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Tess (#46890960)
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Bio Photo Hello, My name is Teresa (Keith) Coale. I am the daughter of Alden L. and Alma L. (Eslinger) Keith. My father is the son of Herman F. and Edna N. (Dralenats) Keith my mother is the daughter of Clyde P. and Gertrude E. (Reynolds) Eslinger.

I live in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co. MO and I am here to find information on my family my Dad's side Keith, Draelants, Ellerman, my Mom's side Eslinger, Reynolds and Hochstedler. I am also doing genealogy for my kids on the Coale, Cargill, Burris and Scales.

I will also help people find information they are looking for. Right now I am working on listing all cemeteries in Cedar Co Missouri. Feel free to email me if you have information to give or if you would like for me to find information for you, and if you see I have made an error please let me know so it can be corrected. I am working from a Cedar Co. Cemetery Directory but still there might be mistakes or typing errors.

Please when suggesting a correction REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT THE FIND A GRAVE POLICE, But when suggesting a correction or addition to a certain memorial go to the memorial you are talking about then go to the (EDIT) button on the memorial you are referring too. Then if it is something like a birth/death date/place, link to spouse/parents, Name, etc. click on the link for that, when suggesting for something to go into the bio click the (SAC) line. PLEASE this sends a link so all we have to do is click and go straight to the memorial. When sending it other ways you have to click on several links to get to where you want us to go for the correction/update. This is getting really bothersome when I have so many to do a day. This is not the place for corrections/updates. I also will not update if I can not contact you to find out where you got your info if I need to ask questions. I like to verify my corrections before accepting them. If you send me a date update by the SAC link it will be deleted and not updated.

I do transfer memorials if your related. I think it is really sad that people are here just for numbers, what does that accomplish. I do not really care how your related as long as the memorial goes to a family member. I do not transfer memorials just because you like to collect them because they are ministers, railroader, or any other people you like to collect, that is not fair to the family members if they want the memorials. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree.

I also do not transfer to someone so they can update then they say they will transfer back to me. If you want to type it up I can always copy and paste it in myself. Thanks for the offer but I am a big girl and I know how.

Thanks Tess

Something I got in an email I thought was funny.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being me, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."

Why can't people just ask for directions?

Remember go to the edit button on the page you want updated. Do not send an email. My email is for information that can not be done through the edit button.
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Margaret Alice Eslinger @ Vancouver Crematorium
All taken care of. Thanks for your patience.

Best regards,
Added by Bernadette on Oct 06, 2017 12:02 PM
Kristi Baird Hatcher
RE: Charles F Baird #29872712
Thanks Tess..... learning as I a great day :)

Kristi Baird Hatcher
Added by Kristi Baird Hatcher on Sep 12, 2017 12:05 PM
Kristi Baird Hatcher
Charles F Baird #29872712
Hello Tess,
I just linked Charles with his (probably 2nd) wife, Catherine G. I left a note and ....well I must have hit it twice. Could you be so kind as to remove one of my notes. Thank you for your time and continued dedication to Find A Grave.
Kristi Baird Hatcher

PS This Charles F is not part of my tree...sigh...the search continues.
Added by Kristi Baird Hatcher on Sep 11, 2017 7:46 PM
Teya Walkker
RE: Walter M. Lorimor
Hi Tess, It was my fault for the confusion. His middle name is definitely Marion. His eldest daughter (my birth mother) E.S. "Anne" Lorimor is here visiting with me this week, and we are getting all of the genealogy records straight to the best of our ability. She knows so much, 87 and sharp as a tack, recently broke the world record climbing Mt Kilimanjaro...! It is absolutely Marion for the middle name - Walter Marion Lorimor. Some of the other records out there have been transcribed incorrectly (including misspellings of the name Lorimor with other relations in many instances) and we are working on cleaning the mistakes up, one by one. Thank you for writing me, your site is invaluable! Feel free to write to me again if you have any more questions.
Warm regards, Teya
Teya Walkker
Added by Teya Walkker on Sep 08, 2017 10:34 AM
Jeanne Stewart
thanks for all the updates
I understand what you are seeing about the spelling of Willcoxon and Wilcoxon - and Radar/Rader -- I find both family names spelled different ways going back several generations - I try to use the spelling I find the most consistently as those who make the "official records" are sometimes guessing :-)

I am on a similar mission in this area - trying to document and photograph cemeteries even though none of my family can be found here. I am just getting started and am first working in cemeteries where a friend has family (I am helping her with her genealogy).

One day I will make a trip in that direction - I have cemeteries, libraries, archives and more to visit all over Missouri and Kansas :-)
Added by Jeanne Stewart on Aug 28, 2017 5:24 AM
Georya Irene Davison
Oops sorry about the mistake. I do think your great at find a grave and appreciate your efforts. Thank-you. I am one of those quite ones that sit back and watch and learn more that way than from talking. I see so many much more in life by watching. 🌹 Beauty is a silent thing it asks for no compliments just love and respect. 😇 You are one of those people. Much love and respect my friend.
Added by angelsaroundme2 on Aug 09, 2017 11:45 PM
Georgya Irene Davison
Thank-you so much for the photo. I am grateful for your effort and appreciative for your work. It does not go unnoticed.
Added by angelsaroundme2 on Aug 02, 2017 10:25 PM
Ashley Jefferies
Zachary Reynolds
Thanks for the update! I'm so glad someone was able to get it for you!!
Added by Ashley Jefferies on Jul 15, 2017 8:06 AM
Walter Dunn
RE: Dr Zachary Taylor Reynolds # 135487731
Very good, I spent 7 years digging up covered up stones, most of them were temp. stones,but some very big, one was a full body stone covered about 6 inches. Some were over a foot deep. hard work that I can not do any more. Anyway good work, keep it up.

Walter Dunn
Added by Walter Dunn on Jul 15, 2017 6:43 AM
LaDon Brennan
Frances Denney
Thank you for referral to her death cert, her memorial has been updated. If she is your family please send transfer request.
Added by LaDon Brennan on Jul 08, 2017 11:35 AM
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