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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David Franklin Becker, 88, of Independence, MO passed away of heart failure on December 22, 2011 at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg, MO. David was born October 23, 1923 at home in Alma, MO to Frank G. Becker and Beulah Kelso (Garrard) Becker. He graduated from Alma High School in 1942 and received a B.S. in Industrial Arts Education in 1946 from Central Missouri State Teacher’s College, Warrensburg and a M.S. in Industrial Arts with a certification in Safety from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado in 1951. David met his wife Ellen June Pitchford when they were teaching at Windsor High School in Windsor and they married on June 14, 1951 in Sweet Springs. David taught high school for 37 years: Industrial Arts in Moulton, Iowa, Blair, Nebraska and Windsor, Missouri and Driver’s Education in Jefferson City and at Northeast High School in Kansas City. He was a skilled carpenter and in his retirement continued his love of woodworking in his basement shop, making thousands of items for the Independence Senior Citizen's Craft Shop and for many friends. David was a devout Christian who placed his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and was active for many years at Englewood Assembly and Blue Ridge Assembly of God, teaching Sunday school and serving meals. His conservative opinion letters were frequently published in the KC Star, and he loved supporting pro-life organizations, homeless shelters, and other Christian charities. He was known as a kind and generous neighbor, loving husband, father and grandfather, selfless in his helping of others. David was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Charles Becker and nephew Daniel Becker. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ellen June Becker, son James D. Becker and wife Debbie of Warrensburg, daughter Nancy E. Littlejohn and husband Jeff of Norman, Oklahoma and four grandchildren, David J. Littlejohn, Timothy J. Becker and wife Stephanie, Lee J. Littlejohn, and Ellen E. Becker. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Speaks Suburban Chapel 18020 E. 39th St, Independence, MO 64055. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. in the chapel. Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. in Calvary Corder Cemetery, Corder, MO. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to City Union Mission, Kansas City, Missouri or The Gospel Tract Society, Independence, Missouri.
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