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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Mary R. Bell Mongold, 91, of Hummelstown, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in the Spring Creek Care Center, Harrisburg. Born in Mill Creek on April 13, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Rebecca Yocum Bell. Mary was a devoted homemaker; and co-owned with her late husband the former Mongold’s Restaurant in Hershey for ten years. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, and former member of the church’s Ruth Circle. Mary was President of the Hummelstown Senior Center for five years; and a member of the Farm Women Group #5, Hummelstown. She enjoyed doing crafts and playing bingo. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Ira R. Mongold, on May 25, 1995; two sons, Paul A. Mongold on September 5, 1962, and Leonard A. Mongold, husband of Gail Mongold of Hummelstown, on September 17, 1997; and three brothers, LeRoy Bell, Blair Bell and Gerald Bell. She was the beloved mother of daughter, Joyce I. Givler of Hummelstown, and sons, Robert I. Mongold (Yvonne) of Mill Hall, Russell E. Mongold (Joyce), Dennis C. Mongold, and Larry D. Mongold (Judy) all of Hummelstown, Kenneth E. Mongold (Madeline Muscarella) of Tonawanda, NY, and Barry L. Mongold (Pam) of Harrisburg. She is also survived by two brothers, Chester Bell of Millersburg and Ellis Bell of Carlisle; three sisters, Martha McGowan of Landisburg, Janet Heisey of Perry Village, and Ruth McGowan (Gerald) of Millerstown; 18 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 1, 2010, at 11 AM in St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 850 Hill Church Road, Hummelstown, with The Rev. George M. Minick, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Sand Hill Church Cemetery, Hummelstown. Friends are invited to the viewing in the church’s narthex on Monday from 10 AM until time of the service. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elder Express, P.O. Box 104, Hummelstown, PA 17036.
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