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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Galen W. Rutt, 49, of Stevens, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday after a battle with lung cancer at Essa Flory Center, Hospice of Lancaster County. Born in Ephrata, he was a son of Irene W. (Weber) Rutt and the late Eugene Rutt. He was the husband of Gladys (Martin) Rutt. They were married for 28 years. He was a member of Faith Mennonite Fellowship Church and he enjoyed spending time with his family. He worked for 33 years at Martin Limestone. Besides his wife, Galen is survived by two sons, Daniel E., husband of Sheila (Horst) Rutt of Denver and Nathan L. Rutt of Stevens, a daughter, Laura M., wife of Lyle E. Musser of Reinholds, two brothers, Dean Rutt and Gary Rutt, two sisters, Rosanne, wife of Larry Burkholder of Ephrata and Karen, wife of Ken Wanner of Denver, and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Rutt and his brother, Wilmer Rutt. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at the Faith Mennonite Fellowship Church, 335 North Line Road, Stevens with Bishop Earl R. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Wednesday, May 2nd at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Galen's memory be sent to Faith Mennonite Fellowship Church, 335 North Line Road, Stevens, PA 17578. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata. For additional information or to send a condolence to the family, visit www.stradlingfuneralhome.com.
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