Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 05, 2014
OBITUARY ~ JUDITH ELAINE "JUDY" (JOBE) WOOD POTTORFF
May 28, 1940 ~ May 30, 2014
Judith Elaine Jobe Pottorff was born at home, north of Mount Ayr, to David Lyle and Genevieve (Lockwood) Jobe on May 28, 1940. In 1941, the family moved to Tingley, IA where she lived until her marriage.
Judy attended all of her school years in Tingley; graduating in 1958.
Judy married Greg Wood in 1958 and one son, Michael Greg, was born to this union. In 1963, Judy and Jim Pottorff were married and to this union, Monte Dale and Barbara Diane were born. She loved her children dearly. Judy spent a lot of time outside working alongside Jim with all the farming. They lived on the farm southeast of Mount Ayr for 32 ½ years before moving to Mount Ayr in 1998. Judy was a farm wife, mom, grandma, and homemaker. She found time for having children in her home as she babysat since she was 10 years old. Over the years, Judy also worked outside the home at Western Mutual in Des Moines; McNeiley Drug and Mitchell Drug Store in Mount Ayr; and the Family Resource Center-loving the kids daily. She enjoyed collecting antiques, dolls, and angels. She also collected friends which were important to her as she belonged to Forget-Me-Nots, Second Childhood Doll Club, Antique Club, Ringgold County Hospital Auxiliary, Queen Mum Court of the Red Hat Club.
Judy passed away at her home in Mount Ayr on May 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim; son Monte Dale Pottorff; grandparents Jacob & Minnie Lockwood and George & Linnie Jobe.
Survivors include her son Mike Wood & wife Mercedes of Los Angeles, CA and her daughter Barbara Pottorff of Altoona, IA; grandson Nicholas Wood, who she adored, and Mercedes children, who became her grandchildren, include Kevin, Kenneth, and Kristoffer Averion; and great granddaughter Rosalind Violet; her special grandchildren Leigh, Mike, Anne, and Kate James; step-son Bill Pottorff & wife Katie of Diamond Bar, CA and their children Alex and Adam; step-daughter Vicky Sherwood & husband Dave of Des Moines, IA; step-grandchildren include Jennielle Palmasano and her children Cole, Logan, and Kylee and Jason King & wife Catrina and their children Trent and Jayden; brothers and sisters Elizabeth Welsh of Fort Calhoun, NE, Jim Jobe & wife Glenda of Sun Lakes, AZ, Jerry Jobe & wife Mary Lynn of Darien, IL, Ginger Lynch of Des Moines, IA; her close friend Hank Smith of Mount Ayr; her best friend since age 3, Norma Jean Jones; other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund will be established in her name for the family to decided later.
Services were held at Watson Armstrong Funeral Home Tuesday, June 3 [Mount Ayr], with Past or Ed Shields officiating.
Musician was Douglas Greene.
Honorary Pallbearers were Tam Miller, Greg Jobe, Robb Lynche, Jeff Jobe, Shane Welsh
and Kelly James.
Burial was in the Tingley Cemetery.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2014
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