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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Winifred J. Collins, 87, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, February 20, 2010 at her home. She was born June 4, 1922 in Battle Creek the daughter of Arlington and Murriel (Parrish) Hamacher. She married James W. Collins on March 18, 1939 in Angola, Indiana and he preceded her in death on September 15, 1990. Winifred was a Mom and homemaker all of her life and dotted over her children. Winifred attended VanNocker one room school and Southwestern Junior High. She attended Fairfax Baptist Church and still enjoyed reading her Bible. Winifred’s family always spent Christmas Eve and family gatherings at her house. Winifred had never driven in her whole life, her husband, James, was teaching her and she hit the porch so she gave up driving. In her younger days, she enjoyed reading. She was a very loving, caring person and on many occasions would take family members in when they needed help. She is survived by her children, Murriel (David) Delaney of Battle Creek, Shirley A. Prough of Battle Creek, Sandra L. (Bill) Wilson of Albion, Thomas (Ruby) Collins of Battle Creek, 13 grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Wilma "Billie" Berkimer; great-great granddaughters, Courtney Wilson, Cheyanne Lind; brothers: Fred, David, Ernest "Ernie" and Delbert Hamacker; sisters, Fannie Bruce, Thelma Davison, Josephine Collins, Vivian Goodnight, Virginia Davison, Margaret Fales O'Dell, Stella Marie Stiff and Beulah Hamacher Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Tuesday from 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1:00 P.M. at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with Karen Ogden officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Alzheimer's Diseases & Related Disease Association. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com
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