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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Rosie Stricker Derr, 95, long time resident of Mitchell passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Spring Creek Health Care Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 7, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at Jones Mortuary, Mitchell, Nebraska with Pastor Rick Reisig officiating. Family and friends who wish may view Thursday October 7, 2010, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Morrill, NE. Rosie was born on January 22, 1915 in Scottsbluff County to Frederick and Anna Margaret Melcher Stricker. She married Reuben Derr on January 16, 1932 in Gering, NE. They worked and farmed together on several farms in the Mitchell, Morrill area until they moved into Mitchell in 1945 and purchased the D and D Tavern which they operated for ten years. After selling the tavern, Rosie contributed to the family income by cleaning houses for several families in Mitchell. Some of her clients were Dr. and Mrs. Hoagland, Mrs. Bess Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitmore, Dr. and Mrs. John Shafer. Rosie was employed as a Grandparent for the Mitchell Elementary School for several years where she was fondly known as Grandma Rosie by the children. She crocheted many lap robes and gave them to residents at Mitchell Care Center and crocheted afghans for her family. Rosie was blessed with a beautiful singing voice which she used in the service of her Lord and Savior. Rosie was a life long member of St. Paul’s Church in Mitchell, Nebraska. She held numerous positions in the Women’s Guild and Sunday School. Rosie sang in the choir and when the choir ceased to exist she was the soloist every Sunday. She recorded several religious tapes with Mrs. Brost, the minister’s wife. Many times Rosie was asked to sing at funerals and often was asked to sing a German hymn for their loved one. She is survived by her son, Reuben Allen (Kathy) of Brighton, Colorado; daughter, Sylvia (Kenneth) Koleber; of Denton Texas; daughter, Janice Koleber of Fort Collins, Colorado; sisters, Lillian Backer, Lydia Jackson, Martha Leikam, Alvina (Gene) Bennett, sisters-in-law Elsie Stricker; Lydia Stricker, eleven grandchildren, eleven great- grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren, many nephews and nieces. Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Reuben; daughter Gloria Elquest; seven brothers and five sisters.
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