Eleanor Pontzius

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eleanor Pontzius, 88, of Memphis, Tenn., died Jan. 10, 2009. She was born July 26, 1920, in Noble County, Ind., the daughter of the late Alpha Harter and Minnie (Huffman) Harter.

She lived in Hardy for 36 years but moved with her daughter to Memphis in 2006. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by: three daughters, Connie Foster, Sandy Parker and Vicki Cohen; two sons, Billy Pontzius and Mike Pontzius; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one son; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at the Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland with Bro. Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial followed in the Bronaugh Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.