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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Patrick "Pat" Lorne Falkenburry, 49, of Murphysboro, Illinois, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Pettett Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Voorhees with burial at Crain Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Thursday until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com. Patrick was born on August 26, 1963, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Millard "Jack" Falkenburry, and Lucille (Kinderman) Falkenburry. God had a plan for Pat and part of that plan was to be placed in the care of his long time caregiver, Geneva "June" Manus. Pat often referred to June as "mom". Pat became disabled at the age of 15. He lived every day with the thought of surviving the impossible. One of his favorite pass times was being an avid NASCAR fan. He liked movies, Harley Davidsons, watching birds, and wildlife. He enjoyed visits from his dearest friends George and Mary Gibson of Carbondale. Survivors include four brothers and two sisters Mike and Rhonda Falkenburry, Patricia Falkenburry, Kirk and Dottie Falkenburry, Frank Falkenburry, James and Tracy Falkenburry, and Carolyn Falkenburry; several nieces and nephews; and his other mom Geneva "June" Manus, of Murphysboro. and his secondary family including Lisa and Rick Scarber of Nashville, Patricia and Wayne Cox of Makanda, Robert Mezo of Murphysboro, James and Sue Mezo of Smithton, Stacy and Randy Stark of Murphysboro, and Mark Taylor of Chester. He was preceded in death by one brother John, one sister Melissa, one niece Tonya Falkenburry, and his parents. A special thanks goes to Fresenius Dialysis Center in Carbondale and especially to Dr. Cowart, Dr Kamran, Diana Moreland (PA), and Mary Rosenhower.
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