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Betty J. Pond

May 2, 2014

    Betty J. Pond, 87, Celina, Ohio, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014.
    She was born July 1, 1926, in Decatur to the late Orval R. and Goldie (Burkhead) Roop.
    Betty married Robert Pond Jan. 22, 1949; he survives.
    She attended Decatur High School and was a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Celina.
    Betty retired from Goodyear after 17 years of service. She owned Betty Pond Ceramics and Pond Greenware Shop. Betty also worked with her husband at Baker Electric.
    Surviving are a sister, Marylin (Dee) Byerly of Wabash; and six nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bonnie Rich, Annabelle Baughn and Rose Roop; and two nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, with Pastor Matt Overman officiating.
    Burial will be in Swamp College Cemetery.
    Friends and family will be received from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
    Preferred memorials are to Community Health Professionals.
    Online condolences may be made at

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