Pictures from Mother High’s Funeral

Wednesday, March 2 ~ Friday, March 4 ~ Saturday, March 5

1 (1)It’s nice to see a pretty bird on a sad day.

1 (2)Kristen and Debbie came here to design our family’s picture board for the viewing and funeral.

1 (3)Arranging pictures

1 (4)Kristen is an avid scrap booker, so her Cricut was a great help.

1aEveryone’s photo boards at Mother’s funeral. The flowers were from the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.


2bMel & Velda’s family

2c (1)Elvin & Patti’s

2c (2)

Bob & Doris’

3 (1)Casket Bearers preparing to go to the gravesite.

3 (2)

3 (3)Grandsons and a grandson-in-law: This side – left to right – David Richard, Ted Clements, Bryan High, Japheth Stauffer. Back side – left to right – Jeff High, Donald Rhoads, Jon Stauffer, Jere High. There was a funeral director behind the casket.

3 (4)Mike Zimmerman – right – conducted the graveside service.

3 (6)Preparing to release balloons

If you missed that, you can see it on my entry the day of the funeral –

3 (7)Elizabeth’s friend Nsimba and Inge speaking Portuguese.

3 (8)Enjoying a delicious meal in the basement of Erb Mennonite Church.

3 (9)During open mike, we were asked to share memories of Mother. Jesse told his dad that he wanted to tell everyone about a memory Great-grandma shared with him just a few days before her death.

She told him that when he was quite little – during a Christmas gift exchange – he touched every present and asked, “Mine? Mine?”

3 (10)That reminded Jere of a Christmas when Grandpa and Grandma forgot to get him a gift. He was just a little guy, so was quite disappointed. But she made up for it by bringing him two gifts from a trip to Florida – just after Christmas.

3 (11)Dorretta shared a few of her favorite memories.

3 (12)After lunch our great-grandson, Anthony, stood still just long enough for me to get a picture.

3aCasket flowers from mother’s children

3bPretty flowers from our TFC president and his wife – Scott and Karen.


3ccThe large bouquet of flowers from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

3dThis is what it looked like after each of the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren took a flower or bouquet to keep in her memory.

DSC_8650I designed a bouquet out of the leftovers when everyone else was finished.

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