Dorothy A. (Davis) Pontius

Born: Sat., Oct. 6, 1945
Died: Sat., May 20, 2017


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., May 26, 2017
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., May 27, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church of Juniata County

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., May 27, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church of Juniata County


Sat., May 27, 2017
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery

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     Dorothy A. Pontius, 71, of Mifflintown, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Hershey Medical Center.

     Born Oct. 6, 1945, in Evendale, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth H. and Margaret (Turnbaugh) Davis.

     She is survived by her husband, John J. Pontius, whom she married Sept. 8, 1973; three sons, John J. Pontius Jr. and wife, Heather, of Germantown, Md., Peter M. Pontius and wife, Molly of Vail, Ariz., and Kendall J. Pontius of Mifflintown; two grandchildren, Jack and Lucy "Lulu" Pontius, and one sister, Hope Marie Waltman and husband, Mike, of Carlisle.

     She graduated from East Juniata High School in 1963.

     She was a cook at Locust Grove Retirement Village for 23 years and last worked as a receptionist at Cameo Kitchens.

     She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Juniata County.

     She participated in the Red Hat Society, Silver Sneakers, and the McAlisterville Senior Center.  She sang with "The Sinceres" for many years.

    Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, doing needlepoint and small crafts, cooking and going to flea markets and yard sales. She enjoyed being in the outdoors where she camped, fished, and hunted.

     Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, at First Baptist Church, 23964 Rt. 35 N, Mifflintown, with Pastor Ronald Shupe and Pastor Phil Persing, officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley.

     There will be a viewing Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

     In lieu of flowers, those who desire are asked to send a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, 1375 Martin St., Ste. 206, State College, PA 16803.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
1375 Martin St., Ste. 206, State College, PA 16803

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Jennifer Heikes
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Dear John and Family: Harry, myself and my dad, Carl Dressler, wish to express our deepest sympathy on the "Crossing Over" of Dorothy. Dorothy is one of the dearest and sweetest women that we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She has a deep love and faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is Home now and she has met her Jesus, Face to face and seen Him in all of His Glory. We are praying that our Holy Spirit will bring you all His comfort and peace.

Norann Hoffman Kauffman
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Please accept my condolences on Dorothy's passing. Dorothy and I rode the school bus together when we were in high school, and I knew her to always, always be a happy person with a friendly smile. She will be missed.

   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Dorothy was a very kind girl in my high school class. I was very blessed to have known her.