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 â€śSmart Selectâ€ť 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 homeâ€™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.
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 todayâ€™s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, â€śHonoring a Lifeâ€ť 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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Gwen F. Zellers, 60, of Independence, MO, died Feb. 27, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs, MO. Services will be 3 pm, Monday, March 1, 2004, at Walnut Gardens Community of Christ Church. Cremation. Visitation will be 1 - 3 pm, Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Gwen Zellers I.N.E.A. Scholarship Fund, c/o School District of Independence Foundation, 218 N. Pleasant Street, Independence, MO 64050. Gwen was born May 18, 1943 in Independence to Franklin J. & Gladys M. (Dixon) Robinson. She earned her Bachelors Degree at Graceland College and later her Masters Degree at Central Missouri State University. She was an elementary education teacher for 26 years and taught most of those years in the Independence School District.
Gwen was President of I.N.E.A. for 3 years, and served on the I.N.E.A. Board of Directors for 6 years, President of the Missouri State N.E.A. Teaching and Learning Committee, a member of the N.C.A.T.E. Board of Examiners, and a Past President of Delta Kappa Gamma. She is survived by her husband, Craig A. Zellers, of the home; son, Andy J. Zellers, Columbia, MO; sisters, Ruth Burke and Vida Price, both of Independence, MO.
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