Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
AR (#48148071)
 member for 10 months, 9 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
I just like cemeteries and leaving flowers. Thanks are not necessary. If you're in my friends list, you probably have a virtual cemetery I want to wander. I came here to find Rhonda Lou Jones, buried in Britt IA. She is one of the memorials in my virtual cemetery "missed." The first person entered in "missed" was Mary Helen Swope, whom I was dismayed to find here. Tiny cemetery with fewer than 100 people? I'm there! Cemetery in an odd place (traffic circle, parking lot, median strip)? Love it! Abandoned/neglected cemetery with headstones centuries out of date? Cool! Cemetery I would most like to participate in clean-up and restoration: Old Trinity Cemetery, in the awesomely-named Bone Gap, Edwards County, IL. I visit it on They wrote an article about it: "Nature Reclaims an Abandoned and Forgotten Cemetery," in 2010. Cemetery I most want to see in person: Saint Francis Assisi Cemetery in Brainerd, MN. It's located in Crow Wing State Park--how cool is that? I learned of its existence via Amy C. Rea's blog entry for May 9, 2012. Most disturbing cemetery pictures: with CemeteryTraveler's article "The Watery Remains of Monument Cemetery." Cemetery I want to see before it disappears completely: Orphans' Home Cemetery in Atchison, Kansas. How I want my remains disposed of: Take my ashes and those of my beloved pet, put us in a Bios Urn, and plant us on the site of my childhood home. Add violet & viola seeds. Put up a field stone (we have enough of them around), engraving optional. Let the Bios Urn tree, as it grows, engulf the stone. Carving tree trunk optional. Never dig me up again.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 3 Memorials Added
 • 3 Memorials Managed
 • 13 Photo Requests
 • 8,881 Virtual Flowers
 • 15 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 45 Fame Ratings
 • 1 Sponsorship
 • 240 Friends
Virtual Cemeteries
Amazing Stories of Kids (19)
heartbreak row (973)
lost and found (623)
lynchings (96)
missed (9)
names (520)
photos (186)
prostitutes (37)
stone obits (283)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
✻ღ..., A Marine's Daug..., A. L. Parrish, Abby, Abby Normal, adr, Advocate for An..., afraydknot, ahley, AlbFirefly, Alice Morton, Allegro con Bri..., Amanda♥, amy abramson, Amy Caddell, Amy the Spirit ..., Amy Wolfe, amyr, Angel Joe, Angela Taylor-D..., [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for AR (62)[Leave Message]
RE: Irene 126159330
The cemetery is high up on a bluff overlooking the Crow Wing River - great view. It was quite a climb for me as I'm not in very good shape, bad back. I had to stop and rest; fortunately there is a bench at the top of the hill and parking is at the bottom (a boat launch).
Added by Wanda on Apr 16, 2014 10:21 AM
Saint Francis Assisi Cemetery
Hello AR,

I managed to get the manager for Irene Marie Gross Schlegal, #126159330, to remove the memorial from Saint Francis Assisi Cemetery.

It may be good if you remove the flower you posted. It certainly has a unique meaning especially now that she made the memorial a Burial Unknown!

It won't make sense though IF she finds the correct cemetery. I think I know what cemetery Schlegal will be buried in and I'll check it out next summer. I have taken many grave photos at that cemetery. There are good indications that one is the correct one.

Thanks for your interest in Saint Francis Assisi Cemetery. Another cemetery located in Crow Wing State Park is Saint John Holy Cross Cemetery, a short distance away. I would like to get back to that one sometime, but the access is more difficult interesting though.

Added by Wanda on Apr 16, 2014 7:51 AM
Angels in need of Rememberance
"Thanks" may not be required but appreciation is always appropriate so...thanks for the tokens you left for the people in my virtual cemetery named above. I especially liked the image on my Aunt Mary's memorial # 111142158; it was a terrific token for a Native American. Wasn't she beautiful? The memorials in that VC change from time to time, so I hope you will visit it again in the future.

Best Wishes,
Added by CarmasKid on Apr 12, 2014 6:47 PM
Preston Porter
Feel free to use my info to make him a memorial!

Added by AlbFirefly on Apr 12, 2014 7:32 AM
Anita Bennich Penn
Thank you
Bless you for the tokens left for my Daddy Joe Bennich, and for adding him to your virtual cemetery.
Added by Anita Bennich Penn on Apr 09, 2014 11:31 AM
Daddy♥s Girl
RE: it wasn't a question, exactly
Yes, she certainly was affected! No, the Holocaust cemeteries are for my murdered family members, but I will definitely visit her anyway.

Thanks so much.

Added by Daddy♥s Girl on Apr 08, 2014 11:26 AM
Diddy & Doodle
RE: ready for more multiples?
Thank you for your kindness!

I can add them absolutely. The loss of one angel is heartbreaking. The loss times 2 or 3 .. I know not that suffering. they are in Jesus sweet arms.

Have a nice evening!

Paula Barnes
Diddy & Doodle
Bling Blinky of TEXAS
Added by Diddy & Doodle on Apr 03, 2014 7:57 PM
Diddy & Doodle
RE: Elmwood St Joseph's multiples
Thank you so very kindly for the Memorial numbers for the sets of twins and triplets. These precious angels are now added to my Virtual Cemetery with other baby angels of twins and triplets.

My apologies for the delay. Very busy these days, but will ALWAYS catch up Find A Grave. My passions begins here.

Your friend in Texas.

Paula Barnes
Diddy & Doodle
Bling Blinky of TEXAS
Added by Diddy & Doodle on Apr 03, 2014 12:00 PM
Daddy♥s Girl
RE: another Holocaust victim

I visited her; what a terribly sad story. She technically isn't a "Holocaust victim," in that she wasn't in a camp. She was lucky to be able to escape Germany before the Nazis arrested her. I wonder why the rest of her family wasn't able to go with her, since this was during the time when there were horrible restrictions and rules for the Jews and their belongings were taken, but they weren't arrested yet, as far as I know.

I'm not sure I understand your question tho.. can you explain what you're looking for? I'd love to help you.


Added by Daddy♥s Girl on Mar 29, 2014 2:08 PM
Morris Nolton "Morrie" Turner
Thank you so much for the flower/token, I thought his life was inspirational.
Added by Shock on Mar 29, 2014 7:12 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service