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Bill Stephens (#47298947)
 member for 13 years, 6 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo LeAnn and I retired from the State of Kansas and City of Topeka respectively several years ago. LeAnn's family is buried in Illinois and Bill's family is buried in Topeka, KS.

If I have entered a memorial for a relative of yours it is because when I was at the cemetery I look for other 'interesting' headstones and something must have drawn me to your relative. I will gladly transfer ownership to you if you e-mail me thru find-a-grave or at and give me your membership number.

I welcome corrections and updates...please use the EDIT tab on the memorial rather than contacting me directly.

You have my permission to use any of my FaG photos for your personal use. You will need to use the images on FaG because I do not keep the original .jpg images after I post...too many pix and not enough terabytes of storage!

I particularly enjoy visiting the remote rural cemeteries. I make every effort to find who is the steward of the cemetery and attempt to get a map of the sections and lot locations. (usually the county clerk at the courthouse has the steward information). Most of these stewards are old and all share a common frustration that nobody wants to take over the responsibility from them when they are gone. They are delighted to learn that FaG has taken the interest to list and photograph graves in their cemeteries.
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Sara Magana Haley
re: Earl S. Bracken photo
Thank you for trying to fulfill my request. However, you attached a picture of his son's marker.
Earl S. was born in 1909 and died in 1972.
Added by Sara Magana Haley on Nov 09, 2014 8:24 AM
Sara Magana Haley
re: Earl S. Bracken photo
Thank you for trying to fulfill my request. However, you attached a picture of his son's marker.
Earl S. was born in 1909 and died in 1972.
Added by Sara Magana Haley on Nov 09, 2014 8:24 AM
Billie Mund
Ida Sams
Thank you so much for the photo.
Added by Billie Mund on Nov 08, 2014 6:36 PM
William's Last Name

Thank you for posting the picture of William Mohney, as well as the date information.

Unfortunately when you typed in his last name you put the n before the h (Monhey). Could you please fix this for memorial #131501507.

thank you

LaDonna Bailey
Added by justlooking on Nov 03, 2014 11:37 AM
R & G Owens
Thank you!
Bill & LeAnn Stephens,

Thank you for posting a beautiful picture of our infant son's grave in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Topeka, KS. You mentioned that if you post a picture on this site it is because you took special interest in our family member's marker. Lance lived just over a month because he was born with a fatal disease, but he touched many lives at the hospital where he was born, and the other hospitals where he was transferred as we struggled to keep him alive. We believe that God has a plan and purpose for every life that He creates, and we thank God in knowing that Lance is still touching lives, as your gesture of kindness is living proof. God bless you and your family and all the lives that you continue to bless through your gift of photography and heart of compassion.

Roy & Genia Owens
Added by R & G Owens on Nov 01, 2014 11:46 AM
Larry & Nancy Brooks
RE: Mary Frances Shaver - Topeka Cem.
Thanks Bill..
Added by Larry & Nancy Brooks on Oct 31, 2014 1:11 PM
Larry & Nancy Brooks
Mary Frances Shaver - Topeka Cem.
Hi Bill,
I have entered Mary Frances Shaver, infant daughter of Harvey Shaver. Could you transfer your headstone picture to her memorial? I found her obit in the paper. She is No. 138075872>
Thanks, Nancy
Added by Larry & Nancy Brooks on Oct 31, 2014 8:29 AM
Geald Coffn
Thanks so much for posting Gerald's headstone pic. I sure appreciate it!
Added by cinblevins on Oct 30, 2014 2:14 PM
Re: IRA and Doney Burkharts headstone
Thank you Bill for taking my uncles IRA and Doney Burkhart headstone however I still can't read the inscription. The one that was posted previously you couldn't see at all. So when I requested it to be retaken again through Find A Grave request... I made note of this on my request.

BILL, if you are ever out at the Topeka Cemetery again could you please roll back the grass or debris so that the inscription is clear and readable. Any way thank you for the photo.
Added by deetsdon on Oct 26, 2014 3:50 PM
Kris Cerone
Mary E. McGill
Thank you so very much for getting the picture of Mary E. McGill's headstone. I apologize deeply for just now finding it. Looking at the date, it arrived the day after the rememberance day of my oldest son's death and that was a hectic time receiving a lot of e-mail messages from friends and I somehow overlooked it. I deeply apologize. Thank you again.
Added by Kris Cerone on Oct 26, 2014 3:14 PM
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