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Madonna Pauline Borders

October 20, 1950 ~ March 9, 2016 (age 65)
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A candle was lit by Carrie Taylor on May 13, 2016 2:18 AM
Message from Carrie Taylor/hairstylist
May 13, 2016 2:07 AM

Darrell, I had a dream of Paula's passing tonight and even sent her a text. I looked for her obit, and there it was. I am so deeply saddened and stunned. Our last conversation was so positive and we were sure she was beating Cancers ASS!
I am sorry I wasn't present to honor her life and passing. We connected on a very special level from our very first meeting. I will miss her laugh, wisdom and friendship.
I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers for peace.
Carrie Taylor 937-723-0330
Message from Lynne (Lare) Daubert
March 12, 2016 2:21 PM

Family of Pauline,

I am sorry to learn the passing of your beloved wife & sister. She used to stop by 7th St. Fruit Market many times with her dad. I am not sure how many years she lived across the road from some of the property my grandma owned.

Hugs & prayers from OK!
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A candle was lit by Ron & Sherry Anderson on March 11, 2016 4:08 PM
Message from Tricia Tucker
March 11, 2016 3:40 PM

I know Pauline by having the great opportunity to teach in her classroom via Alive and Well classes last year. Mrs. Borders reminded me why I teach. She brought back my love for teaching. She never even knew that she did this because by just observing her was enough to want to be like her. Mrs. Borders loved the unloved. Mrs. Borders respected the unrespected. Mrs. Borders reached to the unreached. Every child felt that they were someone in her classroom. Since my week in her classroom I have taken her spirit with me and try to show the love and respect to all of my students just as she did. Pauline will continue to inspire me. Thank you for sharing her with me.

Praying for your family both now and in future times,

Tricia Tucker
Message from Brian, Laurie, Nate and Brennan Chrisman
March 11, 2016 12:48 PM

We are very sorry for your loss.
Message from David R Buckingham
March 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Pauline was among the best teachers I had throughout my formal education. She went above and beyond (at least with me) teaching science. Though the class centered primarily around physics, which I grasped intuitively, she took the time to additionally teach me botany. Her devotion to teaching extended even to a few weekend trips into the woods for field study. She left an indelible mark on me. She will be dearly missed.
Message from Kathy "Kay" Coy FitzGerald
March 11, 2016 1:22 AM

Oh my. So sorry for your loss. I knew Pauline and her parents as a child. They were all wonderful, God fearing and loving people. I so hate to know that her time her on earth had to be short. I know she had so much to offer and give. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Message from Brittany Drennen &FAMILY
March 10, 2016 11:24 PM

I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN BY SAYING MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE BORDERS FAMILY THEY HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
MRS.BORDERS WAS MY DAUGHTER'S SCIENCE TEACHER ALONG WITH HER OLDER SIBLINGS.
MY SON WRITES EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T CARE FOR SCIENCE VERY MUCH I LOVED HER CLASS. SHE DIDN'T TAKE MY CRAP NOR DID SHE TREAT ME LIKE CRAP.NEVER HAD ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY AND KNEW WHICH PUNISHMENTS WOULD TEACH ME THE MORE VALUABLE OF A LESSON.FOR INSTANCE. DISRUPTING CLAS SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN ISS BUT INSTEAD I HAD TO SET AT HER TABLE AT LUNCH AND ASK ALL OF THE TEACHERS "MAY I PLEASE HAVE THE HONOR OF TAKING UP YOUR TRAY?" SHE KNEW I DIDN'T MIND THE ISS . REST IN PEACE WITH JESUS MRS.BORDERS.
SHE HAS BUILT THE ENCOURAGEMENT IN EACH OF MY CHILDREN THAT IF SHE HAD NOT THEY WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP! I AM SURE THAT MY CHILDREN AREN'T THE ONLY ONES THAT SHE HAS DONE THIS FOR! I BELIEVE SHE DESERVES SOME KIND OF AN AWARD FOR HELPING ALL THE STRUGGLING CHILDREN SHE HAS SAVED!
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND MAY HE GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO GET THROUGH THIS BUT YOU HAVE A WHOLE COMMUNITY BEHIND YOU AND WILLING TO HELP IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE SO DON'T BE AFRAID TO REACH OUT BECAUSE WE ALL LOVED HERT TO.
GOD TOOK HOME. A VERY PRECIOUS PERSON!
MAY HE BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
REMEMBER THIS IS NOT GOODBYE,IT IS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN! AMEN!
Message from David Maish
March 10, 2016 9:50 PM

Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate Pauline's life!
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An A GARDEN PATH was sent on March 10, 2016

From the Pensinger / Stanton families from Florida and Georgia

Message from Mindy Monticue
March 10, 2016 4:17 PM

I was privileged to work with Pauline when I taught 7th grade English at South Adams. Her passion for life, for people, and for teaching is something that I always admired. She could make me laugh, or she could be brutal, but one thing for sure is that she was always genuine. I am a better person for having known her, and I am thankful for the time I got to spend with her. My sympathies to you, Darrell and to her family, friends, and students.
Message from The Stewart Family : Dion, Cassandra, Ashton, & Gabrielle
March 10, 2016 1:50 PM

We are so sorry for your loss Pastor. We love you and are praying for you.
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A candle was lit by Dion & Cassandra Stewart & Family on March 10, 2016 1:45 PM
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An AZALEA PLANT was ordered on March 10, 2016

Message from Bob and Cindy Rhoades and Family
March 10, 2016 9:15 AM

Cindy and I as well as 2 of our daughters had the honor of having Mrs. Borders as our 7th grade science teacher. She was a wonderful lady and an excellent teacher. She will be greatly missed.
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An AZALEA PLANT was ordered on March 10, 2016

Message from Jason Schmiesing
March 10, 2016 8:06 AM

Paula,
You will be missed more than words can express.
I have so much I want to say and so much I wish I would have said.
Thank your for the privilege of knowing you.
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A candle was lit by Jason Schmiesing and family on March 10, 2016 7:38 AM
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A candle was lit by The Kirchhofer Family (Tim, Jennifer and Connor) on March 10, 2016 7:26 AM
Message from Tim Kirchhofer
March 10, 2016 7:24 AM

Mrs. Borders was my teacher two different years. She was the best teacher I had and will be greatly missed.
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A candle was lit by Bob and Karen Vance on March 10, 2016 6:35 AM
Message from Michelle Abnet
March 10, 2016 6:04 AM

Mrs. Borders was so much fun as my teacher at South Adams. I'm so sad for her families' loss and the loss of a South Adams gem.
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A candle was lit by BRITTANY DRENNEN &FAMILY on March 9, 2016 11:24 PM
Message from CHRIS GRAYSON
March 9, 2016 11:16 PM

LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Message from Heidi Jo Lehman
March 9, 2016 10:04 PM

Mrs. Borders was my teacher and my coworker. I so enjoyed her class, identifying all those pickled critters in the jars. South Adams will miss her very much.
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A candle was lit by Jessica Bontrager (harl9w) on March 9, 2016 9:32 PM
Message from Debbie Waechter
March 9, 2016 9:17 PM

Paula was a kind and friendly soul, she will be missed. My prayers with Darrell and Paula's sister. God be with you.
Debbie
Message from Lori Koble
March 9, 2016 9:09 PM

All my condolences to Ms. Pensinger ( Borders) and her family . She was a special teacher to me and to so many of us ! Her petite exterior , yet tough inner self made her that extra special teacher who was a force to be reckoned with.! I will never forget what she taught me .
Message from Beverly Durham
March 9, 2016 8:51 PM

So sorry to hear of Paula's passing. She was a great person, teacher (Anatomy), friend, and mentor and she will be missed by many! Her smile could light up the room! Thoughts and prayers are with you, Darrell, and the rest of the family as you face the coming days, weeks, and months.
Message from Mary Wanner-Gentry
March 9, 2016 8:32 PM

Remembering what a fantastic teacher Ms. Pensinger! So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort in this season of grief and sadness.
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A candle was lit by Kaitlyn and marissa bisel on March 9, 2016 7:17 PM
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A candle was lit by Jeff and Agnes on March 9, 2016 6:57 PM
Message from Jeff and Agnes Smith
March 9, 2016 6:57 PM

We are sorry to hear of Paulina's passing. She was a special lady. We loved her visits when she biked to our house. She will be missed!
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A candle was lit by Julie Ninde on March 9, 2016 5:43 PM
Message from Harry and Carol Dubach
March 9, 2016 5:34 PM

We were sorry to hear of Mrs. Borders passing. We had children at South Adams and now a grandchild. All of them liked her, she was a wonderful teacher who cared about her students.
Message from Landers Family
March 9, 2016 4:54 PM

Heavy hearts. My husband Jeff and both my kids Justin and Brittany (Glenn) have fond memories of her, as wellmas my nephews Terrance Jones and Malcolm VanValkenburgh..they all loved her and talked about her manyntimes. Prayers are with the family and close friends. She will be truly missed! But for my household she will live on in their hearts as a legend
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A candle was lit by Landers Family on March 9, 2016 4:45 PM
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