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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Edith M. Brehm Varner, 72, of Middletown, passed away Friday with her family by her side in the Harrisburg Hospital. Born in Hummelstown on February 12, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Harry B. Sr, and Helen M. Fanning Brehm. Edith attended the former Hummelstown High School. She retired from the former Cloe’s Textiles, Middletown; enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping and Notre Dame football. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donal M. Varner; and a daughter, Cathy Mae Varner. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy L. Varner of Middletown; 3 sons, Raymond B. Varner husband of Marsha of Canton, OH, Harry J. Varner with whom she lived, and Thomas S. Varner husband of Shirlyn of Reading; 2 sisters, Mary Myers of Canton, OH, and Brooke Robertson of Middletown; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in memory of Edith to help her family with her funeral expenses to the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036.
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