Maxine Jontz

BUDA -- Maxine Alice Jontz, 81, of Buda died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at Valley Lutheran Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz.

Born May 12, 1922, in Buda to Charlie and Katie (Philhower) Bitting, she married Lowell M. Jontz May 29, 1943, in Buda. He survives.

A homemaker, she was an active member of the Buda United Methodist Church, taught Sunday school and was a member of Women Society of Christian Services.

Also surviving are one son, Dennis (Mary Ann) Jontz of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Sheryle (Mark) VanDeWater III of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Ashlee Jontz of Tempe, Ariz., Charles Jontz of Albuquerque, N.M., Mark VanDeWater IV of Alpharetta, Ga., and Kim (John) Rogers of Cumming, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, Jake Rogers, Jared Rogers and Mark VanDeWater V.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Clarence F. Bitting.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Buda United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Hopeland Cemetery, Buda.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Buda.

Memorials may be directed to the Buda United Methodist Church or Buda Rescue. (Bureau County Republican, Mar. 28, 2004, submitted by Janine Crandell)




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