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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Shirley “Mimi” Ann Duvall June 14, 1935 – March 5, 2013 Shirley Ann Duvall was born in Monroe, Michigan on June 14, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Everett McMullen and the late Violia LaVigne. While in school, Shirley was a track and field star. It was said that she literally ran out of her shoes during a race. She married Raymond Duvall, and then later married James McBee. Shirley proudly took care of her home and children as a homemaker. She was loved by her community. She helped raise many children in Monroe. Shirley loved her family very much and enjoyed cooking for large family get-togethers. Shirley was very outgoing and took every opportunity to be outdoors hunting, fishing, or camping. Shirley was strong willed and determined. Even in her later years, she could out work any man. By day she was a whole lot of fun. Shirley Ann Duvall age 77, a lifelong Monroe resident passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at her home. In addition to her parents; her husband; and her former husband, her passing was preceded by three children: Rex Duvall, Thomas Duvall, and Karen Duvall; two grandchildren: Francis and Josheph Duvall; a great-grandchild: Calub Williams; a great-great-grandchild: Jason Bomia III; a brother: Mike McMullen; two sisters: Carol Clark and Betty Bomia; and three brothers-in-law: Bill Miller, Elwood Bomia, and Bob Wilson To cherish her memory she leaves behind five sons: Raymond Duvall Jr., Donald “Coco” (Terri) Duvall, Frank (April) Duvall, Randy (Patricia) Duvall, Kenny (Cheryl) Duvall; one daughter: Shirlene “Sissy” (Stu) Stein; one daughter-in-law: Bonnie Duvall; thirty-five grandchildren; sixty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers: Tay (Joyce) McMullen, Bill (Elaine) McMullen, and Morris (Gladys) McMullen; two sisters: Rosie Wilson and Bertha Miller; a sister-in-law: Theresa McMullen; and a brother-in-law: Henry Clark. Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 7:00pm, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Her Life will follow at 7pm with Rev. Jack Henegar officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the family. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort, share a photo, or make a donation by visiting www.merklefs.com; Online Tributes page.
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