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Barbara Ketchum (#46866606)
 member for 10 years, 4 months, 28 days
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Please visit my Angels

My beloved husband
George Earl Ketchum ~~ 1954-2012

My beloved dog
Bear-Bear ~~ 1993-2012

My parents beloved dog's
Bubba & Abby

My brothers beloved dog
Skye ~~ 2009-2016

My Sister
Brenda Kay Martin

My Maternal Grampa
Jay Dean "J.D."Rickman

George's Parents
George Talmadge Ketchum
Violet Irene "Bobbie" Feathers

My cousins wife
Harriet Ann "Cissy" Puckett ~~ 1956-2014

My friends mother
Barbara Anderson ~~ 1934-2012

My cousins furbaby
Bocephus "Bo" ~~ 2001-2015

All flowers & tokens left are deeply appreciated.

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The memories of all our yesterdays
live in the corners of my heart,
A time spent not so long ago,
where you will forever be a part.

I tell everyone I meet how very proud I am of you,
And how Hard it was to let you go
even though I knew you'd want me to.

But now somewhere, someone is smiling
because of the joy that you could bring,
And I know after listening more closely,
it's the song of unselfishness when I hear a bird sing.

And even though you can no longer be with me,
I still feel that you are there.
Perhaps, that's the bond that goes unbroken
when a love is truly shared.

So, I'll only say farewell because in good-byes I don't believe,
For I know that time will come again
when you'll be holding hands with me.

Lorrie Neal - 2003

My sweet George was even giving after death, he gave the gift of Life to others.
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Linda Parrish
Infant Wingard 1916
Infant girl Wingard - 1916 Find A Grave # 74188817 has been incorrectly added to the memorial of Violet Irene "Bobbie" Feathers Find A Grave # 69325864. The Wingard infant was the daughter of my grandparents Irvin and Purnie Wingard and was stillborn at birth.
Two deceased children of Ms. Feathers are also on the Infant Wingard memorial.
Would you please delete these names from the Infant Wingards memorial so I can add them to the right memorial. If I sent this info to you, I am the one who caused the error.
Ms. Feathers Find A Grave # is 69325864 and the Wingard infant should have been added to Purnell Wingard Find A Grave # 69315864.
Thank you so much.
Linda Wingard Parrish
Added by Linda Parrish on Feb 12, 2017 10:01 PM
Don Bedwell
sac you sent me about memorial 24873811
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Pearl Sharp
Sent by: Barbara Ketchum
Jan 29, 2017 6:10 AM
Spouse 1:

Spouse 1:
Edgar L Defrees
(1898 - 1954)

please send me your source for this information, thanks Don Bedwell
Added by Don Bedwell on Jan 29, 2017 1:03 PM
Linda & Travis
william H Godfrey
Thank you for adding the information to Henry's page. I appreciate all you have done.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda & Travis on Jan 02, 2017 12:07 PM
Karylyn Petrie
John T Redman
While working on my family tree today I found your find a grave listing for John T. Jack Redman # 139615370. I thought I had seen a listing for him somewhere else on here and got to looking and found him listed under number 169802633. While the other listing has a picture of the headstone for him and Hazel, and they are buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, he doesn't have any family information. Perhaps you could get him to turn over his posting to you and you could merge them so that all the information is listed in one place. Thanks, Karylyn
Added by Karylyn Petrie on Dec 26, 2016 2:30 PM
A Golden Girl
Dearest Barbara, it was my pleasure to sponsor Skye's memorial. I saw that loving little face, and couldn't resist. (((Hugs))) - Donna
Added by A Golden Girl on Dec 17, 2016 11:52 AM
Kendall Mellem
Dorothy Peel, 129500882
Barbara, thank you for your edits for Dorothy Peel's memorial. I am not connected to the Peel or Howell families, so if you are interested in managing this memorial, I'd be happy to transfer it to you.
Added by Kendall Mellem on Dec 08, 2016 3:23 PM
Peggy Dochterman
RE: Martha Brown
Memorial number is 61409557 for Martha Brown in question. Just wondering if you think this is John Beal Stephen Shannon's daughter. He is buried at Combs Cemetery in Luray. If so, thought you would want to connect her to her parents.
Added by Peggy Dochterman on Sep 23, 2016 7:26 AM
Peggy Dochterman
Martha Brown
I just found an obituary for John Beal Stephen Shannon buried at Combs Cemetery in Luray. In it mentions a daughter Martha Brown of Wyaconda, Missouri. Was wondering if you think this might be his daughter?
Added by Peggy Dochterman on Sep 21, 2016 9:58 AM
Bridget Brown
William Bird
I noticed you left flowers at William's memorial and I'm hoping you can confirm that he is, indeed, my grandmother's (Lucile V Bird Brown) brother, son of Harry and Cora Leonard Bird. Any additional info also appreciated, e.g., I wasn't aware that he had married and had children.

Thank you very much,
Bridget Brown

Just realized that you have left flowers at an astounding number (19K+ !) of memorials, so this is likely a long shot.
Added by Bridget Brown on Sep 03, 2016 3:53 PM
Timothy Logan Trout
Martha Jane Ballard
Hey Barbara, I'm trying to locate photos of Martha Jane Ballard. I was wondering if you have any? She's my 3rd Great Grandmother. Thanks for your time.
Added by Timothy Logan Trout on Jul 31, 2016 3:29 PM
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