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June 25, 2017

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June 25, 2017

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September 25, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
September 25, 2013
My sympathy to the family.May the comfort only God can give be with you.
September 25, 2013
Pond Family im sorry to hear about your Mother I use to help her in the Kindergarten room as a worker and went for a short time in the girl scouts I thought she was like a second mom and a sweet lady till this day now god is watching over her in peace Tina schaefer (Cronkhite)
September 24, 2013
God is gracious. Mom was suffering these last few weeks. Pulmonary fibrosis is a wicked disease. Pinch your nose and breath through a straw while doing you normal things and you will feel like you are drowning.My mother was and amazing woman, but the greatest gift she gave us thre kids was faith in the knowledge of Jesus Christ as our Saviour. I will miss her every day of my life, but stand firm in the knowledge that she is able to breathe and pain free. I know that we shall see each other again in His Glory. I am her daughter now and forever.
September 24, 2013
Dear Pond Family,

Since learning of Phyllis' passing I have been flooded with memories of her many achievements. Hundreds of students had an exceptional start in their education as a result of her innovative teaching and winning presence. My dad would often come home from school and tell of the interesting things that were happening in her classes. My sister-in-law, nephews, and niece all count themselves fortunate to have been her students. Her tireless work in the Legislature will benefit Hoosiers for years to come.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time of transition.

Fond regards,
September 24, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
September 24, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
September 24, 2013
Soon death will have passed and it will be no more.
September 24, 2013
I would like to offer my condolences to Mrs Pond's family. She was my kindergarten teacher at New Haven Elementary. The wisdom she bestowed upon anyone who knew her was a true gift. You will be greatly missed thank you Mrs Pond for the fond memories
September 24, 2013
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing Bill. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Helen Buchtman Bracht

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