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Janet Stephens Bentler (#47483298)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 19 days
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Have been researching my family history since the 1970's. Families include Stephens, Morgan, Anderson, Reining, Paul and Roegge (primarily in Cass & Morgan Counties, central Illinois); Bentler and Harris in Sangamon County, Illinois, and in the Chicago region the Hoppe and Jasmund families.

Have just recently (2014) begun creating memorials for persons not related to me, simply because as I walk through cemeteries searching for my own relatives, I photograph many graves. Often they turn out to be those I was searching for; sometimes they are not. If they're not already in FindAGrave, I add them. I will be happy to transfer any memorials that are not related to me.
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 • 136 Memorials Added
 • 206 Memorials Managed
 • 342 Photos
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Melissa Cordelia Ackerman
I could just about shoot myself. I got a message from you, but in my junk mail for some reason. I inadvertently clicked on the wrong icon and deleted it. Can you please resend? Chuck Sechler
Added by Chuck on May 18, 2017 9:00 PM
Melissa Cordelia Ackerman
Hello, I am Chuck Sechler. I am studying the Sechlers, and one married Melissa. I have some question concerning George Hurst, if you would be willing to provide info. I am at
Added by Chuck on May 18, 2017 2:14 PM
Steven Hardy
Lefler family
I see this note you put on Charles Lefler's Find-a-Grave entry: "Charles is also great-grandfather of Doris (Lefler) Tucker, a dear friend for whom I did some genealogy work." Charles Lefler's sister, Susan, was my great-great grandmother. I'd be curious to learn what you know about the Lefler family. Thank you!
Added by Steven Hardy on Aug 28, 2016 7:59 PM
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Florence Kawal
Since you received this information from Dottie, is there a way to get her email address or give her mine - Florence is my grandfathers sister. Would love to talk with her.
Added by Love My Ancestors on May 10, 2016 10:36 PM
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Florence Kawal
Oh my gosh .. thank you so much. I have been scouring cemeteries about where she lived. Couldn't find anywhere that her husband was buried. I knew when he died - I have a copy of his obit but didn't tell me anything about where he is buried - or if he was cremated. She is family, and I am glad to finally give her a home. Thank you so much.
Added by Love My Ancestors on May 10, 2016 10:25 PM
Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce
RE: Marcella (Curtis) Kennedy FindAGrave memorial
YOU WROTE:::::Marcella (Curtis) Kennedy FindAGrave memorial
Shanna, In over 40 years of genealogy work, yours is the ONLY hateful message I've ever received. Do not ever use the derogatory term 'duped' with me again. Both of the Marcella (Curtis) Kennedy FindAGrave memorials were originally created by the Project Next Generation people at the Beardstown Library on July 5, 2011. They are the only ones who can delete them. As a family member having all of Marcella's pertinent information that was lacking, I submitted it in the proper fashion via the edit/suggest feature so they could update and condense the two memorials into one. THEY INSTEAD TRANSFERRED BOTH MEMORIALS TO ME. I did not request the transfers. After making the corrections, I learned I am unable to delete either of them due to FindAGrave policy. A memorial can ONLY be deleted by its original creator.

As for JLM's January 2011 memorial for Marcella, it too lacks even the most basic information. There isn't even a birthdate. May I suggest that once JLM's memorial is properly completed, you then contact the team at Project Next Generation so they may delete both of the 'offending' memorials they transferred to me.

I notice on your contributor page that you "do not police other contributors", and that "there is no need to be rude and demanding." YOU HAVE BEEN BOTH. You are in violation of your own personal message demanding others to be respectful.

Janet (Stephens) Bentler

FOR YOUR INFORMATION! I was not policeing anyone. I was adding memorials and when I went to add hers that is when I found there were THREE. Since you are manager of the two that were transferred to you in error, you need to take it up with the contributor and NOT tell me to do it for you.

All I have to say to you is BACK OFF!!! I have forwarded your RUDE message to Find A Grave ADMIN!!!!
Added by Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce on May 23, 2015 6:23 AM
Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce
RE: Marcella (Curtis) Kennedy FindAGrave memorial
I am sorry that you feel my message was rude. But it wasn't. The below email message is what I sent you.

You duped this memorial twice and BOTH are dupes of the original that was created in January. Original: Created by: JLM
Record added: Jan 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63646647

Please delete this one too.

I was only bringing it to your attention. There is nothing wrong with the word 'duped'. I receive it in messages as well and I do not take offense to it.

If anyone's message is rude it is yours. Please take a deep breath, calm down before writing a message in the future.
Added by Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce on May 23, 2015 6:20 AM
Linda Z
RE: Obituary Elmer Anderson July 19,1907
Thank you so much for your help!
Added by Linda Z on Mar 27, 2015 8:16 PM
Linda Z
Obituary Elmer Anderson July 19,1907
I am Elmer Anderson's daughter and would like to put his obituary on find a grave because only step kids are listed
Added by Linda Z on Mar 23, 2015 8:05 AM
LaDon Brennan
Thank you for the excellent photo of the headstone for Howard and Helen. It was especially helpful in verify their dates. I appreciate the time you took.
Added by LaDon Brennan on Jun 15, 2014 7:54 PM
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