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djtruitt (#47746502)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa, and I have lived here all of my life. On October 12, 2015, I accepted management of several thousand memorials in Shaul Cemetery here in Ottumwa. I will update the information in these memorials as time permits, using information available both on the internet and in our local resources here in Wapello County.

If you have any information you would like to have entered into these memorials, let me know either through the findagrave edit system, or through my e-mail. If you are a findagrave member and have not provided a way to get in touch with you to discuss a discrepancy I might have with your edit suggestion, please understand if I don't feel I can accept it. I will provide the best explanation I can in the space provided if this happens.

If you are not a findagrave member, and you have questions about or information on any of the memorials that are for your family members, feel free to let me know. If you contact me by e-mail, please include a link to the memorial you are writing about.

Also, please keep in mind that a person's last known address on their Social Security Death Record may not be where they died. Many people who lived in Ottumwa died in Des Moines, Iowa City, or VA Hospitals around the state. Also, many of them went to stay with their children in another state during their last illness and died there. I will research the places of death when I receive edit notices to verify what is correct, as I know everyone wants accurate information.
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 • 2,190 Memorials Added
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Stella Gault
I" noticed that your request to link his daughter Stella to him had never been done. If you do that through the new Find A Grave edit tabs, it will be automatically approved in 3 weeks if it hasn't been addressed."

DONE. Thank you.
Added by SMG on Nov 25, 2015 11:38 PM
Lorin Skinner
Thanks so much for the photo, Deb!
Added by llanggin on Nov 18, 2015 8:19 AM
Lisa Kennedy
Robert H McFadden
Thank you for working your way through all of those Shaul cemetery requests! You are doing a fabulous job. Most recently, you helped me with Robert H McFadden, and I am grateful for that photo and all of the others you have taken of the headstones of my extended family.
Added by Lisa Kennedy on Nov 17, 2015 12:08 PM
Sandra Wright Gann
Thank you for the photo of Gladys Wright
Added by Sandra Wright Gann on Nov 17, 2015 5:33 AM
James Arthur Sells
Thanks so much for the gravestone pic for my Uncle Jim. He died so young and with 3 small girls. He was electrocuted when his truck hit wires and he stepped out of his truck. I remember when my mom got that phone call from her sister, Terri. So, so sad.
Thanks again for all you do out in Ottumwa, Iowa. It is greatly appreciated!!!
Added by Geniereese on Nov 16, 2015 11:48 AM
Jamie L. Holmes
Elonzo Crawford
Thank you so very much for adding this picture!!! I appreciate it so much. :)
Added by Jamie L. Holmes on Nov 16, 2015 10:56 AM
Ina Troxel
The best thing to do is just ignore it.
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Nov 10, 2015 4:59 PM
KC Jayhawker
Mattie Cummins
Thank you for making the updates and all you hard work with the Find A Grave community!
Added by KC Jayhawker on Oct 29, 2015 12:14 PM
RE: Dorothy Ogden
That works for me. I just always like to make the offer.
Added by David on Oct 29, 2015 11:06 AM
RE: Thank You!
Hi Debbie,
You are very welcome. I'm glad I could help.
If you are a family member, I'd be happy to transfer Dorothy's memorial to you. I was surprised when I found that she didn't have a memorial already. When I do photo requests, I like to connect family members when I can.
All the best.
Added by David on Oct 29, 2015 10:42 AM
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