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Thelma Pontius

d. April 25, 2014

Thelma C. Pontius, 95, Hartleton

Thelma C. Pontius, 95, of 505 Main St., for the past 72 years, entered into rest at 4:00 a.m., Friday, April 25, 2014, at Riverwoods, Lewisburg, where she had been a resident since March.

She was born December 3, 1918, in Laurelton, a daughter of the late Harry and Mamie Catherman. On August 23, 1934, in Westminster, Maryland, she married Robert B. Pontius, who preceded her in death November 23, 1994.

Thelma was employed at the Laurelton State School and ParKnit, Mifflinburg.

She was a member of Christ's United Lutheran Church, Millmont.

Thelma enjoyed sitting on the front porch of her home in Hartleton.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Marian L. and John F. Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, and Carmen M. and Roy T. Englehart of Mifflinburg; one daughter-in-law, Carol Pontius of New Albany; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Debra and Clair Berge, Linda and Steve Buttorff, Sharon and Mike Wagner, Scott and Stephanie Zimmerman, Kathy and Leo Williams, Steve and Tina Pontius, Valerie Coleman, and Keren Clark; one granddaughter-in-law, Aprile Englehart; one sister, Mildred Keister of Lewisburg; 18 great grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald R. Pontius; two daughters, Janet Price and Virginia Pontius; two brothers, Kenneth Catherman and Stanley Catherman; and three grandsons, Curt Englehart, Wayne Zimmerman, and Stephen Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial gifts may be made in memory of Thelma to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 1500 Paxton St., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17104.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.

Service Details

private family service

Interment Details

Hartleton Cemetery

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