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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Harold E. Obert, age 81, of Columbus, passed away July 26, 2012 at home with his family at his side. U.S. Army Veteran. Member of Fourth Avenue Christian Church. Retired from Anderson Concrete after 36 years of service. Graduate of HamiltonTownship High School. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Lena Obert; siblings, Carl, Robert, Ernest, Lawrence, Mary and Doris. Survived by wife of 57 years, Velma; daughters and sons-in-law, Devonna and Peer Hagan of Norway, Diana and Mark Richardson, Brenda and Paul Lenihan and Bonnie and Michael Bidlack all of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren on the way. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High Street. Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Fourth Avenue Christian Church, 296 W. Fourth Ave., Columbus OH 43201, Pastor Joe Bliffen officiating. Interment with military honors to follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the church or to Mt. Carmel Hospice.
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