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June 30, 2016

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October 11, 2013
so sory for the loss,matt.5:4 happy are those who mourn,since they will be comforted....~~~n
September 30, 2013
Persevere in prayer in your time of despair. Psalms 65:2
September 29, 2013
Well, POND family,Ive only met Jeannie, but, I feel as though, Ive met you all. "Rep"Pond and I used to swap family stories,without even knowing it sometimes.Even as my employer (so to speak), we were also friends.I use to fuss at her about leaving her purse out in the open in our busy little office!!! I could on and on,,vacation to relax pain-free! Gone in the flesh,,,but so very much HERE,in SPIRIT!! She will forever remain ALIVE in my heart..We will all miss her,but,happy to know that she is where we all hope to be... there in HEAVEN!!!! Be strong POND family as you are NOT alone in your loss of her..we all lost her...but we all benefit from the gifts she left to love, be loved,and enjoy life!!! w/luv,
September 27, 2013
Mrs Pond will be greatly missed by several faucets of the community.....The Political community and the education community....She was my daughters Kindergarten teacher and helped me with her in so many ways after she graduated kindergarten...and for that she will always hold a special place in my heart...I went to her later in the school years of both of my children and she was always willing to help with issues....a great woman was lost, but a greater angel she is now!!! Thank you for a dear woman like Mrs Pond!!!
September 27, 2013
Grace, kindness, compassion, courage of her convictions all come to mind when remembering Phyllis. She truly had the interests of others above herself. I always appreciated her candor, good humor, and willingness to share her time. I always remember her fondly. Rep. Pond made Indiana and her world a better place. She serves as a shining example for all of us. She will be missed.
September 27, 2013
Mrs. Pond Was An Amazing Woman! She Did Such Good For The Community And State. She Was My KindergarEn Teacher! Favorite One By Far! Im 25 She Taught Two Generation Of Our Family! You Will Truly Be Missed! Ill Never Forget The StOry She Told About Her Finger! May The Family Be Strong And God HeaL! God Bless! Rest In Paradise Mrs. Pond!
September 27, 2013
I remember her as my kindergarden teacher at New Haven. Tom Masel 52 years old now.
September 26, 2013
Phyllis was my friend and a legislator who was always willing to listen even if she disagreed. She will be missed. And to Bill--my deepest sympathy.
September 26, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. I smile with sadness right now because of all the fun and fond memories. She was my teacher, my Girl Scout leader and, later in life, my friend. She used to let our whole troop have sleepovers at her house...and I'm sure terrorize the entire family. She was always smiling and laughing. When one of us ran the sled into a barbed wire fence, she "patched" her up and continued with the s'mores! Later in life, I turned to her with a problem and she was there for me. So share your stories and smile often. She is special.
September 26, 2013

Kindergarten Teacher

Parents told Phyllis the worst problem was keeping sick childern at home to recuperate. They didn't want to miss a single day of school because they would miss what would happen in Mrs. Pond' s class that day.

After serveral requests to visit her kindergarten class, I took my son to visit to learn what to expect when he started school. In class the little girls were given hammers, nails, screw drivers, screws and small wooden boards. I cringed at the thought some little girl might hit her finger. Phyllis said don't worry, she will only do it once. The little boys were a different story as the little boys took turns hitting the keys on old manual typewriters.

Phyllis The Mechanic

When her three childern were driving old used cars, Phyllis took night courses on many things on caring and upkeep of a car. She liked it so much she took the course more than once learning to save money in many different ways. She often chided me for not changing my own oil..etc. Her car trunk was full of emergency items for cars and people. Many times when she saw a motorist with car trouble she would stop along the highway to fix the problem.

I was on the phone at a rest stop on I-69 when my car wouldn't start I called for tow assistance to rescue me and my disabled car. Phyllis came out of the restroom at the rest stop, went with me out to my car, opened her trunk of tools, fixed my car and I called the tow driver saying nevermind the car was fixed. He said no one had ever called back that they didn't need him.

Blood Donor - 130 Pints

Phyllis definitely was a blood donor for many many years. As soon as she was eligible, she would drive to another city to visit the bloodmobile. Until her recent illness, she had given over 130 pints of blood.

The Mustard War

Phyllis accompanied my elderly mother, Ida Collins to Fort Lauderdale for a visit. When she put something in her suitcase at the last minute before leaving, she was surprised to find a jar of mustard my ornery brother had hidden there for a joke. The next time she was in Fort Lauderdale she left a medium size jar of mustard in the front porch from the Mustard Phantom.

Brother Bill called me a year later when airplane sales were low. He needed me to find the exact location of a flower bed at Phyllis's house in New Haven and call him back with measurements. When I knew that Phyllis and George were gone, cousin Luella and I went to visit their neighbors with shovel in the trunk. We dug a large hole in her flower bed and planted what brother Bill had requested: a 1 gallon container of mustard in plastic wrap and a large sign that said "Gotcha!"

Bill had alread made up NASA stationary with a letter notifying Mr. and Mrs. Pond that a large piece of foreign object appeared to be on their front lawn. Approximately 15ft west of the driveway and 30ft south of their mailbox.

Phyllis told me later, after getting the letter, she went out and dug it up, while George watched from the window afraid something would blow up.


Phyllis enjoyed renting her farm home. She especially was glad to help struggling families. Years ago, one family moved in the middle of the night after several months of non payment. When she finally found out where they were living, in December, she asked me to go with her to see them. Little children were playing outside and were so happy to see Phyllis. She asked them to get their Daddy to come out to the car. He came out, looking scared to death and white as a sheet. Phyllis said, "I know when you moved, you were behind on rent and without deposit money returned. I want you to know Christmas will soon be here and I want to make sure your little children have a nice Christmas". With that, she handed the renter cash and told to them all to have a Merry Christmas.

Contributed by:

Sue Poulson, Cousin


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