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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Anna Rebecca (Becky) Fogelsanger Rock, 86, a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a teacher in Chambersburg schools for 25 years, died on April 17, 2013 after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born on August 26, 1926, Becky was raised on a farm near Greencastle, Pennsylvania where her family also belonged to the Church of the Brethren. Following graduation from Greencastle High School, she attended Shippensburg State Teachers College (now Shippensburg University), graduating in three years with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1947. From 1947 to 1949 she taught at Greenhill High School in Fulton County. In 1949 she married Wilbur (Web) Rock of Pond Bank, Pennsylvania, a decorated World War Two veteran and skilled welder. Tragically, in 1955 Web died following an automobile accident, leaving Becky to care for their five children through self-reliance and the loving active support of her extended family. Following her husband’s death, she returned to teaching at Central Junior High School in Chambersburg where she taught algebra. In the summer months Becky rallied her children to pick sour cherries as a way to earn extra money for small vacations. In 1979 she was forced to retire from teaching after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. With early retirement, Becky devoted much of her energies to her children and their families. She also found much time to pursue her love of crafts and handwork, spending many hours knitting, crocheting, and braiding rugs, and winning many blue ribbons at Franklin County Fairs. Becky was good for her family and for Chambersburg. She was a strong and courageous woman in the face of life events that were terribly significant for the community of Franklin County and the Rock family, events that resulted in the tragic loss of lives and that were profoundly sad for all. Often self-effacing, she cared deeply for others in ways where she did not draw attention to herself. Being a mother and grandmother remained her greatest joys. Becky was the daughter of Fred Fogelsanger and Vertie Hartman Fogelsanger, one of six children. She was preceded in death by her husband Web, her sister Elsie Rhodes, her infant sisters, Dorothy and Edna, her grandson Eric Stocum, and her great granddaughter Olivia Bucher. She is survived by her brother David Fogelsanger, her sister Marie Everly, her sons Dennis Rock and Gary Rock, her daughters Teresa Stocum, Cathy Bucher and Sherry Rock, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Menno Haven Retirement Communities or to Heifer International (www.Heifer.org).
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