ORRVILLE, OH — Rita K. Pontius, age 77, of Orrville, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at her home in Orrville, following a period of declining health.
Rita was born on February 2, 1945, in Johnson City, Tennessee, to the late Lawrence and Myrtle (Keller) Scott.
She enjoyed food and flower gardening, was known for her green thumb, and her gardens were once featured in the Daily Record. Rita loved the Lord and her family, especially her grandchildren, who brought her great joy.
Surviving are four daughters, Debra (Todd) Wyatt of Saltville, VA, Suzi (Terry) Hess of Saltville, VA, Alice (Mike) Meadows of Bristol, TN, and Becki (Gary) Carraway of Dalton; a son, Mark (Anastasia) Pontius of Orrville; seven grandchildren, Max Wyatt, Colton Hess, Bailey (Jeremy) Greer, Anna Carraway, Marshall Carraway, Alora Carraway, and Seth Pontius; and six siblings, Sharon Elliott of Jonesboro, TN, Tommy Scott of Mexico, Bobby Scott, Johnny Scott, Susan Sheets, and Judy Jones, all of Johnson City, TN.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Chuck Harrell; and siblings, Bo and Kathy Scott.
Friends may call on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak Street, Orrville, OH, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.