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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Virginia Belle Noechel Age 89, died March 6, 2009 at her home with family and friends at her side. Born in Chicago, she resided in Manhattan and Joliet until 1999. Survived by her loving daughter, Virginia (late Edward) Haddas; grandson, Brent (Lilian) Haddas of Weaverville, NC; brother-in-law, Vernon Noechel; nieces, Mary Clare Hopkins and Dorothy "Dee" Feickert; nephew, John Chladek; cousin, Rita Ward; and special friends, Rosemary Lawler, Sharon and Joe Novak, Debbie Koloski and Bill Walker. Preceded in death by her husband, Leo Noechel; sister, Mary Frances Flick and brother, John (Dorothy) Chladek; grandson, Aaron Haddas. She enjoyed retiring to the North Carolina mountains after a career as a legal secretary for Tracy, Johnson and Wilson Law Firm; office manager for Providence High School and secretary for the Federal Labor Department. Member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's League in Joliet, and member of the basilica of St. Lawrence in Asheville, NC. Special thanks to all her friends at the Weaverville Senior Meal Center and staff at the Mountain Area Hospice/Crisis Care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either facility. A Celebration of Virginia's life will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Manhattan, IL. Visitation TUESDAY MORNING 11:00 a.m. until time of services at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information: (815) 741-5500
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