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.
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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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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.
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Ida Mae Calhoun, loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, of Bellefonte, formerly of Unionville, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the age of 90. She was born in Dix Run, Boggs Township on May 9, 1922, a daughter of the late Marjorie Hazel Lucas Barton and Joseph Edward Barton. On August 23, 1946, she married Ardery Irvin Calhoun, who preceded her in death on November 14, 2002.
She was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School, and graduated from Lock Haven Teacher’s College in 1943. In her early years she taught at Bell Grove and Cherry Grove Schools in Union Township. She retired from the Bald Eagle Area School District after teaching for 25 years.
Ida Mae loved her family, teaching, music, books and traveling. She was an excellent cook and loved to bake. She had a beautiful singing voice and was a vocalist at many weddings and church services. Holidays and family gatherings were very important to her. In her later years, she was in the loving care of her daughter Deborah and granddaughter Amy.
She is survived by one sister, Florence (Joseph) DeHaas of Bellefonte. She is also survived by her six children; Audery Calhoun of Bellefonte, Melissa (Joseph) Kresovich of Bellefonte, David Calhoun of San Bernadino, CA, Deborah Calhoun of Bellefonte, Dennis (Kim) Calhoun of Richwood TX, Helen (Allen) Showers of Milesburg, along with 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Edward (Tip) Barton/Rose, and John Barton/ Helen.
A public visitation will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 6-8 pm, at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc. 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, PA. Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 10 am, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Union Township.
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