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.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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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Ellard Christopher Skinner, 89, of Chouteau, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Claremore, Oklahoma. He was born on June 5, 1923 in Chouteau, Oklahoma, the son of John Wesley Skinner and Martha Ann (Sutt) Skinner. He faithfully served his Country in the United States Army, where he was awarded five bronze stars. Ellard later enjoyed attending his military reunions. Ellard was the oldest living member of the Chouteau First Baptist Church. He married Lila Gene Smith on June 1, 1946 in Oswego, Kansas. After her passing he later married Betty Lindgren on June 16, 1984 at Redondo Beach, California. Ellard worked for Georgia Pacific for 34 years, retiring in 1985. He was a man of faith who loved his Lord, his family and many friends. Funeral Services for Ellard will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Mazie, Oklahoma, with Reverend Wallace Broyles officiating. Interment will be in the Chouteau North Cemetery with Military Honors from the Ft. Sill Honor Team. Casket bearers are Ryan Davis, Jason Engles, Aaron Waldrup, Justin Ryals, John Sherman and Anthony Schencks. Honorary casket bearers are Alfred Hagar, Bob Thomas, Buck Nave, Gene Gage, Charles Graves and Stanley Lee. Memorials may be made to the Mazie First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 414, Chouteau, OK 74337 in his memory. The family will receive friends and family at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. To leave a personal message to his family, please see his web memorial at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman‘s Funeral & Cremation Service. He is survived by his son, Eldon Skinner and wife, Carolyn of Purdy, MO; his daughters, Glenda Skinner Ryals of Chouteau, OK , Barbara Ann Skinner Davis and husband, Coy of Pryor, OK, Susan Elaine Skinner Perryman and husband, Richard of Chouteau, OK; step-daughter, Martha Girts and husband, Dave of Seattle, WA; step-son, Tim Moore and wife, FiFi of Redondo Beach, CA; one sister, Virginia Rice of Chouteau, OK; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lila Skinner in 1983; his second wife, Betty Skinner, April 1996.
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