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.
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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Frances Katherine Smith, 89, Independence, MO, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the Regency Care Center. Services will be at 1:30 pm Monday at George C. Carson & Sons Funeral Home; burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8:00 pm Sunday at the Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the Summit Grove Community of Christ. Mrs. Frances Smith was born February 8, 1915, in Lindsborg KS, to Cornelius Wm. and Gertrude E. Waldron. She had lived in the Independence area since 1960. She had attended the Jane Hayes Gates Finishing School for Girls. She married LeRoy Z. Smith Sr. in 1931. Frances had been a Campfire Girl leader and a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a former member of the Spring Branch Community of Christ congregation, and more recently had attended the Summit Grove congregation. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, LeRoy, in 1991. She is survived by her three children, Leroy Z. Smith, Jr. and his wife Dolores, Independence MO, Carol Ann Smith, Independence, and Tom Smith and wife Evelyn, St. Peters, MO; 8 grandchildren; her sister, Pauline Segi and husband Bob, Golden City, MO; many nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.
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