Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message 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, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
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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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Rita P. Joseph, 80, of Potterville, MI died Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Mrs. Joseph was born August 28, 1929 in Pontiac, MI the daughter of Ernest and Clara (Ruth) French. Mrs. Joseph married her late husband, Charles Joseph Jr. in 1947 becoming co-owner of Carl’s Supermarket in Potterville. She was a member of the Potterville United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday School Superintendant, on the Board of Trustee’s, was Finance Committee Chairman, President, Vice President and Secretary of United Methodist Women’s, Sunday School Teacher, Organist and several other committee’s. Mrs. Joseph was the Benton Township Clerk from 1959–1963, involved in Band Boosters from 1962-1972, a charter member of the Potterville Area Chamber of Businesses, Gizzard Fest Committee as Chairman of “Sidewalk Café” and Parade, Camp Fire Girls, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She also was involved in the Benton Township/Potterville Fire Department being on the Fire Board beginning in 2002, she was a licensed E.M.T. with the National Registry & Fire Fighter, CPR and Red Cross Instructor for 40 years ending in 1997. Mrs. Joseph was a past President and Treasure of the Eaton County Humane Society and Potterville Downtown Development Committee. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Jim) Robertson; son, Charles Joseph; daughter, Kathy Joseph; grandchildren, James (Jean) Robertson, Jeromy (Kimberly) Robertson, Jacob (Coty) Robertson and Melanie and Samuel Joseph; great grandchildren, Alexander Robertson; Eric Robertson, Kyle Robertson, Brett Robertson, Ian Robertson, Hayden Robertson, Lillian Irene Robertson; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Joseph, Yvonne Chapman and Janice French; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Joseph, Jr. in 1999. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI with Pastor Rebecca Morrison officiating. Interment will be in Benton Township Cemetery, Potterville, MI. Visitation will be Friday, March 12, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Potterville United Methodist Church, Potterville Benton Fireman’s Association or Advantage Hospice.
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