Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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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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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.
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Robert “Bob” Lee Gilstrap died at his residence in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the age of 62.
The son of Roy Virgil and Levisa (Morris) Gilstrap was born on May 23, 1946 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Bob graduated from Stigler High School and received his masters in education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Ok. Bob was both a teacher and a coach for 29 years. Bob was enjoying retirement spending his days reading, writing in his journal and taking walks.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Morris Dyer and Herman Dyer.
Bob was survived by his three sons; Rob and his wife Lynn of Miami, OK, Cale Gilstrap of Tulsa, OK, David and his wife Rachel of Pryor, OK and four grandchildren Hunter, Holden, Hannah and Aubrey Gilstrap, brothers John Gilstrap, David Dyer and Dixon Dyer and sisters Eloise Wibben, Stella Long and Fleeta Nelson.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday April 23, 2009 at the First Christian Church in Miami, Oklahoma with Dr. Charles Wibben officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home. Family and Friends may leave online condolences by viewing Bob’s obituary at www.ellisfuneralhome.com
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