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I am a retired college librarian/administrator, and I have been doing genealogy for over 40 years. I work on my ancestral lines as well as those of my wife. My parents were both from Southern Missouri so I have a lot of interest there, whereas my wife's family lines originated in Iowa, Michigan, New York and Vermont. Unfortunately, I have not been able to travel to the many locations where family is buried. So the Find A Grave site is a welcome assist. I create memorials for individuals having surnames that are in my ancestral lines and persons in my and my wife's family trees. I also create memorials for persons who were close friends, community person and church acquaintances. I am a Gideon and like to create memorials for Gideons who are deceased. For my family memorials I do research in order to include pertinent and accurate genealogical data. Some of the lines I work on are: Tetrick, Warden, Forth, Ballinger, Parsons, Dillinder, Herren, Urion, Payne, Adams, North, McAboy, Buck, Hayward, Luna, Bevier, Russell, Workman, Turley.
I started my professional life as a music teacher, having majored in music in college. Music has always been important to me and still is. I have directed church choirs for many years, I play both organ and piano (and a little accordion) and I currently play at a local Baptist church. I also sing in a gospel quartet and participate in other gospel music events.
Feel free to email me with suggestions or request for information. I believe family trees are to be shared!