The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 25, 2014

Thelma C. Pontius, 95, Hartelton


The Daily Item

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

She was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Laurelton, a daughter of the late Harry and Mamie Catherman.  On Aug. 23, 1934, in Westminster, Md., she married Robert B. Pontius, who preceded her in death Nov. 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.