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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Ethelee Ray Smith, 84, died September 9, 2016. Lee was born November 26, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri to John (Johnie) and Ethel (nee Sudduth) Ray. She graduated from Northeast High School at age 16 and went on to get her B.S. from University of Missouri (Phi Beta Kappa). She obtained her MD from Washington University in 1955 (Alpha Omega Alpha.) She went on to complete a residency in anesthesia at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where she met and later married Dennis H. Smith. She later went on to practice anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic for 35 years. Lee was an active member of the Altar Guild and Daughters of the King in the Episcopal Church, both at St. Albans in Cleveland Heights and then at St. James in Painesville. Ethelee was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her husband Dennis; her children Margaret (Michael Strahinic), Ethel (Scott Bowen), Dennis (Abigail), and Antonia (Gerald Malnar); her grandchlldren Jennifer, Michael, Dennis, Melanie, Nicholas, Jacob, Carys, James, and Samuel; her brother Johnie Ray and many nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 131 N. State St., Painesville on September 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Lake Humane Society, 7564 E. Tyler Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060 or St. James Episcopal Church, Painesville. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Painesville.
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