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I am an active contributor to Find-a-Grave. If you need an edit on a memorial, I go thru and check those at least once a week. There is no need to make a new memorial and send thru a duplicate merge request, I seem to be getting a lot of those recently. Use the suggest a correction feature and I will get to them. Thanks!! 26 Nov 2019

"The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living." Cicero

Family lines that I am researching include (but not limited to): Clark-Shunkwiler, Borel, Goslin, Beisel, Lease, Peschl, Wise and Hill.

I have completely photographed Elmwood-Saint Joseph Cemetery in Mason City, IA and finished in 2011. Still working on identifying the unreadable markers. All the photos that I have taken at Elmwood in Mason City are also on file with the cemetery office. If I have placed an over view photo for someone without a stone, please don't hesitate to ask for a more precise photo, I will gladly go back out and mark the exact plot, if I can find it, with flowers and take another picture. If you are unsure of the photos I have placed, please check to see if there are any notes by clicking on the photo.

Use of any photos I have taken is fine for PERSONAL genealogy use, including your trees you may have on, please just give credit. Thanks! CK

Preserving history, yours and mine, one stone at a time. I do this out of respect for those that have gone before us, so that they are remembered and any and every stone in the cemetery be preserved digitally forever.

Christine aka GeneGraver

**If I have added any duplicate headstone photos on a memorial and you would like them removed please just let me know. I try not to do that, but sometimes its nice to have a different view, lighting and seasons can make a huge difference, not to mention how much better digital photography is now compared to when some of us started doing this. Time keeps ticking and some stones get a little more worn down every year.

***Please let me know if you would like any of the photos from Elmwood redone. I tried to take the best photo possible at the time, but couldn't stop and clean everything that may have needed it.

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