Thomas L. Spellins

February 25, 1949 - June 19, 2011

Thomas L. Spellins

February 25, 1949 - June 19, 2011


Why order flowers through us?

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.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

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, 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.

Sympathy Cards

A Thoughtful Gesture

Placeholder - to be replaced with Donations

Place a Donation

The gift of giving

We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.

Financial Support

A Helping Hand

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.

This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:

Obituary for Thomas L. Spellins

Thomas L. Spellins, 62, of Elkhart, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Golden Living Center.
He was born February 25, 1949 in Merced, Calif. to George and Geraldine Miller Spellins.
On December 14, 1969 at 4 p.m. in Fremont, Ind., Thomas married Cheryl Thomas never forgot the exact time they were married.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his mother, Geraldine Spellins; two daughters, Angie Arthur Martin of Elkhart, Dawn Nawaf AlHarth of South Bend; one son, Thomas L. Spellins, Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a brother, David Spellins of Elkhart. He was preceded in death by his father.
Thomas worked at Manchester Tank. He enjoyed woodworking, made toys, furniture, and enjoyed carving. He collected lighthouses and ships. He also enjoyed reading and playing with his ten grandchildren. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. There will be a celebration of Thomas's life at Cheryl's home at a later date.
Memorials may be given to the family to help cover expenses.

Send a gesture of sympathy to Thomas L. Spellins's family

Brought to you by

  • 403 W. Franklin Street
    Elkhart, IN
  • 574-295-1230

Help & Healing Resources

In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.