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Shanah Sewell (#47101428)
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Married 22 years. Mama to five children, four living and one has gone on to be with our Lord before us (Ethan).
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Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
You are receiving this note because you are a FindAGrave Contributor with ties to the Files Valley Cemetery near Itasca, TX. By ties, I mean that you created memorials, maintain memorials, added photos and/or notes to memorials in that cemetery. After reading below, if you do not wish to remain on this list, please reply to, asking to be removed and it will be done immediately. Currently there are 84 Contributors on the list.

I was raised in the small community 5 mi. east of Itasca called Files Valley.
I attended elementary school there through 1952 and my parents ran the grocery store. There are still folks living there but the main thing still there is the Files Valley Cemetery.

Recently, two events occurred that that have a significant impact on the future of the cemetery.
1) The loss of Kenneth Stufflebeme, the long time Trustee of the Trust fund set up before 1992 by my Dad (Robert McEver), Aunt (Annie Mae McEver McMillan), Joe Price and others.
2) The bridge across the creek to the cemetery was washed away during recent flooding of the Files Valley Creek. There is currently no access to the cemetery for visiting or mowing, etc.

I wish to express my deepest sympathies to Kenneth’s wife Edwina along with sons Mike & Jim. The loss of Kenneth’s role with the cemetery, while significant, is nothing compared to the family’s loss.

Living in Houston makes it difficult for me to evaluate what options exist for dealing with these issues. I do know that there are some actions already underway to address problems. I have the name of another Trustee but I have been unable to locate contact info. I also understand that another Files Valley resident, Mark Wood, is working on getting a bridge across the creek in another location that would provide access to the cemetery. The Hill County Commissioner for that precinct has confirmed that, because the cemetery and access road is on private property, the County will not provide any funds for reestablishing access. The Files Valley Cemetery Trust Fund along with other private parties with interest in preserving the cemetery may have to provide funding. Any payment out of the Trust Fund will jeopardize the ability to continue maintenance, mowing, etc.

If you or anyone you know has information that would help us in sorting out these issues, please email me at or call 713-252-7222.

As my profile indicates, I, along with others on this list, have a detailed knowledge of this cemetery. Out of the 426 memorials currently noted, there are 24 memorials with no markers. I am very confident that all of the markers there have been photographed meaning that there are 24 unmarked graves or some memorials have been placed in the wrong cemetery. If you maintain a memorial without a tombstone icon, especially if the memorial has been added in the last few years, please check your source info to confirm that you have the correct cemetery.

Finally, I have a plot map created from Google image. It cannot be posted on the FindAGrave site because of copyright issues but it does have useful detail. I will provide it for your personal use if you provide me with your email address.

Thank you for reading this lengthy note. There is much going on.
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Aug 13, 2016 10:40 AM
Sherrie Ripley
Cheryl Rose
Can you please add her obituary? If so thanks, Sherrie Ripley #48665433

Cheryl Arlene Rose, 57, of Hillsboro died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco. Cheryl was born June 7, 1949 in Hillsboro, Texas, the daughter of Arlee, Sr. and Mary Dickey Grubbs. She graduated from Hillsboro High School and Hill College Cosmetology School. For many years she owned and operated Cheryl’s Beauty Den. She was married to Ronnie Rose. She was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Hillsboro.

Preceding her in death were her father, Arlee Grubbs, Sr.; daughter, Shannon Ridlehuber; and sister, Linda Barnes.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Rose; mother, Mary Grubbs; children, Mica Fossett and Jeremy Faglie ; step-children, Donnie Rose and wife, Tawyna, Jennifer Posten and husband, Shawn, and Rachel Rose of Whitney; brother, Arlee Grubbs Hillsboro; step-sister, Penny Crawford of Monroe, LA, grandchildren, Taylor Ridlehuber, Raymie Vorderlandwehr, Madison Ridlehuber, Chandler Fossett, Arlee Fossett, Whitney Rose, Luke Heard, Matthew McMurry, Britnee Posten, Brianna Posten, Ethan Posten, Kali Rose, Kylix Rose, Daniel Graham, and Isaac Graham.
Added by Sherrie Ripley on May 25, 2016 4:06 PM
Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
This relates to the status of the cemetery in Files Valley, TX. In the 1970s, a board was established to oversee maintenance of the cemetery. All of the board members are now deceased. In order to insure some level of maintenance going forward, a new board should be established. A meeting seems necessary to reestablish the board and the first group to make contact with, before going to the general population of the community, in my opinion, should be those FindAGrave Contributors who have shown an interest and demonstrated some effort to preserve the memory of those interred there. If you have experience in managing small cemeteries and/or the interest to participate in this process, please contact me via email at

Regards and thanks for all your work for FindAGrave.
Robert McEver
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Oct 18, 2014 4:25 PM
Don C. Keeton
Don and Mary Keeton are both buried in Ridge Park Cemetery, not Hillsboro City (Old Hillsboro). People confuse those cemeteries a lot because they are so close together.
They are in Section 15, Lot 32E, SubSection D.
If you click on the "edit" button by Burial on his memorial page, you can easily move the memorial to the correct cemetery just by putting in "Ridge Park".
I was out there today and can send you a color picture of the gravestone if you would like. Mary is now buried there beside him.
Added by Maggie on Sep 01, 2010 1:12 PM
Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley, TX Cemetery
I am contacting all contributors of memorials, etc. to this cemetery for purpose of removing duplicates and providing information, including a map of plots. Please send email address to
Regards, Robert McEver
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Jun 30, 2009 12:56 PM
Thank you for letting me know the correction on Lacie's name. I have changed it. Would you like me to transfer ownership to you. I can if you would like.
Added by mutchmj on Apr 01, 2009 2:52 PM

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