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Lisa Mohan (#47047168)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy since December, 1980 when my oldest daughter was just 4 months old. It was my paternal grandmother, Goldie Evelyn (Robbins) Plotner, who got me interested. I am glad I started when I did because grandma has since passed away and I cannot imagine having to start collecting information now. I am a mother of five children, three girls from my first marriage, and two step-sons that I adore when I married their father. I also have two beautiful granddaughters, Savannah Marie Cory, who just turned 4 in July of this year and Makayla Lynn Haldaman, who just turned two in June of this year. My oldest daughter Karen (Savannah's mother) is expecting my first grandson on January 19, 2009 and we are very excited. I never knew being a grandmother was going to be such a joy! I am hoping all the work I have invested in genealogy my family will appreciate one day.

Please do not use any photos that I have taken and upload them on another web site. Please e-mail me with any corrections/additions that you feel is necessary. I will not make any corrections/additions without proof. Also, if you are requesting a memorial transfer that I have done, you may e-mail me at or leave a public message or you can use the "Suggest A Correction" at the top right corner of the memorial(s). Most of the time I do not have a problem transferring memorials. The only time I would have a problem transferring a memorial is if the person is related to me.

JUNE, 2012: I have been getting a lot of transfer requests and I will answer each of them as quickly as possible. I do not have a problem making transfers for people that are not related to me. If you feel I have not answered your transfer request, please email me again. Rude comments will not be answered. Please always include your Find A Grave I.D. with any request you make.

September 30, 2013: My old yahoo account has been hacked. I lost everything that everyone sent me. If you sent me a S.A.C. and I have not taken care of it, please send it to me again.

A few of the surnames I am working on: Plotner, Stringer, Gentry, Johnson, Mohan, Moran, Newlin, Glentzer, Fields, Kribble, Cottrell, Younkin, Cory, Haldaman, Higgins, Pickens, Clark, Robbins, Duty, Miller, Day, Mendoza, Parrott, Self, Claywell, and others.
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Glenna hopper
Robert LeRoy Hopper Sr.
Robert is my husband. Family has the ashes. i also would like to own this Memorial. please and thank you for putting it on here. I have his parents Rev Harvey and Eula Marie Jones . I also created one for his brother John Clinton Hopper. Thanks Glenna L (Smith) Hopper. I am also going to add Robert LeRoy Hopper Jr if there is not one. Robbie died 3 months old with a rare muscle disease. Robbie parents Robert and Brenda Matlock.
Added by Glenna hopper on Oct 19, 2017 12:02 AM
Jean Flaker
RE: Family tree
Her name is Megan Fischer.
She is the grand-daughter of Rita Fae.
If you would like to contact her, her e-mail is:
Added by Jean Flaker on May 17, 2017 11:17 PM
Jean Flaker
RE: Family tree
I'm doing trees for various friends.
Would you tell me the person I edited on Find A Grave ?
Added by Jean Flaker on May 02, 2017 5:27 AM
Jean Flaker
Family tree
Do you have an Ancestry family tree??

If so what is your user name and tree name

I am working on a tree for a friend of mine who is closely related to you.

Thanks in advance
Added by Jean Flaker on Apr 20, 2017 2:06 AM
Glen England
St. John's Cemetery - Granite City, IL

I notice you have done some cataloging of St. John's Cemetery in Granite City, IL. It seems not much of it is on here. I was looking for my grandparents memorial. Do you know of any other sources for memorials in that cemetery?


Added by Glen England on Jan 06, 2017 5:53 PM
linda cupp-james
plotner family
I am the granddaughter of Eva May Plotner/Baker. My email address is: if your still interested in getting in touch.
Added by linda cupp-james on Oct 22, 2016 5:14 PM
Robert E Chism obit
Robert Eugene Chism #138640150

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Eugene Chism, 69, of Bethalto, Illinois, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, MO. The Rev. Bill Maupin will officiate. Burial will be at the Laddonia Cemetery in Laddonia, MO. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. unit time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Chism passed away on October 31, 2014 in Jennings, Oklahoma.
He was born on December 13, 1944 in Wellsville, MO to Wilson E. and Minnie Flanders Chism. He was married to Suzanne E. Chism and she preceded him in death on July 31, 2013.
He is survived by a son Bobbylee Chism and wife Trissa, 2 daughters, Sherry Kay Newingham, and Karen Thomas, 8 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, 2 sisters Pearl Riley and husband Jean, and Shirley and her husband Bernard.
He had been employed as a Track Supervisor for Southern Pacific Railroad for many years.
Pallbearers will be Jacoblee Chism, Joseph Holland, Robert Sparks, Billy Bryant, Brian Loyet, and Bobbylee Chism.
Memorial donations can be given in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353. On-line condolences may be sent at
Added by Marty on Oct 11, 2015 7:37 PM
Richard Parker
James Totten

Would you please consider placing the following information in James's bio.

1860 - U. S. Federal Census -- Hartford Township, Pike County, Missouri -- Dwelling Number: 1949 - Line: 36 - Page: 416B - Microfilm Roll: 639

Milton Totten 30 (head Virginia) - Ruth 30 (wife Missouri) - John 19 (son) Missouri - Mary J. 17 (daughter) Missouri - Marlinda 15 (daughter) Missouri - Martha 11 (daughter) Missouri - Nancy 9 (daughter) Missouri - Samuel 6 (son) Missouri - Henry 3 (son) Missouri - J. W. 5/12 (son)Missouri.

The 1860 census shows that James William Totten was born in 1860, not 1862, 1863 or 1868.


Name: James William Totten
Birth Date: June 20, 1868
Birth Place: Illinois
Death Date: 20 February 20, 1920
Death Place: Alton, Madison, Illinois Burial Date: February 20, 1920
Burial Place: E. Alton
Cemetery Name: Milton Cemetery
Death Age: 57
Occupation: Laborer
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Male
Street address: 107 MO. Ave. 5 ward
Father Name: James Totten
Father Birth Place: United States
Mother Name: Ruth Bruce
Mother Birth Place: United States
Comments: Correction Copy Attached Showing Same Information, But Typewritten
FHL Film Number: 1562480
Researcher: Richard Parker

The informant made a few mistakes on James's death certificate. 1st: not born in 1868 -- 2nd he died 1920 but his age is stated a 57 - 57 subtracted from 1920 is 1863 - 3rd: his father is listed as James -- incorrect -- Ruth Bruce married Milton S. Totten February 27, 1842, Aurdian County, Missouri.

Thank you for your time and trouble,


Added by Richard Parker on Sep 15, 2015 1:10 PM
Ronald Callahan
RE: Plotner Surname
Thanks for the quick response. My "Plotner Clan" are all from Ohio. So, it doesn't appear that we have any direct link.

Ron Callahan (
Added by Ronald Callahan on Apr 16, 2015 4:33 PM
Ronald Callahan
Plotner Surname
I see that you are a "Plotner" by birth.

My Grandfather was Lester Lee Plotner. To whom are you related in this "Plotner Clan"?

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Added by Ronald Callahan on Apr 05, 2015 8:44 AM
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