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Dena West (#47057753)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I find entering bio's and photo's and such for my family members relaxing. Nothing like a good romp in a cemetery to top off my day.
I am currently recording Sherwood Cemetery in Sherwood, MI. I am also adding a little info about the people buried there when I can find it. I am finding my information from Death Certificates on,, and sometimes the census. I also have copies of the "History of Branch County" where I may find a little info on my people. I hope this helps someone with their research and in finding their lost family members. Thank you to everyone who is leaving tokens for these people. To my knowledge I am not realated to anyone in this cemetery, but I feel like they are my family now.

I think this says it all:
They say that life is fleeting,I know that this is true.I left this world so quickly, With no goodbye to you. I know how much you miss me, Your tears fall ever light. The pillow where you lay your head, Is wet with them at night. I know your heart is hurting, The words we left, unsaid. I love you's left unspoken Are spinning in your head.The strength that I have carried, That served to make you whole. Remains to make you stronger, Within your grieving soul. For you see, while you were weeping On the day I passed away, At the gravesite near the flowers Where my loved ones knelt to pray. An angel came to see me, She took me by the hand, She led me to a kingdom In a very distant land. As I look down from the heaven, And see you standing there Your heart so ever burdened With more weight than it can bear. I long to bring you comfort, I long to give you peace, I long to hold you closely, Cause all your tears to cease. The joy I've found in heaven Goes far beyond compare. The love that's so elusive, Can be found here everywhere. The light is softly shining. There's no storm clouds here or rain. There's no tear drops found in heaven. There's no suffering, there's no pain. You needn't be so troubled, Stay close to God and pray That someday we'll be together, One bright and glorious day. So my love, you shouldn't question My dear you need not cry I've gone to be with Jesus I really didn't die.
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Nancy Mitchell
Albert Pullman
You have Mary Frances (Tripp)Winans as his 2nd spouse. I have no idea who the Mary E was other than the fact that his twin brother, Adelbert, was married to Mary Estella Winans. I found a marker next to Alberts grave for Adelbert but none for Mary Estella. Do you think there was a mix up? Please check it out and let me know. Mary Frances (Tripp) Winans 2nd marriage to Arza Pullman, is buried with her first husband, Albert Cobb Winans and their baby Libby. Located in the far south east corner of the cemetery.
Added by Nancy Mitchell on Sep 10, 2017 11:01 AM
Jada (Moody) Chadwick
Moody and Garrett family barry county
Hello Dena. Can I ask you where you received all the neat family photos from? Thank you for posting them.
Added by Jada (Moody) Chadwick on Jul 15, 2017 2:23 AM
Michele Hilgert
Memorial 57320159

Could you please add this information to this memorial

Date and place of birth
November 16 Sherwood Township Branch County Michigan

Date and place of death
December 23 Detroit Wayne Co Michigan

Died of pneumonia
Added by Michele Hilgert on Jun 23, 2017 2:15 PM
Michele Hilgert
Memorial # 57320170

Could you please add the following link to this memorial

Father William Alonzo Thurston
Memorial # 63732441

Also her date of birth was February 1 1895

Thank you

Michele Hilgert
Added by Michele Hilgert on Jun 23, 2017 12:21 PM
Brenda Runyon
Baby Blair
Sorry Baby Blair's number is 37939144.
Added by Brenda Runyon on Nov 29, 2016 3:59 PM
Brenda Runyon
Baby Blair
Hi Dena
I believe that baby Blair is really Charle Aldrich born to Charlie and Jennie (Blair) Aldrich, born Dec. 27, 1906 and died Jan.10, 1907. I found his birth certificate on seeking Michigan while researching his father, Charlie T. Aldrich.
Added by Brenda Runyon on Nov 29, 2016 3:56 PM
Ronald R Chard
Sarah Jane (Chard) Bush
Would you please add the following parents and husband's memorial links to her memorial # 34879620.

Charles Elmer Bush - # 34879516
John Chard - # 61722729
Sarah (Bucknell) Chard Smith - # 61723213
Added by Ronald R Chard on Nov 27, 2016 7:23 AM
Jeverna Mulligan
RE: Cordelia Fowler Johnson
So will you do that? Thanks for all you do for Findagrave
Added by Jeverna Mulligan on Aug 13, 2016 1:01 PM
"Anderson's" in Riverside Cemetery
Thank you for editing & linking the 4 Anderson's I sent edit message for.
I appreciate, as I'm sure many others do, all the work you are doing for/on Find A Grave.
Added by sec412 on May 05, 2016 2:27 PM
Pat Priesman
william kelly
Dena I been working on my great,great grandad
William Kelly and I see you found on in the
Sandstone Cemetery in Calhoun County Michigan.
My William Kelly came up missing around 1881 in
Eaton county. I have went to Willard library this
spring and could not find any into about him. Maybe
you could till what book you found his name in.
Appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks
Added by Pat Priesman on Apr 29, 2016 9:18 AM
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