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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Bessie M. McFall October 12, 1923 – May 28, 2012 Bessie M. Edwards was born in Carleton, Michigan on October 12, 1923. She was one of four children the daughter of the late David P. Edwards and the late Bertha (Ferrell) Edwards. To help with the World War II effort she worked at a bomber plant. She married Calvin H. McFall and from this union came the birth of four children. Bessie worked for the Ford Motor Company for more than thirty-two years as a factory worker. She was a member of the United Auto Workers and was employed at several plants including: Rawsonville, Monroe, and Saline prior to her retirement. After her retirement Bessie worked ten years for Contract Service Group at the Mercy Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center on Stewart Road serving as crew leader. Bessie was one in a million. She liked to be in control, and she was a woman who knew what she wanted and how to accomplish her goals. It was said that she had ten of everything. Bessie was very loved and respected by her family and friends. Bessie enjoyed quilting, hook latching, embroidery, and ceramics. She loved playing solitary and grocery shopping. She was a wonderful wife and mother and a feisty grandmother. She loved with her whole heart but wasn’t afraid to rule with a firm hand. Bessie M. McFall age 88 of Monroe passed away at 10:10am, Monday, May 28, 2012 at Harper Hospital, Detroit Medical Center. In addition to her parents and her husband her passing was preceded by two brothers: Scotty and Albert, and a great-granddaughter: Misty. To cherish her memory she leaves four beloved children: Wesley (Christine) McFall of Texas, Shirley Roden of Monroe, Bonnie (Harley) Roberts of Alger, Michigan, and Margaret Johnson of Monroe; one sister: Grace (Mel) Peden; eight grandchildren: Tracy (Ronald) Acord, Chris Clark, Gary Roberts, Jill (Paul) Rybecki, Barb (Steven) Jordan, Stan (Jodie) Johnson, Megan Johnson, and Michael McFall; eight great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 8:00pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Her Life will take place at 11:00am, Thursday, May 31, 2012 also at Merkle’s with Ken Tomalak officiating. Cremation will follow. Memorial donations are suggested to the family. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort, share a photo, make a donation, or send a floral arrangement by visiting www.merklefs.com and then selecting the Online Tributes page.
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