Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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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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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.
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Alma Marie Stainbrook, age 96 passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Thursday January 12, 2012 at the home of her daughter Joan M. Giles.
She was born on January 8, 1916 a daughter of the late Ernest and Marie Rutter.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Claude L. Stainbrook in 1991, four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by two daughters; Joan and her husband Roger Giles, Claudia and her husband Samuel Stafford; one grandson Roger A. Giles and three granddaughters Deborah M. Bemis and her husband Mark, Jennifer Heinrich and her husband Brian and Christina Wyant; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alma was a member of Lake Shore Alliance Church most of her life where she served her Lord in teaching Sunday school, in leadership with the Women’s Missionary Prayer Fellowship and as secretary of the church board for several years. In later years she attended First Alliance Church with her family.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc. 5000 Wattsburg Rd. (corner of East Gore Rd. and Pine Ave.) on Friday from 6 to 9 PM. Additional calling will be held on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30 PM at First Alliance Church, 2939 Zimmerly Rd. Erie, PA 16506. Funeral services will be held in First Alliance Church at 12:30 PM with Rev. David Snyder of First Alliance Church and Rev. Darrell Carny her nephew co-officiating.
Private burial for the family will follow at Venango Cemetery in Venango, PA.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either Great lakes Hospice 1700 Peach St. Suite 244 Erie, Pa 16501 or Meeting God in Missions where her granddaughter Jennifer and Family serve, Mr. Tim Pohl, Director of Finances, 457 Nagle Rd. Erie, PA 16511.
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