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.
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Mark V. Shelby of Nixa passed away on Monday, August 26, in his home. Born on Jan. 28, 1953, Mark loved a good joke, a plate of home-style cooking, and time spent with his wife and friends at Nixa General Baptist.
After moving to the Springfield area in the 1990’s, he met Constance (Connie) Shelby. The two were married on Dec. 12, 1998.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Mark inherited a passion for the Cardinals from his parents, who raised their two kids on church, baseball, Boy Scouts, and camping.
Mark spent much of his work life in sales and marketing, and was an advocate of natural and organic foods and products. He loved playing pool with a favorite buddy and had a soft spot for dogs. He is survived by his wife Connie, his mother Lois Shelby, and many friends and extended family members in Missouri and beyond.
Mark was preceded in death by his father James W. Shelby, and his brother, Brent E. Shelby. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for Mark Shelby has been established at TelComm.
Memorial Services for Mark will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Nixa General Baptist Church.
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