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Joanne Gross Vaughn (#46482187)
 member for 14 years, 4 months, 27 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, & H 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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Debob Radabaugh
RE: Wittman/Pennypacker
Hi Joanne, you are right, there are two spellings, Wittman and Whitman. I have found official records (1880 Census and New York Passenger lists) with both spellings. So like most of my ancestors, the would change the spelling of their names whenever they wanted to. Thanks for the heads-up. I will make note of the variance.
Added by Debob Radabaugh on Sep 29, 2015 9:08 AM
Law-Miller Roots
RE: Recent obits
Hi Joanne,
I'm getting those from a subscription I have to I'm mostly concentrating on our extended Hepler family and forwarding those related obits along when I find them. Thanks for updating the memorials. Take care,
~ Marilyn
Added by Law-Miller Roots on Sep 28, 2015 12:46 PM
Steve Butkie
Price family

I DID contact the individuals (Grave Hunters)some time ago to tell them that the Price family are direct descendants of my grandfather, and since I had the additional information added to my entries, could they please transfer or delete their entries. I received no reply.

Added by Steve Butkie on Sep 01, 2015 7:40 AM
Deb Zettlemoyer
Lavish Memorials
Good Morning Joanne,

Wondering if you would consider transferring the memorials for Robert P. Lavish (# 151027880) and Marie A Furio Lavish (# 151027663) to me. They are my daughter-in-laws grandparents and a transfer would be greatly appreciated by the family. Thanks for the consideration.
Deb Zettlemoyer
Member # 47819864
Added by Deb Zettlemoyer on Aug 24, 2015 2:36 AM
Jeff Davis
Bernadette Manley
Good morning Joanne,

Thank you for sharing the information about the duplicate memorial for Bernadette Manley. I have deleted the memorial. Have a great week and enjoy the summer season.

Added by Jeff Davis on Aug 12, 2015 10:21 AM
Tisha Wall
Memorial tramsfer
Thank you for creating the memorial and for transferring it to out family. We are so very grateful yo you for doing it.

Kind regards!
Tisha & John Wall
Added by Tisha Wall on Aug 08, 2015 9:07 PM
Todd Graybill
Trinity Ruth Morgan
Hi Joanne,
I was wondering whether this interment was listed under the correct cemetery. There are two "St. John's Church" cemeteries of Auburn, PA listed on One is the original church cemetery located on Pearson Street which has graves dating back to the 1850s but very few recent interments. This is the cemetery under which Trinity Ruth Morgan is currently listed on while possible is unlikely. The second is a relatively more recent cemetery, also St. John's Church, located a short distance east of Auburn on Rt. 895. This location is a much more probable site for any recent interments. I haven't had the opportunity to physically check either cemetery for this interment, but I was wondering if you could definitely confirm which cemetery contains this interment. Thanks.
Added by Todd Graybill on Aug 06, 2015 8:24 PM
Robert David Miller
Transfer complete
Always glad to send anyone over to you Joanne. In fact, when you get a person who has a recent obituary and I have the memorial, please ask me to send that person and anyone else linked to them, over to you. I will send an email explaining why. Bob
Added by Robert David Miller on Aug 02, 2015 6:07 AM
Dead weight
RE: Duplicates
That is so frustrating when that happens. I - like you I'm sure - have better things to do with my time then waste it putting up duplicates that don't show up until after I've done my searches.


Added by Dead weight on Jul 25, 2015 9:06 PM
Mary Yarnall Reed
Cemetery changes
Hi Joanne,
The correct cemetery changes have been made for William Yarnall,142059452 and his wife, Catharine O'Neil Yarnall,142057886. Thank you for bringing this to my attention as I want these memorials to be accurate. William's death certificate only listed Ashland as his burial place and Catharine's listed her burial place as Fountain Springs. Thanks again, Mary
Added by Mary Yarnall Reed on Jul 21, 2015 10:26 AM
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