Mercy Hospice Invites Community to Honor Deceased Loved Ones

August 17, 2012

Dr. Seuss' "My Many Colored Days" book cover

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Mercy Hospice invites the community to join a Children and Family Memorial Celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, to honor loved ones who have died. The second annual event, with the theme of Dr. Seuss’ My Many Colored Days, will be at Kirkwood United Church of Christ, 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd.

The evening will include activities such as candle decorating, music, food and a memorial celebration. Each family will be invited to create their own colorful display and tell their loved one’s story. Please bring framed photographs (no larger than 8x10), small mementos or items your loved one was fond of and a small sample of your loved one’s favorite color, candy or food to place on the altar.

Registration is required, RSVP at 314-729-4410 or Please include your names, the names and ages of the children who plan to attend, and the names and correct spelling of the deceased loved ones you will be honoring.

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,600 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In the east Missouri region, Mercy’s services include a 979-bed hospital in St. Louis, 187-bed hospital in Washington, and Mercy Clinic, a 460-member multispecialty physician organization.  For more about Mercy, visit

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