Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Whitinger, Marion, age 64, of Charlotte, Michigan, died Sunday, September 14, 2003. Ms. Whitinger was employed by the Charlotte Public Schools for more than twenty-five years. She organized the Charlotte Paraprofessional Support Association/MEA local and served as its' President and MEA Representative Assembly delegate for several years. She enjoyed working at Galewood Elementary School where she used her artistic talent, creativity and love of reading to make the media center a special place for children to learn. She especially valued her friendships with the Galewood Elementary School faculty, staff and many friends. Marion was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Whitinger; father, Elwood Whitinger; and nephew, Daniel Tuckey. She is survived by four sisters, Lucille Tuckey of Charlotte; Wilma Campbell of Charlotte, Leila (Dick Grossman) Whitinger of Anoka, Minnesota, Linda (Matt) Silvas of Charlotte, and one brother, John (Sue) Whitinger of Odessa, Florida. She will be deeply missed by nephews and nieces Brian Tuckey, Sue Tuckey, Sara Powers, Julie Wertz, Steve Tuckey, Robert Tuckey, Edward Tuckey, Lori Baum, Andrew Campbell, Mary Jo Campbell, Jodi Driver, Robert Silvas, Amy Sawatski, Angel Bartlett, Lisa Whitinger Johnson, and Nick Whitinger; great-nieces and nephews, Megan, Courtney, Travis, Joey, Trent, Neisha, Eric, Shane, Zane, Spencer, Alisha, Eric, Owen, Ryan, Patrick, Holly, Corey, Kindra, Jason, Jenny, Kenny, Robbie, Rikki, and Randi; great-great nieces and nephews, Jedediah, Brody, Sydney, Christina and Martina. She is also survived by her Uncle George Whitinger; Aunts Maemie Ronning, and Alberta Whitinger; Whitinger cousins, and Fladeboe cousins.
Marion will be remembered for her love of children, loyalty to her family and friends, artistic talent, her musicianship and her generosity of spirit. A Memorial service will be at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 17, at the Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, with Dr. Rev. Roy Backus officiating. Visitations will be on Monday from 7:00-9:00 P.M. and Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 P.M. at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. If desired, contributions in her memory may be made to the Eaton Community Hospice or the Galewood Elementary Media Center (check payable to Galewood Elementary), 512 E. Lovett, Charlotte, MI 48813. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
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