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 â€śSmart Selectâ€ť 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 todayâ€™s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, â€śHonoring a Lifeâ€ť 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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Phyllis Elaine Happel, 82, of Marion, passed away from cancer on Sunday, June 1, 2003, at her daughter’s home in Sherman Oaks, California. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2003, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, by the Rev. Scott Boone. Friends may call from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday (June 5) at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion, where a parish vigil service will begin at 5 p.m. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Stephens Cemetery, Atkins, Iowa. She is survived by a son, Larry McLinden of Calabasas, California; three daughters, Susan Pecka of Hiawatha, Iowa, Beverly Blasingame and husband Steve of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and Mary Diane Rasmussen of Sherman Oaks, California; five grandchildren, Aaron, Christina, Kelsi, Lauren and Larry Jr., and two great-grandchildren, Rhianna and Donovan, who were all fortunate to have known and loved her. Also surviving Phyllis, are a sister, Katherine Pesek of Battle Creek, Michigan, and her sister-in-law, Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Noreen; and three brothers, Wilfred, Vincent and Bernard McLinden. Phyllis was born in Bay City, Michigan, on February 14, 1921, to William R. McLinden and Edith Mullins McLinden. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan, by relatives. Phyllis moved to Iowa, where she raised her children and for twelve years, co-owned the Country CafĂ© restaurant in Marion, Iowa, with Agnes Smith, her friend and mother-in-law from her first marriage. On July 5, 1967, she married Karl Happel, who passed away May 30, 1999. Phyllis and Karl owned a farm near Atkins, Iowa, where they enjoyed life surrounded by friends and family. After Karl’s death, Phyllis moved to Moundview Manor in Marion, Iowa, where she developed new friendships and continued to relish each day of her life. Memorials will be used for a donation to Moundview Manor in memory of Phyllis.
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