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.
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Mary Lamison (Elliott) Cochran Shafer, 87, of Spring Hill, KS, passed away August 12, 2012 at Olathe Medical Center. Graveside Service will be 11:00 am Friday, August 17, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery, KCMO. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, KS, 913-592-2244. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ocheltree Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Mary was born October 25, 1924 in Greencastle, PA to Ambrose Clyde and Bessie May (Burkett) Elliott. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School. Mary wed Charles Cochran. He was in the military and they lived in many places. He worked for TWA and they moved to Overland Park in 1952, later settling in Spring Hill in 1962. He passed away in 1967. Mary then married Allen L. Shafer in 1969 in Spring Hill. She was a member of the Ocheltree Baptist Church. Mary loved raising her children. She liked sewing and making porcelain dolls and enjoyed singing. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ambrose Elliott and Bessie Wallech, first husband Charles Cochran, one brother and five sisters, and son Robert Cochran. Mary is survived by her husband Allen, of the home; children William Andrew “Andy” Cochran and wife Peggy, Dennis Elliott, both of Spring Hill, David W Cochran and wife Jane Bollin of Bates City, MO, Jeffrey Lee Cochran and wife Donna of Emporia, KS, Meri Lou Christensen and husband Dean of Fredricksburg, VA, Phillip Matthew Cochran and wife Ellen of Ringwood, OK, Linda F. Wilson and husband Don of Shawnee, KS, Carol J. Owen and husband Gary of O’Fallon, IL, Peggy Cochran of Spring Hill, Marion L. Shafer and wife Dawn of Floodwood, MN and Sylvia Ann Hayes and husband Ron of Overland Park, KS; two nieces and a nephew that she helped raise; 32 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
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