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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Gladys Ellen Crafts, 90, a lifetime resident of Durango, CO passed away December 29, 2011 at ManorCare Nursing Home in Springfield, MO. She was born to Walter and Gladys Morris in Ignacio, CO on March 5, 1921. Ellen worked for Mountain Bell and School District 9R at Riverview Elementary as a secretary. She retired from the Diamond Circle Gift Shop in 2002. Ellen is survived by her daughter, Karen Ostwald Hetherington, and partner Chuck Williams; three grandchildren, Sharon Pace, and partner Mike MacKanen, Kimberly Slavens, and husband Kelly, Justin Hetherington, and wife Tracy; four great-grandchildren, Carsen and Saylor Pace and Logan and Eli Hetherington; two sisters, Opal Morgenthaler and Wilma Brewer; brother, Herman Morris, and wife Lois; sister-in-law, Pat Morris; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald Morris; two sisters, Shirley Wilson and Georgia VanDerCourt; and by her partner of 30 years, Lewis Clark. My very special thanks to Chuck, who so lovingly helped me care for my mother. Thanks to Three Rivers Hospice and the staff at ManorCare for their loving care and support. Most important, thank you to my mother for being the best mom a daughter could ever have. You were always there for me. Rest now in peace, but know you are always with me in my heart. I love you. No services are planned. Permanent online condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com.
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