Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Posted by DomesticDivasFancy at 2:39 AM
Monday, December 15, 2008
She was born April 8, 1943, in Valparaiso, Ind., to Edwin and Mable "Mickey" (Heimer) Small. Marie married John L. Bond on Sept. 23, 1961.
She is survived by two sons, John (Judy) Bond of Edwardsburg and Tom (Opal) Bond of Middlebury, Ind.; and two daughters, Janet (David) Crane of Crown Point, Ind., and Malena (Lee) Mikel of Nappanee, Ind.
The greatest joys of Marie's life were her 14 grandchildren, Julie Crane, Nicole (Derek) Karrson, Steven Pruett, Jamie Crane, Ashley (Adam) Cornewell, Shawn (Sierra) Crane, Kevin Pruett, Amanda Peek, James Bond, Jordon Bond, Haley Bond, Noah Mikel, Molly Mikel and Mitchell Bond. Also surviving are her mother, Micky Small; three sisters, Margie (Bill) Steelman, Mary (Jim) Ford and Martha (Buzz) Scott; three great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin Small, and her son, Steve Bond.
She was retired from Elkhart (Ind.) Community Schools' Even Start Program, where she inspired so many lives. Marie also was a GED examiner, where she loved seeing people complete their education. Anyone who knew Marie considered her a friend. She would (and did) put everyone else before herself. If anyone was in need, Marie was the first there to help out.
In addition to taking care of her family, Marie enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, riding her horses and fishing with John. Marie was a member of Cass County Conservation Club and the Red Hat Society. Marie was "Mom" to many. She will be incredibly missed by all who knew her.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 700 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at the funeral home. Pastor Jim Ford of Abundant Life Church of God, Danville, Ill., will officiate. Burial will be in Plum Grove Cemetery, Union.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.
Posted by DomesticDivasFancy at 10:32 PM
Monday, December 8, 2008
Okay...am I crazy or do I just not understand!?! Why is everyone acting like she is already gone. Planning a funeral and buying suits when she is not even gone yet. I understand the medicine behind it but i think it is very disrespectful to say in her room where she is and capable of hearing you ask if there are any special songs that you want played. You have to be kidding me. HOW DISRESPECTFUL!!! What if those were the last words she had heard them say. Are they okay with that. That woman has done so much for these people it is not even funny, and they are acting like she is gone. She needs their love and prayers. I love this woman more than words can describe and I cannot believe this is happening. I just wish some people would have a little compassion. She would have done that much for you.
Posted by DomesticDivasFancy at 8:54 PM
Friday, December 5, 2008
Posted by DomesticDivasFancy at 9:15 PM