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Billie (Morris) Barushak (#46923336)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in researching my family history since about 1995. I am researching (my mothers side): Hoopingarner, Leclercq, McFarland, Williams, Purcell. (My father's side): Morris, Orman, Furry, Baker, Kirby, Staley.
(my husband's family): Barushak, Myers, Jones, Cox, Petitt, Hansbrough, Jewell.

Please contact me if we have a connection or if there is a correction that needs to be made. When adding photos and/or creating memorials I research the person so I may be able to link them to family and be as accurate as possible. Please realize that we are all human and mistakes are made. So please let me know if there is something I should add/change.

Also, I believe that family should be with family, if possible. I have no problem with transferring out of Find a Grave guidelines to family. Please, just simply send me a request and let me know your relation.

Feel free to use any photos I have taken for your own personal genealogy research. It would be nice if you would credit me with the photo.

A few poems that I enjoy:

(Author Unknown)
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

By: Pamela A Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, and serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time,
To tell, who, what, where, and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate,
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?
Take time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be strangers in the box.
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Messages left for Billie (Morris)... (68)[Leave Message]
Paul Hoopingarner
Thank you for pointing out my mistake, it is taken care of.
Added by Darrelll on Feb 26, 2015 10:09 AM
Tombstone Shadow
William D. & Emma Lavina Harris
Could you please transfer the memorials for William D. (134283639) and Emma Lavina (134283016) Harris? They are my great-great grandparents. Thank you for all your great work!

Added by Tombstone Shadow on Feb 25, 2015 7:59 PM
Alexander Brown
Thank you for the article on Alexander Brown, I did put it on his memorial page. We found his stone in one of the corner of the cemetery, it seems like his stone is backwards, there was only about 2 feet between it and the fence (alot of fun to photograph ;))
Thanks again
Added by M SLY on Jan 18, 2015 2:43 PM
Patrice Beam
Mary or Marie VanStralen
I would like to know if either of these women, buried in Holy Name Cemetery in Wisconsin has a maiden name of Kennedy. I have a lovely photo of a M. Kennedy VanStralen and would like to add at to the correct grave but need to confird the maiden name before I know if either one of these ladies is the correct one. Thanks.
Added by Patrice Beam on Dec 18, 2014 2:50 PM
Julie Mofle
PFC Robert P. Waters Duplicate
And for the above name in Holy Name Cem., Kimberly, your identical photo. Thanks again.
Added by Julie Mofle on Nov 22, 2014 2:24 PM
Julie Mofle
Kevin F. Beach Duplicate
Please also remove for the above name, Holy Angels Cem., identical shot. Thanks.
Added by Julie Mofle on Nov 22, 2014 2:20 PM
Julie Mofle
Duplicate Photo on Memorial
Hi Billie,

Would you please remove your headstone photo from the memorial for Margaret West in Holy Angels Cemetery? It is nearly identical to my own, so must be considered redundant (although very nice as a shot). Thank you.

Added by Julie Mofle on Nov 22, 2014 2:15 PM
Traci's Mom
Traci Fields

Because of you and other wonderful findagrave friends, Traci now has 5,260 flowers/tokens, and her birthday is a little over a week away. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We appreciate you all so much.

I'm in awe! To show you more of what Traci was like, I posted the following on her memorial page,

"Traci, my angel, I can see the big grin on your face for all the flowers you're receiving on your memorial page. You're telling me, "Mom, why are you so surprised there are so many good people in this world? You should have known that....." "You're right, sweetheart, I should have known".

Traci was a person of strong faith, and GOD took excellent care of her, and helped her through all her hardships! Her faith never waivered.

GOD, bless them all, and thank you for your wonderful gift of Traci.

We've received an outpouring of so much love for Traci. I will try to get to everyone's site and leave a flower/token for at least one of their loved ones. However, there are so many of you, it will take me a while.

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 10, 2014 4:38 PM
Traci's Mom
Token you left for Traci Fields
Billie, thank you very much for the token you left for my angel daughter, Traci. She was a wonderful gift from GOD, and she's in my heart and mind every single day. Her passing has left major holes in the hearts of her family and friends.

I appreciate you helping to reach my goal of 5,000 tokens by her birthday, November 20th.

I'm thankful and blessed for your kindness. GOD bless you for your heavenly heart.

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 06, 2014 4:24 PM
Crystle B.
VanLieshout/VanLeishout memorials
Thank you for the edits and letting me know about the duplicates. I check every name before adding them but they were listed with a misspelling which will hopefully be fixed. Your efforts are appreciated!
Added by Crystle B. on Nov 04, 2014 11:49 AM
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