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Sue (#47214540)
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Bio Photo Please leave flowers for my husband, Andy.

Let me know if you notice errors or have additional information - use Edit/Suggest a Correction link on the memorial page. I am very glad to transfer memorials as long as I am not related; please use Edit/Suggest a Correction.

Many of my photo requests are for projects by ShaneO #47009366 and Russ Pickett #46575736. Thanks to all who support projects honoring our veterans.

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Go through my "No Cemetery" list, have gotten to Farnham.

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Regarding Shirley Acker, Greenfield, Iowa
Hello Sue,
You have a photo request for Shirley Acker. I sent you a message previously that the cemetery steward had no record of her ever being buried at Greenfield cemetery. I was finally able to locate her obituary, so at least you will know her death date.

Shirley Eagan, 86, Greenfield, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Shirley Ayers Acker Eagan was born Sept. 9, 1913, to Vere and Gertrude (Gettys) Ayers in Adair County. She grew up in the Greenfield area and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1931. She married Dale Acker in 1931. To this union three children were born: Vere, Keith and Sheryl. In 1962 she married Howard Eagan.

She worked at the Adair County Memorial Hospital for many years and later owned and operated the Acker Nursing Home in Greenfield. In the late sixties she moved to Iowa City and worked for the University of Iowa Hospital in the cafeteria and then at a nursing home there.

Shirley enjoyed bowling and playing pinochle with her card group.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Dale Acker and Howard Eagan; son, Keith Acker; sister, Helen Ayers, and five infant grandchildren.

She is survived by one son Vere Acker and wife, Barbara of Greenfield; daughter Sheryl Cook and husband, Howard of Iowa City; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

I'm still not sure where she is buried - Howard Eagan is buried in a single plot, and it doesn't appear that she was buried with Dale Acker. Sometime when I get a chance, I'll see if the cemetery steward has any record of her burial under the last name Eagan.

Hope this helps!

Added by Vincent on Nov 25, 2015 5:12 PM
Dennis Harmsen
Richey Photo
Thank you for the gravestone photo for Robert Richey in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Nov 24, 2015 9:20 AM
Nost cemetery photo
THANK YOU for providing the cemetery photo for Charles Harold Nost and wife Lena! Blessings, Clc
Added by Clc on Nov 23, 2015 5:23 PM
Marilyn Miller-Saenz
Charles Loan
Sue Thank you for taking the time to take the photo of Charles' memorial and also posting the photo on Find A Grave. Marilyn
Added by Marilyn Miller-Saenz on Nov 19, 2015 8:24 PM
Pat Yoshi
RE: Thank you!
Glad they're helpful (and hope I've not overloaded you!). As I index old original records for familysearch, if I have time and if I can find the memorial on Find A Grave, I try to update with any additional information from those records.

Thanks for all you do on FindAGrave!
Added by Pat Yoshi on Nov 11, 2015 10:46 PM
Dan Phelan
RE: Great work!
Hi Sue, you are very welcome for the photos. We have to wait for Jdrhook to approve my link suggestions for Auville Eager, Jr. to be linked to his parents and grandparents, and to add his plot number. See Memorial# 154879150 for those links.
Dan Phelan
Added by Dan Phelan on Nov 11, 2015 2:42 PM
updates & transfers
Sue, thanks so much for the photos & obits added and transfers for the Nost family memorials. Also I saw your husband's memorial - his life was a big wow - lived a lot in his 55 years. I'm so sorry for your loss, know how you feel -- I lost my husband last December, though he was 67 years old. God bless and keep you. Clc (#47122252)
Added by Clc on Nov 09, 2015 7:17 AM
Transfer Please?
Sue, I really appreciate your work on a couple of memorials. I wonder if you would mind transferring the following two to me. My member number is 48751586 (strato). This is my grandmother's brother and wife. Thanks

Elizabeth Shebek 52404125
John A Shebek 52404118
Added by Strato on Nov 08, 2015 5:03 PM
Memory Gardens Cemetery
Thank you for the photo of the Ewers grave.
Added by cole on Nov 07, 2015 12:37 PM
Elsie Evans in Cambrian Cemetery
Hey, I didn't find an Elsie Evans, however, I found a Mary E. Evans, b. 1899, d. 1971. Is this your Elsie Evans? She shares a marker with a Jeremiah Evans, whom I assume is her husband. I will add the photo to Elsie's memorial and let me know if that is not her.....

Added by Fawn on Oct 04, 2015 9:04 PM
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