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Shelly Werts-Hartley (#16287222)
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Bio Photo I happened across this website in 1997 and my friends teased me for being "morbid"... I have always loved walking thru cemetaries, old and new, looking at stones and reading their stories. When I found this site it was interesting to read about famous people but now my searches are more about everyday people. I added my father, his parents and a few friends and check back occassionally. With all the new additions to this site I have discovered a great deal recently about my ancestry and am enjoying finding out 'where I came from' ... Additionally I am hoping to offer info to other memorials in the hopes of filling in the blanks for someone else who may be searching their backgrounds.

Some of the Graves I search for are Werts; Wertz; Strunks; Mills; Murray; Ruxer; Hartley & Watt.

Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all of my Ancestors are behind me. be still they say. Watch and Listen. You are the result of the Love of thousands.
~Linda Hogan, Native American Writer


Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you laughed and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Author unknown
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Messages left for Shelly Werts-Ha... (8)[Leave Message]
Dave
RE: Mills
Your Welcome
Added by Dave on Nov 16, 2013 8:56 PM
FKD
RE: Chet Hartley
Glad I could help.
Keith
Added by FKD on Nov 13, 2013 6:33 PM
Cathy Miller Giddeon
RE: Alvina Wisswasser
Your welcome Shelly, I am glad I could help :o)
Added by Cathy Miller Giddeon on Nov 09, 2013 5:56 PM
Dave
RE: Ray Werts / Viola Ford
Not a problem.
Added by Dave on Nov 02, 2013 9:08 PM
Froggie23
RE: Melisa Williams grave photo
You are most welcome. Congratulations and best wishes on your wedding.

Carol
Added by Froggie23 on Jul 25, 2013 1:56 PM
Jeff Braucher
RE: Pedro Mancha
Shelly:

Thanks for deleting the duplicate for Pedro. I have transferred his memorial to you..

Jeff
Added by Jeff Braucher on Feb 21, 2013 11:59 AM
Miracle Mile Tim
Mancha Family
Hello Shelly,

I have transferred Esther and kevin Mancha to your management.

Thanks for your patience - I get so many messages and emails from Find-A-Grave members that it can take me awhile to respond to each one.

Best Regards,

Tim
Added by Miracle Mile Tim on Nov 21, 2012 2:06 PM
cherokee
Norman Burch
Dont know if i thanked you if not thank you for the up date.
Cherokee
Added by cherokee on Jun 13, 2012 1:06 AM
 

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