my picture as it frees up space for others who might want to post a personal picture. Please feel free to let me know when this happens as I truly want the very best picture on each Memorial regardless of who posts it.

I appreciate ALL that you do to make this site such a great resource to so many.

Added by Twila on Sep 01, 2017 5:01 PM
Thank You!
Thanks for the edit and all of your contributions to Find A Grave. Hope the health concerns are improving.
Rox Eden (GardenNana
Added by GardenNana on Jun 03, 2017 1:21 PM
Mary Jane (Garrett) Glidewell
Glidewell Cemetery
My name is Mary Glidewell. My husband and I live in Branson, MO. We are aware of the Glidewell Cemetery but don't know where it is except that it is in Christian County, MO. I see you are the contributor for that little cemetery. Can you please tell me where it is. We will be forever grateful.

Thank you for all your diligent work.

Mary Glidewell
Added by Mary Jane (Garrett) Glide... on Dec 17, 2016 1:46 PM
Fred Shanks 58670499
thought you should know I am going to delete my entry for Fred shanks account it is a Dupe. I notice you have a very nice headstone picture and thought you might want to move it to the memorial for Fred shanks # 57909644.. will give you a couple of days to move it and then I will delete my Dupe...Sorry about all this..Mike in Missouri
Added by JMW on Dec 03, 2016 6:01 AM
Kathy Stroope Veasey
Crawford transfers
Thanks so much,

So your health concerns improve soon
Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Oct 03, 2016 4:38 PM
Chester F. Swearingen
Thank you for making the edits.
Added by ROA on Oct 02, 2016 9:38 AM
D Snyder
Memorial 106725473
Wrong photo on this memorial.
Added by D Snyder on Sep 01, 2016 7:22 AM
Linda Cooksey McAninch
Dogwood Cemetery
My uncle Thomas Jefferson Harness is buried in Dogwood. You posted the picture of the overhead sign. I was wondering if you photographed the stones also? I don't know if he has a stone.
Added by Linda Cooksey McAninch on Aug 26, 2016 2:23 PM
Thea Baker
George Daniel Ghan
Thank you so much for the transfer. Warm regards, Thea Baker
Added by Thea Baker on Jun 29, 2016 4:11 PM
Bev Mundy
Lula B. Jones Transfer
Thank you ever so much for the transfer.

Warmest regards,
Bev Mundy
Added by Bev Mundy on Jun 12, 2016 4:26 PM
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