The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Margaret M. Pontius

Margaret M. “Maggie” Pontius, 82, of Van Wert, died at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the Van Wert Health emergency room shortly after arrival.  

Margaret M. “Maggie” Pontius

She was born December 10, 1937, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the daughter of Frank C. and Williamina (Leeds) Scott Sr., who both preceded her in death. On June 7,1955, she married William I. “Bill” Pontius, and he died April 6, 2007.

She is survived by her children, William I. Pontius Jr. of Van Wert, Margaret Dian Collins of Linden, Virginia, Dean D. Pontius of Van Wert, Michael (Dawn) Pontius of Van Wert, Sharon (Joseph) Bassett of Van Wert, and Kirk Lynn Pontius of Van Wert; a brother, Frank D. (Jerry) Scott of Spencer, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

Maggie spent her life as a cook at various restaurants in and around Van Wert. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 178 in Van Wert, the Red Hats Society, and was an avid bowler.

There will be no funeral services. Burial will take place at a later date in Middle Creek Cemetery near Grover Hill.

Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 30, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert.  

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Adult Day Care or the Van Wert Senior Citizens Center.

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POSTED: 12/28/19 at 5:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries