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Embalmu2 (#46834659)
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Bio Photo I have always been intrigued with the rich history found in cemeteries. My mom always took me (since I was a very small child) with her to put flowers on family members' graves and I suppose that started my love of cemeteries. I am a licensed funeral director/embalmer in MO and IL. I have personally photographed all of the markers at Oak Hill in Kirkwood and am now re-walking each garden to catch any that may have been missed or covered as well. I am using an interment spread sheet that I made for each garden made from the interment books. I have rewalked all of the gardens except New Babyland and the Mausoleum. I did find some markers I missed the first time around and have posted them! Unless the burial is new, if a record doesn't show a marker, it probably does NOT have one. Being an older cemetery, some flat markers may be buried or tablets broken and not repaired. Some of the public lots are in ovegrown wooded areas also. I am trying to list under the inscription section if there is no marker.

In Spring 2016, I plan on returning to the cemetery to walk with my spreadsheet and check each garden AGAIN by section/lot. Please let me know if you have a special request!

I have high numbers because I enjoy spending time in the boneyards with my camera, not because I am a records hoarder! This being said...

*Please note, I will not link family members I have no connection to personally. I don't want to assume and possibly place inaccurate information as fact. If you send me a request to link, I will transfer the record to you so don't be surprised!
*Please ask my permission before using my photos. I am happy to let you use them for ancestry purposes.
Thanks!

Janis
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Kelly O'Hanrahan
Frank Walter Moore
Thanks for checking! I will note my ancestry tree accordingly.

Kelly
Added by Kelly O'Hanrahan on Feb 05, 2016 9:30 AM
Sly_olsen
Hayhurst
Just wanted to thank you for confirming that my relatives grave was unmarked. I appreciate it!!
Steph
Added by Sly_olsen on Feb 04, 2016 8:46 PM
Linda Mashek
RE: Louis Slager
Thanks for the use of the photo and I would be happy to manage the memorial if you'd like to transfer it to me.
Added by Linda Mashek on Jan 26, 2016 7:47 PM
Linda Mashek
Louis Slager
While researching my genealogy I came across the photo of Louis Slager that you took in Oak Hill Cemetery. May I add this photo to his page on Ancestry?
Added by Linda Mashek on Jan 26, 2016 8:22 AM
Svenska flicka
George Schoemperlen
Janis, thank you for looking for my great-great grandfather. I have the plot and section numbers, but I'm not surprised that there are no markers. I wish I had the resources, I'd put markers on them myself! I appreciate you taking the time to check so thoroughly. Have a very Happy New Year!
Added by Svenska flicka on Dec 30, 2015 10:15 AM
Thomas Wightman
Maleceks
Thank you for trying to find their graves.
Added by Thomas Wightman on Dec 29, 2015 1:45 PM
Leslie Galliher Gawne
Memorial transfer requests
#90473931 -- Dorothy Francis Reeves Donley
#90473930 -- James Louis Reeves (her father)

My great-grandfather and my great-aunt. Thanks again for the transfer of Carrie Carleton Clark Reeves! If I could have the above transferred also I will have the whole set (so far as I can find).

I only now realized that Carrie Imo was fostered out to the Clark family because her mother Susan died three months after she was born.

Leslie
Added by Leslie Galliher Gawne on Nov 24, 2015 10:30 AM
Gary Butler
Delk
Thanks for taking and posting the picture of Edgar Delk headstone. Gary
Added by Gary Butler on Nov 22, 2015 5:43 PM
Boggs322
RE: Pfitzinger-
And of coarse, I would pleased to have the transfers....I'm sure my mother would appreciate that, thanks in advance- and excellent crossing paths with you!!
Added by Boggs322 on Nov 02, 2015 6:29 PM
Boggs322
RE: Pfitzinger-
Such a small world- Yeah, Duke is my uncle! He is a great guy- Neat to hear from you! I would be a little more surprised....but this site being what it is, not too surprised!
Added by Boggs322 on Nov 02, 2015 6:24 PM
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