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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James C. Wright, 85, of 3205 Willowridge Road, Marion, Iowa, died there Monday, April 14, 2008, following a long illness. Services: 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2008, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion, by Pastor Jim Luders. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the funeral home. Burial: Linwood Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; children, William (Henrietta) Wright of Calumet City, Illinois, Thomas (Eileen) Wright of Tinley Park, Illinois and Linda (Todd) Ginther of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, William, Elizabeth, James, Patrick, Andrew, Stephanie, Michael, Dina, Erica and Patrick; and a sister, Jayne Josephson of Joliet, Illinois. James was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara; and a sister, Dorothy Golden. James was born June 17, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of William and Gertrude (Cleary) Wright. On August 12, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dolores DeSantis in St. Peters Church, Chicago, Illinois. James was an engineer and draftsman for FMC, Link-Belt Company, Crane & Excavator Division for 45 years. James was a member of the Boy Scouts for 73 years where he earned the Silver Beaver award and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the members of St. Luke’s Hospice for their loving and compassionate care given to James. A memorial fund has been established in James’ memory.
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