Mary Ellen Potter
Mary Ellen Potter, 100, Iola, formerly of Chanute, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Mary Ellen was born March 11, 1914, in Redfield, the daughter of Clyde and Mabel (Gunsaullus) Comstock. She grew up in Redfield and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1932. She worked at Great Western Insurance Company in Fort Scott.
On Nov. 20, 1938, Mary Ellen married Floyd Potter in Fort Scott and they made their home in Chanute. They owned and operated Potter’s Hatchery. Floyd preceded her in death April 8, 1971. She moved to Iola in 2007. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Chanute for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Donald Potter and wife Lynda, Belleview, Wash., and Dr. Ellis Potter and wife Jane, Iola; one brother, Leon Comstock, Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Dorothy Holder, Fox Island, Wash., and Vera Johnston, Joplin, Mo.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Harold Comstock.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery on East 14th Street in Chanute. Memorial contributions can be sent to Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola or First United Methodist Church in Chanute. Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
To sign the guest book online or leave a condolence go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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