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Bill Stephens (#47298947)
 member for 12 years, 11 months, 9 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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RE: Charles Martindale @ Topeka Cemetery
Thank you for the photo. We appreciate your help. You may leave the photo of the area where he is buried. I have many photos of spots and no headstones. I have a small artificial flower bunch that I place in the spot where a headstone should be. Keep it in the trunk of my car. Thanks again.
Added by Bug on Apr 23, 2014 8:57 PM
Sherry Patterson
RE: Scoutens @ Topeka Cemetery
I am sorry, don't remove the picture is great, thank you, Sherry
Added by Sherry Patterson on Apr 23, 2014 5:02 PM
Sherry Patterson
RE: Scoutens @ Topeka Cemetery
Bill, That would be great, thank you so much for the help. Sherry
Added by Sherry Patterson on Apr 23, 2014 4:53 PM
Stephen Connor Schneider
RE: Thomas Drennon @ Topeka Cemetery
That works fine. Thanks.
Added by Stephen Connor Schneider on Apr 23, 2014 4:31 PM
Claudia Pawson Goodman
RE: George McFarren @ Topeka Cemetery
Thank You for your time and effort.
The picture is fine. It shows his resting place and that is ultimately the goal.
God Bless You and Yours,
Claudia Pawson Goodman
Added by Claudia Pawson Goodman on Apr 22, 2014 12:50 PM
Margaret Pickett
Cornelia Ann "Nelllie" Mitchell
Bill--Thank you for your time, gas, mileage and investigatory skills in attempting to photograph my great-aunt's memorial marker in Topeka Cemetery. At the very least, the mystery is solved, although it is sad that there was no marker for her. I appreciate your efforts. It means so much to the family. Margaret Pickett 47875384
Added by Margaret Pickett on Apr 22, 2014 10:07 AM
William Sharp
Memorial No. 13566801
Bill, you corrected the memorial for Sarah. It looks like that you photographed the back side of the marker for Edward G Moore that shows Sarah his wife and that's what I was looking for. Now remove the photos from Edward G. Moore memorial No 13566801 that are for Mamie and J. E. Moore this must be a different family. I do not have them in my tree. I can tell from the photos that these are two different markers.

Bill, are you OZ with e-mail address

Sorrry for all the confusion and thank you for the quick reply

William Sharp
Added by William Sharp on Apr 18, 2014 4:37 PM
William Sharp
Memorial No. 50831039
Hi Bill,
I was not able to contact you by using the EDIT tab on the memorial.The tab takes me directly to The photos that you added to 50831039 do not belong on this memorial. The correct photos are the two that read "Sarah E. Moore Wife of Edward G. Moore 1843-1917" Can you please remove the other three that are for a Mamie wife of J. E. Moore. There is already a memorial for Mamie but could not find one for J. E. Moore. The same problem is on memorial No. 15366801 for Edward G. Moore there are photos for the J.E. Moore and Mamie that do not belong there.
Please feel free to contatct me by direct E-mail at
Regards, William
Added by William Sharp on Apr 18, 2014 2:05 PM
Jackie Mundy
Thank You
Thank you for making the memorial for William Core, He was a wonderful man and a Dear friend. Thank you so much.
Added by Jackie Mundy on Apr 12, 2014 10:30 AM
Cheryl White
John and Polley Fields, Harveyville
Thanks for the transfers. I've added their obits. Now if I could just find all their children!
Added by Cheryl White on Apr 07, 2014 3:14 PM
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