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.
Placeholder - to be replaced with Donations
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.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:
Gary Dean Wimmer, 67, Fulton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. He was born May 24, 1945 in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Joseph and Dorothy Dawson Wimmer. He married Sheila Lynn Bradford on Aug. 4, 1970. To this union, four children were born. Gary received a bachelor’s degree in English, master’s degree in Speech and Theatre, and an Education Specialist Degree in Administration, all from Pittsburg State University. He served in the U.S. Navy in the late 1960s. Gary worked in various capacities of education, from instructor to superintendent. He began his teaching career at Louisburg High School, and then went on to teach at Fort Scott High School. He served as superintendent of schools for Jayhawk-Linn, USD #346, in Mound City, Kan., for 22 years. After retiring, he continued his teaching career with positions at Nevada High School, Fort Scott Community College, and Crowder Community College. He was a member of Kansas National Education Association (KNEA). He was greatly involved in Echoes of the Trail, the Community Council on the Performing Arts (CCPA ) in Nevada and had a passion for vegetable gardening. He was a member of the Fort Scott Church of Christ at 1900 South Margrave Street. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Gary Thompson. He is survived by his wife Sheila of the home; daughters Courtney Meyers and husband Daniel, Lubbock, Texas, Gaea Wimmer and fiancé Matthew Hock, Starkville, Miss., and Sheridan Wimmer, Manhattan, Kan.; a son, Zach Wimmer, Fulton, Kan.; granddaughters, Isabel and Amelia Meyers; two brothers, Ron Wimmer (Linda) and Phillip Wimmer (Nancy); and a sister, Kay Thompson. He also had many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel in Pleasanton, Kan. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at the Fort Scott Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Gary Wimmer Grandchildren's Education Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.
In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.