Pontious, Dora

Dora J. Pontious, 86, of Lyons, Ohio, died Aug. 10, 2020, at CHP Home Care and Hospice in Defiance, Ohio. 

She was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Lyons, the daughter of Stanley and Helen (Yost) Wagler.

Dorie was a member of the Lyons Christian Church and enjoyed reading.  She was always on the go, attending numerous sporting events, graduations, band concerts and community events for her children and grandchildren, never missing any.

Dorie is survived by children Michelle (and Gary) Schmitz of Lyons, Toni (and Mark) Borton of Montpelier, Ohio, Linda (and Michael) Zenk of Chicago, Ill., Norman Pontious of Defiance, and Sherri Borton of  Onsted, Mich.; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kyle Pontious; and the father of her children, Ronald Pontious.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the home of Gary and Shellie Schmitz, 15442 County Rd. 12, Lyons, OH 43533, with Rev. William Van Valkenburg officiating, followed by a reception and fellowship. Private burial will be in Lyons Cemetery

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lyons Fire Department or Hospice of Defiance. Arrangements were handled by Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Morenci.