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Barbara Ketchum (#46866606)
 member for 10 years, 9 months, 1 day
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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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Janet Deck
James Petris Sharp
If you would like to have a copy of her photo, let me know.
Added by Janet Deck on Jun 20, 2017 2:46 PM
Janet Deck
James Petris Sharp
If you would like to have a copy of her photo, let me know.
Added by Janet Deck on Jun 20, 2017 2:46 PM
Janet Deck
13680037 John Milton Sharp
Thank you for responding. As I mentioned, I had found several times when her name as James P., but I think the SS application/claims form letter settles it. ha. Actually, I found a photo of her with a couple of their children and she was shown as James Petris. That is so very weird. I know that back then daughters could be given a male name just as sons could have female names (i.e., Marion was fairly popular). I'll bet Petris is a family name as well.
Thanks again!
Added by Janet Deck on Jun 20, 2017 2:45 PM
Janet Deck
13680037 John Milton Sharp
You have posted a flower with note that John Milton Sharpís father was James Petris Sharp. So you are saying that Milton named his daughter after his father: James Petris Sharp? Perhaps the daughter's name is Janie or Janis Petris Sharp? I know that's now how you spell Janis, but it does look somewhat like the name James. I have found some documents where here name appears as James, but Iíve been holding on to the theory that it is an error, however, am I the one making the error?
Added by Janet Deck on Jun 14, 2017 10:51 AM
Sharon Patching
Silas Arthur Richards 74885352
Say - since you left flowers on his page, are you also a descendant?
Added by Sharon Patching on May 28, 2017 9:22 AM
Sharon Patching
Silas Arthur Richards 74885352
Barbara - if I have asked this of you before, please forgive - my husband needed my nursing, we moved deep into Texas and now he has passed and I am healed enough to get back into my obsession of family history.

If you ever go to Graves Cemetery, could I ask a great favor which is to take a picture of my GGGrandfather, Silas Arthur Richards head stone. I know this is a big request but I have no way of getting there now to look.

He participated in the War Between the States in the Confederacy until being caught and then was made to join the Union until he was (can't think of the word) out altogether. But his death year was 1874 and he was only 31 years. Since there was so much bad blood in NW MO, I am trying in vain to find out if illness or murder took his life.

At anyrate, it would so help me to at least see his headstone. If there is anyone you know up there who could do this for me, I would so much appreciate it.

Sharon Roberts Patching - #27355 or
Added by Sharon Patching on May 28, 2017 9:21 AM
J H Hoover
Regina Irene Lipe Hoover #132410731
John (#132410818) and Regina Hoover (#132410731) are my 4th great grandparent and I see you created them. Regina shows 2 John Hoover's as her husband. Will you remove the John Hoover (#9409023) or if you wish, transfer the correct John and Regina to me and will manage them.
There are several other relationship errors between them and their children that aren't related to any of the great work you have done.

Thank You,
John H. Hoover
Added by J H Hoover on Apr 23, 2017 5:08 PM
Narcissus Elizabeth Jane Nicholson Rickman
Hi! You have a memorial for Narcissus Nicholson Rickman, and I have a photo from that cemetery with the initials NNR. She is the only one in the cemetery with those initials. Please let me know if you think we should leave the initials-photo here, or make a new memorial.

Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Mar 29, 2017 6:24 PM
James Stafford
Evelyn Bolling
I deleted my entry. Different spellings on last name. Thanks for your correction. Jim
Added by James Stafford on Mar 08, 2017 6:55 AM
Linda Parrish
Wingard ancestry
Hi Barbara, Some how Ms. Feathers and her two sons were added onto my grandmother's infant that died at birth. When I checked a few days ago their names had been removed. I'm not sure what happened but I'm just glad it has been corrected.
Thank you for taking care of this matter. Linda Wingard Parrish
Added by Linda Parrish on Feb 22, 2017 6:30 PM
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