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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McKeel, Betty Pippenger, 75, died Saturday, October 7, 2006, at home. She was born on March 15, 1931 in Fort Wayne Indiana and was the daughter of Delbert and Bertha Pippenger. She was raised in Michie, Tennessee where she was an athletic and active child. After graduating from high school, she went to work in Memphis where she met her future husband, William J. McKeel. They were wed on December 18, 1954 and spent their first year in the Panama Canal Zone with the Navy before they settled in Oklahoma in 1956. They lived most of their lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma where they raised their three children, Simone, Betsy and Wade. Betty had a great intellect and many interests. She was an avid reader and loved to garden. Her passion was for bargains and garage sales. She was known to have the cleanest garage sales in Tulsa. Betty fought a hard battle with lung cancer and died peacefully surrounded by her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Nedra King. Survivors include husband Bill; daughter Simone Lewis; daughter Betsy Low and her husband Ken Low; son Wade McKeel; four grandsons, John Low, Will Lewis, Charley Lewis and Robert Low; all of Tulsa; brother Steve Pippenger and his wife Linda of Michie, Tennessee; her sister Linda Wolfe of Lebanon Tennessee. Memorial service 10:00 A.M. Thursday, November 16, 2006, Asbury United Methodist Church Mason Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo, Tulsa, OK 74133. Ninde Woodland Chapel 728-8500. www.ninde.com
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