OBITUARY ~ WILMA "JEAN" (GRIMES) POTTORFF
May 10, 1931 ~ October 09, 2011
Wilma Jean POTTORFF, daughter of Ruth Davis and Samuel GRIMES, was born May 10, 1931 in Colorado Springs, CO (sic, should be Perry, IA). Jean grew
up in Des Moines, IA and graduated from Swan High School. On February 5, 1972, she married her soul mate, Glenn POTTORFF.
They were happily married for 24 years.
For most of her life she called Mount Ayr, Iowa her home. She worked for Pioneer cap and alongside her husband, Glenn,
doing fence and roofing work. She was a talented artist and also enjoyed crafts, fishing, and card playing with friends.
She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother.
Jean passed away on October 9, 2011 at the Donnellson Health Center in Donnellson, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her
parents Ruth and Samuel GRIMES; husband Glenn POTTORFF on September 20, 1996; 1 step-son; Larry KING; 2 grandsons Bobbie
Ray POTTORFF Jr. and Kevin O'MAILIA; 3 sisters Effie HILDENBRANT, Opal MILLER, and Irene MILLER; and 3 brothers Clifford,
Richard, and Glen GRIMES.
Survivors include her daughter Deborah and husband Tyler REYNOLDS of Fort Madison, Iowa; 6 step-children Bob and wife
Mary Ann POTTORFF, Gary and wife Gloria Pottorff, Deloris and husband Lee AYERS, Glenda and husband Paul KASPER, RoJean
Loghry and Janet PERRY; her grandchildren Jennifer McCARTY of Fort Madison, IA, James LANDRUM of Clinton, IA, Jason and
Taishna NOVAK of Fort Madison, IA, Kristina TAYLOR of Fort Madison, IA, and Patrick TURNBULL of Monmouth, IL, and
numerous grandchildren that she loved and adored; her great-grandchildren include Alexis, Tyler, Cassie, and Hunter
Glenn LANDRUM, Alec, Tessa, Jaden, and Allie CLARK NOVAK, and numerous great-grandchildren; a brother Alvie and wife
Blanche GRIMES and 1 sister Sally and husband Jimmy WEST; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later.
Services were held on October 15 at 2:00 PM, Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr.
Casket bearers include James LANDRUM, Tyler LANDRUM, Jason NOVAK, Alec NOVAK and Raymond AYERS. Honorary pallbearers
were be Jonathan AYERS, Randy POTTORFF, Brandon AYERS, Hunter Glenn LANDRUM and Jaden NOVAK.
Interment was made at
Lincoln Cemetery, Hatfield, Missouri.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012
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