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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Ryan Mischa Knapp, 24, passed away August 27, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital. The rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm, Friday, August 31st at St. Elizabeth Church, 75th and Main St., Kansas City, MO followed by visitation until 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Saturday at St. Elizabeth Church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in memory of Ryan Knapp to Hazelden Patient Aid Program, Attn: Treasury Services-RW7, P.O. Box 11, Center City, MN 55012. Ryan was born June 27, 1988 in Danbury, CT. He attended Trumbull and Fairfield High Schools in Connecticut, where he excelled in a variety of sports, but especially football and lacrosse. His love of football followed him to Chicago, where he coached the Mt. Greenwood Colts 7th & 8th grade boys team. He attended Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL. Chicago is also where he met his future wife, Carolyn. They moved to Kansas City in the summer of 2010 with plans of starting a family. Ryan married Carolyn Fendler on July 29, 2011. She and their daughter, Ady, were the loves of Ryan’s life, and the best of his days were spent with them. He was a loving husband and father, whose number one priority was always his family. He also found great joy in being “Uncle Wyan” to Ady’s cousins. Ryan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and June Knapp. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Ann Knapp and their daughter, Adelyn Rose Knapp; his mother, Donna Knapp; father, Darin Knapp and wife Ines; siblings, Jarid and Ashley Knapp; grandparents, Martin and Jeanette Walsh; father and mother-in-law, Kermit and Ellen Fendler; aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Ryan had an entrepreneurial spirit, always trying to find ways to use his talents to help other people. Ryan’s creative spirit and engaging personality will be deeply missed by those whose lives he touched.
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