Parents: Donald H Whistle & Patricia E Noisworthy
Immediate family lineage: Whistle, Vandiver, Arnold, Noisworthy, Vowels, (O')Regan
I have resided in southern Illinois all of my life. However, my family roots are in Missouri and Arkansas. My efforts in documenting burials in southern Illinois are twofold: for the sake of preserving history, and to help those whose relatives ARE from this area find their family members.
A Word of Encouragement to Find A Grave Contributors: please take the time to go the extra mile with the memorials you create. It's terrific that millions of people have been notated on this web site. But I urge you to go further.....subscribe to Newspapers.com, find obituaries, post the info from obituaries in your memorial bios, and link family members. The people being remembered at this site had real lives with real stories. Often those stories were not shared with children and grandchildren. Help make the lives of those who have passed meaningful, as opposed to simply recording the info found on a headstone.