Beverly Potter


January 8, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Beverly Jean Potter, age 89, of Iola, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Heartland Meadows Assisted Living Center, Iola. Beverly was born on Sept. 9, 1929, in Iola, to Charles Wilson and Bertha M. (Brown) Wilson.

Beverly graduated from Iola High School. She and James W. Potter were married on Nov. 23, 1947, in Iola. James preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 2017.

Beverly worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and later as a para-educator for USD No. 257, at Jefferson Elementary School, in Iola.

Beverly loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and all those who fondly called her Aunt Petie or Grandma Potter.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents; two daughters, Brenda Potter and Jayme Appling; and half-brother, Neal Sponseller.

Beverly is survived by one son, Kyle Potter, Iola; two daughters, Becky Welsh and husband, Jack, Creede, Colo., Kenny Sue Miller and husband, Eric, Iola; eight grandchildren, Daniel Potter and wife, Becky, Louisburg, Kristi Holland and husband, Jason, Louisburg, Ivy Morris and husband, Chauncey, Florissant, Colo., Samuel Rowe and Kayla, Hanford, Calif., Cody Conley and Bri, Iola, Chase Appling, Iola, Kristin Lamb and Maci Miller, Iola; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Sharon Hoffmeier and husband, Don, Iola.

A graveside service with burial will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday in Highland Cemetery, 1800 N. Cottonwood, Iola.

Memorials are suggested to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Outreach or to the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF), and may be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola.

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