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Joanne Gross Vaughn (#46482187)
 member for 13 years, 7 months, 9 days
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To whom it may concern, my bio is my bio, I have been a findagrave member for quite a few years. I am not a name collector like others, but I am territorial and would like to be able to place memorials up for people in my area (Ashland, Fountain Springs, Gordon, Girardville, Lavelle, Locustdale)that are in the local newspapers and funeral home websites, but alas I can't, someone from far away keeps putting them up.

If you are going to put memorials up and if the info is provided in the obit (aka-bio), please enter it. Don't just leave the places born & died blank because it is quicker for you to enter them and grab them before someone else does.
Do it correctly or don't do it at all.

I know my area (North of the mountain) of Schuylkill county very well and what I don't know I make sure to find out.

And UPDATE, UPDATE, I am slowly but surely adding cemmie records for a certain cemetery in my area, I have the letters A, B,C,D,E,F,& G done so far.
I have also transcribed the St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Middleport, Pennsylvania
Helped with Odd Fellows in Girardville; St Joseph's (Old & New), Ashland; and St Mauritius (Old & New), also Ashland. Sts Peter & Paul, Port Carbon. With more to come as time & weather permits. Upcoming Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle.
Big Thanks to fellow deceased Findagraver- Keith McKain, for entering all the pictures and memorials that you did for me.
If it were not for you entering them for me, those 2700 plus memorials in Schuylkill co area wouldn't be up there now and Big Thanks to FAG, for turning them over to me to maintain.
And also hats off to Tim Gruber, whose numerous memorials I also manage.
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Gail Saeger
# 139768528 James E. Kern
Thanks for the credit even though I'm not a credit person. I'm going to the cemetery today to visit my family there and will check to see if they added his dates. If so I can take another photo for you. Thanks, Gail
Added by Gail Saeger on Dec 20, 2014 9:54 AM
Gail Saeger
139768528 James E. Kern
Thanks for the idea, but my computer won't allow me to save it to desktop or I'm doing something wrong. I do give you my permission to do it if you can. Sorry, Gail
Added by Gail Saeger on Dec 18, 2014 8:58 PM
Traci's Mom
Joanne, how are you doing?
I sent an email to you today. I hope I'm using the correct email address.

I think of you often and hope and pray you're doing well. Pls let me know.

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Dec 17, 2014 9:23 AM
Ms. Merritt
You are the best! You put so much time, effort, care and work into Find A Grave and I just want you to know how much all you do is appreciated. I love that you truly care not only about creating the memorials, but about the person who has passed on and their family and friends. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You are one in a million!
Added by Ms. Merritt on Dec 16, 2014 1:04 PM
Traci's Mom
RE: Traci Fields
What an absolutely gorgeous gravestone. A wonderful tribute to the love the two of you have for each other.

It was my pleasure to visit your husband and read the lovely verse on the stone. Did you write the verse?

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Dec 12, 2014 7:50 AM
Gail Saeger
# 139768528 James E. Kern
Joan, I'd love to add the photo for him, but I'm sorry as I have lost all my pictures due to a problem with the computer I was using at the time. I didn't have a backup for them. When I get a chance to take the picture again I'll do so ( probably next summer ). Thanks, Gail
Added by Gail Saeger on Dec 12, 2014 6:26 AM
Linda D
RE: Jane Richards Kearney
Thank you for making the update. Her mother is Dorothy Yaeger Peters, who is buried in Shamokin Cemetery as well. Here is the link I got from Find A Grave:

I'd be grateful if you could please try to update the link one more time.

Thanks again, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Delbridge
Added by Linda D on Nov 22, 2014 3:11 PM
Linda D
Jane Richards Kearney
Hi Joanne - Jane's father is Gwilym Richard, who died in WWII in a training accident in England. here is the website - I'm not sure if you cn link it in:
My ancestry record for Gwilym:
Thank you for your entry.
Added by Linda D on Nov 20, 2014 8:12 PM
Kirby R. Blass
RE: George Blass

No problem. Thank you for the quick reply. Take care!


Kirby R. Blass
Added by Kirby R. Blass on Nov 20, 2014 5:58 AM
Kirby R. Blass
George Blass

Do you have any information related to this George Blass? Find A Grave Memorial# 107532979

Thank you for your time!


Kirby R. Blass
Added by Kirby R. Blass on Nov 19, 2014 8:09 PM
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