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Florence R. Sanders Lytle Potter 1867-1953

POTTER, LYTLE, SANDERS, HOUGH, YOUNG, FLINDT

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/20/2013 at 01:08:08

Mrs. Potter, Longtime City Resident, Dies
Mrs. Florence Potter, 85, longtime resident of Estherville, died early yesterday morning at the home of her son, Floyd Lytle, 915 Second avenue south. She died of cancer after being seriously ill for the past two weeks.

Born Nov. 11, 1867, in Vinton, [Florence R. Sanders] she was reared and received her education there. She married Charles M. Lytle in 1885 in Vinton and the couple lived for two years in Colorado before returning to Iowa. Mr. Lytle died in 1915.

In 1917 she married B.W. Potter and the couple lived in Estherville. Mr. Potter died in 1935 and Mrs. Potter continued to live at their home on North Second street. She lived here a total of 56 years. For the past four years she had been living with her son.

She was a member of the Christian church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Railroad Firemen.

The last of 18 [13?] children in her family, she is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Otto (Nellie) Hough of Triumph, Minn., and Mrs. Fred (Pearl) Young of Davenport; a son, Floyd Lytle of Estherville; nine grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death in addition to Mr. Lytle and Mr. Potter are two children, Mrs. B.B. Lytle Flindt and Ray Lytle.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian church, the Rev. Clyde Leeds officiating. Her body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of the services. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 2, 1953)


 

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