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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Evelyn Louise McDaniel, 90, passed away peacefully, Saturday, October 1, 2011, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. A private family graveside service will be held. Arrangements with Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Survivors include daughters, Penny (Al) Bailey, Pam (John) Wharton, Patrice (Steve Corpstein) Jackson; son, John (Julie) McDaniel; grandchildren, Abby Jackson, Jennifer (Jeff) Thompson, Shannon (Andrea) Rippey, Erica (Ryan) Bascom, Josh (Riley) Wharton, Matt Wharton, Abbie (Scott) Rathje, Kylea (Zach) Zmoos, and Drake; great-grandchild, Grayson; and brother, Richard Kretschmar. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Clifford “Mac” McDaniel in 1992. Evelyn was born May 23, 1921, the daughter of John and Louise (Conrad) Kretschmar in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On April 18, 1942, she was united in marriage to Clifford McDaniel in Kahoka, Missouri. She graduated from Mount Mercy Nursing School with her RN degree on May 19, 1942. Evelyn worked as a nurse for Dr Flynn, Sr. and Mercy Hospital for many years, retiring in 1984. Special thank-you to her hospice team and the staff at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. In lieu flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a fund to be established in memory of Evelyn.
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