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Herbert E. Ponn
  • Alzheimer's Association
    644 Linn Street, Suite 1026
    Cincinnati, OH 45203

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“Teresa, so very sorry for your loss - you were very good and kind to your father. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Krista Brown - Jackson, OH

“big person big heart big family big void to fill sorry for your loss prayers ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Jordan - McArthur, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Richard and Martha Harding

“So sorry to hear of your loss Teresa. I always enjoyed your mom and dad so much during our Rainbow Girl days. They were wonderful people. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Young Bishop - McArthur, OH

“Sorry for your loss ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kirt Ward - Wellston, OH

“Remember Herb from the old school days at Wilton High.His Dad was my bus driver thru all 12 years of school. Thefun times in our lives. Remember...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Metz/Helton - Columbus, OH

“So sorry your family has to go through this process again. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Cheryl White - Matheny - OH

“So sorry. I remember Herb from my time in Wilkesville. He was always so good hearted. He will be missed. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Liz Zinck - San Francisco, CA

“Another Ponn is gone. He will be missed. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Roy Ponn - Puyallup, WA - Family

“Teresa, we are so sadden by the death of your dad... ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon, Bill Jordan - Wellston


Herbert E. Ponn, age 77, of Wellston, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. He was born July 2, 1939 in Ewington, Ohio to the late Francis L. Ponn and Gladyse Marie Reed Ponn. Herb was a 1957 graduate of Wilton High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from the State of Ohio Department of Transportation where he was employed for 35 years. Herb was a member of the Orphans Friend Masonic Lodge #265 in Wilkesville and was an avid sports fan. He is survived by daughter, Teresa Ponn Lemaster (James) of Wellston; son, Deron Ponn (Kathy) of Blacklick, Oh.; 5 grandchildren, Leah Bunnell Simpson (Cole), Lane Bunnell, Ken Lemaster, Cassie Wilson (Sean) and Danielle Mehl; 2 great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Wilson and Madyson Mehl, as well as good friends, Hank and Brenda Branscomb of Wellston and several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Besides his parents, Herb was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine A. "Gerry" Ponn; brothers, Donald Ponn and Clair Ponn; and sisters, Frances Coffrin and Alice Mae Dodrill. In keeping with Herb's wishes, his body was cremated. A memorial graveside service, with military honors, will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 P.M. at Salem Cemetery in Wellston with Pastor Barry Benson officiating. Masonic services by the Orphans Friend Lodge #265 will be held at the beginning of the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Herb's name, in honor of his wife Gerry, be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com.