Ruth Smith

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Retired elementary teacher who is really "into family genealogy" and enjoys helping others with research. Enjoy fishing with my husband and being with 5 grandchildren who are involved in sports. Keeps us busy. Please feel free to use any of the photos I take on your family tree or copy them if you choose. You do not have to "give me credit" and don't have to use my name. It is an honor to volunteer to do this and hopefully helps others as much as it has helped me.
Note for 2014 - I have finished taking pictures at Fairmount Cemetery in Cape Girardeau and placed them on the memorial pages. Some tombstones were not "readable" so 100% is impossible. New comment: As of October 2014 all of New Lorimier has been photographed. I am still working on updating and adding information. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to John Hinkle who originated most of these cemetery memorial pages. He has done a tremendous service to our community. And thank you to Mr. Weaver at the city cemetery office for all his help. Without him, these pictures would not have been possible.
2015 - A big thanks to Mr. Jim Crites at the city cemetery office for providing pictures of burials at New Lorimier and Fairmount. He has been so helpful and it means a lot to those searching for their family.
2017 Though I have slowed down a lot due to old age, several of us are attempting to photograph Old Lorimier. If you want to help, please contact me or the cemetery office.
August 2017 Well I got side tracked and took on the challenge of row walking St. Mary's Cemetery in Cape. It was so nice doing it and finished this week. It is at 99% now. If there are mistakes edits please let me know.
A big thank you goes out to Brenda Johnson of Cape. She is in the process of "row walking" Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery. What an undertaking!! With over 13,000 burials - it is now at 94% photographed. She inspired me to offer to help - so I just finished taking pictures of inside the mausoleum. We will also attempt to do the outside or "patio" graves.

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