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POTTS, Dorothy 1934-2010


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/7/2010 at 13:20:14

Dorothy Potts, 75, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died Friday, August 13, 2010, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, Iowa, with Pastor John M. Butler officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Gundy Center, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2010, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Memorials may be made to The Grundy Center Library in Dorothy's name.

Dot was born December 13, 1934, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Harold and Clara (Siglin) Bishop. Dot was born and raised in Waterloo attended Waterloo schools and graduated from East High School in Waterloo. After graduating from high school Dot attended Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids. In 1954, Dorothy was united in marriage to Gary Abernathy at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death. On March 5, 1977, Dorothy was united in marriage to George Potts at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After their marriage, they lived in Cedar Falls where Dorothy worked at the Cedar Falls Library. And in 1978, they moved to Grundy Center. Dot then was a librarian at the Grundy Library retiring in 1998 after working there for twenty years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Dot loved to spend time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her children: daughter Rene Johns and her husband Keith of Cedar Falls, Iowa; daughter Lori Abernathy of Marshalltown, Iowa; grandson, Chris Johns and his wife, Jenny; 3 step-daughters Carolyn Clausman and her husband Alan of Waterloo, Iowa; Erlene Rhoades and her husband Jeff of Hudson, Iowa; Kelly Bevard and her husband Martin of Hudson, Iowa; 3 step-sons George Potts of Washburn, Iowa; Jeffrey Potts of Tampa, Florida; James Potts and his wife Stephanie of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; fifteen step -grandchildren; eleven step-great grandchildren: one sister, Marge (Carl) Schuerman; four brothers, Richard (Audrey) Bishop, Jim (Sue) Bishop, Dean (Linda) Bishop and Robert (Jane) Bishop.

She is preceded in death by her parents: her husband, George; one step- grandson Scott Rhoades and three sisters, Norma Bush, Millie Berry, and Shirley Smith.


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