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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Ruth Emaline Cotterman Stansbury, 82, of New Philadelphia, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 Hennis Care Centre in Dover. Ruth was born in New Philadelphia on October 28, 1920 to the late Charles and Lena Brown Cotterman and graduated from Green High School in 1938. She married Ray Stansbury on April 14, 1940 with whom she shared 59 years until his death November 9, 1999. Ruth loved to cook, garden, travel and spend time with her family. She and Ray traveled to all 50 states as well as several foreign countries. Ruth managed the delicatessen at Maurer's Market for ten years.A special love of hers was 4-H. She co-founded the Merry Clover Leaves club and served as a 4-H club advisor for 40 years. Her baking skills and artistic creativity provided the wedding cakes for her children and for the weddings and birthdays of many family members and friends. She was also an active member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, now known as the Community of Christ.In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her sister, Maxine (Dale) Cotterman Miller. She is survive by her three children, Rhonda (Frank) Leper of New Philadelphia; Dale and his companion Nina Yamaguchi of Los Gatos, CA; and Dirk (Carol) Stansbury of Shepherdstown, WV; a brother, Dewey Hostetler of Phoenix, AZ; and uncle, Robert (Lois) Brown of New Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Irene Stansbury of Ortanna, PA; seven grandchildren, Brent Stansbury of Yokohama, Japan; Shelley Stansbury of Richmond, VA; Shannon (Brendhan) Stansbury Dillon of Norfolk, VA; Shay (Scott) Leeper Young, Shellyn Leeper and Janna Leeper, all of New Philadelphia; Ty Stansbury of Shepherdstown, WV; and three great-grandchildren, Braden, Sydney and Laken Young of New Philadelphia.Visitation will be Thursday evening, June 12, 2003, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home where the funeral will be conducted on Friday at 1:30 PM. Elder Glenn R. Carlisle and Rev. Lonnie D. Fulp will officiate. Interment will be private.The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Tuscarawas County Room" in the Ohio 4-H Youth Center and be sent to Ohio Cooperative Extension, Tuscarawas County, 219 Stone Creek Rd., SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
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