Edith L. (Thompson) Potts

Born: Sat., Feb. 27, 1932
Died: Fri., Aug. 15, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Edith L. Potts, 82, Oblong, IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday August 15, 2014. She was a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.

Edith was born on February 27, 1932 in Knox County, IN near Decker, IN. She was the daughter of Dudley Thompson and Clara (Rouse) Thompson. On September 10, 1950, she married Jerry L. Potts. They were married for 63 years.

Edith was a homemaker. She graduated with Allendale, IL High School Class of 1950; member of the E.U.M Church of Oblong, IL; volunteer at the Oblong Food Pantry; enjoyed quilting, playing cards, especially Canasta, collecting salt and pepper shakers and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Edith is survived by her husband Jerry Potts, Oblong, IL; two sons and daughters-in-law Daryl and Cindy Potts, Oblong, IL and Rick and Sharon Potts, Oblong, IL; five grandchildren Tory and Barbara Potts, Oblong, IL, Ryan Potts and Fiancée Kelly Armstrong, Mt. Carmel, IL, Tim and Candy Potts, Oblong, IL, Eric and Dara Potts, Oblong, IL and Jeremy and Danyel Potts, Oblong, IL; nineteen great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Kenny and Fran Thompson, Mt. Carmel, IL; sister Jo Loeffler, Allendale, IL; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws Millie Thompson, Oakwood, IL, Katie and Keith Osmon, Gilbertsville, KY, Maralyn Foote, Benbrook, TX, Nancy and Bob Lane, Newton, IL and Shirley Potts, Lawrenceville, IL. and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Edith in death were her parents; a great granddaughter Hailey Ann Elizabeth Potts on Oct. 2, 2001; brother Loren Thompson; sister Evelyn Williams; four brothers-in-laws Fred Foote, Forrest Williams, Keith Loeffler and Larry Potts and two sisters-in-law Lettie Saltsgaver and Nelda Prey.

Celebration of Edith’s Life will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday August 19, 2014 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, rural Oblong, IL. Visitation will be Monday August 18, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to 6th Floor Hospice House at Good Samaritan Hospital with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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John&Susie Farley
   Posted Fri August 22, 2014
Susie and I were sadden to hear the passing of your mother.
Take care to all the family. Many good memories

John&Susie Farley
Mahomet, Illinois

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