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Penny Neeson (#47535929)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo I have been doing family research for over 30 years. My families are Orbin, Collins, Tiller, Miles, Smith, Swallow, Hill, Schunk, Keown/Cowan/Cowen, Grable, Haney, Hines, Howard, Riley, Lee, Leatherman. I am also doing my husbands side Neeson, Brooks, Beamer, Herring/Herron, Carman, Egglestone, Vincent, Sanders, and so many others. I was born in Macon, Missouri and lived there till I was 10. Then we moved to Columbia and then moved to Bevier when I was 13. I have several family members still in Macon, Bevier, Kaseyville and all over Macon County.
I have been interested in my family for as long as can remember. The Titanic has always been a special interest of mine and as a child I discovered that my Grandma Mae and Grandpa Smith were alive when this happened all of a suddenly history became real and not a story so I started my family research. My Grandpa Smith wanted to know about his father's and mother's family so I began digging. The joy on my Grandpa's face when I found something new still keeps me looking after his death hoping to bring joy to someone else searching for family.
I do find a grave so family members can find each other. No one deserves to be forgotten.
Any photo I take of headstones can be used by anyone who is doing a family project.
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Steven Robert Howard
Just to let you know, I have added the footstones for Mary and William J. to their entries. I will have to return to Walnut Ridge Cem. in the future to take the family surname headstone, unless someone else beats me to it. I'm getting old and got distracted.

Added by Steven Robert Howard on Jun 01, 2017 6:20 AM
Lyda Yates
James Walter & Lillian Fuhr-Yates
Hi Penny, could you please add another name under children:

Eugene (Red) Yates
B: June 11, 1919
D: Oct 16, 1991

He is buried @ Memorial Park Cemetary Moberly, MO/Randolph County

This should complete the list of children's names for James Walter & Lillian Fuhr-Yates. Thank you again for your assistance
Added by Lyda Yates on May 22, 2017 5:27 PM
Sharon Nowery
RE: Harvey Family
Dear Penny: Thank you! I have contacted people that have done 200,000 graves and won't give them up even though they are not related. If I were going to give advice to you as someone who has done an extensive, high quality, book, put at least one copy with the LDS Family History Center in Salt Lake. I know everything is computer now, but they will film it and make it available to future generations. Who knows where and findagrave will be in 100 years. I have read 100+ old books from them. I am now doing my husbands line and only plan about 6 copies for family, one copy for a state library, 1 copy for LDS FHC and then will put it all on What is missing about is the personalization of a book with all the old family stores. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Sharon Nowery
Added by Sharon Nowery on May 22, 2017 12:03 PM
Candace Hearne
Memorial #140239603
Hi, Penny!

You created the memorial #140239603, labeled "Olm Hill Ferguson," which is actually "Ann Hill Ferguson," my 2nd great grandmother. I'm curious if you can tell me where she is located in the cemetery? Also, is her husband, John Ferguson, buried next to her or nearby?

Thank you so much for all of your work!

Candace Hearne
Added by Candace Hearne on Apr 03, 2017 3:30 PM
RE: Kathy L. Gilstrap
Thank you, then I will connect with that memorial. Thanks again :)
Added by JuJu on Mar 09, 2017 12:38 PM
Robert F. Martin
RE: Hannah Christian
Penny thanks for responding. Yes please make transfer. Hannah Martin was my Great Aunt, one of thirteen children. I've located Hannah finally with some family paperwork ( married names ) still searching for her sister Mollie Martin Shirley. I'm new to F.A.G. its a perfect site to find family final resting places.
Thanks again, Robert Martin.
Added by Robert F. Martin on Feb 23, 2017 1:44 PM
RE: Joseph William Hines
Hi Penny,
Thanks for the transfer. I put a link on each memorial, to the other. Should work.

Thanks again,

(You're not nuts, things like that are just normal for me.) :-)
Added by PShannon on Feb 20, 2017 6:07 PM
Lyda Yates
RE: Del Dee Yates
Than you so much for doing this.

I greatly appreciate the work that you and others do on Find A Grave. I have been able to find family members that I thought I would never find.

Thank You!
Added by Lyda Yates on Feb 07, 2017 7:17 PM
wanda luntsford
RE: Eva Cress
You are very welcome
Added by wanda luntsford on Jan 14, 2017 8:00 AM
Robert F. Martin
J . Richard Martin 105076848
Hi Penny,
My name is Robert Martin. Richard was my Great Uncle. Would you consider transferring memorial maintenance over to me. Thanks so much, hope to hear from you.

Robert Martin.
Added by Robert F. Martin on Jan 13, 2017 6:51 PM
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