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Rita Hagerty (#47521180)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the 1980s. Now that I am retired, I am very active with local groups/organizations and volunteering for different activities through the local RSVP. I try to devote more time to my "searching" too. With all of the advances for searching on-line now I have found several ancestors and relation that I did not even know about! Since I have become acquainted with Find A Grave, I have found so many of my ancestors. I try to enter as many of my relation and my late husband's relation as possible. I have been entering some of the local cemeteries in Knox Co. and some surrounding counties from information in cemetery books. By doing so I hope it will help others find their loved ones. I try to fulfill photo requests locally as my time allows. While doing this, I also photograph some of the surrounding, deteriorating, unusual, babies, young children, and veteran stones.

You have my permission to use any of the photos I have taken and have put on this site. I am happy to help others freely in this cause. It would be nice if you gave me credit for the photos I have taken. Of course, it is always nice to be asked; that way you know you are helping people. If someone else provides the photograph for me, I try to give them credit in the photo's caption area. Please take up-close, careful shots of photos on graves! Many may never been seen again, after you leave, as they are quickly disappearing. A family may have no other photo, and may not even know that one existed, if you pass it by. Also please crop your photos so they may be read easier.

PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB OF A PERSON'S MEMORIAL TO SEND ME ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. That way an e-mail comes to me with links to the person's memorial; if requesting links, please provide numbers of the memorials you wish to have linked. I try to check the memorials that I enter so that I do not duplicate any earlier memorials, but sometimes this happens.

I try to follow the Find A Grave rules regarding transfers unless the person is my relation. However, other transfers will be considered.


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roman gasser
Gladys M. Spitts

Thanks so much for the photo...again. I feel fortunate that I have so many relatives who are buried in Vincennes and you are there to take the pictures!

Thanks again, I really appreciate it.

Cindy Gasser
Added by roman gasser on Jan 29, 2015 3:19 AM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Alois & Bessie Sanneman
Thanks again for the beautiful photos!!!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jan 26, 2015 7:22 PM
Peter, Jennie and Mabel Dobbie
Dear Rita, thank you for taking the time to find and take pictures of my family's headstones. I am so, so, so grateful. You are awesome!!! Sincerely Kathleen Schumacher
Added by Kathleen on Jan 26, 2015 11:47 AM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Sanneman Photos
Thanks again! You're a gem!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jan 22, 2015 9:45 PM
Trudy Davis
Glenn Guess
Sorry about that previous message....Anyway, thank you for the photo of Glenn Guess. I appreciate it so much. Thanks again

Added by Trudy Davis on Jan 20, 2015 7:27 AM
Trudy Davis
Glenn Guess

Added by Trudy Davis on Jan 20, 2015 7:26 AM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
McCarter photo
Thanks for the lovely photo and burial information. I don't know how to post a photo, that I did not take, to another memorial...would you mind also posting this photo to her husband, Alvin's, memorial (141125823)? Would really appreciate it!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jan 19, 2015 11:22 AM
Naomi Reel
Amanda Reel Grave
I am looking for the grave of Amanda Reel who died around 1960 and buried at Mount Zion Cemetery. I see you found one Amanda Reel, but she died in 1898. At the time the one I am looking for, there was just a small stone and we can no longer find it. All we remember is it was somewhere in the shade of a tree. Who would we contact to find out where she was interred so we could place a marker?
Thank you for any help you can offer.
Added by Naomi Reel on Jan 18, 2015 2:18 PM
Naomi Reel
grave of Amanda L. Reel
Added by Naomi Reel on Jan 18, 2015 2:06 PM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Sanneman Photos
Thanks, once again, for taking such terrific photos and providing more accurate cemetery information. Much appreciated!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jan 15, 2015 8:10 PM
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