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.
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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, 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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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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Joan S. Howe, 68, of Burlington, PA, formally of Athens, PA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June; 4, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.
She was born on January 26, 1945 in Malden, MA the daughter of the late Arthur R., Sr. and Mildred I. Swenson Pyke.
Joan enjoyed being outdoors and loved her Labrador Retrievers. She was always on the go and would help anyone in need. Joan and her husband traveled spending time doing children Evangelism, using ventriloquism and felt graph for teaching. In 1979, they moved from Texas to Burlington, PA where they ran a Custodial Business, retiring in 2000.
She is predeceased by her husband Eugene S. Howe and sister Marjorie Cairens.
Joan is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Samuel and Marie Howe of Ashley, PA, grandchildren Jamie (Edward) Linski of Laceyville, PA, Nicole (Nathan) Cassellbury of Monroeton, PA, and Derek Fassett (Mandy Brown) of Towanda, PA, great-grandchildren Sammy Knolles, Aliya Fassett, Colten Linski, Kiera Cassellbury, and Cooper Linski, great-great-granddaughter Braelyn Cobb, sister Ruth Barnabe of CO, brother Arthur Pyke, Jr. of Canada, niece Sara Diaz and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 2pm at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY with the Rev. Chris Gray officiating from Greater Valley Assembly of God. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA.
Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Memorial donations may be made in Joan’s memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.
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