A Blooming Reminder of Lost Loved-ones

June 23, 2015

Mercy Hospice Fort Scott co-workers (left to right), La Shawn Miller,

David Goodyear and Melissa George, help plant a tree in memory

of patients served on hospice care

Mercy Hospice Fort Scott and the City of Fort Scott partner to plant a tree in Gunn Park to honor the memory of those served by Mercy Hospice.

City Manager Dave Martin and The Fort Scott City Commission approved donating a tulip tree to the park at the May 5th commission meeting. Todd Farrell, city public works supervisor, and his team planted the tree by the former caretaker’s home just left of the entrance to Gunn Park. The hospice staff, volunteers, and family members will dedicate the tree and plant a garden around it during a private memorial service later this summer.

Mercy Hospice Fort Scott serves those with a terminal diagnosis and their families. The team provides physical, emotional, and spiritual care in the home or healthcare setting at the end of life. The service area for Mercy Hospice Fort Scott includes residents of Bourbon, Crawford and Linn counties, Kansas.

Those honored by the tree-planting have lost their lives due to cancer, heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and other end-stage diseases on hospice care.

For more information about Mercy Hospice, call 620-223-8090.

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