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KrazyCraftyLady (#16374330)
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Bio Photo UPDATED 2013: Hello everyone! I'm deaf. I got married to Mark D. Phillips on July 20, 2013 and my name is Jacqueline J. Phillips from maiden Schneider. I got divorced in May 2009 and last name was Gittins. My children are Jennifer Gittins, 28 and Keith Gittins, 25. My daughter, Jennifer got married to Caleb Hamelink last feb 5th, 2010 and Their baby, Adelaide is two year old. I am a grandmother for first time. I live in Michigan. My fiance, Mark Phillips and I have been together for one year. I got engaged on January 2013. My deafness came when my mother gave birth to me, she was sick with measles. I am the daugther of the late Arthur E. Valkema / Schneider Jr.(1928-1976) and Joyce E. Bates. I am the granddaugther of the late Arthur A. Valkema (1903-1956) and Thelma M.(Silvernail) Schneider (1909-2000) George A. Bates (1907-1968) and Violet B. (Arntz) Bates (1912-1982). I am the stepgranddaugther of the late Arthur J. Schneider (1906-1982). I never meet my real families Valkema for my life. I found out that my dad's real last name was Valkema from Schneider since he was passed away on 1976 when I was only 12 yrs old. He was adopted by his real mother, Thelma's second husband, Arthur Schneider.I am currently working on an online family tree / memorial for my father's side and mother's side of the families.Surnames in my Michigan tree: Volkema/Valkema, Schneider, Hayes, Ferner, Silvernail, Spellman, Jones, Kent, Pridgeon, Bates, Roberts, Arntz, Coon, Primard, Jorgensen, Hayes and McKinley Thank You to everyone who has contributed, leaving the flowers at my sponsorships and listings!
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pauline houy
john arents--died 1839--Canton, ohio
Was there a cemetery in the St John's area(perhaps a different name) before 1871---as St John's church(info from their web site)was not commissioned until 1870 and finished in 1872?
Added by pauline houy on May 27, 2017 9:31 AM
Robert A Vander Meiden
The memorial marker you put on Vander Meiden's memorial....I think Eldon R Boots 56759042 is the other you could place it on...the 1943 date would be the declared date of death from Veterans Affairs which is a customary 1 year 1 day difference in date.....if its not him...I have no idea who it would be.
Added by ShaneO on Mar 21, 2017 7:54 PM
Judith D
Name field edits
Hi, I just sent you a bunch of edits on your older memorials to remove punctuation and multiple names from the name fields. There are more. Perhaps the rules have changed since they were initially entered?
Added by Judith D on Nov 18, 2015 11:10 AM
Sandra Moore Jackson
Thank You for the Photo
Added by Sandra Moore Jackson on Aug 31, 2015 8:38 PM
Anderson Oakwood Muskegon
They are memorial numbers 83373160 and 83373133.
thanks again.
Added by butterfly on Jun 17, 2015 6:32 PM
Dora Anderson photo in Oakwood Muskegon
Would you look again at the photo you posted to this memorial please. The Dora that you took a photo has a death date of 1933. It might be on the wrong Anderson. Plot location might help to check again. Thank you.
Added by butterfly on Jun 17, 2015 6:29 PM
Purcell Children
Georgia M Smith, mother of Ernest James McDowell, Wilma McDowell Schneider, and Ruth Engle, was married to Donald Purcell, the birth father of my mother-in-law, Phyllis Ann Knapp Purcell Wheeler Knapp. Phyllis' mother was Louise Knapp, who probably was married to Donald after the birth of Phyllis, as she and Donald went on to have 3 more children: Ardith, Arlene, and Edward Purcell. Donald and Georgia were married sometime before 1940, when they are found living together in Kent County.

Georgia's daughter, Ruth, was the product of her marriage to Herman Engle, whom she married on the 8th of October, 1920 in Grand Rapids. There is a record of their marriage at She is listed as Georgia Smith McDowell. She married Harvey McDowell in Harrison County, West Virginia, on the 9th of Feb, 1913. Perhaps you already had this information? If not, I hope this helps. :)

Denise Lemon Knapp
Phyllis and her husband, Jack Knapp, were not related by blood. Louise Knapp's Knapp family was from Ohio. Jack's was from New England.
Added by Onlyarethusa on Nov 10, 2014 5:53 PM
Sharon W
RE: Dawn strait Skiba
You're very welcome.
Added by Sharon W on Oct 05, 2014 6:15 PM
Debra Stanley
Dawn Skiba
Dawn was cremated at Oak Hill Cemetery/Crematory but is not interred here. Please correct place of burial.

Debra Stanley
General Manager
Oak Hill Cemetery
Added by Debra Stanley on Sep 17, 2014 9:49 AM
Memorial# 108608239
May I use your photo of the cemetery on this memorial for my tree? Thanks for all you do. Brenda
Added by huffybuffy on Aug 10, 2014 9:30 PM
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