Member for
21 years · 1 month · 3 days
Find a Grave ID
Not accepting messages.



We live as long as we are remembered - old proverb
- 20 - plus years a member!

*Before you police my ancestors memorials, THINK !!! F.O.C.U.S.

Before you tell me what I am doing, you should be sure you know.

I am not interested in the count, I have been adding my family memorials from the inception of FAG.
EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION - you know what they say about opinions. THINK

I have been doing my own genealogy research for more than 40 years along with obtaining my experience from working for the TCHA for 10 years as the assistant archivist and assistant librarian and doing research for many , along with genealogy research for many persons. My experience in the micro graphics department in MC.

I am forever grateful for the WOMEN before me - THAT WOULD BE- MY ANCESTORS- with the same DNA!

update: I have discovered my great great grandparents donated land to the Brookston IOOF Cemetery, specifically for the graves of babies. To date I have not found this area, nor any further information on this matter. Not surprising my great great grandparents were well known in that community for their giving ways. A big thank you to Arlie Daily - rest sweetly my friend!

My interest in cemeteries and headstones started many many years ago, when my parents moved us from a little town to the city. The corner of our yard met the corner of a cemetery, so all the neighborhood kids played in the acres and acres of cemetery, complete with a pond for fishing and ice skating........what wonderful memories, thank you Mom and Dad.......the very best parents ever. You both believed in *respect, discipline and training, you were also criticized for those beliefs by mental midgets*
I enjoy visiting cemeteries and find them some of the most peaceful places on earth, unless it's in the middle of a cornfield, with absolutely no trees, sad for my maternal family.
It is disturbing to me that so many people go out and collect the information, add it here, just so they can built up their count, not for the purpose of memorial, but for the numbers. Guess that is human nature though.

I have been working at my own genealogy for the past 40 plus years! Thank you cousin Pam for helping me to lay down that first piece of my family's puzzle so many years ago, still laughing about the LDS thing...........anyone can add whatever, it still makes me laugh to tears. You would be so excited over the research that has brought us new information, laughing and having a wonderful time, love you always! Thank you aunt Laura for the wonderful photos and the awesome stories, very happy I have them documented today. Always love doing my own research, meeting all the wonderful people along the way, meeting new family members and other REAL researchers!

My parents, how thankful I am to have had you! For my father, thank you for your guidance and moral support. RESPECT, DISCIPLINE & TRAINING, as there is so little of these today. - Mental midgets -

I have spend many years, weeks, days, hours, doing my own research, I have been all over the USA in courthouses, libraries, and cemeteries along with speaking to family members and meeting new ones all the time.
Your edits are welcome, contemplated, changed as I see fit, however that does not mean I am changing my family memorials because you suggest it, we as human beings, each, have our own opinions - thank you.! Some things are on a need to know basis, perhaps you do not need to know.
Most all of my contributions are my relatives.

Death is a heartache no one can heal, Love is a memory No one can STEAL!!


Consort and RELIC refer to a spouse, usually to women. A consort is a husband or wife of a living spouse.
A RELIC is a widow.

F.O.C.U.S. - doll!


Search memorial contributions by KDMikels



3 Memorials

Amazing people

20 Memorials


88 Memorials