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Cathy Kessinger (#46997052)
 member for 8 years, 19 days
Memorial Numbers
#27006415 #27006416

Added by Andy on Apr 14, 2016 10:27 AM

I noticed you created the memorials for John and Elsie Scott. Are you related?

Added by Andy on Apr 13, 2016 8:39 PM

Shirley Utley Cressler
Olin, Debbie
Cathy: You made a memorial for this lady on 5-18-2009. She did not pass away until 8-22-2012. I established a memorial for her on 9-12-2012 and put her obit on that memorial. Since yours was established before she passed away you need to delete yours. Please transfer the photo you took of the headstone to my memorial #96968088.

Thank you, Shirley

Added by Shirley Utley Cressler on Mar 19, 2016 12:47 AM

Harriet Dillman
Please see note posted on her page in Cumberland Cemetery, Marshall County, IL

Added by J.Galvin on Mar 18, 2016 9:05 AM

Memorial #44021026
Hi Cathy,
I apologize, I am sorry that I misspelled your name as Kathy.
Debbie # 47064450

Added by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2016 11:07 AM

Memorial # 44021026
Hi Kathy,
Thank you for creating a memorial for my 3rd cousin, Ivan A. Holler. I would like permission to use the tombstone photo you placed on his memorial in family tree. I would give you credit for the photo. Thank you for your consideration of my request.
Debbie #47064450

Added by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2016 11:06 AM

RE: John McDowell #27240414
Thank you, Cathy. I was hoping that you would know more because you created the memorial. I appreciate your quick response. I will keep digging :)

Added by naekat70 on Jan 08, 2016 9:12 AM

John McDowell #27240414
Hi Cathy,
I am hoping that you can help me work out a kink in my research. I believe that John McDowell #27240414 id my 3rd great uncle, and I am trying to locate his father's burial. John's mother shows up as a widow by the 1900 census, and I suspect that John and his father (also named John) may have died at about the same time. Do you know anything more about this burial or if there are connected burials in the area? Is there a place with records on these burials?

Thank you,

Added by naekat70 on Jan 07, 2016 2:21 PM

Linda Hollingshead
Release of a few Find a grave pages
Hi Cathy , I was wondering if you would release Warren and Helen Myers memorial #'S 37965181 and 37965164, along with L.Milton Myers memorial # 37965169 to me? I am working on the family tree and it would be so much easier if i could just go in and make the changes ect. without bothering you. My brother in law was Galen Myers and his parents were L.Milton and Lucille Myers. Galen's grandparents were Warren and Helen Myers. Thank you so very much. My member # is 48914656. Thanks again.

Added by Linda Hollingshead on Jan 07, 2016 12:56 PM

Linda Hollingshead
Release of a few Find a grave pages
Hi Cathy , I was wondering if you would release Warren and Helen Myers memorial #'S 37965181 and 37965164, along with L.Milton Myers memorial # 37965169 to me? I am working on the family tree and it would be so much easier if i could just go in and make the changes ect. without bothering you. My brother in law was Galen Myers and his parents were L.Milton and Lucille Myers. Galen's grandparents were Warren and Helen Myers. Thank you so very much. My member # is 48914656. Thanks again.

Added by Linda Hollingshead on Jan 07, 2016 12:56 PM

Florinda Clark / 37760721
I just sent a suggestion to link Florinda's husband to her memorial. Unfortunately, there appears to be a duplication of Jeremiah, and I don't know which shows the correct burial location. I figure it's best to show both until the conflict is resolved.

Added by DSH on Nov 27, 2015 3:13 PM

AZ Susi
Anna H. (Zahn) Beach
#44936392 is a duplicate of #44938207. Sorry I couldn't send it to you thru the Edit button. there is some kind of spam popping up when you try to send edits. :-( Hopefully F-A-G will fix that.

Added by AZ Susi on Nov 17, 2015 2:15 PM

AZ Susi
William Zahn #44938219
Could you please move William Zahn #44938219 memorial to the Strong City Cemetery where he buried near his wife? Thank you. :-)

Added by AZ Susi on Nov 17, 2015 1:37 PM

KC Jayhawker
Elmer & Josie Erhart
Thank You so very much for the transfer of Elmer & Josie Erhart at Miltonvale Cemetery.
Best regards,

Added by KC Jayhawker on Nov 14, 2015 8:11 AM

LCpl Chacon
Hi Cathy,
Thank you for your kindness in transferring this Marine memorial.
Tony #47235247

Added by Tony on Nov 01, 2015 8:14 PM

johanna dever epperson
RE: Lois Chew
Great--memorials are always so much more interesting with a personal pic.

Added by johanna dever epperson on Oct 16, 2015 11:33 AM

johanna dever epperson
Lois Marie Dutrow Chew 324094457
I have added a pic of her I found in a yearbook to this memorial. I thought you might like to see it. I enjoy seeing pic that others add to my memorials--it personalizes them.Do NOT transfer her to me--maybe someone closer will come along.She is a brother-in-law's aunt to me.

Added by johanna dever epperson on Oct 12, 2015 7:57 AM

Sara Cobb
Weavers - transfers

Thanks so much for the transfers of my Weaver relatives. It was very kind of you and I really appreciate it!

Sara Cobb

Added by Sara Cobb on Sep 28, 2015 9:33 PM

RE: William and Mildred Richardson Headstone
You certainly do good work! That is for certain.

Added by Katsot on Aug 25, 2015 3:29 PM

William and Mildred Richardson Headstone
Hi Cathy,

I would like to ask your permission to use your photograph of the Richardson's headstone in my online family tree. I would be most grateful if you would grant me permission. I would also credit the photograph to you and too.

Thanks so much,


Added by Katsot on Aug 24, 2015 6:25 PM

Wayne & Janet Brawner
Memorial transfers on Beulah and Lawrence Rennaker
Thank you for the memorial transfers on Beulah and Lawrence Rennaker. We will give very good care.
Thank you Wayne and Janet Brawner

Added by Wayne & Janet Brawner on Aug 04, 2015 10:11 PM

Samuel Sanborn Huckins
Samuel also had a daughter, Elizabeth Belle Huckins Marshall. She is buried in Dana Cememtary as well.

Added by Kallen on Jul 27, 2015 1:20 PM

Wayne & Janet Brawner
Rennaker memorial transfers
Thank you for the transfers of Stella and Albert Rennaker to me. I promise to give good care to both. Thank you Wayne Brawner

Added by Wayne & Janet Brawner on Jul 14, 2015 5:18 AM

Tracing Our Families
Lea George & Lula Chapman
Thank you so much for the transfer of there memorials to my care. It was most appreciated. Thank you also for all that you do for Find A Grave.

Added by Tracing Our Families on Jun 21, 2015 8:25 AM

V. Blankenship
Obit. Cullen Nye

This City was terribly shocked Thursday evening of last week when the news reached town that C.C. Nye had been struck eight miles south of Wichita by an automobile occupied by a group of Bible teachers en route from Enid, Oklahoma to their homes in Nebraska.
Driving a pickup truck loaded with ice and chicken coops, Cullen was headed south on the highway. One of the coops had fallen off and he drove to the side of the pavement to stop. As he stopped to pick up the coop he was hit by the northbound car.
Deputy Sheriff Paul Helger, who with Deputy Melvin Reed. Both of Sedgwick county, in which county the fatality occurred, gave as their version of the accident that Nye looked up and saw the car was about to strike him, and that both he and the driver of the car, Miss Opal Garrett, of Franklin, Nebraska apparently became confused. Miss Garrett swerved the car and Nye turned in the same direction.
Nye was rushed to the Wichita hospital in a Downing ambulance, and died within 10 minutes after arrival. He had a fractured jaw and shoulder and his chest was crushed.
Deputy Helger took Miss Garrett into custody pending the outcome of an investigation. The others in the car were Miss Marjorie Ball, 22, Ford, Nebraska, Miss Gladys Reichwein, 38, Surprise, Nebraska, and Harold Champlin, of Beaver City, Nebraska.
Helger said they told him they had been in Enid several days teaching Bible teachers at a religious meeting and were on their way home when the tragedy occurred.
The deputy said it would be necessary to give the car they were driving, a model A Ford, a thorough inspection to determine whether or not the brakes or other mechanism were defective.
In reporting the accident at the sheriff’s office Miss Garrett made the following statement.
“As we approached there was a chicken crate standing to the right of the center line of this pavement. Mr. Nye’s car was standing off the pavement. He stood beside the car with the left door open. He looked south and saw our car approaching, I slowed down at quite a distance from him. He ran to the crate and took hold of it. I honked the horn, slowed down much more and started to go around the man. He jumped to the west and alighted directly in front of the car which hit him.”

Article from “THE BELLE PLAINE NEWS” Given by Adrianne Nye. February 23 2012. Thank you Adrianne and Steve.


“THE WICHITA BEACON” had this article.

A pretty and contrite 23 year old blue-eyed blonde Bible student Friday told at the county jail how she sat in her car and prayed after the automobile which she was driving struck and fatally injured 48 year old C.C. Nye, Belle Plaine produce dealer.
“I prayed that God would spare his life,” she said, “I asked that He would case his pain and spare his soul.”
The girl was ordered held in custody by Deputy Sheriff Paul Helger, who with Deputy Melvin Reed investigated the case.
The others of the party knelt on the floor of the police matron’s room and prayed for Miss Garrett. Their prayers however, were in vain. George Kune, member of the state highway patrol, signed a complaint, charged Miss Garrett with reckless driving and also with an automobile with faulty brakes.
“God is with us.” Mrs. Richwood said. “He knows that Miss Garrett is innocent.”
Miss Garrett contended that the accident was unavoidable. “I thought at the time,” she said, that the man deliberately jumped in front of the car.”
The girl was arraigned in city court before Judge C. Edward Murray who set bond on reckless driving charges at $200. Judge Murray named Attorney Clement F. Claris as counsel for Miss Garrett and ordered the case to trial.
Later information brings the word that Miss Garrett was fined $25 for driving a car with defective brakes. Members of her cult took up a collection and received $82 which was used to pay the fine and fix the car.
Scott Nye a brother, we understand appeared and requested that no further proceedings take place.

The Hatfield Funeral Home was called to take charge of the body and it was brought to this city and was in charge throughout the funeral services and burial.


Cullen Calvin Nye, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Nye, was born near Belle Plaine, April 27, 1889 and passed away after an automobile accident, on March 31, 1938. He departed this life at the age of 48 years, 11 months, and 4 days.
He made his home in an around Belle Plaine through the years of his life-time, his early years with his parents and later with his own family.
He was united in marriage to Nellie Smith on October 8, 1897. To this union were born five sons and one daughter: Lester, Paul, and Howard of Wichita; Glenn, of Hays; Warren at home, and Mrs. Delno Donley of Oxford, Kansas.
He united with the Methodist church on November 2, 1919 in Belle Plaine, Kansas.
During the past few years he had been in the produce business.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his widow, Nellie Nye, his children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Nye, one brother, S.L. Nye, of Peck; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis I. Lanier, Cordell, Oklahoma, and Mrs. L.L. Camien, Sun City, Kansas, other relatives and many friends.

I cannot say, and will not say.
That he is dead,-
He is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of
The hand,
He has wandered into an unknown
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers
And you, oh you, who thy willest
For the old-time stop and the glad
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love There as the love of
Think of him still as the same, I say:
He is not dead-he is just away!
Funeral services conducted by Rev. M.B. Holcomb were held at the M.E. church Sunday afternoon, April 3, at 2:30 o’clock. A quartet which included Miss Dorothy Reece, Mrs. I.B. Mosley, Rev. Murray and George Hunt, sang two selections: “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Good Morning Up There,” and Dr. Louise Lanier sang a solo, “When They Ring Those Golden Bells.” Miss Cliffie Crews presided at the piano.
The church house and basement were crowded to overflowing with sorrowing relatives and friends who came to pay their last tribute of respect. A large crowd stood outside during the service.
The altar was bathed with beautiful flowers, artistically arranged and contributed by loving friends and relatives.
The pall bearers were: Ernest and Erwin Bradley, Lawrence Friend, R.E. Chapman, Glenn R. Conwell and Jesse Skinner.
Internment was made in the Belle Plaine Cemetery. A large number were present there.


We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to our many friends and neighbors for the kindness and assistance and words of sympathy in the loss of our husband, father, son, and brother; also for the many beautiful floral remembrances.

Mrs. Nellie Nye and Warren.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Nye.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nye.
Glenn Nye and Howard Nye.
Mr. and Mrs. Delno Donley.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Nye.
Mr. and Mrs. L.I. Lanier.
Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Camien.
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Smith.


Among the friends who attended the funeral services of C.C. Nye at the M.E. Church, Sunday afternoon, wer Wilford Nilson, Great Bend, Nadine McMahn, Rev. and Mrs. L.N. Annadown and Grace, of Hazelton; Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Scott, J.W. Evers. Mrs. John Tennery and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Parsons of Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gibson, of Augusta; Alfred Gebert, Bill Hennigh, Henry Marr, of the Wichita University coaching staff; Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt, of Freeport; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Johnson, Mrs. Edna Cowsert, Rev. and Mrs. Frank Worthington, Mr. and Mrs. Fane Fisher and P.J. Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Will Bratley. Mr. and Mrs. Fred McFadden. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Koger, and Mr. King and Mr. Miller of the Cudahy Packing Co., all of Wichita; Mrs. Docia Roy, of Wellington, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Donley, Bernagene and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Carol Donley, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Reece, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Davis, Donley and Davis and Louis Poovey, all of Oxford; Ed Tracewell, of Dalton; Mr. and Mrs. David Bratley, and John and Sam Campbell, of Mulvane and Miss Gertrude Frazier, of Caldwell. Many others were present from the different surrounding towns.
Relatives included: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stewart and daughter Nellie, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Shade and children. Mr. Johnny Shade, Jesse Shade and Melvin Shade of Wichita, besides all the near relatives.

April 7, 1938
Page 3
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Koger were down from Wichita for the funeral of C.C. Nye, Sunday afternoon.


C.C. Nye and Miss Nellie Smith, both of Belle Plaine, were licensed and married by Probate Judge Julien today.-Mail, 8.

Added by V. Blankenship on May 16, 2015 1:11 AM


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