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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Helen E. Bishop, age 83, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Gettysburg, PA. Born February 15, 1930 in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Chronister Ankerbrand. Mrs. Bishop was a 1948 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School. She was a lifetime member of the King Street United Brethren Church, where she was an active member of the church choir for many years and the Mustard Seed Sunday School Class. She enjoyed reading, cooking, crossword puzzles, sewing, collecting Depression glass, and taking trips with the church choir and Sunday School Class. Surviving are three children, Gary L. Bishop of Chambersburg, PA; Linda B. Dearing (husband Jeffery) of Herndon, VA; and Terry R. Bishop (wife Dian) of Mercersburg, PA; six grandchildren, Spencer G. Dearing, Justin A. Dearing, Jennifer R. Mikaily (husband Michael), Nicole L. Dearing, and Joshua and Jon King; two great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Louise Basinger, Harry Ankerbrand, Shelby Hull, and Ray Ankerbrand. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garnet L. Bishop in 2001 and two siblings, George Ankerbrand and Ida Mae Byers. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA; where Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate. The family will receive friends in the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will follow the service in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Charity of One’s Choice.
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