Ethel Maurine Pontius, 84, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, November 26, at Wayne HealthCare. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Albert J. Pontius; son Richard A. (Sharon) Pontius of Columbus; daughter Carol J. Pontius of Dayton; grandchildren Dana and Lisa Pontius of Columbus; sisters Madeline Meyers of Brookville and Janet (Ivy) Iversen of Raleigh; brother Leonard A. (Carol) Smith of Raleigh; sister in law Virginia Evans in the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman, Ohio; nephews Kurt Meyers of West Milton, Jeff Meyers of Brookville, Larry Iversen of Vancouver and David Iversen of Raleigh.
Ethel was born at Chatham, Ohio in 1927 to her parents Rev. Leonard E. and Edna Smith. She graduated from Doylestown, Ohio High School in 1945, and married Albert in 1949. She worked at the BF Goodrich Co. in Akron, Ohio in public relations. They moved to Greenville in 1965. She graduated from Edison State Community College in 1983, and was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church and its Choir.
There will be a service held on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery New Section. Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com