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Created on: 03/17/09 12:09 PM Views: 2027 Replies: 20
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Hi all,
I just subscribed to and I wanted to offer my services. If you'd like me to look up some of your classmates and send you the obituary for them, send me a private message with any info you have (name, city, year)
I'll email you their obituary....

Beth Smile

UPDATE: Please search and ensure there are entries for them (you can do this without a subscription). If you find they have an entry, I'd love to send it to you. It's far to difficult for me to do all the searching though...

UPDATE2: 3/22/09 I'm all out of my 100 prepaid articles. I did find it was a good source for the most part. Not all the articles were long though, so I wouldn't get a subscription for just 1 or 2 articles.

Edited 03/22/09 8:45 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM - Response #1

That's a very nice gesture! Good people on here helping people. You gotta love it!!Laughing

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 3:25 PM - Response #2

It's so great of you to offer to do that, Beth!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 4:28 PM - Response #3

We would like to post all of the obits; we are the Class of 1978 at Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park.
The names we need obits on are:


Scott Guillerm


Steve Catlin (Catlin)
Scott Taylor


John Bouska


Matt Sumpter


Lisa Hanschu (Gardner)


Clayton (Clay) Steadman


Dave Bowers
Kevin Oldham


Joe Swain


Jeff Paul Davidson
Page Pharr (Pharr)


Quentin Nelson


Diana Cary (Cary)
Charles Dervin
Steven C. Edmonds
Greg Flanagan
Jonathan Liedtzke

Thanks for the help,
Dennis Lindsey

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 4:43 PM - Response #4

Boy are you generous!!! You'll be looking up classmates for years!

Good person...thanks!!!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 4:44 PM - Response #5

Hi Dennis,
I sent you the ones I could find in private messages... please please validate these are the correct people before posting them! All I had was their names, but I'm not sure of the ages etc.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 4:51 PM - Response #6

An amazing offer! Thanks so much. I hope you aren't inundated now! At the very least, we all know about a new site for searching.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM - Response #7

Oh, keep 'em coming! Just try to do the initial search for me! Smile


Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 5:24 PM - Response #8

Wow, Beth that is so generous!! I emailed you my small list of 4 ppl.

You are a DOLL!!! Anything that I can do to help you, please, please let me know.

Pay it forward you know!!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 12:45 AM - Response #9

Kevin Shepherd 2007 and Greg Barry 1995 both lived in Utah


Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 7:33 AM - Response #10

I sent you Kevin... Couldn't find Greg though...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 12:18 PM - Response #11

Thank you very much.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 8:45 AM - Response #12

Very very nice Beth, this brought out my first post!

Diane Michelle Silich, August 1, 2002, Hobart, IN

Thank you so much

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 11:49 AM - Response #13

Beth, did you recieve an email from me this morning?

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 7:17 PM - Response #14

Hey everyone! I'm all out of my 100 (in a month for $20)

Good luck in your searches!

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 9:51 PM - Response #15

Its all good. Thanks for taking your time to reply back. Yeah, afterwards, I realized that you were maxed out.
Feel free to be in touch in case anything comes up, We are in this together.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:05 AM - Response #16

Beth....I have a lot of classmates that don't have their obituaries. Do you find the is worth the money to join? Thanks in advance.

Judy Hawkins Oliver

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:38 PM - Response #17


For many years, I've had a subscription to I think I pay around $99 for a two year subscription.

They have obituaries from 6500 newspapers around the country. You can dig through their site and find out the newspapers which they carry before you subscribe. See if your hometown paper is included and for which years. Even if it's not included, you can still search for people who have passed anywhere in the country that includes the world Vale in the obit.

They also have searchable newspaper articles for selected newspapers, and the Social Security Death Index, which is nice to help confirm someone's passing and for those who don't have an obituary.

I keep track of about 2,000 people, including all my classmates going back to kindergarten, upper and lower classmen, parents, teachers, and staff. I'd estimate I've saved several thousand dollars in searching by using Normally, you pay $2.95 to see an obituary from after one year, so you can save a lot of money with

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:56 PM - Response #18

Thank you Scott...I'll check that out. Our Class website has gradually grown to include anyone who Graduated from our school and wants to be part of it ??. Again thank you so much.

Judy Hawkins Oliver

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3:34 PM - Response #19

Hi Judy,
We never purchased ObitsArchive. I just rely on classmates to send in obits.


Friday, August 23, 2019 at 6:54 PM - Response #20

Thank you Beth.

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