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Jean Wilson (#48841367)
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Bio Photo I am a retired registered nurse, & started ancestry last fall. I always start a search w/ findagrave, so appreciate the info. I love the obits, links they provide & family history. So I started taking photos, & found that isn't as easy as I thought!!! I live in Ankeny,Iowa, so have easy access to the Des Moines cemeteries. We also used to live in Nevada, Iowa, so am trying to go there 1 x a week. I have lots of family in the Story City & Roland area, so can go to those also.
Ok. Twice this past week centributors have accused me of being "insensitive to family's feelings" because of photos I took of their families graves. One because I included the back which had family members & one because I included a photo of a "gift of life donor symbol" on the grave. I really resent people who don't know me forming an opinion of me which is TOTALLY INCORRECT!! I was a nurse for 40 yrs., & have walked alongside life & death my whole life. I have worked closely w/ grieving families & rejoiced w/ families when their loved one turned a corner & recovered. I worked with a surgeon that did heart transplants, & even one who received the gift of the heart of my son's best friend. When I see "Donor of Life" symbol, I AM GRATEFUL that this family in their time of sorrow could make this incredibly difficult decision to help another family so they didn't have to experience what they just did. So THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE MADE THIS SACRIFICE. I have spent many days & many hours recording the graves in the Nevada Cemetery, working to get the 46% photographed to 100%!! It just reached 91%, of which I am quite proud. SO, if you would like me to delete any photos, ask respectfully, you needn't say anything else. You do not have to made me feel horrible when I'm happy to accommidate. But, you DO NOT HAVE TO CRITICIZE & demean any contributor who is doing this as a volunteer. I''m sorry for all our losses. That's why we do this, to preserve memories.
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Kathy Wheelock
RE: Virginia Acker
How do you delete second one? I didn't see where you could delete.
Added by Kathy Wheelock on Oct 17, 2017 3:34 PM
Kimberly
RE: Josh
No worry. I was having problems also so thought it might have been because of that. Wonder where mine went???🤔 😃
Added by Kimberly on Oct 10, 2017 4:43 PM
Kimberly
Find A Grave Memorial# 113138967
Wrong photo for this lady.

Added by Kimberly on Oct 10, 2017 3:28 PM
Kathy Wheelock
RE: Virginia Jean Acker
I see that - not sure how I did that.
Added by Kathy Wheelock on Oct 09, 2017 2:48 PM
Becky Irish
Thank you
Thanks for posting the picture of my son's monument. Chad Thomas Dankel who is buried at the cemetery in Nevada, Iowa.
Added by Becky Irish on Oct 08, 2017 10:09 AM
Brenda Runyon
Carl Ellis
Hi
You sent me 4 census for Carl and I'm not sure how many I can put on his memorial so I did the first one and the last. Thank you so much for the information.
Brenda
Added by Brenda Runyon on Oct 03, 2017 8:20 PM
Lahna Neely
RE: James Albert Shaver
What makes you think there are two memorials for Albert?
Added by Lahna Neely on Sep 18, 2017 5:18 AM
Lahna Neely
RE: James Albert Shaver
Hi Jean,

I will email you about James Albert Shaver.

Lahna
Added by Lahna Neely on Sep 17, 2017 5:54 PM
Chris Gerke
RE: Edits pending
Sorry Jean, I just don't get on here as often as I should. Do you want to send me those edits and I'll update?
Added by Chris Gerke on Sep 15, 2017 7:11 AM
OperaDebbie
RE: Elizabeth Selter
There is a possibility the sexton was wrong when he led me to this plot as I don't recall seeing her husband's marker nearby. The city records department took her name and birth and death date and wrote her name on the map that is also uploaded to her record. If I was given the wrong information, I am happy to delete the photos and look again.
Added by OperaDebbie on Sep 05, 2017 7:24 AM
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