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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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Myrtle Ennis
RE: Hill Family 85789236
Dear Tess--thank you --I also forgot about it but was working on my Broyles line about 2 or 3 weeks ago --so I went and checked the relatives in Cedar and saw you had changed it, much thanks --I personally believe she is buried where her husband is buried ---just does not have a stone which I think is so sad--she raised her step son and she had him with her sons on her will--so I believe they all got along--though his first wife is in another county in Mo--going on familysearch and see if I can come up with a record of death but doubt it--thanks again Myrtle Mandane Ennis
Added by Myrtle Ennis on May 19, 2017 3:26 PM
Wilda Dillion
Added by Wilda Dillion on May 12, 2017 8:40 PM
Wilda Dillion
Angela Roberta Quarles
Added by Wilda Dillion on May 12, 2017 8:32 PM
Susan Davis Maslen Simpson
Thank you for your additional information on Susan. I have added it to her bio.

I appreciate all your wonderful work to make Find A Grave an accurate and vital research source for genealogists like me and you.

Added by Goddess on May 08, 2017 7:57 AM
Grace E. (Peer) (Noffsinger) Crow (1880-1972)
First, thanks for your work on

Today I sorted out the confusion on her burial location and am posting this identical message to both maintainers of findagrave memorials in hopes of clarifying the situation.

Grace E. Peer, born AUG 1880 married first on 4 DEC 1901 Mathew Newton Noffsinger at Cedar County, MO, and had one child who survived, Dr. Francis Lee Noffsinger (1902-1977). Mathew Noffsinger died 20 FEB 1923 and Grace remarried on 7 DEC 1924 Calvin Scott Crow at Barton County, MO. Although her name and birth year are inscribed on Mathew Noffsinger's headstone (memorial # 86840709), she is in fact buried with her second husband at Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield, memorial # 33306547.

The first marriage is documented in the book "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Rev. Jacob Price" by George F. P. Wanger, 1926, p.550. The second is in the online Missouri marriages on

Thanks again for the work to maintain these memorials.

Don Boyd
Added by dibl on May 04, 2017 5:50 AM
Wilda Dillion
RE: 128820818 and 61831242
Tess, This is a weird duplication. Joan did these from a list she had and I don't suppose she ever saw the cemetery. Do you know if there are two different burial sites? I would like to know what her obit had to say about Angela. I believe she may have started using the name Roberta in her older years. I don't think the person who has Roberta's memorial will give it up. I would hate to say she was Angela Roberta with out some proof.
Thanks for your help. Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on May 03, 2017 8:41 PM
Sharon Henderson
Photo request for Virginia Toliver
Thank you, Tess, for posting the picture of my mother's grave stone which I requested. And thank you also for all the time and effort that you put into Find A Grave. I appreciate the work of you and others who make grave information available.
Sharon H.
Added by Sharon Henderson on May 03, 2017 11:27 AM
Wilda Dillion
128820818and 61831242
Tess, I've been told you are the go to person when we have troubles with someone in Cedar County cemeteries. Angela' death certificate show's her name as Angela R. Quarles and the informant was her daughter. Mrs. Walter Tough or Ethel Rose Quarles Tough. Roberta has no death certificate. The 1900 census shows Angela with her family including son Wallace. The 1910 census calls her Roberta with husband and son Wallace. I believe she was Angela Roberta (Holstine) Quarles but I've never found a record showing her name as Angela Roberta.
I've got into this because I did the research on Nicholas Holstine and Susan Dunbar's family.
Who ever did the research on Roberta did A very poor job.
Roberta needs to be eliminated. Wilda
Added by Wilda Dillion on May 01, 2017 11:33 AM
Thank you, Tess, for the grave marker photo. You are appreciated.
Added by sbb on Apr 17, 2017 7:49 PM
Treva Poe
Kenneth and Jerri Woods
Thank you for the nice photo of their markers.
Added by Treva Poe on Apr 13, 2017 11:11 AM
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