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Janice Rose (Freed) Pontius

Born: Mon., Jun. 12, 1939
Died: Mon., Feb. 10, 2014

Family to do services at later date

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JANICE ROSE PONTIUS, age 74, of Kendallville died on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Shepherd of the Hill in Kendallville.  Mrs. Pontius was born in Bronson, Michigan on June 12, 1939 to the late Howard Freed and Helen (Randol) Powers.  She married Allen Duwain Pontius on August 31,1956 in Kendallville and he preceded her in death on December 3, 2012.  Janice was a homemaker. She did upholstery work and she worked with Allen at Lake View Cemetery for many years as well.  She ejoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.  She loved going to Florida in the winter and riding their Gold Wing motorcycle across the country.


Survivors include:
Daughter, Tammy Johnson of Syracuse.
Son, Brad and Ralana Pontius of Garrett.
Daughter, Tina Pontius of Springfield, Illinois.
Five grandchildren: Aimee and DeWayne Diehl of Kendallville; Elizabeth Pontius of Garrett; Adam and Megan Pontius of Kendallville; Kayla and Jason Adams of Angola; and Samantha Woollweever and Derek Traster both of South Milford.  
10 great grandchildren.
Brother, Max and Penny Powers of Kendallville.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Allen Pontius; her sisters, Virginia Walker and Marilyn Eash; and her step father, Max S. Powers.

No funeral services are scheduled at this time.  There will be a graveside funeral service at a later date at Lake View Cemetery and that day and time will be announced later.

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Joey C.Acker & Al Cochran
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Our prayers are going to the Family, so sorry for your loss!

Mary Rose and David Lee Kimmel
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
With our deepest Sympathies to the family of Janice. During this loss, Ralana, you have two you lost in matter of days. God will keep them in his arms. Mary Jane was my friend, and she'll keep her self busy during her difficult time. Mike was a good man, brother, and he'll be missed. I didn't know your mother-in-law, but I realize how hard this is for you, Ralana. Our thoughts andprayers are with you all. May God provide the understanding and comfort you from now on daily. Share the memories, these are healing process.

Peggy Edwards Musolff
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Tammy, Brad, Tina and family,
Thinking of you and cherishing the memories of your mom. May you find comfort in all your memories as well.

Sandi Crager
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
My Deepest Sympathies to Family. Brad and Ralana, my heart goes out to you, I know no words can be said to make things easier at this time. But I know it does get better with time, and you are loved by so many family members and friends. May God Bless each and everyone of you!

Jim Richardson
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
To the Pontius Family:

My sincerest sympathies on the death of Janice. Always loved spending time with her and Al when they worked at Lake View Cemetery.

Sue Sherer
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
Dear family of Janice you have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother.

mary jane nodine
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014

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