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Anita R. Austill (#47729061)
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Bio Photo I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. We collect, glassware, vintage jewelry, Cowboy Collectables, and dust. We love Flea Markets, Country Auctions, and long highway yard sales.

I started Find a Grave as a Photo Volunteer and decided that was too hard. I started photographing the entire cemetery, this way I could add them to the Computer at the Research Center and put them on Find a Grave also.

I walk the Cemeteries and take the photographs of the memorials I put on Find a Grave. I do not set at the computer and put memorials on in another state that I have no intention of putting a photograph on with it. I do not do this for the numbers, I do it to help others.

I will have to add to the above and say this winter I have been going through our county Cemetery Books and Creating new Cemeteries and making memorials for the ones buried in Family Cemeteries. It has been interesting to find them on Census records and connect them. I will try and locate the cemeteries and make a picture if I can. Sometimes the older family Cemeteries do not exist anymore. I did not want to add memorials that I could not add a picture. I decided that these people did not deserve to be forgotten, thus said here's hoping I can find a picture to add to the memorials. Keeping our County as up to date as possible.

I believe family should be with family. I make mistakes, I am human, just be nice when you let me know. It is not my intention to make duplicates, but names, initials, nicknames are not all known, and I gave up mind reading a few years ago. I try to correct, link or transfer as fast as I can. I do not believe it takes two months to type a few numbers.

If I add a photograph it is from the Funeral Home until I can add the gravestone marker. If I add the obituary it is from the Funeral Home or from the Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro Area Obituary Index database.

I look at the old monuments that have weathered many storms and mowers and wish they could tell of what lies beneath them. I feel that by photographing them now could be the last means of preserving them for our generation. Find a Grave is a wonderful site for sharing the photographs of family and discovering death and birth dates that might have been lost.

It is wonderful to meet and make friends with people I would otherwise never know. I love being able to help others in any way I can.

I believe in God, Family and Country. If this offends you, I am sorry. This is a short bio of me.

God Bless you and
God Bless the United States of America
Blessings
Anita
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Messages left for Anita R. Austil... (438)[Leave Message]
Ray Davis
Thank You
Hi Anita, I want to thank you so much because I've been trying to find where this person was buried for years. I am out of state and would probably never make it in person. Is there anyone I can contact in Kentucky to try to track down family?
Added by Ray Davis on Sep 21, 2014 9:22 AM
Diane Addington
Carrie Russell & Norton Guess Hunley
Thank you for the nice photos. I so appreciate your efforts in taking these photos and putting them on Find A Grave. Thank you too, for your many contributions to Find A Grave. DAM
Added by Diane Addington on Sep 16, 2014 8:11 PM
Preserving the Past
Marvin Brown
Thank you for the headstone photo for my great grandfather. I appreciate your time and contribution more then you know. Have a great day!
Added by Preserving the Past on Sep 16, 2014 3:57 PM
Terry Tichenor
Barnard monuments
Anita,
Thank you for the photos of the Barnard monuments.

Nice work.
Regards,
Terry Tichenor
Added by Terry Tichenor on Sep 09, 2014 6:47 AM
Diane Addington
Kay Embry and Ray Johnson
Anita, Thank you so much for the nice photo. I appreciate you going to the trouble to get this photo and then to post it on Find A Grave. Thank you also for your many contributions to this site. You help to make it better for all of us! DAM
Added by Diane Addington on Sep 08, 2014 10:11 PM
Dianne McFerran
RE: Virginia's transfer
Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories of Virginia! Glad to know she was so well cared for in her later years. Unfortunately, her husband Willie passed away years earlier back in 1981 and she never remarried. We lived in Kansas and slowly lost touch over the years. That's why I got interested in genealogy and Find a Grave to help reconnect with family. Again, thank you for taking the time to share. Blessings, Dianne
Added by Dianne McFerran on Sep 07, 2014 8:31 PM
Dianne McFerran
Virginia's transfer
Wow - that was fast! Thank you so much for sharing her memorial with me. I appreciate your generosity and kindness! May God bless you and yours, Dianne
Added by Dianne McFerran on Sep 07, 2014 6:12 PM
Ann Maree
RE: Oak Hill
I don't know any other names in the mausoleum, his grandparents (the Prices) are the only ones I know for sure. I'm sending you some additions and links for Prices and Leamans in some other cemeteries though. Thanks again!
Added by Ann Maree on Sep 06, 2014 5:10 PM
Ann Maree
RE: Oak Hill
Thank you for posting the photos--I knew you were the "go-to" person for McLean county. :) Please don't worry about making a special trip for a new photo, we will be there this week for a funeral. Thank you again for the help, photos, and information.
Added by Ann Maree on Sep 06, 2014 4:02 PM
Ann Maree
RE: Oak Hill
Oh my, that does not sound good. I just spoke to my husband's aunt, she says her parents (my husband's grandparents) are in the mausoleum. My husband's father's ashes are in there too, in his grandmother's casket with her (he died as a very young man). His aunt said she has purchased plots to move them but hasn't done so yet (she's elderly and not well) so we offered to help/take this on. I think I will need to contact the caretaker, definitely. I didn't see anything online with contact info, but we will be making a trip there later this week (for a funeral). It sounds like we need to get them moved and purchase a headstone. Thanks again.
Added by Ann Maree on Sep 06, 2014 3:38 PM
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