An illness of more than two months resulted Sunday to the death of Mrs. Mary Ellen Pontzious, 79, widow of the late Herman Pontzious. Death occurred ath the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emerson Grimshaw, 2616 South Washington Street.
Mrs. Pontzious had lived in Marion for more than 40 years and was widely known. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Grimshaw and Mrs. Minnie Ernst, both of Marion, and a son, Roy Pontzious, Long Beach, Calif.