Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Amy (Decker) Veenendall (#47104012)
 member for 5 years, 7 months
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I have been doing family research since 1999.
My direct family lines are Surnames : BABCOCK, BRIEGEL, BURNS, CRAWFORD, DE LA VERGNE, ESSELTINE, HILLS, HUNTLEY, KIMMER, KRAUS, MASTERS, MONROE, PEABODY, ROLLER, Van Fleet/Van Vleet, WATERS, WEBB, YAUDES/JAUDES and a few extras. Trying to figure out brick walls of some of the family tree has pushed me to even do more research than I had expected to do when I had first started. It's very addicting. If you see **** on a memorial, that means I have an obituary and need to add more information to that memorial.

I have contacted the Marshall newspaper and asked if I may add the older obituaries to findagrave. They said it was fine as long as I give credit to the paper I found them in. The older obituaries have helpful information in them. They list other family members, their locations at the time of the family members death, funeral home information and interment location. For some researchers, obituaries can make the difference and point them in the right direction of where to search first.

Please don't duplicate the memorials we've created in Oakridge. It makes it difficult if there is a duplicate when we try to link family together. Contact one of us with the additional information you have and we can add it or get the memorial transferred over to you.

We are trying to input all the burials for Oakridge Cemetery and make each memorial as complete as possible. There are over 15,000 memorials for this cemetery alone. There are several individuals working together toward completion of our goals. Our main goal is to find homes for each one of the memorials that we've input (that we are not related to).

Any information that others may have or any corrections, please feel free to email me with them. We have burial listings for Oakridge Cemetery from 1839 to 2011. Thank you Bill Kinney, Kate Keller, Tara, and Keith Burkhead, Fraya, Deb and many others for taking the time and helping with adding/updating information, obits and taking photos of the memorials.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 11,637 Memorials Added
 • 12,339 Memorials Managed
 • 40 Memorials/Week
 • 301 Photos
 • 5 Photo Requests
 • 3 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 7,084 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 40 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Alan Dibble, Bob Smith, Bruce Gillett, Bushong Weiss, Carl Bennett, Carol Todoroff, Catherine Cl..., Chris Horne, Cydney , D. Curtis, Dan, Danny Wilber, Darwood Stow, Dawn Comstock, Dena West, Dwayne Crandall, Genealogy Bug K..., genieresearcher, gravely interes..., gravely interes..., [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Amy (Decker) Ve... (250)[Leave Message]
Sorry. I should have included the memorial # for John Henry Davies: 78387102.
Added by Lincoln on Sep 28, 2014 12:11 PM
Pte. John Henry Davies
Thanks so much for the excellent work on Oakridge Cemetery. I wondered if you would like to transfer the management of John Henry Davies to me. He was my uncle and I could add additional information to his memorial.
As well, would you tell me the name of the Marshall newspaper from which you get your obituaries? I would be interested in including the ones ( if written ) on Uncle Jack and Martha with my family information.
Again, thanks so much for all your hard work!
Added by Lincoln on Sep 28, 2014 12:06 PM
for Roy Buskirk.
thanks for the obit
Added by Donna on Sep 25, 2014 1:27 PM
Charles Gregory McMillan
Alexander McMillan
I tried to respond thru your suggestion, but it was rejected... I would like the information concerning his death...

If you want... my email is

Added by Charles Gregory McMillan on Sep 24, 2014 7:27 AM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Wallingford transfer
My husband and I are going to finish shooting Lawrence Hill cemetery this weekend and then every stone will have a photo. It's an hour drive from where we live, but gives us a nice day away and a chance to eat out in South Haven or Saugatuck and drive along Lake Michigan. It's amazing how much you learn about history and the people who carved out the wilderness when you start working on Find a Grave. We owe so much to those early settlers and I'm in awe of their strength and courage and what they accomplished. I whine when my internet goes out in a storm and they didn't have running water or electricity.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Sep 12, 2014 6:03 AM
Sandy Vandertol
Wallingford transfer
Thanks Amy! Thanks for all you do for the Find a Grave community! Three of us ladies are doing what you are doing also, but in a big cemetery in Grand Rapids. We want every grave to have a headstone photo if possible and also a plot number. It's a huge task as there are over 25,000 names and growing. Keep up the great work!
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Sep 10, 2014 7:03 AM
4th Michigan Infantry
Charles Robinson obit
Thank you for sharing the obituary for Charles Robinson. I have posted it on his memorial.
Added by 4th Michigan Infantry on Sep 09, 2014 1:25 AM
Carol Lyons
RE: 77121416 Violette E. Weers Baker
Thank you.
Added by Carol Lyons on Sep 07, 2014 9:40 AM
Carol Lyons
77121416 Violette E. Weers Baker
Request the management of Violette E. Weers Baker be transferred to me. She was my Aunt and I am trying to work on our family genealogy and have all our family under my management. Thank you.
Added by Carol Lyons on Sep 06, 2014 11:04 AM
Jim Ferris
James Smiley
Very kind of you, thanks so much.
Added by Jim Ferris on Sep 05, 2014 2:23 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service