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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Jo Ann Burger, 83, of Jay, Oklahoma died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009 at Grand Lake Villa in Grove, Oklahoma. Jo Ann had suffered from poor health for many years. Jo Ann was born December 10, 1925 in Phoenix, Arizona. The only child of Windom and Virgie Mae (Prather) Bell. She moved to Oklahoma City and then to Grove while still a young girl. She attended Grove High School where she was a cheerleader. On November 1, 1942, she married Bill D. Burger in Grove, Oklahoma. They were very active members of the First Christian Church of Grove. The two of them were instrumental in forming the Church Choir and were actively involved as long as their health allowed. Jo Ann also served as the church secretary two different times. Jo Ann also enjoyed sewing, quilting, flower gardening and flower arranging. Jo Ann is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bill Burger of Jay; two sons, Steve Burger and his wife Becky of Jay and Terry Burger and his wife Patty of Naches, WA; one daughter, Cindy Tauuneacie and her husband Dan of Jay; four grandchildren, Michelle Burger of Seattle, WA, Shari Burger, Jason Tauuneacie and Jimmy Tauuneacie all of Jay. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Ellis Family Funeral Home in Grove. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at First Christian Church in Grove with Dr. Wayne Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Olympus Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Tauuneacie, Jimmy Tauuneacie, Lewis Tauuneacie, Robert Johnson, Glenn Franklin and Mike Prather. Jason Tauuneacie and Johnny Stevenson will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. Ellis Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends and family may leave on line condolences by viewing Jo Ann’s obituary at www.ellisfuneralhome.com.
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