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KLElkins (#47632315)
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Bio Photo I am Kerry Elkins. I live in Gladstone, Missouri, with my wife Joyce. I'm retired. I have been busy on the family trees of my side (Elkins, Monroe, Stansbury, Patchin, Usher, Satterwhite, Hallum and Woody) plus my wife's Fulton, Pence, & Braidwood trees. I grew up in Neodesha, Kansas and have many of the funeral home burial records.

STRANGERS IN A BOX

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white
Faces proud, still, serene.

I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
are lost among my socks.

I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.

If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These faces of my heritage would
come to life again.

Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and memories
Someday to be passed away?

Make time to save your stories.
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.

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Anita Daniel
Vertia (Hicks) York
was just looking at my Grandmother's fine a grave page and noticed the date of death is wrong she passed away Oct.1,1987 not in December.
Thank
Anita(York)Daniel
Added by Anita Daniel on May 09, 2016 12:52 PM
Donald Haddix
RE: P Payne
Much gratitude and equal thanks for your assistance in granting the transfer.

Thank you for your contributions as well.

Added by Donald Haddix on Apr 19, 2016 12:17 PM
Brenda Anderson
RE: Leon Mustain
Oh, you knew them. That makes it even more special. I wish I could go to the funeral, but I am a long ways from Sycamore, KS. :(
Thanks again.
Added by Brenda Anderson on Mar 18, 2016 1:54 PM
Brenda Anderson
Leon Mustain
Thank you so much for giving me the memorial for my uncle. It was so thoughtful of you to consider and do such a kindness. You did a beautiful job. It means a lot to me.
Added by Brenda Anderson on Mar 18, 2016 3:50 AM
Carl Catherman
Lydia Venning
Thank you very much for accepting my edits. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Jan 02, 2016 5:15 PM
Erv & Patty Hudson
Elizabeth Meathers Brown
Kerry, I can't thank you enough for all of the information you sent on "Lizzie" and her husband, J H Brown. I know this took some time to put it all together and send it and I appreciate it so much !

Patty Hudson
member #47932711
Added by Erv & Patty Hudson on Dec 14, 2015 8:49 AM
Sue Henry
Arena Rehberg/Bennington Cemetery
Mr. Elkins, I just saw the beautiful photo you added to Mrs. Rehberg's memorial. She was beautiful. I would like to transfer Mrs. Rehbergs memorial to your care, if you would like to manage it. Please let me know ! Sue
Added by Sue Henry on Oct 24, 2015 9:22 PM
LWB516
RE: Memorial Photos
Your welcome and thank you. I have been working on the Neodesha cemetery trying to put a photo on every grave that dose not have one. I just do it when my time and health allows me.
Added by LWB516 on Sep 25, 2015 2:53 PM
Walter Schley
RE: Elkins burials in Saylor Cemetery
Thank you for your nice comments. I just hoped that I could have found them for you.
Walter
Added by Walter Schley on Sep 12, 2015 12:36 PM
Mary Jane Pence Casey
Pence Family
Hello Kerry. I just found your message on my Daddy's memorial site. You mentioned your wife's Pence family. My Daddy was Esse Jack Pence. My name is Mary Jane Pence Casey. Just wondering how your wife is related to my Daddy. Always wanting to learn about family. My e-mail address is
mememaryj@hotmail.com. Thank you. Mary Jane
Added by Mary Jane Pence Casey on Jun 28, 2015 4:02 PM
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