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Ron Rader (#46566382)
 member for 11 years, 8 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any photos that I have taken, for any purpose. If there are any photos I have taken that you would like a larger sized image--just let me know. I can e-mail the larger sized image to you.


Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
Mount Carmel Cemetery
both at Missouri Valley, Iowa.

I have logged about 28+ hours in both cemeteries .

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
As of: 29 Oct 2014
875 - names I've entered
2677 - total for Rose Hill

Mount Carmel Cemetery
As of: 29 Oct 2014
225 - names I've entered
556 - total for Mount Carmel

I have taken some of the Rose Hill and Mount Carmel names from the 1930's W.P.A. Cemetery Registration Project. If you find any mistakes, let me know so that I can fix them.


Oak Grove Cemetery at St. Johns near Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Oak Grove is my #1 work project and is my most favorite cemetery. I just love the ambiance of this place. Very tranquil and 'countryesque' in its appearance. Countryesque? I think I just made that word up, but it fits just fine...

I have logged about 142+ hours in the cemetery .

Oak Grove Cemetery
As of: 29 Oct 2014
1048 - names I've entered
1586 - total for Oak Grove

I have taken some of the Oak Grove names from the 1930's W.P.A. Cemetery Registration Project.

If any of you find a name I entered from the W.P.A. records, is incorrect--please get in touch with me. I know that the W.P.A. records may not be 100% accurate, but I can only go by what they entered. And for the most part, they wouldn't have entered a name if it hadn't been there. If you find something wrong, please let me know.


Stones I have replaced in Oak Grove

For Oak Grove, one of my ongoing projects every year is to pick out a grave with no professionally made marker, and to replace that concrete marker with one made from granite. So far, these are the gravestones I have replaced in Oak Grove.

2013 - Hannah Roland (1857-1870)
2014 - Mary Ann West (1827-1867)

For 2015 I have chosen Millie Fackler for stone replacement. Her stone was professionally made back in 1885, but since then has deteriorated badly--and has been irreparably damaged. Thus, I would like to replace her old broken stone with a newer one made of granite.

2015 - Millie Brown Fackler (1869-1885)


Stones I have repaired in Oak Grove

2014 - Infant Ireland (1891-1891)
(ongoing job at the moment)


Storm Damage at Oak Grove on 6-3-2014.


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Linda Linn
William Fisher photo
Thanks for taking and posting the gravestone photo for William Fisher. We appreciate it!
Added by Linda Linn on Oct 29, 2014 8:13 PM
Sarah Quinn
RE: Flowers on memorials
I am very happy to flower these memorials. You have done a wonderful job of remembering these lovely people. Best ever, Sarah.
Added by Sarah Quinn on Oct 27, 2014 1:22 PM
Sarah Quinn
RE: Clara Bessire
Typos happen to us all. I will fix it. Best to you, Sarah.
Added by Sarah Quinn on Oct 27, 2014 12:12 PM
RE: Myrtle Niles
Oops! I must have clicked her by mistake!

You are awesome. Thank you for your help. :)
Added by SuzanneTF on Oct 26, 2014 12:57 PM

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