Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Thelma M. (Knox) Borcherding Columbia City - Thelma M. (Knox) “Missy” Borcherding, loving wife of James A. "Jim" Borcherding, entered eternal life with the Lord on 10, January 2008, after an extended illness. Thelma was born September 18th, 1927 to the late John N. and Grace E. (Fry) Knox and a native of Monroeville Indiana. Thelma's life was cherished and celebrated by her husband, Jim Borcherding and their children. Sons: John A. Borcherding and his wife Pat (King) of Yorktown Virginia; and Ken A. Borcherding and his wife Diane (Brooks) of New Haven Indiana. Daughters: Faye E. Borcherding and her husband Jon Huber of Wolcottville Indiana; and Tina M. (Borcherding) Winterroth and her husband David of Joliet Illinois. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Cory A. Borcherding of Pensacola Florida; Michelle (Borcherding) Arnett of Williamsburg Virginia; Tracy (Borcherding) Sommerio and her husband James of Yorktown Virginia; Jacy L. Borcherding of Carmel Indiana; Nicole M. Winterroth and her husband Ken Baumgartner; Amanda R. Winterroth and Brandon M. Winterroth all of Joliet Illinois; Kellie Borcherding of New Haven Indiana; Emily A. Winterroth of Joliet Illinois; Jordon Huber of Wolcottville Indiana. Six great-grandchildren: Ryan J. Arnett; Jacob S. Langenwalter; Nathan G. Arnett; Maddyson M. Baumgartner; Annalise I. Sommerio and Aidan J. Baumgartner . She is also remembered by a sister Johanna N. (Knox) Hoffacker and her husband Von of Hoagland Indiana; brother-in-law Harold E. McBride of New Haven Indiana and many extra special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary P. (Knox) McBride. Thelma graduated from Monroeville high school and remained in the local area throughout her life devoted to raising her family and her life-long husband, friend and companion Jim. Thelma, Jim and their children would have marked 60 years of marriage on January 17th. Along life's journey she touched many people with her kind and caring ways. We will all miss her. Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26. Thelma who was a born-again Christian lives on. She previously attended New Horizons Fellowship, New Haven Indiana. Funeral Services will be at 11 AM Monday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home 8408 Covington Rd. Fort Wayne. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-5 PM at the funeral home. Chaplain Tom Novy will officiate. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made as a memorial donation to the Alzheimer's Association, 6324 Constitution Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (260) 420-5547. The family would like to thank the staff of Provena Sacred Heart Home of Avilla Indiana for their care and support during the past several years.
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