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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Virginia M. "Ginny" Lukens, age 93, of Park Village Health Care Center at Dover and formerly of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011.A daughter of the late Chalmer C. and Alva Kern Maurer, Ginny was born at Dover Township on March 24, 1918, and was a 1937 graduate of New Philadelphia High School; where she was a member of the marching band and played the drums and clarinet. Following high school she served for a brief period of time as a telephone operator for GTE prior to taking on the role of Mom and homemaker. In 1957, Ginny returned to her work at GTE and would continue her career as an operator until her retirement in 1981. Throughout that time, she had memorized thousands of telephone numbers and had become a valuable resource for numbers for family and friends a-like. Ginny adored her family and cherished the time spent with each of them. She loved to entertain guests and kept her family and friends in laughter during their time together. When visiting however, it was Ginny's goal to ensure no one left hungry; there was always plenty of food for everyone. She was a talented pianist and vocalist, who sang soprano for many years in the church choir. Ginny was also an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the New Philadelphia Quaker football teams. Additionally, she was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 222. Ginny is survived by two sons, James P. (wife, Anne) Lukens of Newark, Ohio and Joe (wife, Marcia) Lukens of New Philadelphia; and a sister, Annabelle (husband, Alan) Broadhurst of Wadsworth, Ohio. Six granddaughters; Kim Fisher, Carolyn Figi, Melissa Bollinger, Shannon Brogan, Miranda Lukens, and Mary Lukens; nine great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, one nephew David (wife Debbie)Broadhurst and one neice Patty (husband David)Gish complete the family. In addition to her parents, Ginny was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynda Lukens Fitch and a son-in-law, Neal E. Fitch. In keeping with Ginny's wishes cremation has been conducted through Geib's Tuscarawas Valley Crematory at Dover. A private graveside service will be led by Pastor Jeff Gerber in the Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. Memorial contributions in Ginny' name may be directed to the First United Church of Christ Building Fund, PO Box 422, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
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