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Tess (#46890960)
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Bio Photo Hello, My name is Teresa (Keith) Coale. I am the daughter of Alden L. and Alma L. (Eslinger) Keith. My father is the son of Herman F. and Edna N. (Dralenats) Keith my mother is the daughter of Clyde P. and Gertrude E. (Reynolds) Eslinger.

I live in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co. MO and I am here to find information on my family my Dad's side Keith, Draelants, Ellerman, my Mom's side Eslinger, Reynolds and Hochstedler. I am also doing genealogy for my kids on the Coale, Cargill, Burris and Scales.

I will also help people find information they are looking for. Right now I am working on listing all cemeteries in Cedar Co Missouri. Feel free to email me if you have information to give or if you would like for me to find information for you, and if you see I have made an error please let me know so it can be corrected. I am working from a Cedar Co. Cemetery Directory but still there might be mistakes or typing errors.

Please when suggesting a correction REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT THE FIND A GRAVE POLICE, But when suggesting a correction or addition to a certain memorial go to the memorial you are talking about then go to the (EDIT) button on the memorial you are referring too. Then if it is something like a birth/death date/place, link to spouse/parents, Name, etc. click on the link for that, when suggesting for something to go into the bio click the (SAC) line. PLEASE this sends a link so all we have to do is click and go straight to the memorial. When sending it other ways you have to click on several links to get to where you want us to go for the correction/update. This is getting really bothersome when I have so many to do a day. This is not the place for corrections/updates. I also will not update if I can not contact you to find out where you got your info if I need to ask questions. I like to verify my corrections before accepting them. If you send me a date update by the SAC link it will be deleted and not updated.

I do transfer memorials if your related. I think it is really sad that people are here just for numbers, what does that accomplish. I do not really care how your related as long as the memorial goes to a family member. I do not transfer memorials just because you like to collect them because they are ministers, railroader, or any other people you like to collect, that is not fair to the family members if they want the memorials. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree.

I also do not transfer to someone so they can update then they say they will transfer back to me. If you want to type it up I can always copy and paste it in myself. Thanks for the offer but I am a big girl and I know how.

Thanks Tess

Something I got in an email I thought was funny.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being me, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."

Why can't people just ask for directions?

Remember go to the edit button on the page you want updated. Do not send an email. My email is for information that can not be done through the edit button.
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B & BJ Thomas
Pedrick, S and Mary
Thank you so much for pictures of Shadrack and Mary Pedricks stone. And for putting them of Find A Grave.

Brenda
Added by B & BJ Thomas on Jun 28, 2015 2:03 PM
Patricia Walsh Meadows
Joshua Sandage #20873887
Good Morning, many thanks for taking your time to look for Joshua. I'm sorry it turns out he does not have a grave marker. Do you think you could put that on his memorial so others will know this? And I like your comments re taking care of our ancestor/family and not count numbers of memorials. Have a good day. Pat Meadows
Added by Patricia Walsh Meadows on Jun 23, 2015 5:40 AM
DMLeForce
Periman
Thank you so much for this most excellent pic. I do appreciate it. Have a good one. :)
Added by DMLeForce on Jun 22, 2015 12:45 PM
Jim Long
Myra Brinkman photo request
Tess, thank you for the photo of the gravestone for Myra Brinkman. However, I have that in my files. What I was requesting was a photo of Myra. By chance do you have a photo of her you could post, or know a relative who might have?

Thank you for your kindness,
Jim
Added by Jim Long on Jun 22, 2015 7:35 AM
Romans3
RE: Laura Etta (Shinner) Ridge
Thank you.
Added by Romans3 on Jun 15, 2015 3:32 PM
John Sloan
El Dorado Springs Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, Cedar County, Missouri, USA
Tess, Thank you for taking and posting the photos for the Dimick/Short family members. Small pieces of the extended family are now in place in my research. I did suggest a correction to Eula Keat to KENT. Regards, John
Added by John Sloan on Jun 15, 2015 6:16 AM
RNHaynes
Headstones for Casey and Bland Families
Tess,
Thanks for your time and effort to post the photos of the headstones for the Bland and Casey families.

RNHaynes
Added by RNHaynes on Jun 13, 2015 10:17 PM
Leslie P. Fowers
Viola Bybee Harris photos
Thank you so much for adding the tombstone picture.
It really helps to get confirming or additional information.
It is because of people like you, who go out of your way to assist us, that we are able to link to our family members.
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Jun 11, 2015 11:12 PM
Carol Hopper Bader
Sarah Dicks Riley
Once again I thank you Tess for taking a picture of the headstone of one of our family members. Your great photographic talents and time are appreciated.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Jun 11, 2015 9:54 AM
Jo Lynn Kruse
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the 3 photos. Much appreciated!
Added by Jo Lynn Kruse on Jun 11, 2015 9:09 AM
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