Judith A. Pontius, 73, of Laketon

Judith A. Pontius, 73, of Laketon, Indiana went home to be with the Lord at 10:36 pm, Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Judith entered this world on March 2, 1951, in Savannah, Georgia, to Frank and Ethel (Cody) Maple. She married Russell M. Pontius in Warsaw, Indiana, on October 10, 1987. Russell remains to honor her memory.

Throughout her career, Judith dedicated her skills to Zimmer Orthopedics and Biomet of Warsaw, serving as an inspector. Her passions were attending Bluegrass Festivals and gliding across dance floors with her husband. Judith captured the essence of nature’s beauty in her paintings, depicting mountains, tranquil waters, and trees. Her spirit of service shone through as she had taught Sunday School at Sweetwater Assembly of God. Judith’s life was further enriched by the companionship of her adored Yorkie dogs. She found joy in sipping Diet Coke and savoring McDonald’s coffee. She was a Notre Dame football and Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. Above all, Judith was the cornerstone of her family, showering her grandchildren with love and leaving an indelible mark on their hearts.

She is survived by her husband Russell; children Frank and wife Dianne Reiter of Warsaw, Shane and wife Michelle Reiter of Pierceton, and Shane Pontius and fiancé Tara Skelton of Milford, Shirley Pontius of Roann, Cindy Weaver Norris of Hartford City, Paul Pontius of Montana, and David and wife Delrea Pontius of Ft. Wayne; 15 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren; and brother James and wife Gwenn Reeves of Hobart.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Don, Norman, Bob, and Hollis, and sister Bonnie.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 am, Friday, May 17, 2024 at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana with Pastor Chris Stull officiating.

The interment will take place in the Akron Cemetery, Akron, Indiana.

Visitation hours will be held at 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, Indiana.

Memorial can be made in her memory to the local animal shelter of the donor’s choosing.