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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Betty Lou Beeler, age 85 of Elkton, MD, formerly of Johnson City, TN, died June 4, 2013 at Union Hospital. Miss Beeler was born in Bristol, TN in 1928 to the late Guy and Mary Beeler. She spent her early childhood in Knoxville and Morristown, TN. The family moved to Johnson City in 1938. She lived there until 1956. Betty was a graduate of Science Hill High School. After graduation she attended Milligan College in 1946-47. She worked for her father who owned Guy’s Café until 1950. In 1950 she attended the University of Tennessee to become a Driver Education teacher at Science Hill High School until 1952. In 1952 she enrolled at East Tennessee State College and earned a B.S. Degree in Business Education and also operated her own driving school until graduating in 1956. Miss Beeler was employed by the Cecil County Board of Education in 1956 as a Business Education teacher at North East High School. She taught there until 1963 when she transferred to Bohemia Manor High School until 1971. She finished her teaching career at Elkton High School. She retired after 31 years of teaching in June 1987. During her teaching career she also coached girls’ sports, was cheerleader sponsor, Junior Class sponsor, and taught adult education at Bainbridge and Elkton High School. Betty was a member of Elkton United Methodist Church, Elkton, MD. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter in Johnson City and Sigma Omega Sorority at ETSC. Miss Beeler is preceded in death by her three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Harlan, Mrs. Frances Carmichel and Mrs. Patsy Pickle, all of Johnson City, TN. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Nancy Jo Pickle, foster sister, Darlene Lee Jones, of Jonesboro, TN; and foster daughter, Patti A. Patterson of Elkton, MD; one niece, four nephews, two great nieces, and two great nephews. Friends may call at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 E. Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921 on Sunday evening June 9, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Services will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 am at Elkton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Karen Bunnell will officiate. Interment will be at Monta Vista Cemetery in Johnson City, TN, arranged by the Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Elkton United Methodist Church c/o the funeral home.
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