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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SIOUX CITY -- Mabel I. Cotter, 99, of Sioux City died peacefully Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at her residence with her family near by. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael J. Erpelding officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a St. Joseph Guild rosary at 7 p.m., at Larkin Northside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online to www.christysmith.com. Mabel was born Nov. 21, 1911, in Sioux City, the daughter of Alexander and Ada (Straw) Tait. She graduated from Central High School in 1929. She married Joseph F. Cotter on Feb. 10, 1933, in Sioux City. He died on June 28, 1985, in Sioux City. Mabel worked at St. Vincent Hospital as a nurse's aide for many years. She also worked as a volunteer st St. Joseph School for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Guild and Legion of Mary. She was a grandma to everyone and a real caregiver to family and friends. Mabel is survived by two daughters, LaVonne Elmore of Sioux City and Marion Kay Asher of Spanaway, Wash.; six grandchildren, Catherine (Barry) Head of Canada, Joe Elmore of Sioux City, Randall (Cleo) Asher of Hawaii, Lori Martin of Spanaway, Tim (Kelli) Asher of Puyallup, Wash., and Brenda Asher of Spanaway; 11 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Aaron, Cassie, John, Brock, Ryan A., Jordan, Ryan H., Leah, Larissa and Kylie; a great-great-grandchild, Kolton; and special friends, Kate Skuodas, Denise Semple and Taylor Henry. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Walter and Alex Tait; two sisters, June Venzke and Bertha Kopp; and a son-in-law, Jack Asher. The family would like to acknowledge Hospice of Siouxland for the care and love that was shown to Mabel. Memorials in Mabel's name may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
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