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, 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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Robert A. “Shoe” Shoemaker 60, of Bainbridge passed from this life 2:45 am Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home. He was born December 13, 1954 in Bainbridge the son of the late Seth and Pauline Penwell Shoemaker. On March 20, 2000 he married Julia A. Thompson, who survives.
He is also survived by a son Benjamin Countryman of Bainbridge; sisters, Marilyn (Robert) Zickefoose of Hillsboro, Rachael (Jacob) Bridenbaugh of Bourneville and Peggy (William Dale) Hunt of Hillsboro; brother, Philip Shoemaker of Greenfield and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Shoemaker and nephews, Dale Zickefoose and Joshua Gire.
Bob was a retired carpenter and member of the Local 437. He was an avid outdoorsman and deer hunter; loved to hunt mushrooms, work in his garden, play horseshoes, fishing and Nascar.
Every year Bob and several of his closet hunting friends would go to Sammy’s Hunting Lodge in West Virginia and following cremation he will return to Sammy’s Lodge and the woods he loved so much.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jerry Kunz and his staff, the National Church Residences Hospice and the James Cancer Center for all the care and support they gave.
Funeral services will be held 7 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the SMITH-MOORE-EBRIGHT Funeral Home of Bainbridge with Rev. Dane Knapp officiating. Bob’s family will receive friends from 5 pm until the time of the service on Wednesday.
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