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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 Keith, Draelants Ellerman Eslinger Reynolds Hochstedler. 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 or addition, or just talking about a certain memorial, 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 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.

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. And I do not like, when I do transfer a memorial to you that you will delete it and create a new one, HOW RUDE of you. If I feel that is what you will do I will not transfer the memorial. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree. I also do not transfer memorials for you to add information then say you will transfer back I am fully capable of updating memorials myself.

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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Mike Phillips
Ansel Hochstedler
NO, I am a volunteer poster.
Added by Mike Phillips on Oct 24, 2014 5:20 PM
RE: Alli's Floral
201 North Main
El Dorado Springs, Mo 64744 .
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Oct 19, 2014 4:26 PM
RE: Alli's Floral
She is my wife's niece ,she has a flower shop there .
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Oct 19, 2014 4:21 PM
Alli's Floral
Do you know Allison Fritts Louderback Shinkle ? who operates Alli's Floral ?
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Oct 19, 2014 12:55 PM
Jeffry Burden
John Searight
Thanks for the marker photo add!
Added by Jeffry Burden on Oct 09, 2014 11:02 AM
Cameron Herrell
RE: Elmer & Patsy Seward
Done as you have asked. And, whoops, I notice that one has another obit I need to delete out of the photo section. Not long after I got on this website, I had added some 300 obits to the photo side not knowing this was a no-no. Within 6 months, 2 ladies informed about this. I thought I have made through all Bates cemeteries that I had added, but I missed a few. And last December, another lady let me know about it. I did further search and eliminated more. I didn't know which ones I had added because after adding them, I donated all thos obits to our local library that puts them in a book and charge 25 cents per page copying if you want one. If you wish, please copy this one off, let me know when you have done so, then I will come back to delete the obit. Thanks, Tess.
Added by Cameron Herrell on Oct 08, 2014 2:53 PM
Cameron Herrell
RE: Oak Hill Cemetery Buyler Missouri
Sorry, no luck. We searched the Deed Book. The plot his wife, Rhoda, is in, was purchased be their daughter, Florence Gorsline (Mem. #101323860), Block 526. Florence is buried in Block 521 with her husband, Raymond. So, they have 4 of their children buried in Oak Hill. select Iowa marriages show that John & Rhoda married Sep. 19, 1878 Iowa County, IA. In 1900 census, the family is in Osceola, St. Clair, MO (2 kids born in IA, 3 in KS (son in 1920 census not shown in this one), & 3 in MO. So, they moved around. In 1910 census, John & Rhoda in Bear Creek Twp, Henry County, MO. Census date was April 25, 1910, so John died sometime after that and 1920 census. For some reason or another, there is no Missouri dc on John. You might check Henry County, MO cemeteries that are online. Even though we can't confirm he was buried in Oak Hill, a memorial cenotaph can be made and linked to his wife. I wish you well on your search.
Added by Cameron Herrell on Oct 06, 2014 6:36 PM
Lynette Jones
RE: Levi I. McClendon
Thanks for being so diligent checking to be sure we are as accurate as we can be with the information we have.
Added by Lynette Jones on Oct 05, 2014 6:05 PM
Cameron Herrell
RE: Oak Hill Cemetery Buyler Missouri
I will to go to the cemetery office tomorrow to have the sexton check the deed book on his wife's grave in Block 526 to see if her husband is there. Around 1938 there was a fire on cemetery records and not everything has been recovered. In 2013, I took pictures of every readable stone that we could find and posted them on this website. Of the 14,000 plus burials, around 8% of the graves are unmarked. However, a newspaper article of Oak Hill's history in 1936 said there were about 4,000 burials there and 1300 unmarked graves. So it's possible that the figure of 8% could be more like 12% of the total today. The real old part of the cemetery had a lot of flat marker stones in it. And I was told that from 1960 when the DAR came and walked and documented the cemetery, until 1980 when the Mormons came and did the same thing, that 25% of the flat stones has disappeared under grass and dirt coverings. If the deed book does indeed show that John Wesley Seward is buried there, I will prod around Rhoda Seward's stone to see if his is covered in the grass. John was last in the 1910 census being at Bear Creek Twp, Henry County, MO which is next to Bates County. In the 1920 census, his widow is back in Bates. I was surprised that there is no Missouri dc for him that I can find. I'll get back to you.
Added by Cameron Herrell on Oct 05, 2014 1:00 PM
Lynette Jones
RE: Levi I. McClendon
In the 1935 state census, his middle name is Lelin but in both WWI and WWII draft registrations, his middle name is Lelion. His wife is Edie Marie Rice, also buried in Brasher Cemetery.

Want what else I have on his immediate family? I could send you a report.
Added by Lynette Jones on Oct 05, 2014 7:25 AM
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