Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 21, 2011
OBITUARY ~ ALICE LORENE (MUNYON) POTTER
Alice Lorene POTTER, age 89 of Murray, Iowa, daughter of Wertand Elizabeth Mae (DOSER) MUNYON, was born January 19, 1922
in Ringgold county, Iowa and died July 14, 2011 at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa.
Alice grew up around
Kellerton and Beaconsfield, Iowa, graduating from Kellerton high school in 1938. She attended Simpson College to
receive her normal training and taught school for several years.
Alice married Leland Milo POTTER on November 6, 1942
in Princeton, Missouri. She moved with him to Wisconsin and Tennessee while he was in the U.S. Army during World War II.
They made their home in rural Weldon, Iowa from 1946 until 1967 and then on their Murray farm. Three children, Stephen
Lee, Patricia Lorine and Richard Lane, were born to Alice and Leland.
Besides caring for her family, Alice worked in
the cutting department at Snowdon's in Osceola for over 20 years, for Green Thumb and then as an office assistant at the
Murray school for nearly 10 years.
Alice was a longtime memberof the Weldon Christian Church. She was also a member of
the Order of Eastern Star, where she served as Matron. Alice enjoyed her family and playing with her grandkids. She
had a warm smile and liked being with people. She and Leland liked driving to music festivals together.They enjoyed
vacations with their children and seeing many different things.
After Leland's death in 1998, Alice moved into Murray
and enjoyed quilting and genealogy. She lived the past nine months with son Steve and Bernie.
Preceding Alice in
death were her parents; husband, Leland POTTER; infant grandson, William ELLIS, and sister, Thelma NEWBERRY.
Surviving are her children, Steve POTTER and wife Bernie of Murray, Iowa, Patricia ELLIS and husband Robert of Star
Prairie, Wisconsin and Richard POTTER and wife Beth of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Deanne ROWLAND and
husband Scott of Des Moines, Iowa, Karen JONES and husband Doug of Afton, Iowa, David ELLIS and wife Dawn Marie
of Westminster, Colorado, Laura KLEIN of Star Prairie, Wiscon-sin, Michelle PARKER and husband Mike of Saskatoon, SK,
Canada, Kelly PARRY and husband Steve of Vancouver, BC, Canada and Mark POTTER and wife Jackie of Union City, Tennessee;
eight great-grandchildren, Bryce, Tanner and Grace ROWLAND, Trevor JONES, Cole and Chase KLEIN and Sawyer and Harrison
PARKER; sister, Doris REYNOLDS and husband Wayne of New Virginia, Iowa; sister-in-law, Helen NEWSOM of Des Moines, Iowa,
and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa with Pastor Dwayne
HENRICHS Officiating. Burial was in Leon Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established by the family.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2011
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